Last updated on August 8th, 2022

If you are looking for a lounge air purifier to eliminate cigar, hookah or vape smoke, I recommend taking a look at the 6 air purifiers down below. I consider them the best pick for any lounge, as they show great results in removing smoke particles from the air and are reliable pieces of modern engineering.

Blueair Pro XL: The Best HEPA Air Purifier for Cigar or Hookah Lounge

Room Coverage:
930 sq. ft.
CADR:
>600 Dust, Smoke / >450 Pollen
Filter Life:
6 months
Replacement Filter:
Check Price
Noise Level:
32 - 58 dB
Power:
33 - 256W
Dimensions (LxWxH):
10" x 20" x 44"
Weight
66 pounds

Blueair XL Pro is the best air purifier for any cigar or hookah lounge if the owner wants to clean the air from smoke. For me, this air cleaner is the best for two reasons:

  • Its Clean Air Delivery Rate was verified by the AHAM and it does remove smoke odor from ~ 1000 sq. ft. spaces. This is the highest rated AHAM air cleaner in ages!
  • The Pro XL model employs not one, not two but three HEPA filters! Each HEPA filter removes the tiniest particles up to 0.3 micron. The air filters utilized by this Blueair air purifier are large and tightly sealed to capture as much smoke as possible. However, the Blueair Pro HEPA filters catch not only smoke particles, but also bacteria, viruses, pollen, dander, germs, and prevent mold growth.

3 speeds allow for regulating the airflow and cleaning speed. It is also possible to set the air purifier in Auto mode, so the built-in sensor will automatically adjust the cleaning speed based on the number of pollutants present in the air.

The Blueair company was established long ago and the Pro XL is their leading portable model. The only downside is the high price tag – however, compared to many other air purifiers, it’s worth the cost.

Tracs TM250: Best Affordable HEPA & UV Air Purifier for Lounges

Room Coverage:
470 sq. ft.
CADR:
250 CFM
Filter Life:
up to 5 years
Replacement Filter:
Check Price
Noise Level:
44 - 59 dB
Power:
100W
Dimensions (WxDxH):
15.5" x 15.5" x 21.5"
Weight
46 pounds

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Tracs TM250 is my choice for the best affordable air purifier for any smoke lounge. You can check my review following the link above, and here I’m just going to leave this short video of how fast this hospital-grade air cleaner cleans the air from 10 smoke bombs:

Impressive, right? And compared to the previously reviewed Blueair Pro XL it’s much cheaper. Sure, area coverage is also smaller, but you can always get two models instead of one and put them in the different places to cover the whole space.

Oh, and with additional UV-C lights, the TM250 also keeps your lounge from viruses, germs and bacteria. So your place is not just regularly cleaned from the smoke smell but also well sanitized.

Another thing is that this air purifier is made in the US. So if you want to support local factories, getting one unit for your lounge is a no-brainer.

Alen BreatheSmart 75i w/ HEPA Filter Designed to Remove Cigar, Vape or Hookah Smoke

Room Coverage:
650 sq. ft.
CADR:
347 CFM
Filter Life:
12 months
Replacement Filter:
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Noise Level:
25 - 49 dB
Power:
1.8 - 45W
Dimensions (LxWxH):
11.5" x 18.5" x 27"
Weight
27 pounds

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Alen BreatheSmart 75i is another powerful air cleaner for large rooms and lounges. Few things make it stand out among many other air cleaners:

  • Alen company has developed a special HEPA air filter to remove heavy smoke. Doesn’t matter what kind of smoke – wildfire, cigar, hookah, vape – the filer catches all of them without a hassle.
  • A built-in ionizer helps to catch particles and odor as well. This ionizer produces ions that target and cling to harmful particles. As a result, the particles get bigger and easier to catch by the HEPA filter.
  • Apart from having Auto mode, this air cleaner also features Sleep mode: power consumption and noise are reduced to almost zero when this mode is on.
  • Compared to the previously reviewed air purifiers, the BreatheSmart 75i is very quiet: despite it generating high airflow, the maximum noise is capped at 49 decibels. For a cigar lounge it’s nothing – you, your employees, and customers won’t even notice the unit and can easily have conversations without being distracted.

Overall, I recommend buying at least one BreatheSmart 75i portable air purifier for your lounge if you want to constantly clean the air from tobacco, vape or hookah smoke.

iWave-R: Best HVAC Air Purifier for Smoke and Hookah Lounge

Coverage:
Whole House
Airflow:
2400 CFM
Self-cleaning:
Noise Level:
Silent
Power:
10W
Dimensions (LxWxH):
6" x 4.8" x 2"
Weight
1 pound

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iWave-R is the best air purifier to install in the HVAC system of your lounge to constantly clean the air from smoke, dust, bacteria and other air pollution with its ionizing technology.

The unit can be installed in a duct system of up to 6 tons and can be programmed to clean the air at a specific time. It doesn’t require any maintenance or replacements – just install it, turn it on and leave it to do the job.

iWave-R is the best pick for an air purifier when it comes to cleaning the air from smoke and other smells in whole houses, lounges, and offices. Maintenance costs are extremely low at $10 per year.

Airpura P700: 18lbs Carbon Filter to Eliminate Smoke and Odors

Room Coverage:
1200 sq. ft.
CADR:
635 CFM
Filter Life:
36 months
Replacement Filter:
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Noise Level:
30.2 - 63 dB
Power:
120W
Dimensions (HxWxD):
23" x 15" x 15"
Weight
42 pounds

Airpura P700 utilizes the largest Activated Carbon filter you’ll ever see – a whopping 18 pounds of activated charcoal absorb whatever smoke, or any other VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and odors you might smell in your lounge. With this portable air purifier installed in the lounge, the air is always clean and fresh.

This air purifier utilizes a 4-stage air filtration process. The cleaning stages are as follows:

  • Pre-filter – captures larger particles. Washable and doesn’t require a replacement.
  • 18-pound Activated Carbon filter to eliminate smoke, VOCs and other smells.
  • Airpura HEPA filter to catch allergens, bacteria and irritants as small as 0.3 micron at 99.97% efficiency.
  • One UV-C lamp for virus treatment.

The best results are shown in lounges up to 1200 sq. ft., however, the manufacturer sets the recommended coverage of up to 2000 sq. ft. It mostly depends on the amount of air pollution indoors, so if the air quality if fairly good and your primary goal is just to remove smoke, the Airpura P700 can be used in larger spaces.

Rabbit Air BioGS 625-A for Hookah Smoke (Small Room)

Room Coverage:
313 sq. ft.
CADR:
Dust 165 / Pollen 189 / Smoke 152
Filter Life:
12 months
Replacement Filter:
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Noise Level:
22.8 - 50.4 dB
Power:
5 - 39W
Dimensions (HxWxD):
22.2" x 16.6" x 9.8"
Weight
16.8 pounds

Rabbit Air BioGS 625-A is the best budget air purifier for hookah or cigar smoke. It can be used in a small lounge, or in the home lounge to capture smoke and odor constantly – 24 hours per day, 7 times a week.

Rabbit Air is a well-known American company: their line-up of air purifiers is an excellent example of how quiet but powerful an air purifier can be. Their air cleaning products remove bacteria, germs, pollen, and odors from small rooms and apartments to large open spaces.

Compared to all previously reviewed air purifiers, the BioGS 625-A is extremely cheap: it is priced under $400 and its HEPA filter requires a replacement once per year (retails for under $100). So if you aren’t ready to spend $1000 or more on an air purifier, or you just don’t need a large and powerful unit, this one is the best you can get for the price if your main concern is smoke removal.