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What is IQOS?
IQOS Heats Tobacco instead of Burning Learn about IQOS, our new alternative to smoking cigarettes that delivers tobacco taste backed by science and technology. IQOS
What is IQOS and is it similar to e-cigarettes?
IQOS only come in regular tobacco flavor or menthol. The only way IQOS and e-cigarettes are similar is that they both have a battery and they are not burning the tobacco, says Karam-Hage. What should smokers know about IQOS?
Is IQOS safer than smoking?
But that doesn’t mean IQOS is safe, says Karam-Hage. We do not know if IQOS is less harmful or if it will cause less disease than smoking in the long run, he says. The bottom line: Quitting smoking is the best way to reduce your disease risk from tobacco. And the best way to do that is to use medications, nicotine patches, lozenges and gum.
Do IQOS devices cause cancer?
Because it is tobacco, the chemicals released in the aerosol from an IQOS device are the same cancer-causing substances found in cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Some were found in IQOS at even higher levels, while others were lower. Heating the tobacco instead of burning may produce fewer cancer-causing substances.