If you are a smoker, or living with one, it can be difficult to keep your home free from smoke, as well as the effects it has on your walls, bedding, and furniture.
Want a cheeky smoke without the lingering odour? There’s an air purifier for that.
You can use our handy guide to find the best air purifiers for smoke, helping you to combat any form and the nasty odours that come with it.
Afraid to lose your deposit? Hate that the smell is absorbed by the walls? NO MORE.
We reviewed 20 of the leading air purifiers for smoke on the UK market and spent a good 30 or more hours (we did lose count after we hit 30) testing them thoroughly to make sure they passed our rigorous tests. Philips, Blueair, the top brands are all here.
When you buy an air purifier for smoke, we want you to end up with a RELIABLE and POWERFUL model that is able to eliminate those smoke odours. What’s more, we want all of this to fit within your budget in a perfect little package.
We crowned the Philips Series 3000i as our winner, and for excellent reasons that you’ll understand once you take a look at our detailed review.
But hey, Philips might not be for you and that’s ok as well. We have a whole range of fantastic air purifiers for smoke that are sure to spark joy.
Best Air Purifiers for Smoke (In Order)
Philips Series 3000i
Editors Pick - Best Air Purifier
Suited to large spaces, this Philips air purifier is the ideal companion for any home.
Made for convenience, it is the purifier of the future and capable of so much more than just smoke elimination.
It’s POWERFUL, capable, and oh-so-reliable.
- Dimensions: 25.1 x 36.6 x 69.8cm
- Filtration: HEPA
- Carbon Filter: Yes
- Sleep Mode: Yes
- Weight: 9.8kg
You can control it from anywhere using the app on your smart device, giving you seamless access to all of the settings for those little adjustments.
What’s that? You can use voice control with Alexa? You might as well call this unit the HAL of air purification.
So, what about the filter? Well, it uses a HEPA filter that is able to capture 99.97% of all allergens and pollutants in the home.
Viruses, bacteria, pollen - you name it. As long as it is up to 0.3 microns in size, this baby’s got it covered.
Getting to the important part - the smoke. Yes, you and your cheeky ciggy are free from detection as this air purifier has an activated carbon filter that will pick up those nasty smells (even pet dander) and eradicate them. What can we say except YOU’RE WELCOME?
If you’re looking for a good night’s sleep, protection from respiratory viruses isn’t the only thing this model can do to help.
It has a night mode that ensures quiet running so that even if you have it placed next to your bed you can sleep without being disturbed.
- Futuristic design for the tech lovers of the world
- Activated carbon filter that makes quick work of those nasty smoke smells
- HEPA filtration that eliminates allergens and viruses alike in one fell swoop
- Easy controls? There’s an app for that. Flick through the settings seamlessly
- Voice controlled using Alexa for that techie feeling and ease of use
Like the concept but the price leaving you a little hazy? We get that, and that’s why we have a fantastic runner up that comes at a budget price. Without further ado, allow us to introduce the RENPHO air purifier.
RENPHO with H13 True HEPA Filter
Available at a fantastic budget price, this portable air purifier is sure to leave you feeling impressed and your air cleaner than ever.
With great little additions like a filter replacement light, you’ll always be on top of maintenance with this tiny POWERHOUSE.
- Dimensions: 27.9 x 14.5 x 29cm
- Filtration: True HEPA
- Carbon Filter: Yes
- Sleep Mode: Yes
- Weight: 3kg
Cleaning the air with this model is FAST thanks to the three fan speeds that work hard to cleanse even the largest rooms in record time.
For rooms up to 103sqft, you’re looking at completely purified air three times an hour - jaw dropping, right?
For filtration, you’re looking at a TRUE HEPA - trapping 99.99% of allergens, pollutants, and viruses up to 0.1 microns in size.
As for the smoke? Well, you have an activated carbon filter that will take care of that in no time at all. No more nasty smells after bonfires or cigs.
Operation has never been easier, and you can benefit from a one-touch switch that gets it all done in no time at all.
Cycle through speeds, have control over whether it’s on or off, and keep an eye on the filter light for that all-important change.
Running at 37dB on its lowest setting, the night mode has everything you need for a restful sleep that’s free from low hums and irritating sounds.
You can even leave it on this setting during the day and it will still be just as effective at clearing the air.
- Portable for your convenience, allowing you to keep the air clean no matter what
- Effective activated carbon filter that gets rid of those pesky smoke smells
- True HEPA filtration that offers you the best levels of purification possible
- Three speeds that work fast and hard to keep your home safe and breathable
- Quiet running so you can enjoy a restful sleep and a relaxing day
We love this budget air purifier model, but if you’re not sure it’s quite the right match for your smoke elimination needs we get that.
Below, you will find a fantastic assortment of top-quality air purifiers for smoke that are sure to tantalise.
BLH HEPA Air Purifier
Great Portable Air Purifier for Smoke
Another excellent model of ioniser air purifier, this could be the perfect one for you if you are in need of something that is not only perfect or removing smoke odours, but also inexpensive and reliable.
Take some time to read the reviews below and see if this is the one for you.
This air purifier has a brilliant modern design and comes in white, so it can be placed inconspicuously in your home.
It’s very lightweight and compact, which also makes it ideal for placing on a shelf or your desk for better placement.
It has a HEPA filter that traps the allergens in the air and ensures they remain in the filter, pushing nothing but clean air back into your home – so you can breathe easy.
The negative ion generators allow for a constant flow of CLEAN air, and you can even add essential oils for a pleasant odour that subtly fills the room, but also to keep your skin hydrated.
So, if you are cooking or want to remove the smell of cigarettes, the essential oils will ensure that the bad smells are removed and replaced with much nicer ones. Plus, it is really easy to set up and use.
Some customers feel that it could have done with a little more power when it is operating.
- Power: 5v DC
- Permanent Filter: No
- Weight: 0.8kg
- Battery Voltage: N/A
- Noise: 28-35db
This model comes at a really good price that won’t leave you out of pocket and is sure to leave you feeling pleased with the value for money.
While some feel it could do with a little more power, it still does a fantastic job of cleaning the air in your home, and it runs quietly, so you can barely hear it even on the highest setting.
Lightweight and compact, it can fit anywhere in your home, so you don’t need to worry about it taking up too much space, and it is suitable for everyone - from asthma and allergy sufferers, to pets and kids.
Levoit Air Purifier
Perect For Asthma and Allergy Sufferers
If you are in search of good quality and reliability, this model from Levoit could be just what you need.
If you are looking for the perfect air purifier for your home, make sure you take the time to read through the reviews below and see if this is going to be the one for you.
This air purifier comes in white and a cylindrical shape, so it will sit nicely on a shelf or out of the way somewhere in your home. It comes with true HEPA technology.
It works to purify your home by taking the air, capturing the allergens within it, and pushing clean air back into the home. It’s perfect for asthma and allergy sufferers, as well as safe to use around pets and children.
It has three stages of filtration for you to switch between, allowing you to go from mild air purification to the removal of odours caused by things like tobacco, cooking, and your pets.
When the HEPA filter needs to be replaced, all you need to do it watch for the indicator light to let you know that it’s ready to be changed, and the switching process is really simple to follow.
Some customers have found that this model can be a little noisy and so not suitable for use in bedrooms.
- Power: 25 watts
- Permanent Filter: No
- Weight: 3kg
- Battery Voltage: 230v
- Noise: 30-35db
This air purifier is reasonably priced, and comes with everything you need to get you home up to livable standards.
Safe for pets and children, as well as ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers, your air will be left clean, and you are sure to find breathing easier.
While this air purifiers a little noisy and might keep you up if you leave it in the bedroom at night, it still makes an excellent and reliable filtration system that any home can rely on. Plus, it comes with great filtration settings to give you more control.
Q: Before purchasing i would like to know that replacement filters are available for this air purifier?
A: The filters are now available on Amazon. Please search ASIN B06XNPGNY9 to find the filter.
Q: Will this product remove the smell of cigarette smoke coming through walls from next door neighbour's house?
A: Absolutely! Just place it where you think the smell is coming from and start it.
Key Features to Look for
Here are some of the top features that you should be keeping an eye out for when you go to buy an air purifier for smoke:
HEPA Filter. This is essential because it is able to capture 99.97% of particles in your home. This means that it can trap things that are as small as 0.03 microns and those that are bigger.
This makes it ideal for capturing smoke and neutralising the odour. It also helps to capture the other chemicals produced by cigarette smoke.
Activated Carbon Filter. This has been specially designed to capture gaseous pollutants like cigarette smoke. It will completely eliminate the odour as well. These will normally need to be replaced every six months, so check them regularly.
Tar Trapping. Many air purifiers that are specifically designed for smoke will have a tar trapping feature implemented as well. They come in the form of pre-filters, and it helps keep the air free from these sticky and harmful particles.
They also ease the burden on your HEPA filter as the tar particles are much larger than the smoke.
Increased Airflow. If you are buying an air purifier specifically for smoke, you will benefit from increased airflow.
This is because smoke particles spread quite quickly and so an air purifier with more power will be able to capture it faster and help keep your indoor air cleaner.
Multiple Settings. It’s good to have several filtration settings so that you can ensure the air in your home is being purified to the level it needs.
Some models will have a display that will update you with current and past levels of purification to help you keep on top of things.
Purifier Size. You need to make sure you have the right model for the job. An air purifier that is too small will not be able to collect smoke effectively, and it becomes a pointless feature in your home.
Check the maximum square metres that the purifier is able to handle before you pick one up.
When it comes to getting rid of the cigarette smell in your home, it can be a bit of a challenge. However, with these fantastic air purifiers you are sure to find one that really helps your home to become cleaner and have air that is much more breathable.
Also ideal for those with asthma and allergies, the powerful filters are sure to leave you feeling a lot better in your home.
What did you think of our air purifiers selection? Are there any you would have added to the list? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
Last Updated on April 13, 2021 by Gemma Tyler
Gemma Tyler is a freelance journalist with 15 years of experience writing for consumer publications. She has tested and reviewed a wide range of household items from vacuum cleaners to washing machines and dehumidifiers to steam irons. Her attention to detail and exhaustive testing certainly makes her an expert in her field.