LAS VEGAS — Through the puffs of vapor from Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) attendees, the exhibit floor at the annual convention and trade show featured an array of cigars, vaping devices, hookahs, pipes, glassware and loose tobacco, as well as cannabis- and hemp-based cannabidiols (CBDs).
Brands such as San Francisco-based Juul Labs, as well as newcomers from the e-liquid, vaping and medicinal-remedy space, presented at the show, which was held Feb. 11-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Here’s a rundown of a few memorable products …
Juul had a big presence, with TPE attendees well aware of Richmond, Va.-based Altria Group’s recent $12.8 billion investment for a 35% stake in the e-cigarette maker. After discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Juul pulled its Creme, Cucumber, Fruit and Mango flavored cartridges, or “pods,” from retail stores, opting to sell those only online.