LAS VEGAS -- Retailers saw a growing focus on vaping and closed-system e-cigarettes on the 2018 NACS Show floor this year, even while cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos garnered a lot of attention.
From fourth-tier cigarettes to flavored cigars, traditional combustibles and other tobacco products (OTP) retained a solid presence with tobacco manufacturers at the annual convention and trade show.
Here’s a sampling of what was on display …
Unless otherwise noted, photographs by CSP Staff
Altria Group Inc., Richmond, Va., introduced its new campaign, “Reducing Risk, Expanding Choice,” and featured several products that deliver nicotine without the combustible element of traditional cigarettes. Among these products were its heat-not-burn device, iQOS; a closed-system vaping unit called MarkTen Elite; and an oral nicotine product called Verve.
JTI International, Teaneck, N.J., featured two of its products: its fourth-tier cigarette, LD, and its Logic vaping device. The company said demand for value products has pushed growth for LD cigarettes, while at the same time, consumer interest in closed-system, pod-based e-cigarettes has buoyed its Logic e-cigarette, with sales over the late summer, early fall surpassing the same time frame from a year before, officials said.
Miami-based NicoGen Pharma Solutions has developed Rogue, a 100% tobacco-leaf-free nicotine product for occasions when users can’t smoke, vape or chew. The product comes in tablets, gums, lozenges or pouches in a variety of flavors and strengths, the company said.