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Switching to smoke-free alternatives: The benefits

By IQOS Team

Many adult smokers today explore smoke-free alternatives, so they can quit smoking. If you’ve heard about these alternatives, but you’re still wondering what they are, you’re in the right article.

They are products that don’t burn tobacco, like cigarettes do. Instead they release a vapor which contains nicotine, but not ash and cigarette smoke.

Firstly though, you need to understand what switching from cigarettes to a smoke free alternative means.

Smoking involves lighting a cigarette on fire and letting it burn, which produces cigarette smoke and releases harmful chemicals. The high levels of harmful chemicals in the smoke of a burning cigarette are the primary cause of smoking-related diseases.

Smoke-free alternatives don’t feature combustion and don’t produce cigarette smoke.

It must be highlighted that smoke-free alternatives are not equivalent to quitting tobacco, given that they contain nicotine, which is addictive. If you are a smoker and have concerns about your health, then the best option to reduce the health risks associated with the use of tobacco and nicotine products is to quit tobacco and nicotine use altogether. However, for those adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, completely switching to smoke-free alternatives could be a better choice than continuing to smoke cigarettes.

Smoke-free alternatives contain a big variety of flavors from which you can choose from, ensuring many options for every smoker that wishes to make a better choice.

Smoke-free alternatives, like heated tobacco and vaping, produce a vapor that is significantly better that the cigarette smoke. Moreover, they don’t produce ash and the smell they leave on your hair, hands, clothes and the spaces around you in general, is less prominent.

Tips on switching to smoke-free alternatives

If you have decided to switch to a better alternative, without combustion, like heated tobacco or vaping, here are some general tips to help you on a smooth and successful transition.

  • List reasons why you want to switch
  • Start by taking a step back. Why do you want to switch to a smoke free alternative from cigarettes? Is it because you want to be away from ash and the lingering smell of cigarettes? Whatever the case, having a clear list of simple, memorable reasons that you can constantly refer to can help you commit to the switch.

  • Say no to the temptations
  • Ask your smoking friends not to offer you cigarettes or not to smoke around you. Always keep your smoke-free product around so you don’t have a temptation or an excuse to go back to cigarettes.

  • Tell your friends you’re trying something new
  • Letting others know that you’re making a switch from cigarettes to heated tobacco or vaping will encourage them to check in with you.

Which smoke-free alternatives are available for adult smokers?

Nowadays there are many different smoke-free alternatives available for adult smokers, making it possible to switch away from cigarettes. With so many different brands, products, and features to choose from, there is sure to be a smoke-free alternative that can suit your personal preferences.


    E cigarettes, or vapes, are a type of smoke-free alternative with many product types, features, and customizations available. The fact that there is such a wide product range in vaping is one of the benefits that adult users enjoy.

    Vapes are battery-powered devices that work by heating a liquid consumable, called e liquid, that contains flavorings and nicotine. When the e liquid heats up, it vaporizes, and creates an aerosol.

    E liquids come in many flavors, with the tobacco one included.

    Heated tobacco

    Heated tobacco devices heat specially designed tobacco sticks, usually made of real, specially made tobacco.

    Heated tobacco products, like IQOS, deliver an original tobacco experience, without tar*, ash and lingering smell.

    *Tar is the residue from smoke after a cigarette has burned. IQOS doesn’t produce tar because it heats tobacco instead of burning it. Important information: Although IQOS does not produce tar, IQOS is not risk free, and delivers nicotine which is addictive.

For the results of the transition to a smoke-free alternative to be visible, you need to use these products exclusively.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Smoking alternatives are not risk free. They deliver nicotine, which is addictive. They are intended for use by adults who would otherwise continue to smoke or use nicotine products and are by no means a cessation method.
The best option to reduce the health risks associated with the use of tobacco and nicotine products is to quit their use altogether. However, for those adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, switching completely to vaping or heated tobacco products could be a better choice than continuing to smoke.

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