House was formerly owned by a smoker. Will 1 coat of primer(Kilz in my case) cover and seal in odor inside the house?

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    Instead of, or in addition to Kilz, consider an ozone generator. Ozone does a good job of removing smoke odor. You can buy a small generator, or rent a larger one to get the job done faster.
    – Doug Deden
    Apr 21, 2019 at 20:48

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I would scrub the walls with TSP first. Smoker residue can bleed through even Kilz in my experience.

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