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

      Explore our product assessment program, the results of our assessment, and the publications those results are published in. Besides our own research on smoke-free products there is also a wealth of independent research and expert reports on the smoke-free product category.


      Learn how PMI assesses smoke-free products

      The science behind the development and assessment of our smoke-free products was inspired by practices used in the pharmaceutical industry for the development of new drugs, and is aligned to the draft guidance on Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications issued by U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Tobacco Products in 2012.


      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 for reference.


      Read the details of our research

      More than 1,180 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support staff work on the development and assessment of smoke-free products. We regularly publish our results and present at scientific and regulatory conferences.


      Review our research for yourself

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

      Investigator Initiated Studies

      Check out our Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS) Program

      We have dedicated significant resources to the development and scientific assessment of smoke-free products with the ambition of providing adult smokers who would otherwise continue to smoke with less harmful alternatives to cigarettes.

      Interactive research

      Find a summary of our goals, our approach, and our science

      The PMI Science Booklet and the Smoke-Free Up Close tool both condense the information about our smoke-free products into a convenient format, making it easier to share with scientists, regulators, and others interested in learning about PMI Science’s key results.

      Get in touch

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      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.