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Forget Ricola — Mask that Cold!

Hay fever + Swine Flu = paranoia. While your chances of getting the dreaded disease are virtually nil, plain old allergies are still a major pain this time of year. In Japan, it’s not uncommon to see people wearing paper face masks
out in public, to lessen their chances of inhaling pollen or germs.

Last November, the company Pianta came out with a mentholated throat drop candy for easing the difficulty of breathing and soothing the irritable feeling in the nose and throat caused by seasonal allergies. What makes it unique is the fact that they combined it with a mask!

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You eat a candy, exhale the strong menthol and let it permeate in your mask so that you feel better. The mask is understandably popular during allergy season (from October to March) and also recently because of the swine flu. Pianta initially prepared 200,000 bags of candy (with 23 candies per bag) and sold out within two months. They sell for 200 yen. Feel better!

Sarah S.

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May 29, 2009 at 11:22 am Leave a comment

A New Cigarette Faux You

Japan is a nation of smokers. At restaurants, cafes, train stations, bathroom stalls — you’ll always find yourself surrounded by a handful of nicotine-addicts puckering up for a deep, long drag. Being the sole non-smoker in Tokyo, I got used to spraying Febreeze on my clothes after an evening with friends. The stench of tobacco was just a fact of life.

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So it didn’t surprise me to find that a Japanese company came up with a cost-effective means of smoking — the super cigarette: an electric device that looks and tastes like the real thing and can save chain-smokers up to $800 a year. Special features include: a chargeable battery; an LED bulb at the end of the device that turns red when you suck in; and a smoke-producing cartridge that comes in different flavors like menthol, strawberry and cherry (Think hookah).

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The amazing thing is that as much as this product seems like the real thing it doesn’t emit tar nor other carcinogens found in a pack of Marlboros. So along with saving money, it’s supposedly a good way to wean yourself off the habit. All this can be yours for only $120!

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Of course if you know a smoker or two, you’ll realize that kicking the addiction is hard. Really, really hard. And especially in a country where many start smoking as young as 12, you’re gonna have a lot of die-hards yearning for the real thing. But who knows… maybe there’s a trick to this new-fangled pipe. Never know ’til you try, right?

Himawari

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March 25, 2009 at 10:42 am Leave a comment


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