Hey, guys, I was called out to investigate the air quality in a 1970s home in which the original patriarch smoked for over 30 years. The tobacco smell wasn’t present, but a strong menthol (like cough drop or chest rub) smell emanated from the kitchen area, with the original hardwood cabinets all around.
The father passed away and the daughter now owns the home and complains of the smell. My working theory is that the hardwoods have held the smell and are slowly releasing it, but I don’t know much about hardwoods, smoking, or menthol. Anyone have a theory?