Japan Tobacco Inc on Monday started selling a smokeless tobacco product, expecting demand for its use in a variety of places including nonsmoking areas. The product, called Zerostyle Mint, does not need to be lit and thus is smokeless, JT said. It uses a replaceable cartridge, which contains tobacco leaves and is fitted with a tapered mouthpiece and a removable cap.
While it looks like a regular cigarette, it is the first of its kind among smokeless tobacco products in the world, JT officials said. Consumers can use the product for approximately half a day to one day on a single refill cartridge.
One unit with two refill cartridges will be available for 300 yen, JT said. A set of four cartridges will carry a price tag of 400 yen.© Wire reports