On a Sunday afternoon in the fall of 2013, I was tired of working, sat down to watch a movie, and decided on “The Tourist” starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie (it’s a good movie). In the opening scene, Jolie is walking down the aisle of a train car trying to recognize her boyfriend who had had plastic surgery to hide from a Russian mob boss. Depp is smoking an electronic cigarette (back in 2013, vaping was new). I had never seen such a device and put the movie on pause to search it on Google. After learning about it, I thought “why not put nicotine into a tobacco substitute to make a safer snuff”? Easier said than done…
The next five years was spent trying to perfect the idea. Finding the right tobacco substitute, the right grind, the right flavors, etc., etc., turned out to be a lot of work. A sign with Thomas Edison’s quote “I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” hung in the lab and gave me inspiration after yet another failure.
In the end, I believe we have developed an excellent product. The use of corn husks is patented as the tobacco substitute. Husks are flavorless and odorless and allow crisp, clean flavors and aromas. The grind supports a solid pack with few floaters. There is no bad breath or heartburn. Most importantly, it provides an alternative to tobacco. To the best of anyone’s knowledge, there is nothing in corn husks that is carcinogenic (cancer causing). Hardly a week goes by that someone doesn’t thank us for helping them get off tobacco.
I hope that you will give us a try and we can help you on your journey to a healthier and longer life spent with family and friends.