24 September 2020

PMI releases its latest Scientific Update 11, a regular publication on its research efforts to further tobacco harm reduction and to develop and assess a range of potentially reduced-risk alternatives to cigarettes.

The 11th issue of the Scientific Update features an overview of the historic decision made by the U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA) to authorize the marketing of the IQOS Tobacco Heating System with reduced exposure information. We explore the different MRTP decisions under U.S. laws; the steps, processes, and timeline that PMI undertook; and the ongoing post-market surveillance and studies that will be conducted to determine the impact of the orders on consumer perception, behavior, and health. 

Also in this issue, we share an update from the ABOUT Toolbox team. They outline a new instrument in the Toolbox which focuses on measuring the perceived health status of adult smokers who switch to our smoke-free products. 

Finally, we provide an overview of some of the latest publications by PMI and independent researchers relevant to tobacco harm reduction or our products, as well as an update on the latest conferences and events. 

Flip through the pages of our latest Scientific Update to learn more. 

References for this issue can be found here


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