What Is a Heat-Not-Burn Cigarette and Can It Help You Quit?

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What Is a Heat-Not-Burn Cigarette and Can It Help You Quit?

The Next Big Trend in vaping is actually a very old idea: cigarettes that heat tobacco to produce an inhalable aerosol, but never reach the point of combustion, thus avoiding that sketchy part of smoking where you light something on fire and suck the smoke into your lungs.To get more news about Hitaste p6, you can visit hitaste.net official website.

How is that any different than the e-cigarettes we've come to know and love/hate? Because heat-not-burn cigs contain tobacco, not just flavored liquid nicotine, so it's much closer to the experience of smoking a regular cigarette, just without the smoke, smokey smell, and (hopefully) all the carcinogens. Not bad if your New Year's resolution is to kick smoking. Although as with all too-good things, there are caveats.
Right now, two big tobacco companies are developing "smokeless" burn sticks. Philip Morris, of Marlboro fame, is selling its Marlboro HeatStick in Italy in Japan, with the goal of bringing it to the U.S. in 2016 at about $6 a pack.

The HeatStick, which looks like a regular cigarette, is heated inside a battery-powered, pen-like device called iQOS (pronounced "eye-coze"). The sticks are heated to a point just below combustion—so up to 660 degrees F—which produces a nicotine-infused vapor that you inhale through a mouthpiece. The holder can heat about 20 sticks per charge.

Meanwhile, RJ Reynolds—maker of Camel, Kool and Winstons—is launching a heat-not-burn product called Revo in February, first in Wisconsin at a similar price point, and then expanding from there if it sells.Unlike the HeatStick, the Revo uses an actual flame, which lights a carbon tip that heats foil-wrapped tobacco until it evaporates into a flavored vapor.

Each cig lasts about five minutes, then you let it cool down and throw it out. It emits just whimper of smoke, and also doesn't cause that telltale smoker smell.

While you can't find either of these in the U.S. yet, the technology is nothing new. The Marlboro HeatSticks improves on a heat-not-burn product called the Accord, which launched in 90s and totally flopped.And Revo is essentially the exact same product as Reynolds' Eclipse smokeless cigarette, which was developed in the 90s, hit the market in 2003 and fizzled out within four short years. It's got a new name, look, and marketing scheme, but the concept is unchanged.

Indeed, big tobacco firms—which realized as early as the freaking 50s that cigarettes were killing us—have been developing technology to strip out the combustion part of the equation for decades. Now, the cigarette makers are hoping that vaping's explosive popularity and an increasingly anti-smoking public opinion is a sign the time is ripe to give it another go.

But can the gimmick actually help you quit? Is it even safe? The short answer is, we don't know yet. The longer answer is as controversial, scientifically murky and politically complex as the heated debate on the health effects of e-cigarettes.

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