While specialist vaping shops are now popping up everywhere and the internet is flooded with vaping sites, Australian Health Authorities are continuing to ignore mounting consumer demand for safer alternatives to conventional cigarettes. Several weeks ago the Australian Therapeutic Good Administration knocked back a submission by the New Nicotine Alliance to allow nicotine to be controlled for human therapeutic use in safer alternative smoking devices.
- Philip Morris International (PMI) has been granted 1,800 patents revolving around the development of smokeless cigarettes, with another 4,000 in the pipeline.
- PMI has two e-vapour platforms. One heats an e-liquid containing nicotine and flavors with an electric heater. The other uses a chemical reaction between nicotine and a weak organic acid.
- PMI’s IQOS burns tobacco at only 350oC via an electronically controlled heating blade without setting it on fire. The nicotine is released from a special tobacco stick.
“Developments in technology and science are key to our commitment to provide all adult smokers a range of better alternatives to cigarettes.”