Heated Cigarettes


Heated cigarettes (such as IQOS) are getting more attention as they are introduced into the U.S. market. Although the tobacco industry refers to them as “heat-not-burn” products, this term downplays their harm. No known independent research demonstrates that these products present significantly less harm to the user than conventional cigarettes. States and localities should analyze relevant laws to determine whether heated cigarettes are already covered in their jurisdictions, or if regulations need to be updated to ensure that the products are properly regulated.