Altria to test new tobacco product in our area

Posted on: 5:43 pm, May 23, 2012, by , updated on: 05:55pm, May 23, 2012

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Starting next month, you’ll find something new on shelves at some Richmond area convenience stores.

Henrico-based Altria is using Virginia as a test market for its new nicotine lozenge.

Altria’s website described the product as a an alternative to cigarettes.

The product, which is being marketed towards adult smokers, will not contain tobacco, just nicotine.