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Tommy Chong, fresh from his stint on “Dancing with the Stars,” is returning to his roots as a cannabis industry pioneer with the launch of a product designed to “swipe away” the smell of marijuana odors on clothing.

“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,” the comedian said.

“I could have used my Tommy Chong’s Smoke Swipe 10 years ago to save me from a lot of headache,” he quipped. “Now, those who partake in it can keep it to themselves.”

The reusable product, which is rubbed across clothing to neutralize odors, will be sold for $10.99 per 3-pack online at www.chongswipes.com, and in head shops and dispensaries nationwide in the coming months.

Chong is known as one-half of the cannabis-fueled comedy duo Cheech & Chong, a partnership that produced six gold records and eight films, which he co-wrote and directed.

Chong went on to appear in several films and television shows, including “That 70s Show,” where he played a pot-loving hippie named Leo.

After a nine-month prison sentence in 2004 for shipping bongs to Pennsylvania, the comic became a passionate advocate for cannabis freedom.

In 2012, Chong announced he was battling prostate cancer and decided to combat his illness with a controversial cannabis oil protocol. He says he is now cancer-free.

City News Service

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