Best Air Purifier for Cigarette Smoke Removal

Best Air Purifier for Cigarette Smoke Removal – Science has shown us that cigarette smoke is proven to not only damage our bodies but the bodies of those around us. [1] The advice from the CDC is to stop smoking cigarettes, but it’s not always an easy feat to quit and you may still want to reduce the amount of smoke in the air in your home.

For many, the problem of cigarette smoke isn’t due to their own habit. A family member or housemate may smoke in the house or the second-hand smoke from a neighbor may creep its way into your apartment. The smell of cigarette smoke can stick around for a long time. It can make its way into the fibers of your clothes, furniture, and even wallpaper. Once it’s there, it can be hard to get rid of.


1.Germ Guardian FLT4825

The GermGuardian AC4825 is one of the best air cleaner for smoke available in the market. It contains an allergen trapping HEPA filter with an odor-reducing charcoal filter and a UV-C light that targets airborne germs.

The pricing is pretty great as well, making the GermGuardian air purifier a great choice for those on a tight budget.

Because of its light and compact design (it’s only 22” tall), you can easily carry it around from room to room.

There are three fan speeds to choose from. The highest speed is ideal when you want to get rid of cigarette smoke quickly. The lowest speed is ideal when you want the purifier to be quiet.

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If you are concerned about exposure to ozone from air purifiers with an ionizer, we recommend the LEVOIT LV-H132 air purifier.

It does not contain an ionizer or a UV-C lamp, both of which are associated with the production of ozone. Exposure to high levels of ozone is harmful to your health.

The LV-H132 air purifier uses a 3-stage filtration process to remove cigarette smoke and allergens from indoor air – and it looks good doing it.

The compact air purifier has a sleek modern style that looks great on the coffee table, bedside, your work desk or even on the floor.

It looks like a cylinder with a mostly white and black finish. The buttons to control various settings are at the top where you’ll also find the calming night light.

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3.Coway Airmega AP-1512HH

An air purifier with an auto mode automatically adjusts fan speed based on the level of pollutants in the air. This lowers energy use and saves you the trouble of constantly adjusting the fan speed.

If someone starts smoking next door, the fan will automatically ramp up to quickly clear the smell and smoke.

The Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier has a built-in air quality sensor that constantly monitors air quality. If the air is clean, it will stop the fan and go into Eco mode.

It also indicates current air quality using different LED light colors: red for highly polluted, purple for medium polluted and blue for clean.

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4.Hamilton Beach TrueAir Room

This one is a dedicated odor eliminator. If your biggest concern is the cigarette smoke and smell – and not allergens or airborne bacteria – then this is the best choice.

It’s a small unit measuring 8.5” by 8.5” by 10”. Weighing only 4 pounds, you can carry it with you to any room. You can even travel with it and use it in smelly hotel rooms.

To maximize its odor-eliminating powers, it is equipped with three carbon filters. The purifier also comes with a scent cartridge to add a fresh smell to your indoor air.

As well as removing cigarette smoke, this air purifier is also great for homes with pets. It eliminates odors coming from the litter, pet food and the pet themselves.

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5.Honeywell HPA200

The unique feature about the Honeywell 50255B air purifier is its 360-degree air intake and discharge.

Unlike most air purifiers that have intake vents on one side and outlet vents on the other, this cylindrical air purifier takes in air from all direction and emits fresh air in all directions.

This not only increases purification performance, but it also ensures everyone in the room is breathing in clean, healthy air.

It also allows the filter to remove cigarette smoke coming from any direction quickly.

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6.Austin Air HealthMate

If you love the powerful coverage of the Rabbit Air MinusA2 but don’t like its style or some other feature, the Healthmate HM400 from Austin Air is a great alternative.

The Healthmate is about as pricey as the Minus A2, but you get more features and slightly better performance.

Style-wise, the Healthmate HM400 has a boxy suitcase look with caster wheels. It has a nice retro yet modern style that I think most will love.

The fan speed setting is a classic dial that lets you select from the three fan speeds.

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7.EnviroKlenz Air Purifier

If you are worried about VOCs in your indoor air, as well as cigarette smoke, the EnviroKlenz Air Purifier Plus easily tackles both.

It contains a special cartridge filter with metal oxides that eliminate almost all volatile organic compounds from the air, as well as odors and microbes. A HEPA filter then deals with the smoke particles, and any other fine pollutants in the air.

The EnviroKlenz Air Purifier Plus is also a great choice if you are looking for a large room air purifier.

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Best Air Purifier for Cigarette Smoke Removal – If you want to smoke indoors or tackle the consequences of others smoking inside, you’ll be best off buying a high-powered air purifier that cleans the air regularly. For issues of smoke from outside your home, you might be able to get away with a smaller unit.

If you prefer to smoke cigars, then be sure to also look at our recently updated list of the best air purifiers for cigar smoke – the requirements are slightly different so worth checking if you mainly smoke cigars vs cigarettes.

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