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View Poll Results: Do you smoke in your Camaro?
Yes 27 10.80%
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Old 10-24-2014, 03:57 PM   #1
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Smoking in your Camaro

I have seen quite a few smokers on here that are dead against smoking in their Camaro. My guess is in fear of devaluing the resale value later on. Whatever the reason, I decided to post what I do personally to smoke in my Camaro and keep it smoke free.

People who know me, know I smoke in my car, yet whenever they get in, they ask me "You still smoke in here? It smells so good in here."
Here are the precautionary steps I take to ensure there is no evidence of smoking in my car.

1. Get an ashtray with a cover. The GM smokers package is what I use and fits perfectly in the cup holder.
2. Turn off A/C
3. Turn on the "recirculation button". This important step keeps air from moving through your A/C system while being off. Also keeps air from coming out the vents which may blow ashes all over.
4. Crack the driver side window about 1/3 the way down. Leave the passenger side window all the way up. (Too much air circulation will blow ash everywhere. Just a little creates the vacuum that forces the smoke out)
5. Drive & Enjoy your favorite smoke while constantly ashing it in the ash tray. I hold my smoke in the ash tray between puffs to ensure any ash that falls, goes in the ash tray.
6. Never. Never! Ash out the window. Doing this will NOT make the ash go outside. Instead it makes the ash go inside your back seat area and after a while will finely coat your back seats with ash and soot.
7. When done, depending on your choice of smoke, put out the butt in the ashtray and close the lid.
8. Immediately roll both the windows all the way down to air out the car for at least 5 min.
9. Empty out the ashtray when you get to a trash can (no littering!) Keeping butts in your car is a sure fire way to get it smelling like a smokers car. Remove those butts every time you leave your car.

A few more things I do to keep the smell out is using one of those round charcoal pet air fresheners (under the seat type air fresheners from Walmart. $4 and it keeps the car smelling good for months
http://www.walmart.com/ip/17619890?w...309552&veh=sem)

I also wipe down my console and dash every couple days to catch any ash that may have gotten on it (which isn't a lot). I also clean out my ashtray with a damp paper towel everyday.

So far it has been working very very well. I smoke in it everyday and even my mom (who HATES smoke) can't even tell.

Good Luck fellow smokers
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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That's pretty close to what I do, Agent31, except I crack open the sunroof in addition to the driver's window. When not puffing, I ride with my elbow on the console and the butt pointing straight up - smoke sucks right out the sunroof. I change out an air freshener regularly also.

I smoke. It's my car. I'm smoking in my car. BUT... I hate the smell of stale cigarette smoke, so I empty the butt tray after every time I've smoked in it.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:41 PM   #3
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i have smoked for 25 years and never ever would i smoke in my camaro. i will wait until i get to where i am going or pull over.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:46 PM   #4
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i never smoke in a car or a house.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:46 PM   #5
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only the good stuff when im taking a long trip.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:48 PM   #6
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:48 PM   #7
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I use my e-cigarette in the car all the time, no problems at all.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:52 PM   #8
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I use my e-cigarette in the car all the time, no problems at all.
e-cigarette does it really work for you
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:53 PM   #9
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:54 PM   #10
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That's different lol. Are you on Maui?
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:56 PM   #13
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Non-smokers can smell it even if you think your car smells clean/smoke-free. It gets into everything. Over time, it leaves residue on all the plastics and materials like carpet, cloth seats, stitching, etc. The HVAC can circulate it through the dash, and small amounts end up behind the plastic on the gage cluster, radio screen, etc and make them hazy. When I'm buying a used vehicle, I won't touch one that has been smoked in, period.

Commercial ionizers? They don't work.
Febreeze? Nope
Car air fresheners? Nope
Kill the whole car with fire? Yep.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:56 PM   #14
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I sometimes smoked in my 2SS. Occasionally.

Yep I did the same thing well almost and occasionally due it on my Jeep now. Try not too though.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:00 PM   #15
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Non-smokers can smell it even if you think your car smells clean/smoke-free.
It's the non-smokers who are shocked at how "smoke-free" my car smells.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:01 PM   #16
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e-cigarette does it really work for you
Haven't smoked real cigarettes for 5 years.
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That's different lol. Are you on Maui?
Nope, Oahu.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:03 PM   #17
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I am a smoker unfortunately and never smoke in my car , My van is another story . Gives another good reason to park far away from everyone .
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:26 PM   #18
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:29 PM   #19
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My friend just bought a new ZL1 a week ago and it already smells like an ash tray. Maybe I'll have him check this thread out haha!
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:09 PM   #20
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I quit smoking 2 years ago and now I can smell cigarette smoke from a mile away. Before I quit I never noticed. I'm just thankful it never was a serious habit for me. I don't know why I started but I began to feel gross when I started smoking more heavily and I quit short after. I used a vapor e cig for about two months then quit all together
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Non-smokers can smell it even if you think your car smells clean/smoke-free. It gets into everything. Over time, it leaves residue on all the plastics and materials like carpet, cloth seats, stitching, etc. The HVAC can circulate it through the dash, and small amounts end up behind the plastic on the gage cluster, radio screen, etc and make them hazy. When I'm buying a used vehicle, I won't touch one that has been smoked in, period.

Commercial ionizers? They don't work.
Febreeze? Nope
Car air fresheners? Nope
Kill the whole car with fire? Yep.
Absolutely
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:56 PM   #22
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I would never smoke in a car or house it's just nasty. I try to avoid friends that smoke in their house or car that smell seeps into everything.
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:03 PM   #23
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Ok, to me smoking is disgusting altogether no matter how you look at it. I dont smoke, never tried, and will not allow it under any circumstances in my home, work truck, or any of my cars. Dont generally hang around ppl that smoke lol. Huge pet peeve for me
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:18 PM   #24
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yeah, I can smell smoke from anywhere. My roommate smokes and if she CRACKS the patio door i can instantly smell it, it's horrid.
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It's the non-smokers who are shocked at how "smoke-free" my car smells.
I think that's because everyone has a different sensitivity to it. For example, I have asthma and my biggest trigger for an asthma attack is smoke, especially from cigarettes. When I travel for work and I'm flying somewhere the smell of a smoker sitting in the seat next to me from their clothing and the odour on their hair and person alone gives me an asthma attack and I'm scrambling for medication to stop it so I can breath. So while you're friends may not notice it, or their to polite to tell you, I will guarantee I would smell it before I even got in your car.

I'll spare everyone from my views on smoking.
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