Quitting smoking is for most people a tough decision that requires a long period of relative concentration. What I mean by that is that you don’t want to get distracted in your efforts to remain a new non-smoker by trivialities that will remind you of you previous life as a smoker. For example, you probably won’t want to be downwind of someone smoking a cigarette, at least at the beginning. This is the same reason why you threw away all your cigarettes, lighters and ashtrays on the day you quit smoking, right?
One of the most enduring effects of long term tobacco consumption, besides the obvious ill effects it has on your health and overall well-being, is the stench. I’ll be the first one to agree that fresh cigarette smell is not completely unpleasant, however when the stink of smoke has gotten on your clothes and allowed to macerate there for a while, it is no longer pleasant but a foul odour to be eliminated.
When you quit smoking, you will rediscover your sense of smell pretty quickly, and your sense of taste, too, if you’re interested. Everything will smell better, stronger and food will be more delicious than you could have thought. But you will also notice that if you smoked in your house, ALL your clothes smell like cigarettes. The cloths in the drawers, the closets, everywhere are real smoke traps. They have been patiently absorbing tobacco smoke for years, and giving off that rank stench of old and cold cigarette smoke.
Do you realize that for non-smokers, that’s what you smelled like in your daily life whenever you wore those clothes? It’s time to make a big change, for you and for them, by washing every single piece of clothing you own. You’ll get rid of that disgusting smell, and be free of that constant reminder of your former, smellier life.