Why heat not burn?
Why are particular smoke free alternatives better than smoking?
In this article we will talk about the features of the smoke free alternatives, particularly tobacco heating systems as a product category and explain why heating is the basis of this system. How is it different from burning? How is the process of using tobacco heating devices different from smoking a cigarette?
Difference 1. Heating vs Burning
Before answering these questions, it's worth noticing that tobacco at the tip of cigarettes burns at a high temperature, producing a large amount of harmful chemicals contained in smoke.
In contrast, tobacco heating devices heat tobacco to a much lower temperature. Hence the differences between cigarettes and tobacco heating systems are conditioned by the absence of combustion.
Difference 2. Switching completely to certain smoke-free alternatives may present less harmful for you and those around you compared to smoking
If you search, you will find a number of scientific papers, as well as independent clinical research on your device. There are smoke free alternatives that have scientific evidence proving that aerosol produced by them contains significantly less harmful substances than cigarette smoke.
Smoke-free alternatives may have less or no negative impact on indoor air quality. They do not produce smoke, hence there is no second-hand smoke as well. That is why using smoke-free devices is less likely to disturb others nearby.
Difference 3. Cigarettes produce tar – certain tobacco heating devices do not
Tobacco heating devices do not produce tar, because it heats the tobacco instead of burning it by delivering nicotine, the true taste and satisfaction of real tobacco. Meanwhile, the main cause of smoking-related issues is not nicotine, but the burning process and tar.
Tar is the residue from smoke after a cigarette is burned. Contrary to cigarettes, tobacco heating devices produce aerosol residue that is fundamentally different from tar and consists of significantly lower levels of harmful chemicals.
Our evidence also shows that switching completely to alternatives presents less risk to your health than continuing to smoke.
Difference 4. Cigarettes produce high amounts of carbon monoxide, certain tobacco heating devices do not
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that is produced as a result of burning organic matter, in particular while burning a cigarette.
Cigarettes produce high amounts of carbon monoxide, tobacco heating devices do not. The smoke-free alternatives heat tobacco, producing significantly less carbon monoxide (CO) and significantly lower levels of other harmful chemicals compared to cigarettes.
Difference 5. Tobacco heating devices have a number of advantages in daily life
You already know that, unlike cigarettes, smoke-free alternatives do not burn tobacco and, therefore, do not produce smoke and ash. With this advantage, many customers notice:
- Լess odor
- Fresher breath
- Less unpleasant feeling and aftertaste
- Less stains on teeth
Every day, thousands of adult smokers around the world stop smoking and switch to heating tobacco. Completely switching to tobacco heating devices is a better alternative than continuing to smoke.