Tobacco heating system
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Is IQOS an e-cigarette?
IQOS is not an e-cigarette, it is a heated tobacco device. While both e-cigs and IQOS are smoking alternatives, they are different. IQOS heated tobacco devices and e-cigarettes are both smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes for adults who would otherwise continue to smoke or use other nicotine products.
What is IQOS and how does it work?
These so-called heatsticks are heated up inside the IQOS and nicotine is released with other tobacco components and flavors for users to inhale. This is different from regular cigarettes, which burn tobacco.
Can IQOS help you quit smoking?
The FDA has not endorsed IQOS as a safe product. It also has not said it is an effective tool to help users quit smoking regular cigarettes. Karam-Hage compared this new product to the supposedly healthier low-tar cigarettes introduced decades ago.
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.