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 …
A flavorful line of Burst e-liquid products came from Arc Distribution, Santa Ana, Calif.
New Castle, Del.-based Boulder International displayed its electronic cigarettes and e-liquids.
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.
Darien, Conn.-based E-Alternative Solutions displayed its line of Cue vaping systems, which include a device charger and prefilled, disposable cartridges.
Sarasota, Fla.-based Island Lifestyle featured several tobacco accessories from its colorful Tommy Bahama line.
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)
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.
San Francisco-based Pax Labs featured its Juul vaping system, which includes a starter kit containing a vaping device, charger and four flavored pods.
Glenview, Ill.-based Republic Tobacco distributes a line of rolling paper that includes the brands OCB Organic Hemp, OCB Premium and OCB Solaire.
Hemp and cigar wraps, as well as glass filter tips, were among the many items from exhibitor Royal Blunts, Tustin, Calif.
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
Featuring a line of nicotine pouches, Swedish Match North America, Richmond, Va., showcased its Zyn line, which is available in six flavors.
For smokers who use empty beer cans as ashtrays, TopaCan, Nashua, N.H., invented a simple can topper to facilitate the habit.
Kansas City, Mo.-based Xikar promoted a wide array of cigar and cigarette products, including lighters, cutters and travel cases.