Product Liability & Toxics Law

Philip Morris Allowed to Say IQOS Reduces Harmful Exposure (1)

July 7, 2020, 8:40 PM

Philip Morris International Inc. can market its IQOS products as reducing consumers’ exposure to harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

IQOS heats tobacco rather than burning it, a process seen as less harmful than smoking conventional cigarettes. The FDA last year allowed IQOS, which is an electronic device that uses a tobacco plug, to be sold in the U.S. while it reviewed Philip Morris’s modified-risk product application.

IQOS electronic cigarette
Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

The FDA on Tuesday said that available evidence shows IQOS’s production of harmful and potentially harmful chemicals is lower that that of regular cigarettes. The...

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