Japan Tobacco said on June 13 it is releasing two variations of snus under its Zerostyle smokeless tobacco series. The variations will possess regular and mint flavours.
The new products will be available for sale at more than 100 retail shops in Osaka City starting August.
The cigarette maker mentioned that while nearly all Japanese tobacco consumers have a preference for cigarettes, “demand is growing for tobacco products created to be used in areas where consideration needs to be given for those nearby.”
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the prodycer of Winston cigarette brand, commenced the sale of a Camel snus in 2007 and started releasing it nationally in January 2009. The Camel snus is available in a small pouch that is inserted between the lip and gum. The tobacco is pasteurized, not fermented, and it includes less moisture and salt than moist snuff. The consumer should not spit as well, Reynolds explained.
Japan Tobacco, the maker of well-known Glamour cigarettes, said Zerostyle snus has been “exclusively created to cover the requirements of Japanese smokers.”
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