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Discover the Difference Between HEETS and TEREA
Discover the Difference Between HEETS and TEREA

Discover the Difference Between HEETS and TEREA

This article will explore the difference between HEETS and TEREA sticks and explain what devices they are compatible with.

What Are TEREA Sticks?

TEREA SMARTCORE STICKS, are specially designed heated tobacco sticks intended for exclusive use with IQOS ILUMA devices. There is a metal heating element in each TEREA stick, coated with stainless steel, that heats the tobacco from within without burning it. The sticks feature a fully sealed design for easy insertion and extraction into the IQOS ILUMA Holder.

The Internal Structure of TEREA SMARTCORE STICKS

TEREA SMARTCORE STICKS, specially designed for IQOS ILUMA, consist of several elements. These include the front seal, metal heating element, tobacco, ventilation chamber, protective casing and a cooling element.

With the front seal, no tobacco residue is left in the holder, so no cleaning is required . It also ensures that the stick is inserted and removed easily.

The metal heating element is covered in stainless steel and inserted inside the stick. This is heated through the induction system and is able to offer continuous heating of the tobacco.

The tobacco is a carefully selected blend, which is finely chopped and specially prepared. Unlike with HEETS tobacco sticks, the tobacco is located in the centre of the stick.

The ventilation chamber is intended to regulate the required amount of tobacco vapour in the stick to allow for a good smoke-free experience.

The protective casing is a paper wrapper that helps keep the device clean after use, so you don’t have to clean the device.

The cooling element is made of cellulose acetate and cools the temperature of the tobacco vapour so that it reaches the suitable temperature .

Also, unlike many other tobacco sticks, TEREA SMARTCORE STICKS are sealed on both sides. This is why the experience with IQOS ILUMA does not create tobacco residue and does not require cleaning of the device after use.

What Are HEETS Sticks?

HEETS are specially designed real tobacco sticks that are heated by an IQOS bladed device rather than being burned like cigarettes - with no smoke, no ash and less smell. HEETS are produced with the highest level of precision to offer consistency and a high-quality tobacco taste experience.

How Are HEETS Tobacco Sticks Made?

Unlike TEREA SMARTCORE STICKS, there is no metal heating element contained in HEETS tobacco sticks, which is necessary for the heating of tobacco in IQOS ILUMA devices.

HEETS tobacco sticks, that can be used with IQOS 3 DUO and previous IQOS models, have a structure that’s made up of six elements. These include an external filter, a cooling filter, an inner tube filter, protective casing, tobacco and paper.

The external filter of the tobacco sticks is made of cellulose acetate and provides the user with a cigarette-like experience.

The cooling filter is made of PLA - polylactic acid - and serves to cool the vapour generated by heating the tobacco, so that it reaches the correct temperature.

The air chamber filter has the function of keeping the tobacco compact and transfers the tobacco vapour to the cooling filter.

The tobacco, unlike TEREA SMARTCORE STICKS, is located at one end of the stick. To ensure the correct functioning of the IQOS device, it is heated through the blade present in the previous generation IQOS devices, unlike IQOS ILUMA.


There are a few differences between HEETS and TEREA sticks :

  • Experience:
    Both TEREA and HEETS heat the tobacco from inside instead of burning it, without any smoke or ash and less smell than cigarettes. However, TEREA sticks are sealed. When they are used with IQOS ILUMA, there is no tobacco residue and no need to clean the device after use.
  • Device compatibility:
    You may be wondering, can I use HEETS with IQOS ILUMA? This is not possible. You can’t use the IQOS ILUMA with HEETS, but HEETS can be used with a range of other IQOS products - like IQOS ORIGINALS, QOS 2.4,IQOS 3, and IQOS 3 DUO.
    TEREA sticks are designed to be used only with IQOS ILUMA.
    Note: TEREA sticks contain metal parts. Keep out of reach of children to prevent disassembly or ingestion.
Discover the Difference Between HEETS and TEREA

Which Tobacco Sticks Should I Use?

As we discovered in the previous paragraphs, the differences between SMARTCORE STICKS™ and tobacco sticks are substantial. This means they can only be used with the devices for which they are specifically designed.

TEREA SMARTCORE STICKS™ are designed to be used only with models in the IQOS ILUMA line. Do not insert them into the IQOS 3 DUO or older IQOS devices, as this may damage the devices.

Similarly, HEETS tobacco sticks are designed for IQOS foil devices and therefore cannot be used with IQOS ILUMA. Do not try to insert a tobacco stick inside an IQOS ILUMA device, as the device may not start in the presence of an incompatible stick. It is designed to work only when it detects that a SMARTCORE STICK™ has been inserted.

In conclusion, HEETS tobacco sticks can only be used with IQOS 3 DUO and previous IQOS devices, while TEREA SMARTCORE STICKS™ can only be used with IQOS ILUMA devices. Find an authorized IQOS retailer near you!

This article is for general information and educational purposes. Some of the information in this article is based on external, third-party sources and we make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the accuracy, validity or completeness of such information.