Comedian Tommy Chong, known for the marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedies, has partnered with Reviver Clothing Swipes to launch a line of swipes designed to remove the smell of cannabis and tobacco odor on clothing.
Reviver said the product helps keeps marijuana usage discreet, a need that is more relevant than ever with the growing legalization of both recreational and medicinal marijuana.
"While our culture is rapidly accepting cannabis consumption as a way of life, it's fair to acknowledge that smelling like cannabis in many public settings may not be cool," Chong said in a statement.
"I could have used my Tommy Chong's Smoke Swipe 10 years ago to save me from a lot of headache," he added, referring to a nine-month prison sentence he received in 2004 for shipping bongs to Pennsylvania. "Now, those who partake in it can keep it to themselves."
"We are honored to collaborate with the legendary Tommy Chong," said Reviver founder and CEO Ben Kusin. "With his input, we were able to develop the ideal product that's long overdue for cannabis consumers."
The swipes are portable and reusable, Dallas-based Reviver said. Customers can place a swipe on their fingers, rub the applicator across clothing to neutralize odors, and replace it into its re-sealable package.
Tommy Chong's Smoke Swipe is available for $10.99 per 3-pack at www.chongswipes.com and will be landing in head shops and dispensaries nationwide in the coming months.
As part of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong, Grammy Award-winning Chong minted six gold records and released eight films. Chong went on to star in several films and television shows, including his regular character, "Leo" on the comedy series "That 70s Show."
In 2012, Chong announced he was battling prostate cancer and decided to combat his illness with a controversial cannabis oil protocol. On July 5, 2012, he revealed that the cannabis treatment had been effective and he was cancer free.