IQOS heated tobacco products combine an electronic device, IQOS, with specially designed tobacco sticks called HEETS.
The device heats the tobacco sticks, to deliver a real tobacco taste and cigarette-like satisfaction.
"Tar" is the residue from smoke after a cigarette has burned. IQOS does not produce tar because it heats tobacco instead of burning it. It generates an aerosol residue that is fundamentally different from "Tar" and consists of significantly lower levels of harmful chemicals.* Switching completely to IQOS is less harmful than continuing to smoke.** Important Information: Although IQOS does not produce tar, IQOS is not risk-free, and delivers nicotine which is addictive. *Average reductions in levels of a range of harmful chemicals (excluding nicotine) compared to cigarette smoke. **Source: Based on the totality of evidence available for IQOS in comparison with continuing to smoke.