20 Best Air Purifiers for Heavy Cigarette Smoke & Cigar Odor (2019): Buyer’s Guide and Unbiased Reviews

Are you on a quest to find the best air purifiers for heavy cigarette smoke and cigar odor?

Then you’re in the right place. Because I have done the hard work for you and have reviewed dozens of models to bring you the best air purifiers for heavy cigarette smoke and cigar odor.

In addition, I will introduce the following related topics.

  • Product Details (Including advantages and disadvantages) (Video)
  • Air Filtration System Benefits For Health
  • Types of Air Purifier & Best Type of Air Purifier for Cigarette Smoke / Cigar Odor
  • Air purifiers Buyer’s Guide

I will also answer some common questions.

  • What Is Smoke?
  • Why Do You Need a Room Air Purifier for Cigarette Smoke? (Video)
  • Can Air Purifiers Help With Cigarette Smoke?
  • What You Should Remember about Air Purifiers Used for Cigarette Smoke Removal?
  • What Are The Prices of The Best Air Purifiers for Smoke Odor Removal?

Without further ado, let’s begin!

Best Air Purifiers for Smoke Comparison Table

Product
Editor’s Choice: Best Seller & Best Air Purifier for Smoke under $100
Germ Guardian AC4825 22" 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Air Purifier for Home, Full Room, UV-C Light Kills Germs,...
Best Air Purifier for Cigar Smoke
Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier, 390 sq. ft, White
Honeywell HHT-011 HEPA Clean Compact Air Purifier, 85 sq. ft.
Low-budget Choice
Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04532GM Room Odor Eliminator
Holmes Small Room 3-Speed HEPA Air Purifier with Optional Ionizer, White
Image
Germ Guardian AC4825 22" 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Air Purifier for Home, Full Room, UV-C Light Kills Germs,...
Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier, 390 sq. ft, White
Honeywell HHT-011 HEPA Clean Compact Air Purifier, 85 sq. ft.
Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04532GM Room Odor Eliminator
Holmes Small Room 3-Speed HEPA Air Purifier with Optional Ionizer, White
Price
from $89.99
from $219.00
$49.59
from $19.99
from $39.81
Our Rating
Editor’s Choice: Best Seller & Best Air Purifier for Smoke under $100
Product
Germ Guardian AC4825 22" 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Air Purifier for Home, Full Room, UV-C Light Kills Germs,...
Image
Germ Guardian AC4825 22" 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Air Purifier for Home, Full Room, UV-C Light Kills Germs,...
Price
from $89.99
Our Rating
Best Air Purifier for Cigar Smoke
Product
Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier, 390 sq. ft, White
Image
Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier, 390 sq. ft, White
Price
from $219.00
Our Rating
Product
Honeywell HHT-011 HEPA Clean Compact Air Purifier, 85 sq. ft.
Image
Honeywell HHT-011 HEPA Clean Compact Air Purifier, 85 sq. ft.
Price
$49.59
Our Rating
Low-budget Choice
Product
Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04532GM Room Odor Eliminator
Image
Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04532GM Room Odor Eliminator
Price
from $19.99
Our Rating
Product
Holmes Small Room 3-Speed HEPA Air Purifier with Optional Ionizer, White
Image
Holmes Small Room 3-Speed HEPA Air Purifier with Optional Ionizer, White
Price
from $39.81
Our Rating
Product
Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover, 465 sq. Ft, HPA300, Extra-Large Room, Black
Sleek and with Nice Features
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Smokers Allergies and Pets Hair, True HEPA Filter, Quiet in Bedroom, Filtration...
Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Oscillating Air Purifier with Permanent Washable Filters
Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model
Small But Good
Germ Guardian AC4100 11" 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Small Air Purifier for Home, Small Rooms, UV-C Light Kills...
Image
Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover, 465 sq. Ft, HPA300, Extra-Large Room, Black
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Smokers Allergies and Pets Hair, True HEPA Filter, Quiet in Bedroom, Filtration...
Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Oscillating Air Purifier with Permanent Washable Filters
Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model
Germ Guardian AC4100 11" 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Small Air Purifier for Home, Small Rooms, UV-C Light Kills...
Price
from $245.12
from $89.99
from $210.88
from $21.99
$49.98
Our Rating
Product
Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover, 465 sq. Ft, HPA300, Extra-Large Room, Black
Image
Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover, 465 sq. Ft, HPA300, Extra-Large Room, Black
Price
from $245.12
Our Rating
Sleek and with Nice Features
Product
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Smokers Allergies and Pets Hair, True HEPA Filter, Quiet in Bedroom, Filtration...
Image
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Smokers Allergies and Pets Hair, True HEPA Filter, Quiet in Bedroom, Filtration...
Price
from $89.99
Our Rating
Product
Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Oscillating Air Purifier with Permanent Washable Filters
Image
Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Oscillating Air Purifier with Permanent Washable Filters
Price
from $210.88
Our Rating
Product
Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model
Image
Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model
Price
from $21.99
Our Rating
Small But Good
Product
Germ Guardian AC4100 11" 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Small Air Purifier for Home, Small Rooms, UV-C Light Kills...
Image
Germ Guardian AC4100 11" 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Small Air Purifier for Home, Small Rooms, UV-C Light Kills...
Price
$49.98
Our Rating
Product
Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode
Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier - 3 Speeds Plus UV-C Air Sanitizer - Eliminates Dust,...
Great Smoke & Odor Removal for Med / Large Rooms With Auto-Sensing
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Large Room with True HEPA Filter, Air Cleaner for Allergies and Pets, Smokers,...
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter
Rabbit Air MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier - Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-700A, White, Odor...
Image
Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode
Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier - 3 Speeds Plus UV-C Air Sanitizer - Eliminates Dust,...
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Large Room with True HEPA Filter, Air Cleaner for Allergies and Pets, Smokers,...
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter
Rabbit Air MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier - Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-700A, White, Odor...
Price
from $189.99
$99.99
$169.99
from $174.95
from $549.95
Our Rating
Product
Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode
Image
Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode
Price
from $189.99
Our Rating
Product
Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier - 3 Speeds Plus UV-C Air Sanitizer - Eliminates Dust,...
Image
Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier - 3 Speeds Plus UV-C Air Sanitizer - Eliminates Dust,...
Price
$99.99
Our Rating
Great Smoke & Odor Removal for Med / Large Rooms With Auto-Sensing
Product
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Large Room with True HEPA Filter, Air Cleaner for Allergies and Pets, Smokers,...
Image
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Large Room with True HEPA Filter, Air Cleaner for Allergies and Pets, Smokers,...
Price
$169.99
Our Rating
Product
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter
Image
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter
Price
from $174.95
Our Rating
Product
Rabbit Air MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier - Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-700A, White, Odor...
Image
Rabbit Air MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier - Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-700A, White, Odor...
Price
from $549.95
Our Rating
Product
Alen BreatheSmart Classic Customizable Air Purifier with HEPA-Pure Filter for Dust, Dander and Pollen...
RabbitAir BioGS 2.0 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier (SPA-625A)
AeraMax 100 Air Purifier for Mold, Odors, Dust, Smoke, Allergens and Germs with True HEPA Filter and 4-Stage...
SilverOnyx Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, Air Quality Monitor, UVC Sanitizer, Ionizer, Home Air Cleaner...
Air Purifier Smoke Eater
Smoke Stomper Home Smoke Eater (Cherry)
Image
Alen BreatheSmart Classic Customizable Air Purifier with HEPA-Pure Filter for Dust, Dander and Pollen...
RabbitAir BioGS 2.0 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier (SPA-625A)
AeraMax 100 Air Purifier for Mold, Odors, Dust, Smoke, Allergens and Germs with True HEPA Filter and 4-Stage...
SilverOnyx Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, Air Quality Monitor, UVC Sanitizer, Ionizer, Home Air Cleaner...
Smoke Stomper Home Smoke Eater (Cherry)
Price
from $425.99
from $369.95
from $194.07
from $299.99
$749.00
Our Rating
Product
Alen BreatheSmart Classic Customizable Air Purifier with HEPA-Pure Filter for Dust, Dander and Pollen...
Image
Alen BreatheSmart Classic Customizable Air Purifier with HEPA-Pure Filter for Dust, Dander and Pollen...
Price
from $425.99
Our Rating
Product
RabbitAir BioGS 2.0 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier (SPA-625A)
Image
RabbitAir BioGS 2.0 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier (SPA-625A)
Price
from $369.95
Our Rating
Product
AeraMax 100 Air Purifier for Mold, Odors, Dust, Smoke, Allergens and Germs with True HEPA Filter and 4-Stage...
Image
AeraMax 100 Air Purifier for Mold, Odors, Dust, Smoke, Allergens and Germs with True HEPA Filter and 4-Stage...
Price
from $194.07
Our Rating
Product
SilverOnyx Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, Air Quality Monitor, UVC Sanitizer, Ionizer, Home Air Cleaner...
Image
SilverOnyx Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, Air Quality Monitor, UVC Sanitizer, Ionizer, Home Air Cleaner...
Price
from $299.99
Our Rating
Air Purifier Smoke Eater
Product
Smoke Stomper Home Smoke Eater (Cherry)
Image
Smoke Stomper Home Smoke Eater (Cherry)
Price
$749.00
Our Rating

Top 10 Best Air Purifiers for Smoke

  1. GermGuardian AC4825 3-in-1 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter
  2. Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier, 390 sq. ft.
  3. Honeywell HHT-011 HEPA Clean Compact Air Purifier, 85 sq. ft.
  4. Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04532GM Room Odor Eliminator
  5. Holmes Small Room 3-Speed HEPA Air Purifier with Optional Ionizer
  6. Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover, 465 sq. Ft, HPA300
  7. LEVOIT LV-H132 Air Purifier with True Hepa Filter, Odor Allergies Eliminator for Smokers, Smoke, Dust, Mold, Home and Pets
  8. Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Tower Air Purifier with Permanent Washable Filters
  9. Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model
  10. GermGuardian AC4100 3-in-1 Air Purifier with HEPA Filter

1. GermGuardian AC4825 3-in-1 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter – Editor’s Choice: Best Seller & Best Air Purifier for Smoke under $100 & Best Air Purifier for Weed Smoke

Sale
Germ Guardian AC4825 22" 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Air Purifier for Home, Full Room, UV-C Light Kills Germs,...
  • 3-IN-1 AIR PURIFIER FOR HOME - True HEPA air filter reduces up to...
  • KILLS GERMS - UV-C light helps kill airborne viruses such as...
  • TRAPS ALLERGENS - Pre-filter traps dust, pet hair, and other large...
  • REDUCES ODORS - Activated charcoal filter helps to reduce unwanted...
  • QUIET OPERATION - The lowest setting can be used as gentle white noise...

Breathe better by removing dust, pollen, Allergens, smoke and more with this 22-inch Air Purifier Tower with True Hepa Filter, Odor Reduction, and UV-C Sanitizer. The True Hepa Filter is capable of capturing 99.97% dust particles and allergens of less than 0.3 microns in size. The powerful air cleansing system is designed to remove all types of airborne pollutants such as dust mites, mold pet dander, spores, plant pollen, and smoke, as well as allergens and disease-causing bacteria from the air.

The sleek-looking Air Purifier is lightweight and stands 22 inches tall, making it ideal for use in medium sized rooms. The system is CADR rated 100+, includes a filter change indicator and a UV-C control. The 3-speed control has an ultra-quiet low speed setting and the system comes with a solid 3 year limited warranty.

The Odor Removing feature reduces all common household odors such as cooking smells, pets odors, and smoke while the UV-C light kills airborne bacteria and germs. The Ultraviolet-C light activates titanium dioxide that further eliminates odors caused by smoking and other air pollutants, and the activated charcoal carbon filter layer captures these odors. Larger dust particles like lint and pet hair is captured by the pre-filter.

This powerful and effective 3-in-one air purifier works by pre-filtering the air to capture large dust particles before it is run through the True Hepa Filter for complete cleansing, and the Ultraviolet-C light radiation with GermGuardian feature ensures that all harmful pathogenic microorganisms such as germs, viruses and bacteria are killed. The GermGuardian True Hepa Filter AC4825-3 Air Cleaning System is the answer to keeping your home free from all types of air pollution that could affect your health, and to turn stale, dusty, and smoke-filled air into clean, pure sweet-smelling air.

The True Hepa filter in this excellent air cleaning system is ideal for the removal of smells such as weed smoke that often get past the filtering process in normal air filters. The power of the charcoal filtering system together with the odor removal feature completely extinguishes unwanted smoke particles, making it the ideal companion for those who would like to be confident that all traces of a pot sessions is removed.

Pros
  • A single unit is powerful enough to purify the air in a 155 sq. ft. room.
  • The low price of less than $100 means you can have one in each room.
  • The lightweight and compact design makes it easy to move from one room to another or to use two units in one room when dealing with extra odor.
  • The 3-in-one purification system not only cleanses the air, but also removes allergens and kills disease-causing pathogens like viruses and bacteria.
  • The motor uses only 55W making it an energy-efficient device that can be used all day.
  • It is eco-friendly and does not affect the ozone layer.
  • It comes with a 3-year limited warranty that guarantees you can return it if anything goes wrong.
Cons
  • Does not work efficiently enough in rooms larger than 155 sq. ft. where more than one unit may be needed.
  • Higher settings can make the device somewhat loud to operate.

2. Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier, 390 sq. ft. – Best Air Purifier for Cigar Smoke

Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier, 390 sq. ft, White
  • LARGE ROOM AIR PURIFIER: This HEPA purifier captures up to 99.97% of...
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: This purifier features 3 air cleaning levels,...
  • ODOR REDUCING PREFILTER: An activated carbon pre-filter captures...
  • BREATHE CLEAN AIR: Honeywell Filters are capable of removing...
  • HEALTHIER AIR: Our True HEPA Filters can help create a cleaner &...

This air purifier by Honeywell features patented 360 degree air intake and discharge for maximum efficiency and 3 air-cleaning levels with SurroundSeal Technology that helps to minimize air leaks. With its round design and large dimension is most effective for use in large to extra-large rooms.

The True Hepa Filter effectively captures all airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns, including microscopic allergens, household dust, mold spores, pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and all other harmful pathogens that may be floating through the air. A filter-life indicator alerts users when it is time for Certified Honeywell replacement filters to ensure optimum product performance. If you are looking for an effective air purifier for smoke odor, this is one of the best odor eliminating air purifiers available.

The unique round design of the Honeywell 50250-S Air Purifier provides a 360 degree airflow functionality that is capable of recycling the air approximately 4.8 times per hour in a space as large as 390 sq. ft. Its practical range is not affected by its placement which makes it possible to use in a corner of the room and not just in the center.

Pros
  • True Hepa Air Purifiers are recommended by doctors
  • The large size long-life Hepa Filter is easy to access and clean with a vacuum cleaner to extend its life.
  • The filter only needs replacing every 3 – 5 years.
  • The Glass fiber layers of the filter removes 99.97% of airborne particles of 0.3 microns and less.
  • The carbon-active pre-filter captures larger particles like lint, fur, pet dander, and helps to reduce household odors.
  • The 50250-S Air Purifier is AHAM Certified to use in rooms up to 390 sq. ft. and is CADR rated 250 for smoke, dust, and pollen.
  • The IntelliCheck Electronic Filter Indicator takes the guesswork out of knowing when to clean or change the filter.
  • 360 degree air suction and discharge for maximum air flow and efficiency.
  • Easy to assemble and use.
  • Powerful suction is ideal for removing all airborne particles and odors.
  • Ideal option for clearing smoke and other household odors.
Cons
  • Not as stylish and attractive as other models.
  • Can get noisy when used on high speed settings.

3. Honeywell HHT-011 HEPA Clean Compact Air Purifier, 85 sq. ft.

Sale
Honeywell HHT-011 HEPA Clean Compact Air Purifier, 85 sq. ft.
  • 3 air cleaning settings
  • Filter clean reminder lets you know when the filter needs to be...
  • Optional On/off ionizer
  • Place in horizontal or vertical position for tighter spaces
  • To ensure stated product performance, use only Genuine Honeywell...

If you are looking for an air purifier on the lower price scale, the Honeywell HHt-011 is a good option priced at just under $50. It comes in a convenient compact size that makes it easy to transfer from one room to another, and is suitable for smaller rooms or offices. This Honeywell 3-in-one air purifier with its permanent Hepa Filter makes it one of the most effective, low-cost air purifying systems on the market today.

Pros
  • The air purifier weighs only 6.4 pounds which makes it easy to transport from one room to another.
  • Its quiet operation at the lowest setting is one of its most popular features, especially when used around infants.
  • A flashing light indicates when it is time to replace the filter.
Cons
  • The compact size of the device limits its use to smaller rooms of 85 sq. ft. or less.
  • When operated on higher speed settings it can get noisy.
  • The light weight of the device may cause it to vibrate when used on unstable surfaces.

4. Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04532GM Room Odor Eliminator – Low-budget Choice

Sale
Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04532GM Room Odor Eliminator
  • Keeps a whole room smelling fresh
  • 3 carbon filters trap and neutralize odors
  • Keeps a 10' x 10' room smelling fresh for up to 3 months
  • 2-speed switch
  • Uses less energy than a 15-watt light bulb, Voltage- 120 V

The Hamilton Beach Whole Room Odor Eliminator males a room clean and fresh smelling. The odor eliminator device has a two-speed switch and three carbon filters to trap and neutralize odors, keeping a 10 x 10 square feet room smelling fresh for up to three months. It is highly energy efficient as it uses only 120 V and a 15-watt light bulb.

Bring the fresh outdoors into your home with the Hamilton Beach True Air Odor Eliminator that traps dust and eliminates odors fast. The quiet fan action of TrueAir technology sucks in the stale air and neutralizes odors with 3 carbon filters, transforming it back to clean fresh-smelling air.

This compact little device measures just 8 inches in height but is powerful enough to freshen a room by capturing airborne dust particles and neutralizing any odors while passing through the highly effective filter system. Use the higher setting on the two-way switch for quickly getting rid of dust and smells in during cleaning time, and switch to the lower setting for quiet relaxing evenings.

The Hamilton TrueAir can be operated with or without the pleasant fragrance of the Green Meadow scent cartridge included for added enjoyment. It doesn’t just mask odors like pet smells, smoke, and cooking fumes – it traps the foul odors in the carbon filters and eliminates them before sending clean, fresh-smelling air back into the room.

Remove pet odors from pet areas, pesky cooking odors from the kitchen, keep your bathroom smelling fresher, and banish the smell of smoke from your entire home with the Hamilton TrueAir odor eliminator and air purifier.

Its compact size makes it the ideal choice for bedrooms, studies, offices, and baby’s rooms where noise should be kept to a minimum.

Pros
  • Energy efficient air filter is long lasting.
  • Eliminates odors and dust particles.
  • Keeps a room fresh for up to 3 months before changing the filter.
Cons
  • It does not kill pathogens like bacteria or viruses.

5. Holmes Small Room 3-Speed HEPA Air Purifier with Optional Ionizer

Sale
Holmes Small Room 3-Speed HEPA Air Purifier with Optional Ionizer, White
  • HEPA-TYPE FILTRATION: Filter helps remove up to 99% of dust, smoke,...
  • CONVENIENT FEATURES: Choose from 3 cleaning speeds to keep air fresh...
  • DUAL POSITIONING AND COMPACT DESIGN: This compact air purifier can be...
  • OPTIONAL IONIZER: The optional ionizer naturally improves the...
  • 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: This product comes with a 3-year limited...

This Holmes 3-speed Hepa Air Purifier is a compact device suitable for rooms of up to 190 square feet and can be operated vertically or horizontally. The carbon filter removes airborne particles of 2.0 microns and helps to eliminate allergens, unpleasant odors, and smoke from the air. Equipped with a 3-speed setting, it has a filter change indicator when the filter needs to be changed. The Holmes Small Room Air Purifier comes with an optional ionizer to charge the air with positive ions.

Pros
  • An inexpensive air purifier that is nevertheless efficient at removing airborne particles as well as allergens and pathogens.
  • Quiet operation even at the highest speed which makes it ideal for areas where noise is unwelcome.
  • The compact design makes it easy to move and use in different areas.
  • The duel positioning is effective for small spaces as the air-flow can be directed where preferred.
  • Comes with a 3-year manufacture warranty.
Cons
  • Not effective at removing particles smaller than 2.0 microns
  • Not as effective at removing smoke than other models
  • Some users have reported a slight chemical smell coming from the device.

6. Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover, 465 sq. Ft, HPA300

Sale
Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover, 465 sq. Ft, HPA300, Extra-Large Room, Black
  • HEPA AIR PURIFIER FROM HONEYWELL: Recommended for x-large rooms (465...
  • REDUCE ALLERGENS: Do you or your kids have allergies? Do you have...
  • FILTER AND CIRCULATE AIR 5 TIMES AN HOUR: Honeywell Air Purifiers...
  • HONEYWELL AIR PURIFIERS: Use Certified HEPA filters in your air...
  • HONEYWELL QUALITY: Improve your air quality with Honeywell air...

This particular unit from Honeywell offers the biggest coverage for area in terms of smoke filtering ability among all the units listed in this article. It has received excellent reviews and is extremely good at getting rid of smoke and odor. Also, you’ll find it packed with features.

It’s a big and heavy unit as it weighs around 21 pounds. The filters in this air purifier are complex but can be replaced easily. There are two filter sections including the carbon/pre-filter section and the true HEPA filter section. The three filter supply for the purifier is likely to run you around $68 or so. You will need to replace the filters every 3 to 5 months though the frequency will depend on the purification work that needs to be done.

Using it is easy and it comes with electronic controls for dimming light, fan speed as well as auto operation. There are indicator lights that will remind you when you need to change the filters in the pre-filter carbon filter section as well as the HEPA filter section.

The maximum cleaning will happen in the high-speed mode though it should be used for very heavy-duty cleaning but the operation isn’t as quiet as you expect. It operates rather quietly at the lowest fan speed. There is also the automatic mode shut-off where the unit can be shut-off after two hours, four hours or eight hours. It also has three separate operational modes including general, allergen and germ for maximum effectiveness in case you do not want to use it only for removal of particles and smoke odor.

Pros
  • In the price range below $300, it offers maximum coverage area for the money
  • Comes equipped with electronic touch controls
  • Heavy air cleaning on demand through turbo mode
  • Preset settings available for two hours, four hours and eight hours
  • Low-speed operation for quite operation
  • Offers coverage up to 465 sq ft
  • Reminder for filter replacement for the pre-filter section as well as HEPA filter section
  • Comes with five years warranty
  • Offers dimmer control
Cons
  • Some of the comparing products are sleeker
  • Available only in black color
  • One hour increments not available for auto off timer
  • Unavailability of auto sensing mode for self-adjustment

7. LEVOIT LV-H132 Air Purifier with True Hepa Filter, Odor Allergies Eliminator for Smokers, Smoke, Dust, Mold, Home and Pets, Air Cleaner with Night Light, US-120V – Sleek and with Nice Features

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Smokers Allergies and Pets Hair, True HEPA Filter, Quiet in Bedroom, Filtration...
  • Designed in California. The UVC Light and Anion that other Brands...
  • Advanced 3-Stage Filtration System: The Pre-Filter, True HEPA Filter,...
  • Ultra-Silent Operation: Filters the air with the lowest noise level as...
  • High-Efficiency Air Purifier: Circulates room air over 4 times per...
  • Night Light: Choose between two brightness settings at night to help...

It is one of the most popular air purifiers available in the market which is smaller than the LEVOIT LV-PUR131. It’s an excellent value for money device that is highly effective at getting rid of particles, allergens and smoke odor that may cause or enhance allergic reactions and breathing issues. This device offers a lot of features for the money.

Similar to its competitors, this air purifier also comes with three stage filtration process for getting rid of smoke and odors. Even though the coverage area offered by this model is less as compared to its competitors including the GermGuardian AC4825, the device remains competitive by including many other features. It looks great and is an excellent choice for small rooms. You may also use it in medium-sized rooms for light duty work.

It’s the top seller its category and buyer reviews for this device are excellent. One of the reasons is that it offers some of the most useful features available in air purifiers in its price range. On low speed, the fan works quietly. There is a built-in nightlight that comes with two different brightness settings. The device also reminds you when the filter needs to be replaced. The cost of replacement filters is around $30 and you can easily replace them by opening the top cover.

Pros
  • Comes with two year warranty
  • Three separate fan speeds
  • Height is shorter as compared to other tower purifiers
  • Separate nightlight with two different brightness levels
  • Modern design that looks nice
  • Controls through electronic soft buttons
  • Reminder for filter replacement
  • Works quietly on low level
  • Highly reliable
  • Filter replacement is easy
Cons
  • Absence of auto off timer feature
  • No sensor for measuring air quality
  • Area coverage is smaller as compared to others in its price range
  • Some people may not find electronic controls to be pleasant
  • At high speed settings, it doesn’t work as fast as competing products

8. Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Tower Air Purifier with Permanent Washable Filters

Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Oscillating Air Purifier with Permanent Washable Filters
  • HONEYWELL OSCILLATING AIR PURIFIER: This rotating air purifier...
  • WASHABLE FILTER: You'll never worry about buying replacement air...
  • FILTER AND CIRCULATE AIR 5 TIMES AN HOUR: Honeywell Air Purifiers...
  • HONEYWELL AIR PURIFIERS: The permanent filter in this quiet air...
  • HONEYWELL QUALITY: Improve your air quality with Honeywell air...

This model is equipped with permanent air filters in black and it is capable of catching up to 99% of particles in the air bigger than 2 microns. The filters in this model are permanent and washable and are capable of capturing smoke, dust, pet dander and pollen. In simple terms, it is ideal for people who suffer from allergies and also for individuals who do not have any allergies. Its sleek black design is great addition to any room and the filtration system can effectively purify air in area up to 186 sq ft.

Similar to other products, it also offers three step filtration process. This three step filtration process is a combination of permanent pre-filter which is combined with a patented IFDAir and the last process consists of negatively charged ions that combine with the positive ions in the air to trap any remaining airborne particulates.

It is super quite even though it is extremely effective at getting rid of smoke particles. It will be a great addition to any office as it doesn’t make any noise. It comes with an on/off oscillator along with an LED control panel. The LED control panel offers three different speeds allowing you to control the purifier strength as per your specific needs. You can vacuum or wash the filter to keep it clean. It also comes with an electronic filter check indicator that alerts you when you need to clean the filter.

It is an energy efficient product and certified by Energy Star which means it will save you money without compromising on quality. It also has an ARB certification.

Pros
  • It works super quietly which means it can be safely used in household
  • Can clean an area up to 170 sq ft
  • Indicator for signaling when the device needs cleaning
  • Extremely effective at getting rid of the particulates such as cigarette smoke
Cons
  • Short occilation

9. Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model

Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model
  • Corrects posture over time for higher energy levels, more confidence,...
  • Lightweight and discreet, our Posture Brace pulls the shoulders back...
  • It's easy to adjust for a perfect custom fit and its cushioned...
  • Modeled after the Figure 8 brace with its backpack like design and...
  • Start wearing in 30 minutes increments, gradually increasing up to 3...

It’s a very popular air purifier. It is a three in one purifier that is built from durable materials and is designed for cleaning up office spaces and homes up to an area of 350 sq ft. It has carbon filter and True HEPA filter which means it is extremely effective at getting rid of the smoke and odors from the air. It comes equipped with plasma wave technology that takes filtration to the new level as this technology helps in getting rid of bacteria and viruses in the air. There are also a lot of other useful features included in this model.

Some of the features are special lights for indicating when filter needs to be replaced, sensor for measuring air quality that automatically adjusts the fan speed by monitoring the air quality, and sleep mode that keeps the fan quiet and dims the light on low speed. It does not come with a carry handle and it weighs around 20 pounds.

Pros
  • Manufactured from durable materials
  • Effective at getting rid of up to 99.97% of particulate matter including smoke odors
  • Has lightweight design and allows you to transfer it easily to other parts of office or home
  • Various useful features including sensors and indicator lights among others
Cons
  • Does not have a handle for carrying it around easily
  • Only one year warranty
  • Has removable filters that may make the whole deal pricey over time

10. GermGuardian AC4100 3-in-1 Air Purifier with HEPA Filter – Small But Good! Great for Your Office, Dorm Room, or Bedroom

Sale
Germ Guardian AC4100 11" 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Small Air Purifier for Home, Small Rooms, UV-C Light Kills...
  • 3-IN-1 DESKTOP AIR PURIFIER - True HEPA air filter reduces up to...
  • COMPACT DESIGN - 11-inch tabletop purifier is perfect for smaller...
  • KILLS GERMS - UV-C light helps kill airborne viruses such as...
  • TRAPS ALLERGENS - Pre-filter traps dust, pet hair, and other large...
  • REDUCES ODORS - Activated charcoal filter helps to reduce unwanted...

It’s an amazing mid-priced model that has excellent reputation and looks great. Its dimensions are 7.5 x 6.5 x 11 inches and it is equipped with a charcoal section and a true HEPA filter for permanently removing some nasty air particles from your office, home as well as dorm rooms.

It also comes equipped with UV light along with titanium oxide that is capable of killing all the germs in the air. The cost of replacement filter is around $18 and it comes with a filter replacement wheel to advise you when you need to replace the filter. The operation of this air purifier is simple as it comes with a three speed fan control. On the lower setting, the fan runs quiet and generates a pleasing noise at low level. On high speed setting, it produces sound similar to white noise.

The UV germ killing switch in this particular model is an on/off control unlike the pushbutton offered in the bigger models AC4900CA and AC4825. Personally, I’m not a big fan of the absence of indicator light for the UV switch as these are there in the bigger models. However, it’s not a deal breaker.

Pros
  • UV along with titanium dioxide for getting rid of germs in the air
  • Excellent filtering ability due to small size
  • 3 speed fan control along with an on/off UV switch
  • Filter replacement price is low
  • Works quickly as fan moves a lot of air
  • Reminder wheel for filter replacement
  • Modern and sleek design
Cons
  • Available only in one color
  • No light for filter replacement
  • High fan speed could have been better
  • Offers only one year warranty

11. Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode

Sale
Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode
  • Coway Mighty (AP-1512HH) is designed to accommodate room sizes up to...
  • 4 Stage Filtration System (Pre-filter, Deodorization filter, True HEPA...
  • Coway Mighty pollution sensor communicates indoor air quality in...
  • Fan speeds available in 1, 2, 3 stages by manually setting up. While...
  • Timer feature allows the machine to run 1/4/8 hours before...

The best air purifier doesn’t exist. There are only the best air purifiers. That is to say, the features that make something the best can be different depending on what a person prefers.

However, a quick scan of the various reviews will tell you that the Mighty Air Purifier by Conway is efficient, durable, and inexpensive for the value.

While it may not meet every need you have, it’s certainly packed with a number of great features and an affordable price.

To find another air purifier as good as the AP-1512HH you’ll need to spend around $800. Meanwhile, the Mighty Air has a price tag of a mere $200.

Pros
  • Airborne particulates are decreased by 88% within 20 minutes of start-up.
  • The dimensions are 13.8 inches long, 14.5 inches tall, and 8.3 inches wide. It’s small so you can tuck it into the corner and not use up valuable floor space. It’s also easy to bring it from one room into a different room.
  • The pre-filter is washable, and it has a true HEPA at 12M. It also comes with a 6M carbon filter.
  • It comes with a timer feature, which is great if you’re out of the house at various points of the day. You can set it for 1, 4, or 8 hours of operation, ensuring your home is comfortable when you walk in the door.
  • If you need to change the filter the machine will tell you with a little blinking light.
  • The fan speed is adjustable, keeping things from getting too cold. For some people just the blowing wind is enough to chill them to the bone, so you won’t have to worry about that!
  • It covers up to 361 sq ft of space, perfect for an office or bedroom.
Cons
  • Higher settings make the unit vibrate, which can be annoying if you’re trying to sleep.
  • It’s hard to find filter replacements.

12. PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier – 3 Speeds Plus UV-C Air Sanitizer – Eliminates Dust, Pollen, Pet Dander, Smoke, Mold Spores, & Household Odors – with Whisper-Quiet Operation & Auto Off Timer

Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier - 3 Speeds Plus UV-C Air Sanitizer - Eliminates Dust,...
  • PURIFIES THE AIR: True HEPA filter captures 99.97% of dust, pollen,...
  • DESTROYS GERMS & BACTERIA: UV-C light safely destroys micro-organisms...
  • WHISPER-QUIET OPERATION: With a noise level at just 30dB, Pure Zone...
  • EASY & EFFICIENT OPERATION: Sets up in seconds for immediate use out...
  • WHAT YOU GET: Air purifier, 3-in-1 HEPA filter, user manual,...

The PureZone 3-in-1 boasts 3 speeds, a true HEPA filter, and a UV sanitize. This gives it an edge in the fight against germs and fungi. It’s an incredibly small model, much smaller than the others. This makes it the best for portability. It’s best feature is the ability to eliminate particulates in the air, thus not only eliminating possible allergens and viruses but also odors! It requires almost no work to set up. Just open the box and within minutes you’ve got cleaner air.

Pros
  • This model is incredibly quiet. This makes it a fantastic bedroom unit.
  • The 3-in-1 filter gives it amazing particulate eliminating power.
  • It features a UV-C sanitizer, giving it even more allergen fighting power.
  • It has an indicator letting you know when it’s time to change filters.
  • It has an automatic timer feature, allowing you to set the time and let it turn off without any further input.
Cons
  • The strong filtering system can also suck moisture from the air, leaving the room dry.
  • The strong filtering system also causes the air to circulate slowly.
  • The size gives it a small coverage range. It can only reach around 200 sq ft.

13. LEVOIT LV-PUR131 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, Odor Allergies Eliminator, Air Cleaner for Large Room, Dust, Smoke, Mold, Pets, Smokers, Home, Auto Air Quality Monitor, 322 sq. ft, US-120V – Great Smoke & Odor Removal for Med / Large Rooms With Auto-Sensing

Sale
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Large Room with True HEPA Filter, Air Cleaner for Allergies and Pets, Smokers,...
  • 100% OZONE FREE: Unlike some other brands, Levoit air purifiers are...
  • HIGHER EFFICIENCY FOR LARGE ROOM: With Honeycomb actived carbon HEPA...
  • SMART FILTER LIFE: With 's first smart algorithm, our air purifier can...
  • AUTO MODE: With a cutting edge smart sensor, the air purifier can...
  • QUIET AS RUSTLING LEAVES: Filter the air with a noise level of 27 dB...

If you have a lot of smoke in the air and you’d like to deal with that problem, this is one of the best-reviewed units on the market. It’s powerful, stylish, and has multiple features that are both useful and fun. Feel free to check the reviews for yourself. It’s always worth seeing multiple opinions on a product.

Levoit puts out a solid product, and most people find something to appreciate about their air purifiers. The LV-PUR131 maintains that tradition. The controls are simple to use. An LCD display ensures you can clearly read the settings.

It also has a sleep mode, which many people appreciate. It ensures the model won’t make noises during the night when you’re trying to rest. You can set it and forget it since it turns itself off automatically after you set the timer.

This Levoit model doesn’t stop at those features, however. It has an automatic mode which will run the fan faster or more slowly depending on need.

This does mean you may have to replace the filter a bit more often if it works hard for an extended period of time. Even so, you can expect to change it every 6 months. Whether you need to change it earlier or later, the machine lets you know when it’s time. Replacement filters can be a bit expensive, running $35 each. However, the fact that they last longer than many of the competitors means it’s still rather economical.

If you want a sleep mode then you’re in luck. This model has one! It’s got great coverage at 322 sq ft and is small enough to fit on desks, shelves, and countertops.

It also comes with a 2-year warranty.

Pros
  • It offers a great deal of coverage for the price.
  • The automatic fan adjustment mode is amazing and can really help make the room clean and free.
  • Sleep mode is incredibly quiet.
  • Controls are simple and easy to use.
  • LCD display to ensure clear delivery of information.
  • Automatic shut off feature that can be set at anywhere from 1 to 12 hours.
  • Great for the removal of smoke.
  • Overall fantastic reviews and high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • It’s smaller and more lightweight than other models of the same caliber.
  • Comes with a 2-year warranty.
  • The appearance has a sleek, modern aesthetic.
Cons
  • No remote control, forcing you to manually change settings if need be.
  • The automatic fan speed feature doesn’t give any indication of air quality level.
  • No nightlight.
  • Replacement filters are expensive given the size, so expect to spend around $35 each time.
  • Warranty isn’t very long compared to others of its caliber.
  • Only available in white.

14. Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter

Sale
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter
  • True-HEPA filter captures 99.97% of airborne pollutants; dust mites,...
  • 3 Stage cleaning, removes a range of allergens: dust, cigarette smoke,...
  • PlasmaWave acts as a permanent filter to safely break down odor,...
  • Delivered air flow :236 CFM, decibels : 27.8 . Smart Sensor gauges the...
  • No remote control . CADR rated for 360 sq. ft. Suitable for medium and...

This air purifier is sleek and stylish, making it look as much like a furnishing as a tech device as it sits in your home. It’s designed to work, covering 360 sq ft and working to clean pollutants as small as 0.3 microns. Repeated studies show that it can clean out up to 99.97% of the air pollutants. This is a great air purifier for cigarette smokers. It uses a 3 stage air cleaning system, which makes it amazing at cleaning out smoke and odors from the air.

The system contains a carbon filter, a true HEPA filter, and a PlasmaWave which works as a permanent filter. This portable cigarette smoke air purifier also features a SmartSensor gauge. This lets you know the surrounding air quality. It also has an automatic fan adjustment feature, allowing this machine to do almost all its work without any input from you. And you won’t have to worry about sleeping through the night thanks to the silent mode.

Pros
  • Extremely quiet, even without the silent mode.
  • It’s easy to find and replace the filters.
  • It comes with a handle, making it easy to carry and move.
  • You can always find the air quality information you need by checking the smart sensor, and the auto mode keeps you from having to constantly check.
Cons
  • The start up sound is rather annoying, and there’s no way to turn it off.

15. Rabbit Air MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier – Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-700A, White, Odor Remover)

Rabbit Air MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier - Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-700A, White, Odor...
  • Advanced HEPA filtration with six stages of purification and...
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Odor Remover customized filter: Traps and reduces odors from pets,...
  • The MinusA2 is designed to either stand alone or to be mounted on the...
  • Room coverage up to 700 sq. ft.

If you really want a great air purifier to get rid of cigarette smoke odors, this is the heavy-duty equipment that can do the job. It offers six-stages of air purification as well as a built-in deodorization process.

You can leave it as a floor unit, or you can mount it on the wall. This lets it purify the air near the ceiling, where the smoke tends to hang out.

It’s an amazing design and quite aesthetically pleasing. You won’t find a more stylish product, and you can even show off your own style by customizing the front panel display.

It also covers a huge amount of space, up to 700 sq ft. This is a great machine for a large room.

Pros
  • Runs quietly, nearly silent when on low speed.
  • Fantastic at removing odors and allows for filter customization to help destroy specific types of odor.
  • Great for clearing the air of allergens.
  • The user interface is simple and straight forward.
  • The auto setting works well and doesn’t require constant attention.
  • Comes with a remote control so you don’t need to physically reach the controls.
Cons
  • Rather expensive, since these amazing features can cost money.
  • The filters are also difficult to replace due to the high cost.

16. Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier with HEPA-Pure Filter for Allergies and Dust

Sale
Alen BreatheSmart Classic Customizable Air Purifier with HEPA-Pure Filter for Dust, Dander and Pollen...
  • PURE AIR FOR LIFE: We understand things happen, which is why Alen...
  • YOU'LL RECEIVE: 1 BreatheSmart Classic Air Purifier, 1 HEPA-Pure...
  • POWERFUL COVERAGE: BreatheSmart Classic is perfect for family rooms...
  • INNOVATIVE DESIGN: 15 diverse panel options that fit seamlessly into...
  • RESTFUL SLEEP: Generates soothing white, pink, red noise that gently...

Alen Breathesmart bodes well for you if customization and the color of your air purifier matter a great deal. Aside from the appearance of the Alen Breathesmart, it is also renowned for its leading technologies – the SmartSensor and WhisperMax. Furthermore, it is speced to suit typical office spaces and homes – it covers 1100 sq. ft. The technologies implemented in the Alen Breathesmart have made it a top air purifier. It is a good choice if you only want to invest your hard earned money on a top-of-the-line air purifier.

It is packed with a lot of useful features such as the auto mode which adjusts air quality automatically. Another significant feature is the Lifetime Warranty that Alen Corp has attached to the purifier. You also have the option of choosing between four different HEPA filters. With each filter designed for a specific purpose, you can match your needs with the appropriate filter. For instance, smokers should choose the HEPA-FreshPlus that has 3lbs of activated carbon suited for odors, chemical, and smoke filtering.

Pros
  • It has a sleek and slim design that is space efficient. As such, it is the best air purifier if you are interested in a powerful purifier that also has a sleek design.
  • It comes in at least 14 color palettes.
  • The WhisperMax technology allows the purifier to be efficient and fast while being exceptionally silent.
  • The Smart HEPA system automatically adjusts the airflow to the purifiers to guarantee optimum purification.
  • The SmartSensor Technology continuously evaluates the quality of air thereby enhancing the removal of pollutants and allergens from indoor air.
Cons
  • When operating at higher settings, it can be quite loud.

17. Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier (SPA-625A)

Sale
RabbitAir BioGS 2.0 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier (SPA-625A)
  • The BioGS SPA-625A air purifier will filter all the air in a room up...
  • BioGS HEPA Filtration with 4 stages of purification and deodorization....
  • An ultra quiet BLDC motor operates at five different speeds. It's...
  • Energy Star certified units will not run up your energy bill.
  • Backed by industry leading five-year warranty and 24/7 lifetime...

Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 HEPA purifier is an ultra-quiet air purifier. Its function is driven by a BLDC motor that operates at 5-speed to decrease or increase air flow as you need. It circulates the air in an apartment or room twice an hour.

Importantly, while cleaning the air in your room or apartment, the BioGS 2.0 does not leave a large carbon footprint. It has been designed to be eco-friendly and, therefore, it consumes less energy than many other air purifiers. It essentially helps you stay green.

Pros
  • It has an efficient 4 stage filtering system that consists of the pre-filter, HEPA filter, carbon filter (charcoal-based), and a negative ion generator.
  • EnergyStar rated machine
  • It is a quite machine. It runs almost silent at low speeds.
  • Its filters can last up to 3 years and they are washable.
  • It can purify rooms even of large sizes up to 625 sq. ft.
Cons
  • Must be installed 2ft away from any wall
  • Filters need to be changed quite frequently

18. AeraMax 100 Air Purifier for Allergies, Asthma and Flu with True HEPA Filter and 4-Stage Purification

AeraMax 100 Air Purifier for Mold, Odors, Dust, Smoke, Allergens and Germs with True HEPA Filter and 4-Stage...
  • Air purifier features True HEPA filter with AeraSafe antimicrobial...
  • An odor eliminator that also captures mold, dust, germs and...
  • Automatic air purifier performance with AeraSmart Sensor that monitors...
  • Certified asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy...
  • Recommended for small sized rooms from 100 to 200 square feet

AeraMax 100 has been designed and manufactured to cater for people with asthma and allergy concerns. As such, it comes with AeraSafe antibacterial treatment and the HEPA filter. These two technologies combine to rid the air off of any ragweed, germs, viruses, dust mites, mold spores, cigarette smoke, and much more. You are assured of a good night’s sleep when you have the AeraMax 100 as it will reduce allergy occurrences and asthma attacks.

Pros
  • Certified allergy and asthma friendly by the AAFA (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America)
  • Has a special mode for the flue and cold season
  • It is efficient in purifying small rooms (100 to 200 sq. ft.)
  • Sleek design
  • AeraSmart sensor enhances the detection and purification of air
Cons
  • Loud purifier
  • Filters have to be changed frequently – monthly

19. SilverOnyx 4 in 1 Air Purifier w/ True HEPA Carbon Filter, UV Light, Ionizer. Best Home Air Cleaner for Allergies and Pets, Smoke, Dust, Mold, Smokers. Powerful Small to Large Room 500 sq ft. 

SilverOnyx Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, Air Quality Monitor, UVC Sanitizer, Ionizer, Home Air Cleaner...
  • AIR PURIFIER FOR ALLERGIES AND PETS: True-HEPA H13 charcoal filter...
  • 5 LEVELS OF POWERFUL FILTRATION: This model features 5 levels...
  • TRUE HEPA FILTRATION: High quality air purifier with True HEPA H13...
  • CLEAN AIR IONIZER: The SilverOnyx HEPA air purifier with ionizer, UV...
  • RELATED: Air Purifiers for Home Large Room, Allergies and Pets 2019...

This is the air filter for individuals with pets, allergies concerns, bacteria, dust, mold, and for smokers. It is designed to clean both large and small rooms up to 500 sq. ft. It comes in the color and weighs a mere 4lbs. Its function is driven by a 5-speed motor for precise control of filtration function. It makes use of the HEPA H13, which is the leader in the filtration of ultra-fine particles. The plug and play air filter can be used to filter your home office, your bedroom, nursery, and much more.

Pros
  • Has a 5-stage filtration system
  • It can filter air in rooms up to 600 sq. ft.
  • Its sleep mode offers quieter purification operations
  • Comes with 5 speeds for a wide variety of conditions
  • Has an in-built air ionizer
Cons
  • Filters are not washable
  • Loud in its higher settings

20. Smoke Stomper Home Smoke Eater – Air Purifier Smoke Eater

Smoke Stomper Home Smoke Eater (Cherry)
  • Remove smoke from the air in your home.
  • Improve air quality for a healthier life.
  • Ideal for a designated cigarette or cigar smoking room.
  • Easy to change filters in five minutes flat.
  • Available in four great finishes to match the decor in your home.

As an air filtration system, this product offers you commercial grade filtration operations ample enough to clean even your office. However, it operates quiet enough for home use. Additionally, it is efficient. In terms of maintenance, you can change the filters in as little as 5 minutes.

With this product, you can remove smoke from the air in your home, thereby living a healthier lifestyle. Additionally, the activated carbon in the filter removes all gases, fumes, and odors. All the while it operates quietly.

To improve its versatility, it comes with fixed wheels, which allow you to move the filter around your house with ease. It comes in a variety of colors, which makes it easy to match your decor.

Pros
  • Very portable
  • Plug & play
  • It is quiet
  • Changing filters is very easy
Cons
  • Can only cover small rooms

What Is Smoke?

Smoke is made of two major particles that are fine particles and gases.

The Particle Matter. This is the first major type of pollutant that is found and smoke and that is the fine particles in the smoke. This is a mixture of the solids and liquid that is suspended in the air of the smoke. Some of these are large enough for you to see them with your eye as they are the dark thick smoke, others are going to be so small they can only be seen with a microscope. The fine particles are the ones that are very dangerous to your health as they are the ones that can get into your lungs, cause your eyes to burn, give you a runny nose, and even cause some types of lung disease. The particles that are in smoke can be very small in size and in some cases are only 0.1 micrometers big.

Gas pollutants. The particles are a serious problem, but that is only a part of the story. Now it is time for the rest of the story and that is the fact that smoke has gases that can cause harm. The gases are often seen with combustion and are a bi-product and often are carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides. These are going to have some organic chemicals in them as well and these can often be seen as the volatile organic compounds. These are going to even be the known cancer causing chemicals of Benzene and Formaldehyde.

Why Do You Need a Room Air Purifier for Cigarette Smoke?

Even a small amount of exposure to the second hand smoke can be seen as dangerous to people. This does not even require a long exposure time for the cigarette smoke to be harmful. In fact, the CDC has put out estimates that over 2.5 million people have died in the last 50 years because of the exposure to second hand smoke.

Now, this does not mean that a brief exposure is going to cause you to get cancer or a smoke related disease. However, what it can do is lead to an asthma attack. It may even have an increase in the amount of allergic reaction people have. This can make it hard for kids to breathe properly. You may even get a complaint about the lack of great smells in the air. This is when you will find the air purifiers will be a great option to help you out with the smoke.

The National Institutes of Health actually said that inside of tobacco smoke you will find 250 chemicals and out of those you will notice that almost 70 of them are known to cause cancer. Since this is the case, you will see exposure to second hand smoke is one of the highest causes for premature death in nonsmokers. The threat to children is really high as this increases the number of colds and bronchitis, but also leads to SIDs as well in infants.

You will find that the bottom line is to stop smoking in the home if you want to help the health of people around you. If you are working on that still, but do not want to have the smell of cigarette smoke in the air, then an air purifier is the best option.

Air Filtration System Benefits For Health

You will have a lower risk of developing an allergy.

In fact, some of the impurities that are in the air can cause allergies that are very difficult to treat. You will find that the best way to reduce this risk is by lowering the chance of smoke actually reaching your lungs to help protect your lungs. Often you will notice that the kids are the ones that are going to be the main threat to develop an allergy or asthma. Since this is the case you will want to keep them safe by using this device.

The cleaner the air the easier it is to breathe.

You will find that no smoke in the house also means you will not have bad odors nor would you have horrible smelling air. You will find that even if you are smoking or have burnt food in the kitchen the HEPA filter and carbon filter will help to keep the particles that make the odor easier to remove.

So you will not have anymore second hand smoke.

You already know that smoking and inhaling cigarette smoke is bad for your health, which is why you do not want to smoke inside of the home. Since the fumes are not visible it will take a great air filter to capture all the particles in the air. The better air purifiers will not have any problems in capturing the particles.

Best Type of Air Purifier for Cigarette Smoke and Cigar Odor

The Different Types Of Air Cleansers:

Electronic Air Cleaners

These models are available either as an add-on unit or stand-alone unit. They work by producing electric fields. As soon as an airborne matter passes inside the field, they gain ionizing charge, which is then dragged to the oppositely charged collection plate.

Ionizer Air Purifiers

The ionizer functions much like the electrostatic air cleaner, except they do not have collection plate. This purifier emits oppositely charged ions into the air which bind with dust, allergens and other impurities, causing them to fall to the ground, where they will be vacuumed.

Mechanical Air Filters

This is the most common and important means of air purification. This is because they trap toxic wastes in one or several neatly interlaced sieves. High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are known to absorb as much as 99.7% of allergens and matter passing through them. At times it is coupled with activated charcoal or carbon pre-filters. These two are enough to help you eliminate tobacco smoke.

On the other hand, if you really want to get serious, and want something that is effective, consider Ultra Low Penetration Air (ULPA) filters. This filter is known to trap even more microscopic particles such as bacteria and mold.

Ozone Generator Air Purifiers

Ozone generator air purifier is generally new and it works by releasing Ozone, which is a molecule that contains 3 oxygen atoms; one which divides and binds to pollutants.

Product manufactures mentioned that it has the ability to not only purify the air but also eliminate odors in a room. Because of the unique dual features, this device has certainly taken the market by storm.

On the other hand, EPA has found out that for this product to function as advertised, they generally do little and consume electricity. As shown on the EPA website, there is scientific proof that shows that at a concentration level that does not exceed public health standards, the Ozone has very little potential to remove indoor air contaminants. Furthermore, the concentration of Ozone needed to perform effective purification is high to a point where it is dangerous to humans.

The sad truth is that not all air purifiers are designed to get rid of cigarette smoke; and therefore, if you buy the wrong type of air purifier, you will simply be wasting your time and money, which getting any positive effects. As such, you need certain types of air purifiers for smokers.

A majority of purifiers you will get on the market are not designed to get rid of smoke or any other gaseous pollutants. In other words, it simply means that it cannot eliminate smoke odor. Rather, 99% of air purifiers are designed to get rid of particles that would result in allergies such as pollen, pet dander, or dust. This is because they are the main features homeowners look for in a purifier.

Can Air Purifiers Help With Cigarette Smoke?

A purifier designed to help with tobacco smoke must be able to deal with:

  • Microscopic particles that form the odor
  • Airborne particles that form visible smoke

These functions are made possible with two pieces of technology:

  • True HEPA filtering system (This removes 99.95 of particles, including visible smoke)
  • Activated Carbon filter (Known to absorb smoke odor)

NOTE: Did you know that activated carbon filters is the real secret behind eliminating the smoke odor?

A Guide To Choosing An Air Purifier For Smoke

Selecting the best air purifier for smoke is an important decision, especially when it comes to health issues and family safety. However, with the many available options today, selecting the right one can be a challenging task. For instance, you have to take the size of your home into consideration and if the purifier can be up to the task. In a nutshell, you have to take into account the odor and smoke you want to get rid, examples chemical smells and agents, cooking smells, and even paint fumes. You need to make sure that the product can keep the air fresh and clean.

However, with these tips, you do not have to worry because you would have already done the hard work.

Things To Consider When Buying an Air Purifier for Cigarette Odors:

1. HEPA filters

One of the most important things to consider when purchasing an air purifier is if it contains a HEPA filter.

High-efficiency particulate arresting filtration (HEPA) is a type of technology that eliminates as much as 99.97% of all airborne matter, provided it is more than 0.3 µm in size or larger.

Removing smoke from the home requires that you have an air purifier that utilizes HEPA filtration technology.

2. Using Activated Carbon Technology

A HEPA filtration system may help with smoke problems due to tobacco smoke but if you have other types of bad odor, you may need an activated carbon air purifier.

Smoking inside of the home leads to odor that does more than simply stick in the air that is breathed in. It also tends to hang on other things in the home including carpeting, furniture, and curtains.

There are a variety of different sizes of activated carbon that include those that contain a few pounds or those that contain 10-20 or more pounds of carbon. This is a very effective way to remove smoke odors from the home once and for all.

3. Consider the Square Footage

When purchasing an air purifier, you want to choose one according to the clean-air delivery rate (CADR). This program was originally developed by the Association of home appliance manufacturers and it allows you to choose an air purification system that will work for you. If you purchase a HEPA air purifier that also has a high CADR, it will remove more of the contaminants from the air every minute that it is running.

My personal favorite air purifier doesn’t even have a CADR rating but don’t worry, you can figure it out easily. Figure out the square footage of the home and then multiply it by 0.75. If you are purchasing an air purifier that doesn’t have a CADR, that will allow you to get the number on your own.

As the example, let’s assume you are working in a room that is 272 ft.². That would mean you take 272×0.75. In other words, the CADR is 204. You also need to calculate the square footage where the air purifiers going to be operating. This will allow you to determine if it has enough capacity to remove the smoke particles that may stick in the air.

The frequency of the filtering cycles is also something to consider for removing both cigarette smoke and the associated odors. In most cases, an air purifier will have a cycle of approximately 10 minutes but it will be different from one model to another. Using a model with a faster filtering cycle would process more air and much more quickly. It will also mean that you will change the filters frequently.

4. Features

There are a number of different features to keep in mind when looking for the best air purifier available. Here are a few of the options that you would want to look for when making a purchase.

A fan is very important with the use of an air purifier. The fan will pull the air into the purifier so that it can be filtered. You can purchase fanless models but they are going to use the air movements that already exist in the home. They run quieter but they do not do as good a job as those that contain fans.

There may be additional operation speeds that can make a difference in the purification of the air as well. Some of them will adjust on their own, including those that run quieter during the nighttime hours. You may also purchase programmable models so will recognize when you have an environment that would require additional filtration. It would set the unit on high when a lot of cigarette smoke exists.

A programmable timer is also something that can be quite handy. It allows you to operate the unit for a certain amount of time, even when you’re away. It will turn off automatically and you can enjoy an odor free home because it operates before you enter the space.

Another very useful option is a servicing indicator. It doesn’t matter if you are using a HEPA filter or one that is similar to a HEPA filter, clogging is eventually going to become a problem. When the air purifier alerts you to the fact that you need to change the filter, it can be very convenient.

Other models may also include features that are not on this list. They can include handles, remote controls, and dirt sensors.

You may find it beneficial to choose an ionizer that is not producing ozone. Checking with the top air purifier reviews using the description of the product or the operation manual will allow you to identify this feature.

5. Efficiency

One of the often overlooked options for an air purifier is energy efficiency. When purchasing the purifier to remove smoke from the indoor environment, you don’t want to use too much energy since you’re going to be using it all day long.

What You Should Remember about Air Purifiers Used for Cigarette Smoke Removal?

  1. Noise is always going to be an important issue. Purchasing a quiet air purifier allows you to operate it in a bedroom or in an area where people typically congregate.
  2. The owner’s manual is going to provide information about the placement of the air purifier. It will help to improve your results.
  3. Avoid smoking inside if at all possible.
  4. The filter should be changed in the HVAC system frequently to maximize benefits.
  5. Typically, the HEPA filter will need to be changed every six or eight months. This will vary, depending upon the amount of pollution inside the home.
  6. If you choose a model that has a replacement reminder, it will not make that determination on the quality of the air but rather, on the operation time.
  7. Visually inspect the filter periodically to see if it needs to be replaced.

What Are The Prices of The Best Air Purifiers for Smoke Odor Removal?

You will find different levels of pricing on air purifiers used for smoke odor removal. They include those that are friendly on the budget, all-purpose models and premium options.

If you choose a budget-friendly purifier, you will find it has to operate longer to do the same job. They don’t typically have a true HEPA filtration system. Typically, you will pay less than $75 for one of these air purification systems. Desktop models can also be purchased for under $40 in many cases.

If you are purchasing an all-purpose air purifier, it will do a fairly good job of cleaning the air in a single room of the home. They will likely have a true HEPA filter and some additional features, although the specific features will vary from one model to another. When purchasing an all-purpose model, read the reviews carefully and check the manuals to make sure you are getting a quality product. You will typically pay less than $200 for an all-purpose air purifier.

The highest priced, and highest quality air purifier is a premium model. These types of purifiers will allow the air in the entire home to be cleaned effectively. You can check various features on these including the Energy Star rating and read the reviews to determine which needs the least amount of maintenance. Some of these premium filtration systems will connect to the HVAC system directly. You will pay a minimum of $500 for this type of model but it is not out of the question to spend more than $1000.

If you do decide to use a whole house air purification system, be sure you look at the square footage rating carefully. Some of the air filtration systems may only purify 1000 ft. or perhaps even less.

In conclusion, there’s been a lot of information and effort put into checking the type of filtration system that can eliminate cigarette smoke and the associated odors. Unfortunately, many of the air purifiers on the market are only going to waste your time and money. They will not really reduce the pollution inside of the home. There is an exception to the rule, however, and that is the indoor air purifier.

This type of machine is very effective and it is made for eliminating smoke odors in the indoor environment. It will trap the odors, removing them from the air and recirculating healthy, clean air throughout the home. This will help to improve the air quality and offer more protection for your family.

It is our hope that this list of quality air purifiers to remove smoke will help you to make an educated decision. They are rated as satisfactory for removing smoke and odor. All you need to do at this point is look at your budget and your specific needs.

Conclusion

When you are in the market looking for a best air purifier for smoke, you will surely come across many different brands and models. However, it is important to note that a majority of them are not as effective as you may imagine when it comes to getting rid of the smoke. This is because they do not have Activated Carbon filters.

Therefore, to really find what you are looking for, consider going for a purifier with an Activated Carbon filter.

Editor’s Choice

Sale
Germ Guardian AC4825 22" 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Air Purifier for Home, Full Room, UV-C Light Kills Germs,...
  • 3-IN-1 AIR PURIFIER FOR HOME - True HEPA air filter reduces up to...
  • KILLS GERMS - UV-C light helps kill airborne viruses such as...
  • TRAPS ALLERGENS - Pre-filter traps dust, pet hair, and other large...
  • REDUCES ODORS - Activated charcoal filter helps to reduce unwanted...
  • QUIET OPERATION - The lowest setting can be used as gentle white noise...

Professional’s Choice

Rabbit Air MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier - Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-700A, White, Odor...
  • Advanced HEPA filtration with six stages of purification and...
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Odor Remover customized filter: Traps and reduces odors from pets,...
  • The MinusA2 is designed to either stand alone or to be mounted on the...
  • Room coverage up to 700 sq. ft.

Low-budget Choice

Sale
Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04532GM Room Odor Eliminator
  • Keeps a whole room smelling fresh
  • 3 carbon filters trap and neutralize odors
  • Keeps a 10' x 10' room smelling fresh for up to 3 months
  • 2-speed switch
  • Uses less energy than a 15-watt light bulb, Voltage- 120 V

Last update on 2019-07-19 / Rating by Author / Affiliate links, Images, Descriptions & Price from Amazon Product Advertising API

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.