The new tobacco products are smokeless, spitfree, and literally melt in your mouth.
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New Product #1: Snus
Snus are small pouches of tobacco placed between the lip and gum. Snus originated in Sweden and it’s the only country in the European Union that hasn’t banned it completely! Now that American cigarette companies RJ Reynolds and Philip Morris have launched their own versions of Snus, this product is crowding convenient store shelves across the US, offering flavor varieties that include “Frost,” “Mellow,” “Winterchill,” “Spearmint,” “Peppermint,” and “Rich.” As more information about the dangers of Camel and Marlboro Snus comes out, the FDA has taken action and mandated larger warnings on the advertisements and the packages themselves. The actual tobacco product itself, however, is not regulated in the same way cigarettes are.
CAMEL IS LEADING THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISSOLVABLE TOBACCO PRODUCTS, WHICH INCLUDE ORBS, STICKS, AND STRIPS. THESE CAMEL DISSOLVABLE PRODUCTS HAVE UP TO 3X MORE NICOTINE AS A REGULAR CIGARETTE.
New Product #2: Orbs
“Orbs” are small pellets resembling breath mints that last just a few minutes before melting away. Orbs come in “Mellow” and “Fresh” flavors. Mellow is a sweet tobacco flavor, while Fresh is minty. After being test-marketed in other states, these mint-sized tobacco pellets started sneaking into VA convenience stores and shops as recently as July, 2010.
New Product #3: Sticks
“Sticks” are skinny nicotine-laced tobacco sticks about the size of a toothpick. Sticks come in Mellow flavor, like the Orbs, and take between 5 and 20 minutes to dissolve completely. They pack 3.1 mg nicotine per stick – or as much as 3x more than a regular cigarette.
New Product #4: Strips
“Strips” may look and feel like regular dissolvable breath strips, but Camel’s strips are actually made of tobacco. These mint-flavored strips can dissolve in seconds and come in a pocket-friendly package half the size of an ipod.
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New Product #5: Stonewall & Ariva
Stonewall and Ariva are also flavored dissolvable tobacco pellets, similar to Camel Orbs, but they don’t come in any sort of child-proof packaging. Stonewall, available in the flavors “Java,” “Wintergreen,” and “Robust Natural,” packs 4.0mg of nicotine per pellet, or 3-4x as much as one cigarette! Ariva is only available in Wintergreen flavor, but still has 1.5mg nicotine, which is more nicotine than its Camel Orb counterpart.