[Science] Are heat-not-burn tobacco products a safer alternative to cigarettes? – AI

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The IQOS heat-not-burn device is stored in a charger that resembles a cigarette caseREUTERS/Toru Hanai By Graham LawtonFIRST there were smokers. Then there were vapers. Now there is a tribe of nicotine users so new that they don’t have a name yet. Maybe we’ll call them heaters or smoulders. But if the tobacco industry gets its way, they will become a familiar sight. The new tribe are converts to what are called heated tobacco products (HTPs) or heat-not-burn (HNB) devices. Instead of incinerating tobacco they warm it up, releasing an aerosol of nicotine and other compounds that the …