I know I'm not the only one that prefers to not smell like smoke all the time (and I know its not just the kids smoking behind their parents backs) So I am opening this thread in hopes to give tips as well as receive tips in covering up the smell of tobacco, which is challenging to say the least. Obviously the best method is to Quit unfortunately smoking is a very hard habit to break. I was smoke free for 4 years and just recently (foolishly) started back up again. If you are reading this and contemplating using this to start a habit and hide it DO NOT START, trust me you are not missing out on anything. Only thing you are missing is a week of feeling light headed and nauseous and a potential life-long addiction. Here are some of mine: (1) Cover Your Clothes : Use of a light weight jacket, pull over, or even a long sleeve shirt, This is a good method to keep the smoke from clinging to your clothes. When going to do the dirty leave a jacket or shirt in your car and wear this every time you smoke, then simply remove it when you are done. I use this method in the car mostly. Positive: Keeps the smell off the clothes underneath quite well Negative: Can be inconvenient and not always available at the time you wish to smoke. (2) Cologne/Body Spray : This goes without saying, though I suggest using it before smoking and very little after because this can be a red flag to others. Don't overuse it, you don't want to smell like you took a bath in it. Positive: Can cover very well if used correctly Negative: Can set off a red flag if excessively used, especially if this cologne and body spray is new to the people around you. (3) Lemon or Oranges + Fragrance Hand Sanitizer or Scented hand wash or Scented Lotion : Use one of these to get the smell off your hands, I personally use the little lemon bottles you can find by the fruit at the local grocery store. I use this liberaly and follow with some strongly scented Hand Sanitizer (Kroger brand with Aloe). If you can wash your hands this would probably work better but this isn't very convenient compared to lotion/sanitizer/citrus. (4) Windows down, AC/Heater full blast : If smoking in the car make sure ALL the windows are down and the AC/Heater is on full blast this minimizes the amount of smell in the car. Really don't recommend smoking in the car at all as it just creates another problem that has to be covered. (5) Wipe the steering wheel and dash : No matter how hard you try the chances are that ashes will get on the dash and the smell may get on the steering wheel. Wipe 'em down when you are done. I have a micro-fiber cloth in my door to use on the dash and it works quite well in this situation. (6) Smoke Outside! : This goes without saying, the more open the environment the less smoke gets attached to you and the area around you. This means less effort needed to cover yourself and less effort to cover your environment such as the car. (7) Use nicotine gum/smokeless tobacco : Most are probably not going to be on with this one, but these are both obviously easier to hide and also better for your health. Use of snus is the recommended kind of smokeless tobacco as it has the least amount of cancer causing elements and doesn't require spitting. If switching to nicotine gum it would probably be a good time to try to use this opportunity to quit. Any other suggestions let's hear 'em!