Does Vape Smoke Stick To Clothes?

Last Updated on: 15th September 2023, 07:34 pm

As an ex-smoker and avid vape user, I’ve had my fair share of experience with this issue. But fear not, my friend! I’m fixing to give you some tips and tricks that’ll make you smell fresh as a daisy.

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Does Second Hand Vapour Stick To Clothes?

You bet your boots that vape smoke can stick to clothes! Just like cigarette smoke, vape smoke can cling to fabric and leave a pesky odor that lingers around. And let me tell you. It is no walk in the park getting rid of that smell.

The extent to which vape smoke sticks to clothes can depend on a few factors. The type of vape device, the vapor concentration, and the exposure length can all play a role. But generally speaking, if you’ve been hanging around vapers for a while or blowing clouds of vapor yourself, chances are that vape smoke has made itself right at home on your clothes.

But fear not, my friend! With a little effort and some good old-fashioned know-how, you can eliminate that pesky vape smell quickly. Refer to my previous answer for some handy dandy tips on dealing with second-hand vape smoke on clothes.

Will It Also Stain Clothes?

While vape smoke lingering in the air may not necessarily leave a visible stain on clothes like cigarette smoke, it can still cause some discoloration over time. This is especially true for lighter-colored fabrics, which can turn yellowish or brownish over time from repeated exposure to vape smoke.

But fear not, my friend! You can still take steps to prevent discoloration and keep your clothes looking sharp. One easy way is to avoid exposing your clothes to vape smoke in the first place. If you’re hanging around vapers, position yourself away from the vapor clouds as much as possible. And if you’re the one doing the vaping, try blowing your clouds in a direction away from your clothes.

Don’t worry too much if you do end up with some discoloration. You can still try some of the tips I mentioned earlier for dealing with vape smoke odor on clothes. And if that doesn’t do the trick, plenty of stain-removal products can help restore your clothes to their former glory. Just be sure to read the labels carefully and test any products on a small, inconspicuous area of fabric first to avoid mishaps.

Getting Rid Of That Smoke Smell

Air It Out

Now listen up. This here is a mighty important tip. If you’ve been hanging around a bunch of vapers and you’ve got that sweet, sweet scent of vape smoke on your clothes, you first want to get some fresh air flowing. Hang your clothes outside for a spell, or if it’s too cold for that, open a window and let the breeze blow through. There’s nothing like good ol’ Mother Nature to help clear the vape fumes.

Wash It Up

Now if airin’ it out doesn’t do the trick, it’s time to break out the laundry detergent, partner. Toss the clothes in the washing machine with hot water and a good dose of detergent. That should do the trick! If the smell still lingers, try washing them again with some vinegar. Yep, you heard me right, vinegar! It’s a mighty fine natural odor eliminator and won’t harm your clothes.


Whether hanging around vapers or blowing clouds of vapor yourself, remember to be mindful of where that vape smoke is going. Try to avoid exposing your clothes to vape smoke as much as possible, and if you do end up with some vape odor or discoloration on surfaces, don’t worry – there are plenty of ways to tackle it.