General Article Evidence review of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products 2018: Executive summary

Topic Selected: Smoking and Health

An extract from a report commissioned by Public Health England.

McNeill A, Brose LS, Calder R, Bauld L and Robson D (2018). Evidence review of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products 2018

 

Heated tobacco products

Key findings

In mid-2017, heated tobacco products were commercially available in 27 countries and further country launches were planned. Three tobacco manufacturers were promoting heated tobacco products: ‘IQOS’ was promoted by Philip Morris International, ‘glo’ by British American Tobacco and ‘Ploom TECH’ by Japan Tobacco International.

Out of 20 studies that were included in this review, 12 were funded by manufacturing companies so there is a lack of independent research.

There is a variety of heated tobacco products, including some that deliver via both vapour and combustion.

Most studies published at the time of the search for this review evaluated IQOS, none evalu

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