sablebrush pointed out that secondhand smoke is a danger not only to others but also to the smoker. I spent the last 16 months smoking in a bathroom and I'm quit 75 days.
There is no getting rid of the smell other than, I think, an effective exhaust.
I wish! Sadly, it's not easy and the smell can never be fully cleared. This is coming from someone who was previously married to a real estate agent. I know that smoking in a house decreases the resale value by a significant amount. One option is the garage with a heater. Or, if you the fortune of a backyard, then a Man-Shed with a heater is wonderful. One of my smoking buddies built a wonderful one room shed and pimped it out with air conditioning and a heater and electricity. It is sweet!
Last winter I actually bought an ice fishing tent/house at Bass Pro. I put it out on my deck with a space heater and it worked great! I was able to enjoy my pipe without the wind (oh the darn wind is the big problem for a pipe smoker).
I’ve tried ALL purifiers! Spent mucho $ trying. They don’t work. The one thing that does work is what Brian Levine discusses in the radio show 2 or 3 weeks ago, that is a massive high speed ventilation fan. When I buy a new house I am going to install one and finally have a smoking den.
I'm restricting myself to one room- where the TVs are mostly, and the smallest bedroom. So, my heirs may take a small hit when they disclose that "an old curmudgeon enjoyed a few bowls in that room, which we've fumigated and had blessed and hallowed by three priests."
You'll get used to the reek of stale smoke in the drapes, paint, carpet, etc. It's nothing different than particles which adhere to your hair, skin and clothes. You can spend a bunch of moneys for fans, etc. but, the house will still reek. The smell is just part and parcel of smoking, not the cleanest of the many wee vices we enjoy.
Only smoke in the den with a box fan in the window always on throughout the day. Clears smoke out pretty well. Now, my wife smoking cigarettes in the living room without such is another story, though at least there is no carpeting to contend with where we do our smoking.
I know. It's a fault.
Folks complaining about the smell of stale smoke are some of the same people who love a well manicured yard, but hate the noise of the mower, love fishing but refuse to clean them, watch NASCAR with the sound off because, "It's too loud!", enjoys a good riot but detests the gas or getting shot, spends big bucks for front row seating and then complains because the boxers' sweat got all over him.