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VIDEO – TAAT Global Alternatives $TAAT $TOBAF “Beyond Tobacco” Offering Faces Rapid U.S., Int’l Expansion, After Strong Q2 Numbers $MO $PM $BATS

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 3:49 PM on Friday, September 3rd, 2021

To understand the value proposition of TAAT, you first have to understand some recent massive trends in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) space:

  • Non-alcoholic beer has grown to $18bn USD market
  • the plant-based meat market is projected to hit $74bn USD By 2027

What they have in common is providing consumers of the original products with the exact same experience (taste, smell, etc.) without the negative parts of the original products.

TAAT has developed a nicotine-free and tobacco-free smoking experience known as TAAT™, which already launched in the USA. TAAT™ Beyond Tobacco™ cigarettes mimic those experiences without nicotine or tobacco.

Engineered to closely emulate the sensory components to provide the closest experience of smoking a tobacco cigarette – a product that tastes and smells just like tobacco – but without the nicotine.

Last week the company passed two major milestones:

  • On August 25, TAAT announced that a Michigan tobacco chain would be placing TAAT in all 147 of its store locations
  • Two days later, TAAT announced that it had secured distribution on its third continent, with a purchase order for €360,000 (approximately $536,000 CAD) for a full shipping container of TAAT™ to be distributed in Australia

We sat down with CEO Setti Coscarella to break down the company’s rapid expansion, and examine what comes next…

TAAT Global Alternatives $TAAT.ca $TOBAF sets Global Expansion Goals for its Beyond Tobacco offering, following UK deal & Nevada Facility Expansion $MO $PM $BATS

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 8:28 PM on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
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To understand the value proposition of TAAT, you first have to understand some recent massive trends in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) space:

  • Non-alcoholic beer has grown into a $18bn USD market
  • The plant-based alternative meat market is projected to hit $74bn USD by 2027

What do they have in common? Providing consumers of the original products with almost the exact same experience (taste, smell, et cetera), without the negative parts of the original products.

Enter TAAT.

Tobacco is used by 1.3bn people worldwide, with a market that exceeds $930bn USD – many of whom wish to leave nicotine behind.   

Under the administration of experienced leaders from the tobacco industry, TAAT™ Global Alternatives has developed a nicotine-free and tobacco-free smoking experience (known as TAAT™), which has already launched in the USA to tremendous feedback.

Now, the company has penned a major deal to launch its Beyond Tobacco™ cigarettes into the UK and Ireland, and recently leased two new Nevada facilities, increasing total space by more than 250%.

What does this mean for the firm’s distribution plans?

We sat down with TAAT CEO Setti Coscarella to find out…

$TAAT.ca Becomes Exclusive Combustible Smoke Product Sponsor of the Professional Bull Riders League (“PBR”) Through 2023 $BYND $TPB $MO $INGR

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:17 AM on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
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As live attendance of sporting events begins to resume in 2021, the Company has entered into an agreement in which TAAT™ will sponsor PBR bull riding events in the United States. With more than three million attendees per year and millions of viewers of PBR events broadcast globally, the Company anticipates that this sponsorship can be an integral part of its marketing strategy to cultivate awareness among smokers aged 21+. PBR sponsorships have proven to be extremely effective, with 54% of PBR fans being more likely to recognize a sponsor brand than the average U.S. adult, and 12% of fans having made a purchase from a company specifically because it was a PBR sponsor.

  • Announced that it has finalized a sponsorship agreement with Professional Bull Riders, LLC (“PBR”) in which the TAAT™ logo and related messaging will be displayed among other PBR sponsor entities at live bull riding circuit events in the United States starting in 2021, which are also broadcast globally through various media channels.
  • PBR hosts over 300 events each year including Unleash the Beast , which is televised nationally on U.S. channels, as well as several networks around the world in 50 nations and territories

LAS VEGAS and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 21, 2021 — TAATLIFESTYLE & WELLNESS LTD. (CSE: TAAT) (OTCQB: TOBAF) (FRANKFURT: 2TP2) (the “Company” or “TAAT”) is pleased to announce that it has finalized a sponsorship agreement with Professional Bull Riders, LLC (“PBR”) in which the TAAT™ logo and related messaging will be displayed among other PBR sponsor entities at live bull riding circuit events in the United States starting in 2021, which are also broadcast globally through various media channels. PBR hosts over 300 events each year including Unleash the Beast , which is televised nationally on U.S. channels, as well as several networks around the world in 50 nations and territories 1 . Major sponsors of PBR events include energy drink brand Monster , iconic workwear label Wrangler , and Caterpillar , the world’s largest construction equipment manufacturer 2 .

The Company’s sponsorship agreement with PBR was executed on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 for the remaining duration of the 2021 season as well as the total duration of the 2022 and 2023 seasons (up to and including the final sponsored event performance of 2023), and provides for several sponsorship benefits which include but are not limited to the following (subject to availability and restrictions at each venue, as well as local regulations for each venue):

  • Exclusivity in the Combustible Smoke Products category
  • Arena marketing placements ( e.g. , digital signage, in-arena commercials, concourse display)
  • In-arena sweepstakes promotion (TAAT™ Cowboy Cool Sweepstakes) once per contract year
  • TAAT™ branded “smoke zone”, a designated smoking section at select event venues
  • In-market sponsorships ( e.g. , Cowboy Cool Tailgate, PBR Afterparty)
  • Official partnership with PBR’s PBRewards program, with in-arena and digital support
  • Social media and digital elements ( e.g. , sponsorship of original content episodes by PBR, banner ads on the PBR.com website)

Sponsorship of PBR has provided substantial value for many lifestyle-driven brand names that desire visibility among the highly engaged audience of PBR events. For instance, 54% of PBR fans were more likely to recognize a sponsor than the average adult in the United States, and 12% of fans made a purchase from a company specifically because it was a PBR sponsor 3 . Further substantiating the value of PBR sponsorships in the tobacco industry, when the parent company of chewing tobacco brand Copenhagen was limited to one sponsorship per year in the United States, PBR was the firm’s sponsorship of choice in 2008 4 .

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/1d4759e7-d9c5-40b7-a51a-f6d4173d600c

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“We are thrilled to enter into this sponsorship agreement with PBR,” said TAAT™ Chief Executive Officer Setti Coscarella. “The strong record of PBR’s sponsorship renewal speaks to its success in delivering on the brand awareness metrics sought by its sponsors. We believe that being a sponsor of PBR can provide excellent visibility for our brand among smokers aged 21+ who follow the league and its events, and we look forward to seeing how this can help us build upon our existing brand equity as we begin efforts to scale our product rollout in the United States.”

Billed as “America’s original extreme sport 1 ”, bull riding became popular in the southwestern United States during the mid-1800s as an adaptation of ranch and horsemanship skill competitions held throughout Mexico starting in the 16th century 5 . PBR was formed in 1992 by an entrepreneurial group of 20 bull riders and today attracts an annual total of more than three million fans in attendance of its live events. Over 500 bull riders from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Australia currently hold PBR memberships and participate in events which lead to the annual PBR World Finals , where more than USD $10 million in prize money is at stake each year 1 . The 2021 PBR World Finals is to be held at the T-Mobile Arena near the Las Vegas strip from November 3 through November 7, where the TAAT™ brand will be made visible to a nightly live audience of up to 20,000 fans 6 .

TAAT™ Chief Revenue Officer Tim Corkum commented, “Introducing a new brand in the cigarette category begins with understanding who the target consumer is and what needs they have that aren’t being met by other brands. The typical consumer journey for any product begins with brand awareness, which needs to be accomplished through consistent and repeated exposure to the TAAT™ brand in places to which their attention is regularly drawn. Our current digital advertising efforts provide us a relatively low-cost way to reach smokers aged 21+ through channels on which they spend much of their time learning about new products. We have not limited ourselves to online promotion, as the TAAT™ brand has been advertised on gas pump video display screens and in-store point of sale materials. We have also instituted retailer education programs where the majority of cigarettes are sold, and as a result the TAAT™ brand is presented to smokers aged 21+ repeatedly during their purchase decision moments that happen several times per week. This PBR sponsorship now evolves our ability to incorporate more lifestyle elements that can connect the TAAT™ brand more intimately with our consumer base and expose our brand to even more smokers who will associate TAAT™ as a brand which complements their sporting passion. More important than simply branding and signage, TAAT™ will be able to incorporate experiential marketing, product trials, and user interaction that will allow us to directly reinforce the TAAT™ message with a large fan base of smokers aged 21+ in several markets across the United States in which PBR events are held annually.”

Sources

1 – https://pbr.com/about/

2 – https://pbr.com/sponsors/

3 – https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbelzer/2016/01/21/professional-bull-riders-pbr-has-created-the-most-authentic-sponsorship-platform-in-sports/?sh=125cfa6c74cc

4 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2791245/

5 – https://www.americancowboy.com/people/history-bull-riding

6 – https://www.t-mobilearena.com/arena-information/quick-facts

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Company, 

TAATLIFESTYLE & WELLNESS LTD.  

“Setti Coscarella” 

Setti Coscarella, CEO and Director 

For further information, please contact: 

TAAT™ Investor Relations
1-833-TAAT-USA (1-833-822-8872)
[email protected]  

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About TAATLifestyle & Wellness Ltd.  

The Company has developed TAAT™, which is a tobacco-free and nicotine-free alternative to traditional cigarettes offered in “Original”, “Smooth”, and “Menthol” varieties. TAAT™’s base material is Beyond Tobacco™, a proprietary blend which undergoes a patent-pending refinement technique causing its scent and taste to resemble tobacco. Under executive leadership with “Big Tobacco” pedigree, TAAT™ was launched first in the United States in Q4 2020 as the Company seeks to position itself in the $814 billion 1 global tobacco industry. 

For more information, please visit http://taatglobal.com

References  

1 British American Tobacco – The Global Market  

Forward-Looking Statements  

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Often, but not always, forward-looking information and information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur, or be achieved. Forward-looking information in this news release includes statements regarding the potential launch of Beyond Tobacco™, in addition to the following: Potential outcomes from the Company’s sponsorship of PBR events from 2021 through 2023, including the continued occurrence of such events in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The forward-looking information reflects management’s current expectations based on information currently available and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking information. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed timeframes or at all. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include: (i) adverse market conditions; (ii) changes to the growth and size of the tobacco markets; and (iii) other factors beyond the control of the Company. The Company operates in a rapidly evolving environment. New risk factors emerge from time to time, and it is impossible for the Company’s management to predict all risk factors, nor can the Company assess the impact of all factors on Company’s business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking information. The forward-looking information included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

The statements in this news release have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As each individual is different, the benefits, if any, of taking the Company’s products will vary from person to person. No claims or guarantees can be made as to the effects of the Company’s products on an individual’s health and well-being. The Company’s products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

This news release may contain trademarked names of third-party entities (or their respective offerings with trademarked names) typically in reference to (i) relationships had by the Company with such third-party entities as referred to in this release and/or (ii) client/vendor/service provider parties whose relationship with the Company is/are referred to in this release. All rights to such trademarks are reserved by their respective owners or licensees. 

Statement Regarding Third-Party Investor Relations Firms  

Disclosures relating to investor relations firms retained by TAAT™ Lifestyle & Wellness Ltd. can be found under the Company’s profile on http://sedar.com .

Texas-Based WWV Places CAD $1.25 Million Order of TAAT™ $TAAT.ca $TOBAF for Distribution to its Retail Partner Network Spanning 38 U.S. States $BYND $TPB $MO $INGR

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 4:13 PM on Friday, April 16th, 2021
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LAS VEGAS and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TAAT ™ LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS LTD. (CSE: TAAT) (OTCQX: TOBAF) (FRANKFURT: 2TP2) (the “Company” or “TAAT ™ ”) is pleased to announce that Worldwide Vape Distribution (“WWV”) has placed a wholesale order of TAAT™ OriginalSmooth, and Menthol for delivery to its warehouse facility in Dallas, Texas valued at USD $1 million (approximately CAD $1.25 million).

This order, which is to be fulfilled in batches over the course of 2021, consists of equal quantities of each TAAT™ variety packaged in the industry-standard format of master cases assembled on shipping pallets for wholesale distribution. After launching TAAT™ at retail in Ohio in Q4 2020, the Company has leveraged a statewide distribution network to place the product in tobacco points of sale, which has resulted in an average of approximately ten new store placements per week.

In February 2021, the Company made TAAT™ available in other U.S. markets by launching an e-commerce portal through which the majority of smokers aged 21+ in the United States can purchase individual flavours of TAAT™ by the carton for home delivery. The Company anticipates that this wholesale order from WWV can lead to growth of TAAT™’s market footprint in its second full calendar quarter of availability at retail.

In a press release dated July 7, 2020 , the Company announced WWV as its first distribution partner in the United States, with access to more than 10,000 retail stores across 38 U.S. states through direct and indirect relationships. WWV has an influential position in the category of alternatives to tobacco, representing a large portfolio of firms who manufacture hardware and supplies for electronic cigarettes.

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Consumer Research Study of TAAT™ $TAAT.ca $TOBAF Product and Brand Among Smokers Aged 21+ in OH, MI, IL, and PA Reflects Strong Reception $TPB $BYND $MO $INGR

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
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LAS VEGAS and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TAAT ™ LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS LTD. (CSE: TAAT) (OTCQX: TOBAF) (FRANKFURT: 2TP2) (the “Company” or “TAAT ™ ”) recently engaged Toronto-based market research firm Burak Jacobson Partners Inc. (“Burak Jacobson”) to conduct a two-part market research study among smokers aged 21+ regarding the TAAT™ concept, brand image, and product user experience.

The research yielded several potentially beneficial insights and concluded that the participants generally had an overall positive impression of TAAT™.

Notable findings from the research study include the following:

  • Respondents who indicated a desire to discontinue or cut down on smoking were asked “What, if anything, do you dislike about smoking cigarettes?” , and over 65% cited the financial burden of purchasing tobacco cigarettes;
  • More than half of all respondents in the initial group stated they “Definitely Would” or “Probably Would” purchase TAAT™ at proposed price points for Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. Of the 28% who indicated they “Definitely Would” purchase the product, nearly half cited the attractive retail price compared to their regular brand of cigarettes; and
  • The ability to purchase TAAT™ online was a major driver of interest in the product, with 95% of respondents stating this was an “Extremely Appealing”, “Very Appealing”, or “Somewhat Appealing” aspect of TAAT™, boosting interest for 78% of smokers who participated in the study.

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New TryTAAT $TAAT.ca $TOBAF Campaign Has Garnered 5,000+ Sample Pack Requests From All Eligible U.S. States Since Wednesday $TPB $BYND $MO $INGR

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 4:19 PM on Friday, March 26th, 2021
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  • Based on feedback from a consumer study conducted earlier this year, the Company launched a new advertisement campaign for TryTAAT, a landing page through which smokers aged 21+ in the United States can request a free sample pack of TAAT™.
  • When TryTAAT was first launched in November 2020, nearly one third of visitors submitted qualified sample requests, which far exceeded average conversion rates for landing pages.
  • Over 5,000 new qualified requests have been submitted on TryTAAT since Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
  • The Company intends to continue this campaign as part of its overall strategy for encouraging product trials and cultivating brand awareness.

LAS VEGAS and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TAAT ™ LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS LTD. (CSE: TAAT) (OTCQX: TOBAF) (FRANKFURT: 2TP2) (the “Company” or “TAAT ™ ”) is pleased to announce that using feedback collected from a recent consumer study about TAAT™, the Company began a new online advertisement campaign on Wednesday targeted towards smokers aged 21+ in the United States with an objective of prompting requests for a complimentary pack of TAAT™ OriginalSmooth, or Menthol on the TryTAAT landing page ( http://trytaat.com ).

As of Friday, March 26, 2021, more than 5,000 new qualified sample requests have been received by the Company from users in all eligible 1 U.S. states, with fulfillment of these requests set to begin during the week of Monday, March 29, 2021. In a press release dated November 6, 2020 , the Company announced that it launched TryTAAT in advance of in-store availability of TAAT™ at tobacco points of sale in Ohio as a strategy to promote early-stage interest in the product among smokers aged 21+.

Between Q4 2020 and Q1 2021 the Company has deployed several initiatives in relation to the launch of TAAT™ including in-house sales efforts, engaging a national sales agency that directly services more than 100,000 convenience stores in the United States, purchasing video advertisement slots on a network of several thousand gas pump displays across Ohio, and opening an e-commerce portal through which the majority of smokers aged 21+ in the United States can purchase TAAT™ online. 

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TAAT™ Lifestyle & Wellness Ltd. $TAAT.ca $TOBAF Announces Upgrade to OTCQX® Best Market $BYND $INGR $MO $TPB

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 9:35 AM on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
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LAS VEGAS and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TAAT ™ LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS LTD. (CSE: TAAT) (OTCQB: TOBAF) (FRANKFURT: 2TP2) (the “Company” or “TAAT ™ ”) is pleased to announce that OTC Markets Group Inc. (“OTCM”), operator of financial markets for 11,000 U.S. and global securities, has confirmed that the Company has officially been upgraded from the OTCQB® Venture Market (“OTCQB”) to the OTCQX® Best Market (“OTCQX”), the highest tier of OTCM’s markets.

The OTCQX market differs from the OTCQB market in that it is intended for established firms, as opposed to early-stage firms. Issuers on the OTCQX market are held to more stringent reporting and disclosure standards, and require a professional third-party sponsor introduction. The OTCM regulations specifically exclude penny stocks, shells, and companies in bankruptcy from the OTCQX market.

The Company believes that this upgrade reflects the progress it has made to date in the USD $814 billion global tobacco industry as it has launched its flagship product at retail in Ohio, as well as through online channels across the United States.

The Company has also engaged professional advisory firms to prepare for a potential future application to list its common shares on the NASDAQ market.

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CROSSMARK Begins Initial Rollout of TAAT™ $TAAT.ca $TOBAF to Wholesale and Retail Accounts $BYND $INGR $MO $TPB

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 4:21 PM on Friday, March 5th, 2021
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After announcing its engagement with Texas-based CPG sales agency CROSSMARK on February 2, 2021, CROSSMARK began its early-stage initiatives to bring TAAT™ to new points of sale in Ohio last week, with an objective of complementing the product’s existing presence in the state. So far, more than three quarters of Ohio retail accounts approached by CROSSMARK have stated their interest in carrying TAAT™. In Q2 2021, CROSSMARK will be servicing more than 7,000 convenience stores in Ohio. To provide greater clarity with respect to CROSSMARK’s role in the launch of TAAT™, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer Setti Coscarella appeared in a video in which Mr. Coscarella uses layperson’s terms to explain CROSSMARK’s scope of duties and how they can create value for the Company.

LAS VEGAS and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TAAT ™ LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS LTD. (CSE: TAAT) (OTCQB: TOBAF) (FRANKFURT: 2TP2) (the “Company” or “TAAT ™ ”) is pleased to announce that last week, national consumer packaged goods (“CPG”) sales agency CROSSMARK, Inc. (“CROSSMARK”) began its early-stage initiatives to bring TAAT™ to new points of sale, starting in Ohio to build upon the Company’s existing retail presence in that market. In a press release dated February 2, 2021 , the Company announced its engagement with CROSSMARK, an omnichannel agency for products in the CPG category based in Texas with more than 25,000 employees.

CROSSMARK, which directly services over 100,000 convenience stores across the United States, has proven successful in bringing a wide range of CPG products to mainstream retail channels including an e-cigarette product that achieved dominant market share in that subset of the tobacco category. This commencement of CROSSMARK’s initiatives coincides with the February 17, 2021 launch of the TAAT™ e-commerce portal, which made TAAT™ Original Smooth , and Menthol available to the majority of current smokers aged 21+ in the United States.

Last week, CROSSMARK began introducing all three varieties of TAAT™ to its accounts in Ohio including wholesalers and distributors of CPG and tobacco products, key retail accounts, and individual stores with whom CROSSMARK representatives have established business relationships.

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TAAT $TAAT.ca $TOBAF Obtains First National Mainstream Media Coverage in Forbes with Article Profiling the Company

Posted by AGORACOM-AB at 12:58 PM on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

LAS VEGAS and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 03, 2021  — TAAT ™ LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS LTD. (CSE: TAAT) (OTCQB: TOBAF) (FRANKFURT: 2TP2) (the “Company” or “TAAT ™ ”) is pleased to announce that an article profiling the Company was published earlier today by Forbes, marking the first national mainstream media coverage of TAAT™ in the United States. Forbes contributor Amanda Siebert, who primarily covers media stories in the “Vices” category, summarizes her interview with TAAT™ Chief Executive Officer Setti Coscarella, in which Mr. Coscarella shared his professional background and journey to his current role at the Company. Additionally, the article features Mr. Coscarella’s comments on recent events relating to the Company including its engagement with consumer packaged goods (“CPG”) sales agency CROSSMARK, as announced in the Company’s February 2, 2021 press release.

The February 3, 2021 Forbes article can be accessed by clicking here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/amandasiebert/2021/02/03/taat-the-company-on-keith-gills-notepad-making-hemp-cigarettes-that-taste-like-tobacco/

Following a detailed preamble on TAAT™ and Mr. Coscarella, the article goes into detail about the value proposition of TAAT™ as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes due to its inherently non-addictive properties. As differentiation points of TAAT™ among other tobacco-free cigarettes on the market, Mr. Coscarella explains the importance of a tobacco-like taste as well as a competitive price point, which the Company has attained by offering TAAT™ to legal-aged smokers in Ohio for USD $3.99 per pack, compared to approximately USD $7.00 per pack for Marlboro.

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