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Question #5875 posted on 05/28/2004 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I share a small office with a guy who goes out to smoke every hour or so. He comes back smelling really bad, and my throat is getting irritated from all the second-hand smoke. Do you have any suggestions for how to mitigate this problem, besides asking him to give up his addiction or requesting to change offices?

- non-smoker

A: Dear Non,
That's a tough break. The one thing I might suggest is using Oust air freshner after discussing this with your coworker to make sure he isn't completely offended. (It might even be a nice indirect way of bringing up the subject, if you haven't been able to bring it up politely before.) I think Oust works great at getting rid of odors, and it might help you out. If that doesn't work and you're still adamant about getting rid of the second-hand smoke, you can try an air purifier. They're not cheap, but it may be worth it to improve the air quality.