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IQOS vs Vape – What are the Differences

We’ve heard this question time and time again – is IQOS a vape?

The answer? While both options are smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes for adult smokers – no, IQOS is not a vape!

What are the differences between IQOS and Vaping?

Here are all the important differences between IQOS vs vape.

1. Technology

IQOS is part of a category of products called heated tobacco. These products utilize innovative tobacco heating systems IQOS is part of a category of products called heated tobacco. These products utilize innovative tobacco heating systems, such as IQOS’s HeatControl™ technology to heat tobacco instead of burning it. In comparison, vapes – also called e-cigarettes - work by heating and then vaporizing e-liquid, or vaping liquid.

2. Tobacco

IQOS utilizes tobacco made of real tobacco leaf that are harvested, and then specially prepared and compressed into tobacco sticks, called HEETS. The precise heating of these tobacco sticks works to deliver tobacco flavor, and at the same time, does not burn tobacco. HEETS are not risk free. They contain nicotine, which is addictive and is naturally occurring in tobacco. On the other hand, vapes do not utilize real tobacco; instead, they utilize a vaping liquid available in a variety of flavors at vape shops. Vaping liquids come with or without nicotine.

3. Experience

IQOS delivers an experience that is similar to cigarette. IQOS provides real tobacco taste. HEETS are designed to last around 14 puffs, which is around the same amount of time as a cigarette. Vapes, however, offer an experience that is different from cigarette, due to the usage of vaping liquids.

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