The phantom smell got progressively worse.
hate being around cigarette smoke. I
get away from it as fast as I can
, but I cannot get away from this phantom sensation. I kept looking for the source of the smell, kept sniffing my hair, took a shower, changed clothes just to make sure it wasn't something on me. I spent at least a week thinking there was some real source of the smell, until I started asking others and no one else ever smelled anything.