As smokers, we often don’t realise the true impact of our actions on others. We are so used to it that we think everyone’s reality is the same as ours. Yes, we notice our thick saliva and sometimes the taste in our mouths after a cigarette is enough to make ourselves sick, but hey isn’t everyone’s reality the same?! The smell is noticeable to everyone after an evening in a bar or closed quarters but why is it that after a while, we no longer notice the daily inconvenient odours that our habit imposes on others. I will not answer the why we don’t notice.
I believe non-smokers are often enablers at perpetuating the problem. If the non-smokers or more importantly everyone advised the filthy smokers about their distasteful smell then I believe smokers would be more sensitised to the issue and be more considerate to others and attempt better hygiene. I mean even a smoker wouldn’t show up to a job interview with tobacco breath so why is it acceptable to interact in society with such unpleasant aroma.
Smokers, listen up! Even if you chew gum, your fingers still smell and from quite a distance. Furthermore, the smell gets imbedded into your clothes, and onto your possessions. Even after you wash your clothes, the smell will stay. Pull out some clothes you haven’t worn in a while and it is even more impressive. Gross. This was probably the most shocking.
How could I have been wearing these clothes and not even notice the offensive smell invading my nostril?
We often think that the smell of the cigarette goes away once the cigarette is extinguished. But, unfortunately this is not the case. If you only smoke outside in breezy areas then perhaps there is some impact, but even then the smell stays on your clothes and on your fingers.
The best fix for eliminating the toxic smell is to stop smoking.