How much nicotine do IQOS HEETS contain?

One of the most frequently asked questions from smokers considering switching to IQOS is, how much nicotine content do HEETS contain when compared to normal cigarettes. As with any tobacco product that uses real tobacco, nicotine is naturally present in the leaf, which is the raw material. First, it’s important to understand what HEET are made of?

What are HEETS made of?

The tobacco used to make HEETS is gathered from the highest-quality sources and subjected to rigorous testing before being determined suitable as an ingredient. HEETS tobacco is traced to farm level and subjected to comprehensive checks and controls to guarantee only the best quality leaves are turned into HEETS, a completely new way to enjoy tobacco. The uniquely processed tobacco plug made from the finest quality tobacco leaves that have been ground down for heating and not burning, are at the heart of the product.

The mouthpiece filter is made of cellulose acetate. The cooling plug designed to cool down the aerosol is made of a corn-based material that is approved for use in the food, beverage and medical industries. An airflow chamber holds the tobacco plug in place and transfers the aerosol to the cooling plug. The tobacco plug made from the finest quality tobacco delivers a satisfying taste while heated. HEETS  are encased in a protective wrap that keeps the ingredients fresh and aids in the delivery of a consistent flavour.

What is the nicotine content of HEETS?

HEETS are the tobacco sticks made especially for using in your IQOS device. Each HEET, regardless of the flavour you choose, contains 0.5mg of nicotine, which is comparable to the amount of nicotine found in cigarettes. Although nicotine is an addictive substance, it is the levels of chemicals and smoke associated with cigarette smoking that are most harmful. HEETS contain far lower levels of chemicals and do not produce smoke. Instead when used HEETS produces a smoke-free vapour that dissipates completely within seconds leaving no trace in the atmosphere or on your person.

HEETS still offer the great tobacco taste and satisfaction adult smokers desire while being a better alternative to smoking. Book a demo and experience HEETS for yourself.

Find your favourite flavour

  • BRONZE – Rich and warm / cocoa
  • SIENNA – Balanced and woody / woody
  • AMBER – Balanced and roasted / nutty
  • YELLOW – Mellow blend / zesty
  • TURQUOISE – Refreshing and cooling / zesty
  • BLUE – Deep and cooling / minty

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