A fundamental difference between cigarettes and the IQOS devices is the absence of combustion. The IQOS 3 and IQOS 3 MULTI devices use a ceramic blade to heat tobacco to a precisely controlled temperature of approximately 350°C – below the point where combustion occurs. By heating tobacco instead of burning it, the product offers a cleaner way of enjoying tobacco with no smoke, no ash and less smell.
IQOS is the world-leading heated-tobacco product. In fact, approximately 8.0 million adult smokers** around the world have already stopped smoking and switched to IQOS. The new IQOS 3 has been driven by customer feedback to create a more sophisticated product, designed around consumers’ needs. It evolved with improved design and functionality for those that want a more intuitive product. The innovative IQOS 3 boasts a smaller holder and charger and faster charging capabilities than its predecessors, making it easier to use on the move; whereas the revolutionary IQOS 3 MULTI allows the consumer to enjoy consecutive tobacco sessions without recharging the device for 10 uses.
Philip Morris International (PMI), the global leader in scientifically substantiated smoke-free innovations, officially launched the IQOS 3 and IQOS 3 Multi heated-tobacco products in the UAE. Both products were made available in Dubai Duty Free earlier this year and will now be available from retailers across the country.
Commenting on the announcement, Tarkan Demirbas, said: “We estimate that there are more than 9 million adult smokers in the GCC. The best thing that those people can do for their health is to quit but most of them likely will not. We are excited to be in a position to provide them with a better alternative to continuing to smoke. The launch of IQOS 3 affirms our commitment to innovate technologically advanced and scientifically substantiated products that provide adult smokers with better choices - satisfying products that present less risk of harm and 95% less harmful chemicals compared to cigarettes.* Our dedication to the development of innovative tobacco and nicotine containing products offers a modern solution to reducing the harm caused by smoking; ultimately to the benefit of society and public health.”
PMI has invested more than USD 6 billion in developing, evaluating and producing reduced risk alternatives to smoking and will continue to do so on its journey encourage existing smokers to switch if they will not quit. The company has set measurable targets and projects that by 2025 at least 40 million PMI cigarette smokers will have switched to PMI’s smoke-free products.