How to Smoke in a Dorm and Not Get Caught
Going to college allows for young people to get out of their parent’s house, gain some independence, and get an education. For a regular smoker, this would mean the ability to smoke freely in their new living space.
The only problem with this is that most freshman and sophomore college students live in on-campus dorms. Smoking indoors produces a ton of smoke and smells which may tick off resident assistants, officials, or even a smoke detector.
Smoking in your dorm room is not the smartest idea, but it is possible. There are many ways you can limit the smoke and smells that your herb creates. These techniques will probably not cover up or eliminate the smell completely, but they will definitely help.
As I’m sure you already know, there are many ways to smoke. Some prefer to roll with papers, some rip bongs, and others pull a pipe or a vaporizer.
I am not here to persuade you to choose a method, at least today, but for the sake of smoking in a college dorm, smoking with rolling papers or wraps is out of the question. They tend to produce amounts of smell and smoke that can’t be covered up. The smarter and safer option is to smoke a bong or a pipe.
Ventilation and Creating a Sploof
When smoking in your dorm room, it is important to always remember to ventilate the room to eliminate as much smoke as possible. Also be sure to monitor the smell.
The easiest way to keep air flowing is to open a window and put on a fan. Point the fan towards the window to blow all smoke-filled air out. In the end, this will prevent the smoke from escaping into the hallway.
Another way to help prevent a significant amount of smell is a sploof. A sploof is a homemade filter that keeps unwanted odors from escaping and overtaking large areas.
Creating a sploof is fairly easy. All you need to do is stuff a toilet paper roll (just the cardboard) with twelve dryer sheets and wrap each end of the roll with a sheet.
Once the sploof is assembled all you need to do is exhale smoke into it and distinct smells will disappear due to filtration. These two methods will help keep dorm smokers safe!
How to Smoke in a Dorm Room with a Smoke Detector
Being conscious of smoke detectors in hallways and dorm rooms is essential if you do not want the fire department showing up and knocking on your door. The easiest way to make sure your detector will not sound is to cover it with a plastic bag.
Beware that covering your smoke detector is against all university fire codes. If you are caught with your detector covered you will be written up. Just remove the bag when you finish smoking to ensure that your fire detector is working in case of an emergency!
Obviously, you cannot put a plastic bag over the smoke detectors in the hallways. To make sure smoke does not reach these detectors, just put a damp towel between the door and floor gaps leading to the hallway. This will create extra protection against the smoke escaping.
Ozium or Burnt Popcorn?
Ozium is an air sanitizer and freshener used by professional institutions. Just a small amount of the spray will rid of most smells and stenches. Spraying your room two to three times should suffice. It would not be a bad idea to spray the common hallway for safety measures.
If attaining Ozium becomes an issue you can always reside to the old school burning popcorn technique. It is very simple. All you need to do is, burn popcorn. Put the packet of popcorn in the microwave for a couple of minutes too long. The smell will almost completely remove all unwanted odors.
Don’t Shoot the Messenger
Whether you choose to use all or a few these techniques, remember it is not guaranteed you will not get caught. Smoking in dorms is prohibited. This doesn’t mean people will not choose to smoke anyway.
If you are one of those people who choose to smoke anyway, I hope these techniques and methods helped you learn how to smoke in a dorm, but I also offer you a word of caution. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!