I went out Friday with some girlfriends to a nice restaurant and wore my Yukon boots and carried my Alex suede bag. It wasn't until the dinner service was over that several other guests around started smoking. When we first came in, I didn't smell any smoke at all, and I'm very very sensitive. When I woke up Saturday morning I walked past my bag and the smoke stench hit me like a brick wall so I had put two boxes of baking soda in the bag hoping to absorb some of the smell. But, it is just disgusting and I don't want to carry this bag now with this horrible wafting stink around it. I'm afraid of spraying anything around it for fear the chemicals will damage the hardware or the suede. Is there anything I can do to restore my bag to usability? Curiously, my boots don't smell nearly as bad, nor did the down filled coat I had worn. I can't wait till the smoking ban in restaurants is in effect!