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Fragrant mask with chewing gum

You actually WANT to get this mask on
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So your breath isn't foul and you feel great wearing the mask with it's addicting fresh oranges fragrance. You'll even want to wear one when it isn't needed.

After a while you chew this one up and take out another one.

Problem solved.

pashute, Dec 19 2021

Scented mask https://www.scented-mask.com/
No mention of chewing gum though.... [a1, Dec 20 2021]

The wasted chewing gum bacteriome: an oral history https://www.nature..../d41586-021-03660-7
Short story - see also the research paper that inspried it [a1, Dec 23 2021]

Research referenced in short story https://www.nature..../s41598-020-73913-4
... showing the the bacteriome of wasted chewing gums from five different countries and the microbial successions on wasted gums during three months of outdoors exposure. [a1, Dec 23 2021]

What I was actually referring to https://www.reuters...tickets-2021-12-14/
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       What is the role of the chewing gum?
pertinax, Dec 19 2021
  

       I don’t believe anyone wants to wear a mask if we don’t need to. I can just put essential oils on and smell orange all day.
xandram, Dec 20 2021
  

       // I can just put essential oils on and smell orange all day. //   

       You likely wouldn't. Eventually you'd become desensitized to it.
a1, Dec 20 2021
  

       // What is the role of the chewing gum? //   

       Maybe this one is made OF chewing gum, so when it loses its frgrance you can chew it up?   

       [-] though, as scented masks are WKTE.
a1, Dec 20 2021
  

       Not sure you could make something cheap AND filtery AND edible, but it would solve the "disposable mask litter everywhere" problem.
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 23 2021
  

       // would solve disposable mask litter everywhere" problem //   

       While adding to the "discarded chewing gum everywhere" problem.
a1, Dec 23 2021
  

       No no! Not a chewed used mask. The problem that is solved here is the problem that people DONT WANT TO WEAR MASKS. There is a piece of chewing gum attached to your mask with a string. It has a good taste and at the same time is addictive.   

       The solution is similar to the link I will now post about the rice-paper tickets in Germany. There is also an addictive smell to the mask itself.   

       No more fights about not wearing masks. Everybody just wants to wear one.
pashute, Jan 12 2022
  

       //Not a chewed used mask//
Ah. Your description REALLY implies that it is the mask that is chewed. Having chewing-gum inside won't change the "don't want to wear mask" problem; I (for eg.) don't like chewing gum (I have no problems with masks...).
neutrinos_shadow, Jan 12 2022
  

       I regret that I have only one bun to give for this idea. The clarification is even worse than the original.   

       Chewing gum on a string attached to a facemask? It's gonna need something more addicting than a fresh orange fragrance. Maybe a milligram of carfentanil would do the trick, and wearers would never worry about masks again.
a1, Jan 12 2022
  

       …and I’m so curious as to what is in the gum that makes it so addictive? And also, is it edible string?
xandram, Jan 12 2022
  


 

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