Open Science. Open Questions. Open Answers.

      Does our leading heated tobacco product’s aerosol contain substances not present in cigarette smoke or at higher levels? What is the impact of passive exposure to our leading heated tobacco product’s aerosol?  How do we know that use of heated tobacco products replaces smoking rather than increasing total nicotine consumption? For the fifth installment of our Open Science event, we answered questions around these and other topics.

      At Philip Morris International we are convinced that scientifically substantiated smoke-free products can positively contribute to population harm reduction. We are equally convinced about the robustness of our scientific assessments, which is why we are committed to openly sharing our results and encouraging external verification. 

      With the ambition to foster dialogue and fact-based conversations, in 2020 we started the Open Science series where we have publicly presented our findings and answered numerous questions about our research and technology. Since some of them could not be answered due to time restrictions, the November Open Science event was dedicated to those important questions that deserved a thorough discussion.


      We answer your questions

      The November 2021 Open Science event was hosted on November 4, 2021. 


      In the previous Open Science events we had over 150 questions from the audience. To start the conference, we looked at all the questions we didn’t answer during the sessions over the last year, selected representative ones, and here are our answers.


      Panel discussion

      Our four panelists revisited topics from previous events, answered audience questions we couldn’t get to last time. They also tackled a few misconceptions about our company, our research, and about harm reduction in general.


      Each panelist is an expert in their own field and answered questions related to their background, and they also answered questions from the audience live during the session. Here are our panelists and their areas of expertise:



      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.