Nicogel

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Manufacturer

Nicogel

Description

Nicogel is a tobacco gel that smokers can substitute for cigarettes. It is to be used when a smoker is in a place where they are not allowed to smoke. It is not a smoking cessation product. To use Nicogel one must take a single press of gel and rub it into your skin. Nicogel comes in 50ml pack. Nicogel contains an extract from the stems of Nicotiana spp.[1]

Claims

  • Nicogel provides a convenient and easy alternative to smoking and dipping in public venues that continue to prohibit certain types of tobacco use.[1]
    *The product has 1/10th of the tobacco of a cigarette.[1]
  • Nicogel rubs in clear and dries odor free.[1]
  • Nicogel is probably the world's favorite cigarette replacement.[1]

Product Design Features

  • Nicogel is an odorless, water soluble, dermal gel that absorbs quickly into the skin
  • Contains (from package): water, extract of tobacco (40% v/v), diethylene

glycol monoethyl ether, guar gum, xanthan gum, sodium metabisulphite

  • Dispensed via individual packets and pump container

Images

Media

Nicogel Highlighted on the BBC

Publications

Industry Documents

Links

Market Testing

  • Available in the U.S. at Walgreens Pharmacies and online

Advertising and Selling Messages

  • Slogan: “Nicogel – the smoker’s friend”
  • Slogan: “Cigarette satisfaction in a hand gel”
  • Advertised as “a new cigarette alternative that is satisfying smokers when you can’t smoke”
  • Promotion: “Nicogel Packet Giveaway Promotion;” 0.8 ml packets free plus shipping and handling

Packaging

  • Comes in a 50 ml pump bottle and 0.8 ml individual packets.
  • Packaged in a blue and white box marked with the Nicogel logo and slogans
  • Available in 0.8 ml individual packets (free trial)
  • Available in 10 packet box for $5.99
  • Available in 50 ml bottle for $19.99

Use and the Consumer

  • Available in U.S. at Walgreens Pharmacies and via the web
  • Available in the UK since April 2006; available worldwide shortly

after

  • Free samples are available online through Sunridge Distribution Inc.

Toxicity Analyses

  • Not yet conducted or not available

Legal Compliance

  • Website disclaimer states “If you are a minor... Nicogel USA does not want you to use our products. They were not developed for you”

Community Response

  • No known organized community campaigns

Patents


NicoGel USA
TOBACCO EXTRACTION METHODS AND FORMULATIONS
Patent Number WO2007093796
Patent assigned to John Walters and Cortex Inc. LLD

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