Nicotine is a naturally occurring chemical in the tobacco plant, and is one of the reasons why people smoke cigarettes. 

Nicotine is addictive and is not risk free. However, it’s not the primary cause of smoking-related diseases. 

Find out more about the role of nicotine, the problem of burning, the health effects of smoking, and our views on underage tobacco and nicotine use.

It is possible to enjoy nicotine without smoking. Philip Morris International offers a portfolio of smoke-free alternatives that deliver nicotine. These include heat-not-burn products, e-vapor products (aka vapes or e-cigarettes) and oral smokeless products, such as nicotine pouches and snus. Find out about Philip Morris International’s better alternatives to smoking.