Over a decade of development and billions invested
The best of tobacco meets the best of technology.
Technology – the world revolves around it. Over the years, it has radically changed our lives for the better. The way we work, the way we communicate, the way we travel. And with IQOS, the way we enjoy tobacco.
But technology goes hand-in-hand with science. We couldn’t have created IQOS without it. This perfect combination of both science and technology is how we developed a better alternative to smoking.
HEATING VS. BURNING
Heating tobacco, rather than burning it, may seem like a small change - but it redefines tobacco satisfaction. When you light a cigarette, the tobacco burns at more than 800°C at the tip, creating smoke and ash. IQOS heats tobacco to a temperature up to 350°C, releasing the true tobacco flavour and nicotine without burning the tobacco
IQOS HEATCONTROL TECHNOLOGY™
IQOS HeatControl™ Technology is a specially designed and patented technology that monitors and controls the temperature of the IQOS heating blade. The heating blade is made of ceramic incorporating platinum, gold and silver tracks. Through IQOS HeatControl(TM) Technology, the tobacco heats to the ideal temperature for 14 puffs or around 6 minutes (whichever comes first) ensuring a consistent tobacco flavour without burning.