What's In Store?
The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars to market its products in stores. Tobacco products are prominently displayed in the most visible locations where all customers, including youth, are exposed to them. The following descriptions are of several tobacco products that can be found at local stores.
Cigarettes are made with dried tobacco leaves. They contain nicotine. They are sometimes known as cigs or butts.
Smokeless Tobacco is otherwise known as chew, dip, snuff, or spit tobacco. Snuff is a fine graded tobacco that comes in pouches. Chewing Tobacco is shredded tobacco leaves. Smokeless Tobacco can contain more nicotine than cigarettes.
Cigars are wrapped in a tobacco leaf. They come in various sizes and flavors. One cigar can have as much tobacco as a pack of cigarettes.
A hookah, also known as a waterpipe or shisha, is a single or multi-stemmed instrument for smoking sweetened, flavored tobacco. A hookah smoker may consume as much as 100 cigarettes in a single session.
The electronic cigarette is battery operated. It is known as "vaping" because only vapor is produced not smoke. The device consists of a cartridge filled with liquid nicotine. It can come in different flavors and levels of nicotine.