Advanced smoke free alternatives
We have the mission to replace conventional cigarette smoking with smoke-free alternatives for all adults who would otherwise continue to smoke.
The IQOS ILUMA series is launched with the SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM™. Tobacco is heated rather than burned with no blade.
IQOS ILUMA™ is designed to be used only with TEREA™ sticks. Do not use IQOS ILUMA™ and TEREA™ sticks with previous IQOS™ generations, as this cause damage to your device.
IQOS 3 and IQOS 3 MULTI are now sold in 43 markets around the world. IQOS parent company, Philip Morris International, spends 92% of all R&D and 60% of all commercial expenditure on smoke-free products.
IQOS next generation device, the pioneering 2.4 PLUS, is launched in 21 markets. A year later, it is available to adult customers in 38 markets. In 2017 it wins a GOOD DESIGN® Award from the annual presentations made by the Chicago Athenaeum and Metropolitan Arts Press.
PMI’s first commercial heat-not-burn device is launched in Japan and Italy. A year later the product is named IQOS and is made available in Portugal, Romania, Russia and Switzerland.
PMI expands its R&D facilities focusing on alternatives to cigarettes by opening a new research laboratory in Singapore. Today, over 400 R&D experts are working on IQOS technologies around the world.
Forward strides into smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes, soon to become IQOS, levels up in 2008 with a new dedicated R&D centre in Switzerland.
While PMI’s research into heated tobacco alternatives goes back to the early 1990s, 2007 marks a turning point when a heat-not-burn prototype using HeatControl™ technology is developed. The device is a technological step forward but is ergonomically awkward.
IQOS emits on average at least 95% lower levels of harmful chemicals compared to cigarettes.*
Important information: This does not necessarily equal a 95% reduction in risk. IQOS is not risk-free. *'95% less' represents the average reductions in levels of a range of harmful chemicals (excluding nicotine) compared to the smoke of a reference cigarette (3R4F). See important information.
IQOS has no lit end or smoke.
IQOS produces less smell than cigarretes
Science meets technology.
IQOS is dedicated to providing smoke-free choices for adult smokers. Over 400 scientists and engineers are working on state-of-the-art alternatives to cigarettes.
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