WELCOME TO IQOS WORLD WITHOUT SMOKE
The IQOS ILUMA series is launched, featuring the revolutionary SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM™, paired with the all-new TEREA tobacco sticks designed only for IQOS ILUMA
IQOS ILUMA is not compatible with previous IQOS generations and is designed to be used only with SMARTCORE STICKS. Do not use SMARTCORE STICKS with previous IQOS generations, as this may cause damage to your device.
A year that is a milestone for Cyprus. The new affiliate of Philip Morris International in Cyprus is a fact, on 1st of July 2021.
This year sees a huge milestone for the IQOS community.
IQOS 3 and IQOS 3 MULTI are now sold in cities in 43 markets around the world. IQOS parent company, Philip Morris International, spends 92% of all R&D and 60% of all commercial expenditure on smoke-free products.
IQOS next generation device, the pioneering 2.4 PLUS, is launched in 21 markets. A year later, it is available to adult customers in 38 markets. In 2017 it wins a GOOD DESIGN® Award from the annual presentations made by the Chicago Athenaeum [Museum of Architecture and Design] and Metropolitan Arts Press.
PMI’s first commercial heat-not-burn device is launched in Japan and Italy. A year later the product is named IQOS and is made available in Portugal, Romania, Russia and Switzerland.
PMI expands its R&D facilities focusing on alternatives to cigarettes by opening a new research laboratory in Singapore. Today, over 400 R&D experts are working on IQOS technologies around the world.
Forward strides into smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes, soon to become IQOS, levels up in 2008 with a new dedicated R&D centre in Switzerland.
While PMI’s research into heated tobacco alternatives goes back to the early 1990s, 2007 marks a turning point when a heat-not-burn prototype using HeatControl™ technology is developed. The device is a technological step forward but is ergonomically awkward.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: IQOS is not risk-free.
*Source: Study conducted in multiple markets since 2014 for IQOS with HEETS, and in Ukraine with 405 legal age smokers, heated tobacco or e-cigarette users, December 2019 for IQOS VEEV.