May 21, 2021
The Heat-not-Burn Technology behind IQOS
Problem? Combustion. Solution? Heating.
Burning tobacco causes harmful or potentially harmful chemicals of which health officials link around 100 to smoke-related diseases. This is due to the high temperatures that can reach up to 800 ° C at the cigarette tip. We looked for a way to consume tobacco without burning it. The result is IQOS.
Dhe Heat-not-Burn Technology.
The IQOS Heat-not-Burn Technology is based on scientific research & tests. Numerous studies – including 18 non-clinical and 10 clinical – were conducted to evaluate this product. With the Heat-not-Burn Technology, IQOS heats the tobacco to up to 350 ° C - a temperature at which no combustion takes place. Where nothing is burned, there is also no smoke: instead, upon using IQOS, an aerosol is produced that contains 95%* fewer harmful or potentially harmful substances compared to cigarettes.
Important information: IQOS is not risk-free. It releases nicotine which is addictive.
Tobacco consumption with no combustion.
One of the IQOS key components is the heating blade in the Holder. It heats the tobacco & measures its temperature at the same time. This ensures that the limit of 350 ° C is never exceeded, i.e. that the tobacco is not burned like cigarettes.
*”95% less” represents the average reductions in levels of a range of harmful chemicals (excluding nicotine) compared to the smoke of a reference cigarette (3R4F). It does not necessarily equal a 95% reduction in risk. IQOS is not risk-free. The tobacco used in this process contains nicotine, which is addictive.