Vovin wrote:Hi Soulfire I have had the same issue .. What worked for me was to give it a good airing. and I sprinkled baby power in the front and rear sleeves that removed the smell completely..
Thanks to all who gave suggestions on how to get rid of the cigarette odor from my copy of NAP that I ordered recently. I googled various other ways to deodorize it as well. One person suggested using dryer sheets. We don't use dryer sheets, but we had a package of two sample Bounce sheets from a promotional offer that came in the mail, so I put the sheets in the front and back of the book, and put the book inside a large plastic Ziplock bag for about a week. I'm happy to report that it works. There is a marked improvement in the book's odor. Although I can still smell cigarettes in the book, the odor is not as strong now. Perhaps it helped that the Bounce sheets I used are treated with Febreeze. I would have left the sheets in with the book longer, but my partner complained about the Bounce odor.
Another author wrote that newspaper will absorb odors, and recommended wadding some paper into balls and putting them into the plastic bag with the book. That seems like an interesting idea, but I was concerned that ink from the newsprint might stain my book. Apparently, a lot of librarians use clean kitty litter to get rid of odors in books. They put the book into a plastic bag as I did, and pour the litter into it and leave it for awhile. I also read of people using baking soda. Since my book still smells a bit of cigarettes, I may try again using one of these alternate methods.