How do I smoke in my car without leaving a smell?

I like to smoke in my car while I’m driving to and from work, but I just bought a new car. If possible, I’d like to keep smoking without my car smelling like ash. Is there a way to smoke in my car without leaving a smell?

Answer
Unfortunately, the only 100% foolproof way to smoke in your car without leaving a smell is to avoid smoking in your car altogether. If you abstain, your car will smell good to other passengers, and you’ll be able to retain or maximize the retail value of your vehicle for a longer time.
If you’d still like to smoke in your car, use these tips to make sure you don’t leave a smell:
  • Air out your car on clear, breezy days.
  • Leave a small bowl of coffee grounds or baking soda under the seat to absorb the smell.
  • Remember to turn off the recirculated air button in your car to prevent the smoke from seeping into the AC, heater, or cabin filter.
  • Keep your windows down when smoking and hang your hand out the window.
  • Use a cup or jar full of citrus fruits and cinnamon to remove the smell.
  • Clean your trim and upholstery at least once a week.
  • Switch to an e-cigarette.
Hopefully, one of these methods will help you smoke without leaving a smell.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 19, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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