Results and methodology behind our smoke-free product assessment

      Rigorous, robust, and transparent science is at the core of the development and assessment of our smoke-free products.

      Explore our product assessment program and the results of our research, including publications in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to our own research on smoke-free products, there is also a wealth of independent research and expert reports on the smoke-free product category. 

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      Learn how PMI assesses smoke-free products

      The science behind the development and assessment of our smoke-free products is inspired by practices used in the pharmaceutical industry and is aligned to the 2012 draft guidance for modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) applications issued by U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products.


      See what we have learned so far

      We are committed to sharing our results as the development and scientific assessment of our smoke-free products advance. Read our findings, along with the supporting peer-reviewed articles, presentations, and registered clinical trials.

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      Read the details of our research

      We offer detailed literature reviews and study summaries on our smoke-free products, which provide insights into our research. PMI maintains a vast library of scientific publications and presentations, authored by our dedicated team of over 1,580 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support staff working in PMI's research and development (R&D)*. 

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


      Review independent research on smoke-free products

      In addition to our own research, we also welcome and encourage independent research on our smoke-free products and results. We also collaborate with experts to verify our methods on specific scientific topics such as combustion.

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      Investigator Initiated Studies

      Check out our Investigator Initiated Studies Program

      We have dedicated significant resources to supporting Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS) on our smoke-free products, conducted by qualified third-party investigators.

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