British American Tobacco launches glo™ – a new-to-world Tobacco Heating Product – in Japan

November 8, 2016

British American Tobacco today announces the launch of glo™ – a Tobacco Heating Product which is a revolution in simplicity. This unique next generation tobacco product provides a new-to-world experience. Similar to that of a cigarette, but with reduced risk potential, glo™ heats rather than burns tobacco**. This delivers a cleaner experience* with around 90% less toxicants** than a standard cigarette.

glo™ is a truly innovative product. Designed in the UK, involving over 100 experts across five continents including scientists, engineers, designers, tobacco experts and toxicologists. The “one unit, one button” device is simple and intuitive, with one single charge lasting more than 30 sessions based on back-to-back usage.

Kingsley Wheaton, Managing Director of Next Generation Products at BAT, said: “We are absolutely committed to inspiring products and that’s why we are continuously innovating and offering consumers fantastic choices.

“Following an extensive programme of research and development, glo™ has been developed by our leading scientists and experts1. BAT has invested over USD$1bn in the last five years in the development, scale up and launch of Next Generation Products.”

glo™ heats proprietary Kent Neostiks™ to approximately 240 Celsius to provide a highly satisfying taste, similar to that of a cigarette, with around 90% less toxicants**. glo™ also offers a number of added features including: no burning or ash2, less odour on your hands, hair, clothes and surroundings3.

Kingsley Wheaton continued: “glo™ delivers on taste, it delivers on consumer experience and delivers on our commitment to provide consumers with inspirational Next Generation Products.”

glo™ launches with three flavours of KENT Neostiks™:

- Intensely Fresh – a burst of cooling fresh mint

- Fresh Mix – a complex mix of mint and velvety notes

- Bright Tobacco – a superbly balanced and mellow experience.

Japan is the first launch market, chosen as it is a global leader for innovation. glo™ will be available in retail outlets in December.