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May 24, 2019
Latest clinical research confirms that IQOS reduces smoker exposure to select harmful chemicals as compared to cigarette smoke
Studies conducted to date clearly indicate that IQOS is likely to present less risk of harm compared to smoking
- Reduced their exposure to 15 harmful chemicals to levels that approached those of smokers who quit smoking;
- Showed improvements in measured health indicators specific to smoking-related diseases, such as lung and heart disease. In all cases, the health indicators improved in the same direction as seen in smokers who quit. Further testing through a longer-term study is underway; and
- Found the product satisfying and were likely to completely switch to it.
The research was conducted in line with internationally respected
guidelines for clinical trials, such as Good Clinical Practice as
defined by the
PMI’s research program to confirm the risk reduction potential of IQOS includes laboratory and clinical studies, research on actual product use, and evaluation of how well smokers understand communications related to reduced risk. This and a related study are the latest of an eight-part clinical research program completed on IQOS to support reduced exposure and preliminary improvements in health outcomes. A one-year study with about 1,000 participants is currently ongoing to further support the current strong indications of risk reduction.
PMI’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr.
PMI is committed to replacing cigarettes with smoke-free products as
soon as possible to the benefit of smokers, society and public health.
Over 1.4 million smokers have already switched to IQOS, and the
company has plans to expand commercialization to key cities in 30-35
countries by the end of 2017. Since 2008, PMI has hired over 400
scientists and experts and invested over
The study is available on www.pmiscience.com.
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