If you are in rental
housing or apartments, you sometimes will find that the previous
tenants had a smoking habit that has left the living area
overpowered with the scent of stale cigarette smoke. And if
you are a non-smoker, the smell can be quite bothersome.
If you find yourself
if in just one of these places, simply place small dishes
of vinegar throughout the room to neutralize the smell, preferably
with the doors and windows closed, if at all possible. Change
the vinegar every couple of days and replace with fresh.
Airing out the
house will help immensely, especially if you can do it on
a daily basis. Try and get counterflow (ie. in one window
and out an opposite door) to provide the best ventilation.