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What are heat-not-burn products made from?

IQOS was the first heated tobacco product available in South Africa. It was launched by Philip Morris International as an alternative for adults who continue to smoke. The product has been scientifically substantiated to be a better alternative to continued smoking.

Keep reading to learn more about this innovative product.

What are heat-not-burn devices?

Heat-not-burn products eliminate the burning of tobacco but keep the ritual that comes with smoking. IQOS products are electronic devices that heat specially designed tobacco sticks. While cigarettes burn tobacco, a heat-not-burn device heats but does not burn the tobacco to release the real taste of tobacco.

IQOS devices are battery-powered and need to be charged regularly. Once the IQOS device is charged and ready for use, a HEETS tobacco stick is inserted into the device holder. With a touch of a button, a ceramic blade heats the HEETS tobacco stick which produces an inhalable vapour.

What are the component parts of heat-not-burn products ?

The best IQOS device available in South Africa, IQOS 3 DUO, contains two parts, the pocket holder and the pocket charger. The IQOS 3 DUO Holder is part of our heated tobacco system that allows you to enjoy two consecutive uses without recharging. The DUO Pocket Charger is used to store and charge your IQOS 3 DUO Holder. It is ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in your hand.

What are HEETS made from

The superior quality of tobacco selected for HEETS are subject to rigorous testing. HEETS tobacco is traced to farm level and a series of comprehensive controls maintain the highest standards of leaf quality. HEETS offer a completely new way to enjoy tobacco. The uniquely processed tobacco plug made from the finest quality tobacco leaves that have been specially designed 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.

How much nicotine is in HEETS?

Each HEET tobacco stick, 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.

Can you use HEETS twice?

No, a HEETS tobacco stick can only be used once.

How much tar is in IQOS?

IQOS does not produce “tar”. “Tar” is the residue from cigarette smoke after a cigarette is burned. Since IQOS does not burn the tobacco, it does not produce “tar”. Its aerosal residue is fundamentally different from cigarette “tar”. IQOS is not risk free. It provides nicotine, which is addictive.

Is IQOS better than cigarettes?

IQOS is a better choice than continued smoking. The device offers you real tobacco taste with no cigarette smoke, smell and no ash. Studies have proven that IQOS emits on average 95% lower levels of harmful chemicals compared to cigarettes.*

Important information: IQOS is not risk-free and provides nicotine, which is addictive.

* Average reductions in levels of a range of harmful chemicals (excluding nicotine) compared to the smoke of a reference cigarette. It does not necessarily equal a 95% reduction in risk.

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