Let's start from the beginning.
When we talk about nicotine, the first thing that comes to mind is smoking and the impact it has on the body. Nicotine is mistakenly considered responsible for all smoking-related problems, but the real damage to the body is caused by cigarette smoke. What you need to know is that nicotine is an addictive substance and of course, it is not without risk.
However, there is a significant difference between nicotine and cigarette smoke. Nicotine is a natural ingredient present in tobacco, while smoke is created during the burning process of a cigarette.
Through scientific research, it has been found that there are more than 6,000 different ingredients in cigarette smoke. Around 100 of these ingredients are recognized as a direct or potential cause of the health problems associated with cigarette smoking.
Precisely because of these differences, as an innovation developed by Philip Morris International, IQOS devices represent a better alternative than continuing to smoke cigarettes. The main reason that makes the process of quitting smoking difficult is nicotine itself. This product is focused on how to release nicotine from tobacco without creating smoke, the main cause of smoking-related diseases, i.e., avoiding the harmful burning process.
It has been scientifically proven that using IQOS produces 95% less harmful substances compared to cigarettes. This is due to the innovative technology that heats, at a controlled temperature, but does not allow burning to occur. No smoke, tar or ash is produced during the heating process.
IQOS devices have been classified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Modified Risk Product after rigorous reviews based on the full scientific literature. Those reviews proved the claims: IQOS heats tobacco but does not burn it. This significantly reduces the generation of harmful and potentially harmful substances. Scientific studies have shown that switching from conventional cigarettes to IQOS significantly reduces the body's exposure to harmful or potentially harmful substances.