We have family staying with us, (myself,dp,dd4 and I’m pregnant) They are staying with us because they are helping us out in the sense that they are moving away and are going to rent their property to us so having work done beforehand and need to be out for 2 weeks. Obviously they was aware no smoking indoors and that’s ok as they go in the Garden. Thing is, they stink and all their stuff stinks of smoke where they smoked indoors for 40 years. They are making my current flat stink of old smoke and I don’t know if this is harmful to my child and myself but I’m worried sick that it could. Any ideas on how to handle this? What can I do. Shall I just suck it up for 2 weeks?
Yeah, you won't want that house! It's really hard to get rid of the smell.
We bought a house from smokers, we had to strip all wallpaper, get rid of all floors, the kitchen, bathroom, everything before it went. Can still occasionally get a waft when the heating is on. Thankfully we've moved now.
No way will that house not smell of stale fags. None at all. Unless they've got rid of the old plaster and replaced it with new and ripped out all the wood (skirtings, floor boards etc). Even worse if it's a new build with plasterboard. You'd have to practically rebuild the bloody thing! I spent 2 years in a house previously occupied by a smoker for just 18 months. We stank of it. Even my poor dog stank of it. I moved out as soon as humanly possible. The smell was filthy and I'm an (outdoors only) smoker!
Interesting to compare the answers here to the ones given on the recent thread about a driver not wishing to give lifts to a smoker where a great number of people assured everyone that smoke doesn't linger ...