JAMA publishes report on risk of second-hand smoke with heat-not-burn cigarettes
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    Astudy on secondhand smoke from the next generation of heat-not-burn
    cigarettes found the products release some of the same cancer-causing
    chemicals as do traditional cigarettes.To get more news about Hitaste p6, you can visit hitaste.net official website.



    The study by the University of Bern in Switzerland was published Friday
    in JAMA Internal Medicine.Heat-not-burn cigarettes are considered as a
    potential reduced-risk product because the burning of tobacco leaves
    releases carcinogens.



    The technology is in use by Philip Morris International with the
    Marlboro HeatStick, which is sold primarily in Italy, Japan and
    Switzerland. It is available in 25 countries. The HeatStick has 10
    percent of the overall Japanese cigarette market, the company said.



    On May 24, the Food and Drug Administration accepted a modified-risk
    tobacco production application from Philip Morris for a review process
    that is projected to last at least a year. Philip Morris Products SA
    submitted applications for the iQOS systems with Marlboro HeatSticks,
    Marlboro Smooth Menthol HeatSticks and Marlboro Fresh Menthol
    HeatSticks.The authors of the Bern study said they tried to determine
    whether heat-not-burn cigarettes were a viable, healthier alternative to
    combustible cigarettes since most previous knowledge was industry
    driven.



    The researchers determined that “although these products may or may not
    produce smoke, they release cancer-causing chemicals … similar levels of
    many volatile organic compounds and nicotine as conventional cigarettes
    and higher levels of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon acenaphthene
    than conventional cigarettes.”



    “There can be smoke without fire,” Dr. Reto Auer said. “There is no safe
    minimum limit for some of the chemicals.“Dancing around the definition
    of smoke to avoid indoor-smoking bans is unethical. Independent studies
    should further evaluate the health effects of the IQOS.“In the meantime,
    heated tobacco products, such as IQOS, should fall under the same
    indoor-smoking bans as for conventional tobacco cigarettes,” Auer said.



    Dr. Mitchell Katz, who wrote an editor’s note on the study for the
    publication, said there is some scientific concern that “these products
    threaten the progress that has been made on decreasing the harms of
    second-hand smoke because existing bans may not apply to these
    heat-not-burn products.”

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