Trade-Show Exhibitors Refresh the Back Bar

By 
Angel Abcede, Senior Editor/Tobacco, CSP

Smoker Friendly Tobacco Festival and Conference

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- With FDA regulation seeming to relax just a bit this past July—at least with regards to electric nicotine-delivery systems (ENDS)—innovation in the category appears to be picking up.

A lot of that innovation could be seen at the recent Smoker Friendly Tobacco Festival and Conference held Aug. 21-26 outside Denver.

Here’s a peek at the variety of products exhibitors had to showcase …

Arc Distribution

Arc Distribution

A flavorful line of Burst e-liquid products came from Arc Distribution, Santa Ana, Calif.

Boulder International

Boulder International

New Castle, Del.-based Boulder International displayed its electronic cigarettes and e-liquids. 

Chill of Sweden

Chill of Sweden

Promoting its On! brand of nicotine pouches, Chill of Sweden, Miramar, Fla., exhibited flavors such as wintergreen, mint, cinnamon, citrus and coffee.

E-Alternative Solutions

E-Alternative Solutions

Darien, Conn.-based E-Alternative Solutions displayed its line of Cue vaping systems, which include a device charger and prefilled, disposable cartridges.

Island Lifestyle

Island Lifestyle

Sarasota, Fla.-based Island Lifestyle featured several tobacco accessories from its colorful Tommy Bahama line.

Free River Distributing

Free River Distributing

Selling medicinal products derived from kratom, a tropical tree found in Southeast Asia, Free River Distributing, Eagle, Idaho, displayed capsules and liquids designed to ease pain, help people sleep or boost energy.

OCB (Republic Tobacco)

OCB (Republic Tobacco)

Sean Dietrich was a featured artist for OCB’s (Republic Tobacco) newest line of cigarette-rolling trays. He signed his work, which depicted several fantastical creatures, for attendees at the Smoker Friendly trade show.

Pax Labs

Pax Labs

San Francisco-based Pax Labs featured its Juul vaping system, which includes a starter kit containing a vaping device, charger and four flavored pods.

Republic Tobacco

Republic Tobacco

Glenview, Ill.-based Republic Tobacco distributes a line of rolling paper that includes the brands OCB Organic Hemp, OCB Premium and OCB Solaire.

Royal Blunts

Royal Blunts

Hemp and cigar wraps, as well as glass filter tips, were among the many items from exhibitor Royal Blunts, Tustin, Calif.

Space Jam Juice

Space Jam Juice

San Clemente, Calif.-based Space Jam Juice offered varieties of e-liquids with names such as Starhunter, Thermal and Particle X.

Swedish Match North America

Swedish Match North America

Featuring a line of nicotine pouches, Swedish Match North America, Richmond, Va., showcased its Zyn line, which is available in six flavors.

TopaCan

TopaCan

For smokers who use empty beer cans as ashtrays, TopaCan, Nashua, N.H., invented a simple can topper to facilitate the habit.

Xikar

Xikar

Kansas City, Mo.-based Xikar promoted a wide array of cigar and cigarette products, including lighters, cutters and travel cases.