We’ve heard this question many times – ‘is IQOS a vape?’
The answer? While both options are smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes for adult smokers – no, IQOS is not a vape.
What are the differences between IQOS and Vaping?
Here are the important differences between an IQOS device and a vape.
IQOS is part of a category of smoke-free products which utilize heated tobacco. These products utilize innovative tobacco heating systems, such as IQOS’s HeatControl™ to heat tobacco instead of burning it. In comparison, vapes – also called e-cigarettes - work by heating and then vapourizing e-liquid, not tobacco.
IQOS utilizes tobacco made of real tobacco leaves that are harvested and then specially prepared and compressed into tobacco sticks, called HEETS. The precise heating of these tobacco sticks works to deliver tobacco flavour, while at the same time, not burning the tobacco. HEETS are not risk free. They are addictive and contain nicotine because it is naturally occurring in tobacco. Instead, vapes do not utilize real tobacco; instead, they utilize a vaping liquid available in a variety of flavours at vape shops. Vaping liquids come with or without nicotine.
IQOS delivers an experience that is similar to smoking. IQOS provides real tobacco taste and satisfaction. HEETS are designed to last 14 puffs, about the same as a cigarette. Vapes, however, offer a completely new experience that is different from smoking, due to the usage of vaping liquids.
4. Product variety.
Currently there are several different IQOS heated tobacco devices to choose from – such as, IQOS 3 DUO and IQOS 3 MULTI. Some IQOS devices have a separate holder and charger, while others have those components integrated into an all-in-one device. These different options allow IQOS adult users to select what best suits their lifestyle.
IQOS is Not a Vape
IQOS is not a vape, but with no smoke and no ash, IQOS is a better alternative to cigarettes. Unlike cigarettes, IQOS does not burn tobacco and therefore produces no smoke. Important information: This product is not risk free and provides nicotine, which is addictive. Only for use by adults. Compare all IQOS devices.