Heated tobacco products: how are they different from, and similar to, e-cigarettes?

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There are important differences between heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes (also known as vapes and e-vapor products).

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Heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes (also known as vapes, and e-vapor products) are two smoke-free alternatives which – when scientifically substantiated and regulated – share one crucial purpose. They can provide a better alternative to cigarettes for adult smokers who would otherwise continue smoking.

But there are differences between heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes, and adult smokers should should know about them. Here they are, along with some similarities:

Scroll through to see the differences and similarities between the two:

Real tobacco?

Different

Nicotine?

Similar

Added nicotine?

Different

Smoke-free?

Similar

We’re clear that the best choice an adult smoker can make is to quit cigarettes and nicotine completely.

Although smoke-free alternatives are not risk free, it is known that the majority of harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke comes from burning tobacco. This smoke contains dozens of harmful and potentially harmful constituents. Remove the burning and you can significantly reduce the levels of many of these chemicals.

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Since 2008, PMI has invested more than $6 billion in the research, development, scientific substantiation and manufacturing capacity of our range of smoke-free alternatives.

They provide adult smokers who would otherwise continue smoking with a better alternative to cigarettes through our scientifically-substantiated products.

None of our smoke-free products are marketed at youth, non-smokers or former smokers.

We’re clear in our message: If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you smoke, quit. If you don’t quit, change.