Amid debates of the safety of e-cigarettes, new research has found an additional health risk with the iQOS. At high temperatures the tobacco plug was found to char through pyrolysis after some time and melt the polymer-film filter, releasing toxicants. Read more here.
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A panel of FDA health advisors have voted unanimously (aside from one abstention) against Philip Morris’ request to market iQOS, a heat-not-burn tobacco product, as less risky than cigarettes. Although the decision is not binding for the FDA’s final decision, it is unlikely the request would be approved without significant …
Company makes New Years Resolution announcement to “give up cigarettes” this year. Read more here.