IQOS tobacco heating system and e-cigarettes - what is the difference?
The IQOS tobacco heating system and e-cigarettes are both smokeless alternatives to cigarettes for adults who would otherwise continue to smoke or use other nicotine products.
Both are electronic devices and do not produce smoke, which cigarettes do. However, there is one property that distinguishes the IQOS tobacco heating system from e-cigarettes: IQOS heats genuine tobacco and produces tobacco vapor, while e-cigarettes vaporize liquids.
IQOS uses HEETS tobacco sticks, which contain genuine tobacco. The finest tobacco leaves are carefully selected, finely ground, and processed into HEETS tobacco sticks. That guarantees consistently superb tobacco enjoyment.
What are e-cigarettes?
E-cigarettes are electronic devices and a smoke-free alternative to cigarettes. They generally operate with a battery and heat liquids to produce an aerosol (“vapor”). Those liquids are available in various flavors and can contain nicotine.
How do e-cigarettes work?
There are various types of e-cigarettes. They vary in size, performance, and application options. Some are reusable, while others are disposable. However, most of them do work according to the same principle and with similar components.
E-cigarettes heat and vaporize liquids in a temperature range between 100°C and 250°C. The liquid is drawn from a tank such that it comes into contact with a battery-powered heating element. A vapor is produced that can be consumed via a mouthpiece.
The battery: Energy source for the entire device. In most cases, it can be recharged and supplies the heating element and the electronic components with power.
The tank: The container which holds the liquid. Some e-cigarettes use disposable capsules or pods.
The liquid: What an e-cigarette uses to produce vapor. While there are many kinds of liquids available, they normally contain propylene glycol, glycerin, nicotine, flavoring agents, and various additives.
The heating element: The area where the liquid is vaporized. Most e-cigarettes use a “wick and spiral” system: The wick soaks up the liquid naturally and brings it into contact with a hot metal coil.
Sensors and electric components: They control the heating process as well as a device’s operation. They range from simple push buttons, LEDs, and battery displays to modern flow sensors.
The mouthpiece: The chamber or canal via which the vaporized liquid is drawn out of the device.
Beyond a doubt, the best decision for every smoker is to quit tobacco and nicotine consumption. While e-cigarettes are not risk-free, they are a better alternative for adults who would otherwise continue to smoke or use other nicotine products.