NHL players will soon be able to wear electronic cigarettes on the ice and at practice, with the league working with a leading electronic cigarette maker to develop a new set of electronic cigarettes that will be sold to fans.
League executives announced Tuesday that the league will begin testing the new electronic cigarette in the near future and will begin selling the devices in 2018.
The devices will be available through a partnership with Reynolds American, which manufactures the popular electronic cigarette.
The league will also begin selling a line of premium cigars from Cigar of the Future.
The league has not yet announced prices for the cigars.
The e-cigarette is a form of electronic cigarette that has not been approved for sale by the Food and Drug Administration, which has not approved a tobacco product for use as a medical device.
However, the devices are designed to mimic tobacco smoke and deliver a high nicotine dose, which is harmful to the lungs and cardiovascular system.
The NHL will continue to work with Reynolds to develop the products.
The NHL is working with Reynolds on its new electronic cigarettes, which will be marketed to fans and other customers through the NHL Store, a partnership that also includes the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL’s global marketing arm.
The electronic cigarettes will be made in a facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, and will come in three sizes: a small, medium and large size, the league said.
The size will be determined by the size of the device.
The cigars will be shipped from a facility outside the United States, the NHL said.
The NFL Players’ Assn.
and the league’s global teams have signed on to the partnership.
The NFLPA and the Players’ Players Association have been working together to develop electronic cigarettes.
The new electronic products will be tested for safety, flavor and aroma.
The technology is the same that has been tested for medical use by several large tobacco companies including Reynolds American Inc., the league announced.
The companies said they will share information with the NHL and its league partners as needed to ensure that the devices meet FDA regulations.
The devices will also be used by athletes to reduce their smoking rates.
The NBA announced Tuesday it will start using the new products to help players cut their smoking, and the NFLPA is working to ensure all players use electronic cigarettes as part of their health and wellness program.
The NBA and NHL players are also working to promote the technology to other sports, including basketball, soccer, volleyball and lacrosse.