Are you a cigarette smoker and want to quit? Also, not fond of e-cigarette alternatives? I think IQOS is a great substitute to try.
The Philip Morris IQOS device
The Philip Morris IQOS device heats the tobacco instead of burning it. This is like a mini cigarette, but with less smell from the typical cigarette smoking experience. Also, it uses small tobacco sticks that are called HEETS. These are a tobacco derivative mixed with other components to produce familiar experience for the regular smoker.
How Are HEETS Tobacco Sticks Made?
Here is a rough breakdown of that process.
After tobacco leaves are collected, they are ground up into a powder and combined with liquid which has flavoring inside. That’s right E-Liquid! First, concoction resembles a dough like substance which is rolled out and press until its paper-thin into a long sheet. In the second place, they dye that sheet with color, add more flavor and they cut it up into strips. Finally, those strips are crumbled together to resemble the look of tobacco.
The tobacco in a cigarette usually burns at temperatures in excess of 600°C. It generats smoke which contains chemicals and results with inhaling tar. IQOS heats the tobacco just enough to release a flavorful nicotine-containing tobacco vapor but without burning the tobacco. It heats tobacco in much lower temperatures up to 350°C, without fire, smoke or ash. Which means they do not release the same amount of toxins as a regular cigarette does.
Now for the operation of the IQOS device. You have to push the button to turn on the heater. The blinking indicates that the element inside is heating up the tobacco stick. When it’s ready, it’s going to vibrate. When the second round of vibration is occurred that means it’s ready to go. Now you have either six minutes of use or fourteen puffs. Whichever comes first.