More than a decade ago, we set ourselves the goal of creating less harmful alternatives to cigarettes for adult smokers who do not quit.

      Thanks to the inventiveness and perseverance of our scientists and thousands of others at PMI, we have done exactly that, developing breakthrough products and assessing their potential for harm reduction. Millions of adult smokers have chosen to go smoke-free with our products.

      Welcome to PMI Science

      We are committed to sharing the scientific assessment of our products

      Dr. Badrul Chowdhury, Chief Life Sciences Officer, Smoke-Free Products


      Learn why objectivity and transparency are so important

      Scientific objectivity and transparency are two fundamental principles that guide our research. Transparency in research promotes the use of best practices, and best practices lead to reproducible results.

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      Meet our scientists, engineers, technicians, and support staff

      There are 1,586 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support staff working in PMI R&D*, with expertise in the fields of chemistry, biology, informatics, and medicine.

      * Data includes employees of Swedish Match and Vectura Fertin Pharma.

      Our Initiatives

      See how we engage with the scientific community

      Our initiatives are part of our commitment to sharing our science, listening to feedback, and encouraging debate with experts and the broader public.

      The Cube

      PMI’s Research and Development Center

      Discover PMI’s state-of-the-art research and development center, known as the ‘Cube’, located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

      Our Network

      See our facilities and partners

      We collaborate with partners worldwide. Browse through a list of our R&D locations, research partners, production sites, and more.

      Get in touch

      We would be happy to hear from you

      Whether you have a question, a comment, or an idea, send us a message. Open dialogue is something we are passionate about, and we would like to know your views.