Need help! Cigarette smoke? in General Concertina Discussion Posted January 25 I'll second the kitty-litter suggestion. I bought an old accordion on-line that arrived so smoky it was unplayable. I tried lots of things but the kitty-litter in the case was the one that seemed to work. Even so, it's amazing how long-lasting tobacco smoke is - I still seem to catch the occasional whiff, years later.