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Bsl
Quit 601 days ago
I know this sounds strange but every once  and  a  while  I smell cigarette  smoke on me. (Phantom  smells) lol. Anyone else have this issue or am I the strange one?
Last reply: August 16 @ 8:07 am
  • Green Meenie
    Quit 1,045 days ago
    August 13 @ 8:21 pm
    I have never had that experience myself but anything is possible. I do know that once I quit smoking, I smell stale smoke smell on someone who comes close to me and has just finished one and that smell is really nasty. Of course I never smelled it on me when I smoked but now ..... Oh Boy! I don't mind the smell of cigarette smoke when someone is still smoking one but the aftermath - YUK!
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      Bsl
      Quit 601 days ago
      August 13 @ 8:25 pm
      Isn't that the truth! Just grim and gross.
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,372 days ago
    August 14 @ 6:21 am
    Bsl, I guess it can happen, but don't let it bother you.  Lucille.
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    judythebeauty
    Quit 655 days ago
    August 14 @ 8:52 am
    Hey Bsl, how goes the battle?  I have not had that issue, I smell it on everyone else out in public, but so far not me, probably a good thing, because I would want one.
  • QuitCoach Stacey
    Quit 1,650 days ago
    August 14 @ 10:20 am
    Hi there Bsl.  I don't think it is strange at all.  People have phantom limbs etc, so why not phantom smells.  Maybe research it a bit.  Just to ease your curiosity.  I too am curious to know if it is a real thing.  If you are experiencing it, then it is certainly real to you.  Congratulations on 483 days smoke free!  ~QuitCoach Stacey
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      Bsl
      Quit 601 days ago
      August 14 @ 4:28 pm
      There is such a thing. It is called "Phantosmia" and is more common  in women  than men. It can be brought on by migraines and I get migraines that affect  my vision. So we have an answer and I am not crazy! Lol.
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    Bsl
    Quit 601 days ago
    August 14 @ 6:37 pm
    So it turns out there is a thing called Phantosmia where a person smells unpleasant  odors. Spoiled food is common and so is cigarette  smoke. Who knew. It can be brought  on by anxiety  as well as migraines . There you have it. I am not all that crazy after all.
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      judythebeauty
      Quit 655 days ago
      August 16 @ 8:07 am
      Well, we already knew you weren’t crazy! Glad you found out what it is, interesting find.