10 July 2018

The 2018 Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) provided a great opportunity for PMI delegates to share the latest clinical results with a unique setup of journalists, scientists, policymakers and major representatives of the tobacco industry. The presented results added important information about the risk-reduction potential of the Tobacco Heating System (THS or Platform 1).


Dr Christelle Haziza focused her talk on the changes in biological and functional markers after six months of switching to Platform 1, quitting smoking or continuing to smoke.

In-depth discussions continued by her poster about the studies on switching. A separate poster was dedicated to a similarly important branch of the assessment: smoking cessation.

Four additional ongoing themes of research were on display:

product experience and risk perceptions in Platform 1 users in Japan;

identifying factors that could predict the intention to use Platform 1;

assessing consumer responses to reduced risk products;

and modeling the population health impact of RRP introduction to Japan.

Detailed scientific brochures accompanied each poster.

PMI’s holographic installation illustrated the differences between cigarette smoke and the aerosol of Platform 1 throughout the second International Symposium on Nicotine Technology (ISoNTech). 

Platform 1 and Platform 4 were in the spotlight following the theme of the event: “new nicotine delivery systems backed by science and technology”. GFN and ISoNTech feature in PMI’s yearly calendar since sharing scientific evidence with a wider audience is one of the pillars of PMI’s commitment to transparency.


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