Trends & New Products from the NACS Show: Tobacco (slide show)

Here’s what caught CSP’s tobacco editor’s eye at the annual trade show

Published in CSP Daily News

By  Melissa Vonder Haar, Tobacco Editor

Altria's MarkTen e-cigarette was among the more eagerly anticipated new products on the NACS trade-show floor.

ATLANTA -- The trend may no longer be new, but once again, electronic cigarettes were seemingly everywhere at the NACS Show. R.J. Reynolds and Altria offered retailers a sneak peek at their Vuse and MarkTen offerings (currently only available in Colorado and Indiana respectively) while established leaders including Lorillard’s blu and NJOY showcased new products and a bevy of TV ads.

Extending from the e-cig trend was the increased presence of e-liquids or juices, which offer smokers the option of creating their own “blend” of flavored liquid nicotine to vape. Kretek, V2 Cigs and 21st Century Smoke were just a handful of companies showcasing their new e-liquid and vaping products in Atlanta.

Here’s a look at some of the major new tobacco product releases--including some non-electronic entrants--we found on the NACS trade-show floor: