Dissolvable Tobacco Products in CO

Warning: Candy-like Tobacco Products--

A New Threat to Colorado Youth

Orbs Sticks Strips


orbsopen orbs

  • Pellets of ground tobacco resembling candy or mints
  • Meant to be placed between the lip or gum or to move around freely in mouth
  • Dissolves in 10 to 15 minutes
  • 1 mg of nicotine per pellet*


  sticksopen sticks

  •  Cylindrical sticks of finely milled tobacco that can be used similar to a toothpick or broken off into smaller sections
  • Entire stick is dissolvable (unlike Marlboro sticks)
  • 3.1 mg nicotine per stick*


 stripsopen strips

  • Flat sheets of finely milled tobacco resembling breath strips
  • Meant to be placed between the lip or gum
  • 0.6 mg nicotine per strip*

Note:  An average cigarette yields about 1 mg of absorbed nicotine.

*Nicotine amounts listed are those reported by the tobacco industry and may be inaccurate.

Pricing Attractive to Youth

  • Price can have a big impact on youth tobacco use.
  • High prices can reduce teen tobacco use.
  • The candy-like tobacco products are less than $3, almost $2 less than a pack of cigarettes.
  • A pack of Altoids mints are $3.50


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