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The Smokebuddy Air Filter: Smoke Where You Want, Not Where You Can

College dorms and common areas are generally not considered ‘hotspots’ of personal privacy. From loud music and social gatherings to the (not so) infamous Popcorn Arson down the hall, control over the sounds, smells and serenity of your personal space is limited. Furthermore, students who enjoy tobacco or cannabis products face even greater restrictions—both on and off campus.

Fortunately, for the benefit of both smokers and non-smokers alike, Smokebuddy has created the first truly personal air filter. By combining highly-advanced, HEPA filter technology with a versatile array of colors, themes and form factors, there’s a Smokebuddy to meet everyone’s needs—regardless if it’s a mad dash to class, relaxing with your suite-mates or a Saturday night blowout with your entire dorm. In your room. Registered with your resident advisor, of course!

The simplicity of the design is what makes it so brilliant; rather than filtering an entire room or area, Smokebuddy personal filters purify the air exhaled directly through the filter.  The Activated Carbon core is combined with Ceramic Bead technology to filter away contaminants and remove smoke and odors.  By eliminating the impact on your immediate area, your neighbors and the environment, you can tailor your efforts towards your laser-like focus on attaining a higher education, free from the shackles of wandering RA’s, unhappy roommates or letting a social life get the best of your studies. There are no batteries or filters to replace, no apps to download, no assembly instructions; the only complexity you’ll face is getting it out of the box.

Smokebuddy purifiers come in Junior, Original and Mega forms, the difference being the size and the lifespan of the filter. The “Junior” is perfect for purses, pockets, backpacks or coats and has a lifespan of 150+ uses.  The “Original” (and best-selling) is great for dorm rooms, automobiles, travel (and more), with a lifespan exceeding 300 uses.  The monster of them all, the “Mega,” is a beast, suited for the serious consumer. It’s great for apartments, dorm halls or suites, even the football team, and designed to last as long as your lungs will (give or take). The affordable, long-lasting filter is made from Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic (PCR) and can be recycled once the filter lifespans expires.

Customers can choose from an array of colors and themes, including several flavors of Tie Die (for the lava lamp types), Glow in the Dark (for you romantics out there) and both Camo and “The Grenade” (for Active Duty, ROTC, and Military History majors). The Smokebuddy Company actively supports Charity causes, including the Las Vegas Victims Fund and Children’s Hospitals, is active in the local community and sponsors youth and adult hockey and racing programs.

If you’re a college-aged smoker, you’re probably asking yourself right now, “Could it get any better?” The answer to that, of course, is “YES!” For a limited time, Smokebuddy is offering a preferred discount to College News readers.  Simply enter “BACKTOSCHOOL” in the Discount Code section at checkout and receive a “20%” discount on your entire order.  Act fast, as this offer is good only through the date of your first exam.

Smokebuddy’s motto is “Keep Your Smoke to Yourself,” which is exactly what it allows you to do.  We can’t guarantee it will make you an admirable roommate, but by reducing your impact on the space and the people around you, it’s a step in the right direction.  With regards to the Popcorn Arson and your snoring roommate, unfortunately, you’re on your own.

 Smokebuddy

Smokebuddy was founded in 2008 with the sole focus of producing high-quality, personal air filters, providing our customers the freedom to smoke what they want, when they want. We design and develop one-of-a-kind products that eliminate smoke, odors and pollutants while reducing their impact on non-smokers and the environment. Our products and sponsorships efforts support a variety of charities as well as our local community, and our warehouse, headquarters and distribution facilities are proudly located in southern California.

You can find more information about Smokebuddy and our extensive product line at www.smokebuddy.com.  For distribution inquiries and wholesale opportunities, contact us at (818) 762-6061 or via email sales@smokebuddy.com.

Marijuana

New Policy Ends Marijuana Prosecution

As of August 1, it is now legal in Manhattan to smoke marijuana in public, unless it poses a threat to public safety.

Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, proposed plans to stop prosecuting low-level marijuana cases May 15.

In a New York Times report, it was revealed that there is a large racial gap for cannabis-related arrests. 86 percent of people arrested for marijuana cases were people of color: 48 percent being black, 38 percent were Hispanic—only nine percent were white.

This issue was one of Vance’s main reasons for the new policy. “Our research has found virtually no public safety rationale for the ongoing arrest and prosecution of marijuana smoking and no moral justification for the intolerable racial disparities that underlie enforcement.

“Tomorrow, our Office will exit a system wherein smoking a joint can ruin your job, your college application, or your immigration status, but our advocacy will continue,” he goes on to say.

The new policy is expected to reduce marijuana cases by 96% percent, from 5,000 a year to fewer than 200.

This decision has also raised questions regarding total legality of cannabis across the state of New York.

So far, nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational cannabis. Recently, Vermont became the ninth state to legalize marijuana, with the effective date of legalization being July 2018.

Earlier this year, a Department of Health (DoH) study commissioned by governor Andrew Cuomo concluded that the use of recreational cannabis should be legalized. Cuomo had previously suggested that he was against the legalization of the drug by saying that it is “a gateway drug”.

His opponent, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has also expressed her desire for marijuana to be legalized in the state of New York, it being one of her main policies. “We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity,” she says.

Brooklyn has already ended prosecution of the use of marijuana and has seen astonishing results. Low-level marijuana arrests in Brooklyn have decreased by 90 percent, going from 349 cases in January to 29 in June.

Although Manhattan and Brooklyn have ended prosecution on all low-level cannabis cases, the Bronx, Staten Island and Queens are yet to change their policies.

Vance ends his statement: “I urge New York lawmakers to legalize and regulate marijuana once and for all.”

Further reading: Marijuana Arrests in Colorado