I'm asking this question so I can link it to a person I sold a lens to. I'm not trying to cheat the buyer out of a refund, but they are unwilling to try the simple remedies I offered.
I requested they put it in a box with baking soda, or spray the box with febreeze and then sit the lens in the box.
I'm leary on this particular deal, because I've sold many things on this forum that have came from a home that involves cigerette smoke. I have also sold equipment that has been exposed to a campfire, which smells a lot worse then cigerette smoke. The remedy I used in my Lowepro bag that reaked of campfire smoke was baking soda.
If you guy have any other remedies that will work, I appreciate it. I didn't realize the lens smelled that bad of smoke, since my equipment was in a bag and I febreeze my room daily. My Mom smokes in the home and my room very seldom smells like smoke. This is also the first complaint I've had about cigerette smoke on my equipment, and I've sold an extensive amount of equipment.