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Heated tobacco: a new review looks at the risks and benefits

By Harry Tattan-Birch, PhD Candidate, Behavioural Science and Health, UCL
Jamie Brown, Professor, Behavioural Science and Health, UCL
Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, Associate Professor and Director of Evidence-Based Healthcare DPhil Programme, University of Oxford
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Heated tobacco products are designed to heat tobacco without burning it or producing smoke. The popularity of these products soared in Japan after the release of an electronic device called IQOS in 2016. Heated tobacco products are now available in many countries, but questions remained about their effect on cigarette smoking and health, so we set out to review the evidence.

Our new review covers data from 11 studies with over 2,600 people. The headline finding is that people who…The Conversation


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