Carbon heat source + TEEPS
Our heat-not-burn product, the Carbon Heated Tobacco Product (CHTP, also called TEEPS) has a pressed-carbon tip at the end. This carbon heat source is ignited and transfers heat to a uniquely processed tobacco plug. The special design and placement of the carbon heat source results in a controlled temperature, ensuring that the tobacco is just heated, not burned.
TEEPS is one of our heated tobacco products. It is carbon-heated and has a look and feel comparable to a cigarette, but it is not a cigarette. The carbon heat source at the end of TEEPS, a patented HeatControl Technology, is ignited, which transfers heat to a uniquely processed tobacco plug. The consumer puffs on TEEPS to inhale a flavorful nicotine-containing vapor until the end of the experience. The patented design of TEEPS prevents tobacco from burning.
PMI conducted a consumer test of TEEPS carbon tip product in the last quarter of 2021. As a result of the feedback from this consumer test, the design of the company's current TEEPS technology has been discontinued.