Electronic Cigarettes and Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Products

Electronic Cigarettes and Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Products

Although combustible tobacco cigarettes remain the most popular nicotine-containing products worldwide, non-cigarette products are evolving rapidly. Use of combustible tobacco remains the number one preventable cause of disease, disability, and death, however the effects of non-cigarette products on population-level health is unknown. Over the last 10 years electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have gained considerable popularity, especially among smokers and youth. To get more news about Heat not burn, you can visit hitaste.net official website. With the introduction of the ‘Heat-not-Burn’ (HnB) products (iQOS from Philip Morris International, Ploom TECH from Japan Tobacco International, and Glo from British American Tobacco) the landscape of tobacco product exposure has changed yet again. Population studies: Some early models of HnB products were developed in the late 1980s; however, they did not reach a significant number of consumers and were withdrawn from the market. The introduction of HnB products in Japan in 2014 has been accompanied by an enormous decline in combustible cigarettes. Results from an international survey (International Tobacco Control (ITC) project) showed that that a high percentage of respondents believed HnB and e-cigarettes to be less harmful than cigarettes. Interestingly, smokers in Japan were most likely of 22 countries to believe that HnB were less harmful than cigarettes. Relative harmfulness beliefs of HnB may be both a cause and an effect of their popularity in Japan, fueled by marketing efforts. Ongoing studies will relate these beliefs to reasons for using HnB products, and, with future cohort data, transitions to/from HnB and cigarettes. Concerns have been raised that novel HnB tobacco products may be appealing to youth. Our research has showed that awareness and interest in HnB products among youth in Canada, England and USA was stable between 2017 and 2018, and concentrated primarily among smokers. Perceptions of HnB products are more similar to e-cigarettes than combustible tobacco. Toxicity: HnB tobacco products purport to deliver nicotine while reducing exposure to toxicants compared with combustible nicotine products such as tobacco cigarettes by avoiding directly burning tobacco and instead heating tobacco. We measured nicotine in HnB product and found that it delivered 1.4 mg nicotine from a single cartridge, while e-cigarette and tobacco cigarettes delivered 1.3 mg and 2.1 mg nicotine, respectively.