Culture | 11.14.2023

Meet Philter, Makers Of The First Biodegradable Smoke Filter And Your New Best Phrend

Philter wants to help you create a better world one exhale at a time.

It didn’t take long for the cannabis market to take off in states where it’s recreationally legal. That, as well as nicotine vaping, is made for individuals seeking to avoid cigarette smoking.

All this smoke and vapor entering our society has increased everyone’s risk of secondhand smoke or vapor. Yes, secondhand vaping is a real thing.

Although vaping is a step up from inhaling carcinogenic cigarette smoke, you’re still inhaling someone else’s vapor containing nicotine. Some people simply can’t be around vapor altogether due to allergies, tolerances, and sensitivities.

That’s where Philter Labs comes in, the makers of the world’s first biodegradable smoke and vape filter that eliminates smoky exhales through its flagship product, the Phrend.

About Philter Labs

Philter Labs CEO Christos Nicolaidis explains that people exposed to secondhand vaping and secondhand smoke are not being addressed.

At the same time, “How do you address that, plus give people who are vaping the rights they deserve to vape as well?” he asks.

The answer is the Phrend, a biodegradable smoke and vapor filter with 100% sustainable packaging and materials. With this handy product, Philter is striving to eliminate secondhand smoke while enhancing the lives and consumption routines of regular cannabis and nicotine users. It’s a win-win scenario.

The company is one of the fastest-growing tech startups in San Diego, California. Now, it’s happy to introduce its very first product made from biodegradable material, the Phrend, a filter that promotes social change for cannabis consumers, vapers, cigarette smokers, and secondhand inhalers alike.

Your New Best Phrend

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As mentioned, one of the most impressive aspects of the Phrend is its biodegradable content. The filter itself and its packaging are either 100%:

  • Biodegradable
  • Compostable
  • Recyclable
  • Reusable

The Phrend’s filter cartridges are made of plant materials from field corn and wheat straw, combining PBAT and PLA. Plus, this filter takes less than 3 years to decompose completely, whereas regular plastics stay on our soil for hundreds, if not thousands of years.

The new and improved Phrend was designed for the seasoned and professional smoker looking for an efficient product for the long haul. This particular design promotes faster and more efficient exhales while letting you get up to 500 exhales per filter.

Perhaps the best thing about this product is how it gives back to the planet. Don’t throw away your packaging! Philter’s neat exterior sleeve can be planted to grow wildflowers. Here’s how to do it:

  • Remove the outside sleeve from the packaging
  • Submerge it under a thin layer of soil
  • Water lightly daily
  • See your wildflowers bloom and provide clean air and pollen for the bees

Are you ready to meet your new best Phrend? Order now and get acquainted.


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Philter’s innovation doesn’t stop at the Phrend. Meet The PHLIP, the ideal companion for vapers. Before we dive into this needed accessory, let’s clear up any misconceptions. 

Yes, secondhand vapor exists. Not only that, but the residue of frequent exhales builds up on walls, surfaces, and your things. Your innocent pets might just lick it up. Luckily, there’s a filter for that. 

The PHLIP is a personal vapor filter that’s good for up to 150 exhales. It attaches to your vape ben, letting you inhale from the device and exhale directly into the PHLIP. With no excess vapor and no smell, The PHLIP was designed to eliminate odor and germs with every exhale. 

But how does it work? Philter’s patented Zero-5 Technology™ not only traps airborne particles but destroys them, and according to independent labs, it captures and destroys up to 97% of airborne particulates, pollutants, and VOCs as small as 0.3 microns. 

In other words, exhaling pure, cloudy vapor is virtually impossible. Get yours now and puff with confidence.


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Yes, it gets even smaller than The PHLIP. For personal sessions on the go, look to The POCKET for your smoke-eliminating needs. 

The POCKET is the smallest secondhand smoke filter on the market, and it does the job effortlessly. Good for up to 150 exhales, The POCKET is a pocket-sized powerhouse that, like other Philter products, doesn’t only capture airborne particles but destroys them. 

Perfect for making sessions ultra-discreet, this handy smoke filter can be used indoors, outdoors, or wherever you’d like to keep your sessions under wraps and odor-free. Philter’s patented Zero-5 Technology™ was designed to capture and destroy unwanted pollutants and odors. 

And don’t let its small size fool you; The POCKET means business. Order today and experience why Philter Labs is the #1 brand for personal smoke filters nationwide.

For more products and information about Philter Labs, visit their website at

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