I once bought a brick of really cheap knock-off "The Simpsons" playing cards. I figured they would be cheap-ass print jobs (and they were; the registration is so bad it's truly laughable), but holy cow, they stank of cigarettes. The brick box stank of it. And, even though each deck was sealed in plastic, removing the wrapper didn't really help. The smell just got in, somehow.
I haven't thrown them away, yet. I keep them stored in a plastic shopping back, high up on a shelf far away from sensitive noses.
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