For regular smokers, the smell of burnt tobacco eventually gets lost and is not recognized. But while smokers may not always smell the cigarette smoke on themselves, non-smokers generally find the scent easy to detect. And while smoking jackets and hats work well for protecting the majority of the body from cigarette smoke, the finger are often left exposed to the fumes. If you find gloves too cumbersome for smoking and would like to rid your hands of the scent, there are some things you can do kill the odor of tobacco smoke on your fingers.

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Measure 1 tsp. of baking soda and place the spoon on your sink.

Turn on the sink’s faucet. Set the water’s temperature to warn and rinse your hands.

Pump out a few squirts of hand soap onto the palm of one of your hands and use your free hand to add the teaspoon of baking soda to the soap in your hand.

Rub both of your hands together to lather up the soap and baking powder mixture. Scrub around your fingernails and the area between your finger. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.

Rinse your hands with warm water and dry them on a clean towel. If you still smell smoke on your fingers after washing them, rub another teaspoon of baking soda on them and rinse them again.


  • Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer available to give your fingers a quick cleanse while on the go.

  • Take preventative measures. Smoke in well-ventilated areas, and consider adding a plastic filter on top of the cigarette’s cotton butt.