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This assumes of course you have a AC system.
The carpets also contain padding that has been absorbing the smoke odors as well. Simple cleaning helps just a little bit. Even with professional cleaning it may take many attempts to rid the odors out.
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But even if you completely remove the carpet, the odors are still in walls, floors and ceilings. Some paints will seal in the smoke odors, but will not get behind the walls where the odors have saturated. A house breaths and when this occurs it pulls the tobacco smoke with it. Leaving this by product stuck in the insulation, in electrical boxes and all sorts of places you cannot clean or get to. When it becomes damp out this odor is then released again.
If the odors are really offending, and I know of no tobacco odor that is not. You may want to consider having a Ozone company come in and blast the house for one or two days. This Ozone will remove this smell quite fast.
We do this in rental cars and used car lots to remove the odors left behind by people who smoked in their cars. We run the AC system when doing this and it gets rid of the odors trapped in the heating and cooling coils at the same time.
However TSP will remove the surface layers of the built up nicotine. Which is yellow in color and will bleed through any latex paint put on it. And should be used for that exact reason. It will not remove the odors that have penetrated behind the walls, in the insulation, duct and and
Here is a link from one of the many Ozone generator suppliers that may help explain better how this process works.