The IQOS by Phillip Morris has been tested by Dr. Farsilinos to see how it compares to more traditional vape tanks and E Juice. Is it safer?
The IQOS is coming to America, and it’s FDA approved. Created by Big Tobacco giant Phillip Morris, the IQOS system runs on Marlboro tobacco sticks and will be sold in the USA via ALTRIA.
The IQOS is a heat-not-burn system, making it kind of a hybrid device. The tobacco is heated up and vapor is produced. It does not use E Juice like traditional vape devices.
The FDA has approved this device for sale. But as Dr. Farsilinos’ new study reveals, the IQOS is not as safe as traditional vape devices. In a study conducted using the Aspire Nautilus vape tank, Dr. Farsilinos found that the normal vape tank emitted substantially lower levels of carbonyls than the IQOS system.
IQOS vs Vape – Study Suggests Vape Tank & E Juice is Safer…
Here are the exact findings from the study:
“At the Health Canada Intense regimen, heated tobacco products emitted 5.0–6.4 μg/stick formaldehyde, 144.1–176.7 μg/stick acetaldehyde, 10.4–10.8 μg/stick acrolein, 11.0–12.8 μg/stick propionaldehyde and 1.9–2.0 μg/stick crotonaldehyde. Compared with the tobacco cigarette, levels were on average 91.6% lower for formaldehyde, 84.9% lower for acetaldehyde, 90.6% lower for acrolein, 89.0% lower for propionaldehyde and 95.3% lower for crotonaldehyde. The e‐cigarette emitted 0.5–1.0 μg/12 puffs formaldehyde, 0.8–1.5 μg/12 puffs acetaldehyde and 0.3–0.4 μg/12 puffs acrolein, but no propionaldehyde and crotonaldehyde. At more intense puffing regimens, formaldehyde was increased in heated tobacco products, but levels were three–fourfold lower compared with the tobacco cigarette.”
It is worth pointing out, however, that the IQOS system is still VASTLY safer than traditional cigarette smoking – over 90% in most cases. What’s odd, though, is that this study shows that the ONLY FDA approved vape on the market isn’t quite as safe as the ones the FDA is hellbent on removing from the market.
That’s odd, right? The IQOS is safer, but not quite as safe as the Aspire Nautilus running tobacco E Juice. You’d think this would be major news for policymakers at the FDA. You know, the guys that are supposedly in charge of public health in the USA.
In concluding the study, Dr. Farsilinos said: “The IQOS heated tobacco product emits substantially lower levels of carbonyls than a commercial tobacco cigarette (Marlboro Red) but higher levels than a Nautilus Mini e‐cigarette.”
Is IQOS Safe?
Yes, compared to cigarettes it is A LOT safer. Around 90% based on Dr. Farsilinos’ findings. But it is still not as safe as traditional vaping devices which not only taste better but are cheaper to run and come with actual flavors (at least for now).
The FDA won’t talk about this study; they probably won’t even acknowledge it. But it is definitely worthy of note given that the IQOS has been officially FDA approved, placing it alongside nicotine patches and gum.
And it’s STILL not as safe as what we’ve been vaping since 2014? Go figure! I think the most interesting thing about this study is that E Juice, when vaped, is less harmful than tobacco when it is heated. If I were a betting man, I’d have put my money on the former.
This kind of research NEEDS to get out into the public domain to quash all the silly, fake science that is being passed around by the FDA and its stooges in alleged anti-tobacco groups. Millions of lives can (and have) been saved by vaping. But we’re losing the battle on information; too many people think vaping is worse than smoking.
And the reason? A slew of fake, malicious, made-up bunk science claims from the FDA, Big Pharma, and Big Tobacco owned “action groups” like Tobacco Free Kids, whose entire existence depends on Big Tobacco profits (see the Master Settlement for more information). It’s all just money, folks. Money, money, money – and tax and excise duty!
When science shows something is safer than something else it should be celebrated and lauded as progression in public health. Instead, in the US, the more dangerous something gets FDA approved and the safer one is facing nation-wide bans. Put in that context, the entire system looks rigged…
Wake up, America. Before it’s too late.