FDA Does Not Rule that IQOS Reduces Tobacco-Related Harm

July 15, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved IQOS, a heated tobacco product, as a “modified risk tobacco product. Though the FDA agreed that the data submitted by Philip Morris International (PMI) showed that IQOS may reduce exposure to harmful substances, they conceded that IQOS does not reduce risk of disease and death when compared to cigarette smoking and is not safer than cigarettes. Nevertheless, PMI has hailed the decision as a “milestone for public healtha blatant misrepresentation of the FDA’s decision.  

Read more, including PMI’s own admission that IQOS is not proven to be a healthier alternative. 

An FDA ruling did not state that IQOS is safer than cigarettes