Smokebuddy launched in 2008 with the mission to help tobacco and cannabis smokers keep their smoke to themselves. The personal air filter spares others from inhaling secondhand smoke and the dangerous toxins in it. It contains a carbon filter that, when used correctly, eliminates up to 90 percent of smoke exhaled into it.
It’s easy to use; simply inhale normally, then exhale directly through one end of the device and odorless air comes out the other. Exhaling directly into the chamber effectively reduces secondhand smoke and eliminates odors.
At just over three ounces, the Smokebuddy’s lightweight, compact design allows smokers to take it with them wherever they go. Customers rave about the Smokebuddy’s ability to trap smoke, calling it a “must-have stash item,” “better than an air purifier,” and an “essential apartment must-have.”
Smokebuddy units come in three different varieties: original, junior and mega. The filter in the Smokebuddy Original lasts for approximately 300 uses, or one-to-six months (depending on how often it’s used). The Smokebuddy Junior offers 150 uses and the Smokebuddy Mega is set for 600 uses. They are available in more than 20 different color options, including pink, tie-dye, lime green, camouflage, glow in the dark and a special ”Smokebuddy Cares” designs. Each also comes with an LED light keychain.
Smokebuddy Cares in More Ways Than One
Not content with simply saving people from second-hand smoke, Smokebuddy is committed to helping those in need both at home and abroad.
A portion of the proceeds from each purchase of a Smokebuddy filter goes directly to charities throughout the world. The company has previously helped to raise funds for The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund and Forgotten Not Gone (FNG), a nonprofit dedicated to saving veterans and their families from suicide.
Smokebuddy Cares’ proceeds currently help support Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW), a nonprofit organization that augments local expertise to provide relief after natural disasters.
As of December 2018, the company has so far raised $2,500 and counting for ROWW’s disaster relief efforts.
The nonprofit was founded by late actor Paul Walker, who organized a relief team after a massive earthquake devastated the country of Haiti in 2010. The organization deployed to regions in Florida, Indonesia, Guatemala and Puerto Rico in 2018 alone.
ROWW aims to provide medical relief, support water filtration devices and assist with post-disaster cleanup, among many other services.
“On a typical international deployment, a team of seven will see 500 patients in six days and provide the capability to treat 10,000,000 gallons of clean water,” the organization states on its website.
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