Newport Smooth Select
Did you hear that cigarette sales were up last year? Well, up 0.1%. “We’ve seen declines in tobacco for a long time,” said Billy Milam, president of Atlanta-based RaceTrac Petroleum Inc., at the NACS State of the Industry Summit in April. “Normally I’d say this figure is flat, but I’ll take a 0.1% increase in a declining category.” It’s not too big of a stretch to assume that these very modest gains are due in part to line extensions such as Marlboro Edge and Newport Smooth Select. These smooth, premium menthol cigarettes have been called rich in flavor and worth a try by its fans on social media.