22 May 2017
PMI releases its second Scientific Update for Smoke-Free Products, a regular publication on its research efforts to develop and assess a range of potentially reduced-risk alternatives to cigarettes.
This issue of the Scientific Update focuses on novel approaches to e-vapor products. Technology and innovation can improve user experience and continuously enhance a product’s potential to present less risk of harm than smoking. The focus of the issue details the product design and manufacturing behind MESH, the new generation of e-vapor technology PMI is currently test marketing in Birmingham (UK). MESH is one of the four smoke-free product types developed by PMI, along with IQOS.
As Prof. Manuel Peitsch, PMI’s Chief Scientific Officer, explains: “PMI is working to progressively transition its existing cigarette business to smoke-free products. By offering a diverse portfolio of innovative and scientifically substantiated alternatives, we believe we can accelerate the switching of an even greater number of adult smokers who would otherwise continue to smoke and have a positive impact on public health."
Beyond the development behind PMI’s MESH proprietary technology, this update provides an overview of its assessment to date. It also covers the latest studies, key peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific conferences.
An important factor of this update is to complement our ongoing efforts to share our latest science. We encourage those who are interested in learning more to explore this website, and follow us on our social media platforms @pmiscience.
You can also read our first Scientific Update issue.