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TEREA Tobacco Sticks vs e-Cigarette Liquid

By IQOS Team

IQOS 3 DUO device

E-cigarettes and heated tobacco products share one very important thing in common: they can provide an alternative to adult smokers who would otherwise continue smoking or use other nicotine products. These smoke-free products accomplish this by eliminating combustion, which occurs when tobacco burns, such as when a cigarette is lit.

However, the way that e-cigarettes vs heated tobacco products deliver this distinction over cigarette smoking is quite different. E-cigarettes utilize a liquid, while heated tobacco utilizes tobacco sticks.

What are e-cigarette liquids?

To begin, e-cigarettes do not utilize real tobacco. Rather, they utilize e-cigarette liquid, sometimes also called e-cig liquid, e-liquid, or vaping liquid. E-liquid often comes in a variety of flavors, and may contain nicotine (some are nicotine-free).

What are ΤΕREA Tobacco Sticks?

Unlike e-cigarettes, IQOS ILUMA heated tobacco products do utilize real tobacco, processed and formed in specific ways to work seamlessly with their corresponding devices. TEREA are to be used with IQOS ILUMA devices.

TEREA are made of real, processed tobacco leaf, and therefore, contain real tobacco flavor. IQOS ILUMA's pioneering bladeless SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM™ works in harmony with TEREA sticks. The heart of the bladeless SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM™ is the metal heating element placed at the core of the tobacco stick. Together they redefine the principles of tobacco heating for a more pleasurable experience.

Because TEREA tobacco sticks feature a fully sealed tobacco part they are not compatible with IQOS 3 DUO or any earlier blade generation devices. Using a TEREA stick in a device with blade heating technology may damage the blade.

What’s the difference between TEREA and e-liquids?

E-liquid is drawn from the tank of e-cigarettes and put into contact with a battery powered heating component. Heating the liquid makes it evaporate, and when that happens, vapor can be drawn from the device through a mouthpiece. There is no smoke nor ash created, only the vapor. The adult user of the product is able to taste the specific flavor of the e-liquid that was inserted.

TEREA tobacco sticks, on the other hand, are inserted into the IQOS ILUMA heated tobacco device and heated to specific temperatures. Its ingenious SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM™ brings you improved draw, taste consistency from stick to stick, generous vapour and less lingering smell than ever before, according to most consumers.

HEETS tobacco sticks, on the other hand, are inserted into IQOS heated tobacco device and heated to specific temperatures. With IQOS, HEETS are heated from the inside using a special heating blade. The heating temperature is controlled to reach 350⁰C, which provides a high quality tobacco experience with no fire, no ash, and no smoke.

While both options have their differences, the most important thing that using TEREA or e-liquids have in common is this: they are both alternatives for adult smokers to continued smoking.

If you are an adult smoker and you are looking for a smoke-free alternative, e-cigarettes and e-liquids may be of interest to you. However, if you are looking for a smoke-free tobacco experience that has a similar ritual and taste profile of smoking, IQOS ILUMA is a better choice than continued smoking.

Discover the variety of options in vaping with VEEV ONE and VEEV NOW and the variety of 10 TEREA flavors.

These products are not risk free and provide nicotine, which is addictive. Only for use by adults.