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What Is The Best Air Purifier for Smoke?

Help eliminate the smell of secondhand cigarette and cigar smoke in your home

High quality home air purifiers with activated carbon help immensely with both cigarette smoke and odor. While eliminating the source of smoke is the best method of maintaining clean indoor air, HEPA air purifiers can greatly reduce smoke and secondhand smoke in your living space. The key to effectiveness is HEPA style filtration to capture smoke particles and activated carbon to get rid of odor. Based on customer feedback and testing by our product experts, here are the best of the best air purifiers for cigarette smoke removal.

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AllerAir 5000 DS Air Purifier
Austin Air  Allergy Machine Air Purifier
AllerAir 5000 Exec Air Purifier
 
Alen A375 Air Purifier
BlueAir 603 Smokestop Air Purifier

AllerAir
5000 DS
Air Purifier

Austin Air
Allergy Machine
Air Purifier

AllerAir
5000 Exec
Air Purifier

Alen A375
Air Purifier

BlueAir
603 Smokestop
Air Purifier

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The AllerAir 5000 DS is specifically designed for cigar and cigarette removal, eliminating harmful chemicals and odors. A military carbon cloth combined with HEPA technology makes the Austin Air Allergy Machine effective at reducing smoke particles and odor. 18 lbs. of odor and chemical absorbing media allows the AllerAir 5000 Exec to capture airborne smoke particles and lingering cigarette odors. The Alen A375 combines three levels of filter technology to purify the air and an optional HEPA-OdorCell filter to combat heavy smoke odors. BlueAir's 603 Smokestop features carbon filters designed to address cigarette and cigar pollutants.
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HEPA HEPA HEPA HEPA HEPA
Particles Removed
99.97% 99.97% 99.97% 98% 99.97%
Coverage Area
1500 sq. ft. 1500 sq. ft. 1500 sq. ft. 650 sq. ft. 640 sq. ft.
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10 Year Warranty 5 Year Warranty 10 Year Warranty Lifetime Limited Warranty 1 Year Warranty + Option to Extend
 
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Best Air Purifier Brands For Reducing Smoke

The use of tobacco products in the home makes achieving the highest quality indoor air very challenging. The best home air purifiers that utilize HEPA filters and activated carbon technologies are proven to combat the pollution of a smoker's indoor air, but totally eliminating all smoke particles is difficult if the air is continually exposed to tobacco smoke. However, by taking a holistic approach to your indoor air quality and using appropriate filters, keeping indoor air clean is possible.

The best method to keep your home's indoor air healthy and safe is by eliminating indoor smoking. Smoking is a real danger, especially to those with compromised immune systems, like allergy and asthma sufferers, infants, and the elderly. Scientific research shows that tobacco smoke, and inhaling secondhand smoke, is hazardous to your health. When smoke is present inside the residence, where the air is 2-5x more polluted than outdoors, the health risks are arguably greater. Even if just one smoker uses tobacco products inside your home, the whole residence, including guests, suffer the harmful effects. By smoking cigars and cigarettes outdoors instead of indoors, the source of smoke particles is removed from within your home.

Allergy or asthma sufferers who live with an indoor smoker may frequently experience sinus problems and allergy attacks. It is common for smoke particles and chemicals in the air to cause asthma attacks and allergic reactions. To keep your home's indoor air safe, especially for asthma and allergy sufferers, encourage cigar smokers to use tobacco products outdoors or in a designated room. Cigar smoke particles are denser than those found in cigarette smoke, so it is important that cigar smokers avoid contaminating indoor air with harmful smoke. Cigars emit significant pollution, odor, and smoke particles. With the isolation of the smoker and the source of the dangerous smoke particles, a home air purifier for smoke will more effectively remove any remaining particles, odors, or chemicals in the indoor air.

Indoor air pollution caused by the use of cigars or cigarettes is difficult to get rid of entirely due to the behaviors of the smoke particles once they are airborne. When smoke is released into the home, an extraordinary amount of toxins and contaminants stick to walls, furniture, and many other household objects. The toxins may also adhere to carpet, bedding, and even light bulbs. Once the contaminants from the smoke have attached to objects in the room, they start to off-gas toxins. The off-gassing of the pollutants is a constant exercise, and since the smoker is likely to contribute more cigar or cigarette toxins, an air purifier has a great challenge in reducing smoke cleaning the indoor air. While neither air purifiers nor HVAC filters can intake contaminants that have adhered to household objects, a quality air purifier inside a smoker's home will work to keep up with new smoke particles. Because smoke toxins are regularly released into the air, we recommend that the air purifier run throughout the entire day to reduce smoke and continually clean your home's air.

Another approach is to set up an isolated "smoking room" that is equipped with an outside vented exhaust fan. A smoker can block off any cold air returns and turn the fan on when smoking a cigarette. Once a smoking routine or personal smoking room has been established, an air purifier may be brought in to help clean the air inside your home. Since the smoke is isolated in this scenario, air purifiers will be much more effective at removing any residual smoke particles. By filtering the contaminated air, everyone - including asthma and allergy sufferers - can breathe easier.

Designed to remove any smoke particles from the air, Smokestop filters can be purchased for BlueAir air purifiers. BlueAir air purifiers are terrific for a home that welcomes occasional smokers or has had previous tenants who were smokers. The Austin Air Allergy Machine contains a military carbon cloth and a combination of contaminant removers, making it one of the best air purifiers for smoke. Alen air purifiers offer an optional specially-engineered HEPA-OdorCell filter that destroys odors at a molecular level. The special HEPA style filter also contains patented media to reduce odors and chemicals from the air. The AllerAir 5000 DS is the best recommended air purifier for smoke removal, specifically designed to remove the chemicals in the air that are produced by tobacco smoke.

Learn more about how air purifiers can help reduce secondhand smoke.