Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Cigarettes

The tobacco industry’s most recent response to the documented harms of cigarette smoking was to launch new heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco cigarettes. Philip Morris International (PMI) created IQOS (I-Quit-Ordinary-Smoking): disposable tobacco sticks soaked in propylene glycol, which are inserted in a holder in the HNB cigarette. The tobacco is heated with an electric blade at 350°C. The cigarettes are marketed by PMI as a “revolutionary technology that heats tobacco without burning it, giving you the true taste of tobacco, with no smoke, no ash and less smell.” In many countries, laws that protect people from passive smoke only apply to smoked tobacco products. Philip Morris International claims that IQOS releases no smoke because the tobacco does not combust and the tobacco leaves are only heated not burned. However, there can be smoke without fire. The harmful components of tobacco cigarette smoke are products of incomplete combustion (pyrolysis) and the degradation of tobacco cigarettes through heat (thermogenic degradation). Complete combustion occurs at a high temperature (>1300°C), higher than the heat generated by smoking a tobacco cigarette (<800°C). Typical markers of pyrolysis and thermogenic degradation of tobacco cigarettes are acetaldehyde, an irritant carcinogenic volatile organic compound, benzo[a]pyrene, a carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, and carbon monoxide.To get more news about Heat not Burn tobacco products, you can visit hitaste.net official website.

Pilot programs for IQOS began in 2014 in Japan and in 2015 in Switzerland and Italy. An internet survey in Japan published in 2015 suggested that younger individuals (15 to 39 years of age) were more likely to use IQOS, as were former smokers and current smokers. Since 2016, a total of 19 countries have allowed the sale of IQOS cigarettes. In June 2016, data from PMI revealed that IQOS had captured 2.2% of the cigarette market in Japan. IQOS is not yet sold in the United States, but in December 2016, PMI submitted a modified risk tobacco product application to the US Food and Drug Administration. If successful, PMI will be less restricted in its marketing for the IQOS than for conventional tobacco cigarettes. Smokers and nonsmokers need accurate information about toxic compounds released in IQOS smoke. This information should come from sources independent of the tobacco industry, but the only analyses we found were from PMI and PMI competitors.