Best Cigarette Smoke Air Purifier

Best Cigarette Smoke Air Purifier – 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.Medify MA-112

First up is the MA-112 V2.0 from Medify Air. This unit is effective in rooms up to 2,500 sq.ft. which is huge for an air purifier of this size. It separates itself from the pack by using 360-degree air distribution technology to release clean air in all directions and has an oversized air chamber that allows it to work in such big areas.

The MA-112 has a dual air intake that contains two sets of filters for maximum efficiency. The three-stage filters are made up of a pre-filter, the HEPA/H13 designed to remove particles as small as 0.1 microns, and a substantial carbon filter to remove odors from cigarette smoke. These filters boast a CADR of 950, which is one of the highest on the market.

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2.Blueair Blue Pure 211+

Blueair air purifiers pop up regularly on our best-of lists. With a diverse range to choose from, we’ve found the Blue Pure 211+ to rate highly amongst consumer reports at combating cigarette smoke. This unit is optimal in rooms up to 540 sq.ft. and comes in differently colored pre-filters to customize its design.

This purifier uses a three-part filtration system as well as a washable pre-filter. The 211+’s main HEPA filter takes care of airborne particles. The part we’re most interested in is the combined particle plus carbon filter, which uses its layer of activated carbon to remove odors and has a CADR of 350 for smoke.

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3.Bissell air400

The Bissell air400 is one of the more stylized units on our list. Its sleek grey design and front screen give it a high tech look and feel. This air purifier works best in rooms up to 1200 sq.ft. and is designed to be continuously running throughout the day and night with its automated night mode functionality.

The three-stage filter is really where the air400 shines. There’s the usual pre-filter and HEPA filter to capture small particles, then there’s its unique Honeycomb Structure Filter. This structure houses 50,000 carbon pellets weighing nearly 465 grams to adsorb cigarette smoke odors and other harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in the home.

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4.MOOKA Composite HEPA

The Mooka GL-FS32 is on the more affordable side. That doesn’t mean it loses out on quality. Accommodating for rooms of up to 540 sq.ft., this unit is great for dealing with second-hand smoke coming from outdoors as it utilizes its oval intake for optimized airflow.

The Mooka houses a six-dimension filtration and disinfection system which includes a preliminary filter, the True HEPA, an Ultraviolet sterilizer, a negative ion generator, and, of course, an Activated Carbon filter. With a CADR of 300, this unit is a great mid-range option.

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5.Coway Airmega 400S

If smoking indoors is your preference, then this is the air purifier you should consider. It may be the most expensive unit on our list but you get what you pay for. Designed for areas of up to 1560 sq.ft. it’s four fan speeds and dual suction work hard to clear the air of impurities and odor from cigarette smoke.

The Airmega 400S from Coway uses a set of what they call ‘Max2’ filters on each side of the unit. These combine a washable pre-filter, a True HEPA filter, and a deodorization filter which contains the activated carbon for odor control. This unit is on the larger side but with two sets of filters going at once, you can see why it’s popular amongst smokers.

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6.Germ Guardian

On to our budget pick of the list. The GermGuardian AC4825E is a 22-inch tower unit coming in at under $100. This will fall short for indoor smokers but will do the trick for people bringing in smokey odors from the outdoors. Accommodating rooms of up to 167 sq.ft., it’s great for small rooms and offices.

Inside the spaceship-looking unit are four levels of purification. The usual HEPA filter and activated carbon filter, a UV-C light to combat germs, and also TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide) treatment to reduce VOCs.

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Best Cigarette Smoke Air Purifier – 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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