In December 2016, Philip Morris Worldwide (PMI) had introduced that it submitted a Modified Threat Tobacco Product (MRTP) software with the FDA’s Heart for Tobacco Merchandise, for its Warmth Not Burn system, iQOS.

The FDA panel didn’t show that the system lowered the chance of smoking associated ailments, nevertheless they did agree that utilizing iQOS as a substitute of standard cigarettes, would considerably scale back an individual’s publicity to dangerous chemical compounds.

In 2018, an FDA panel reviewed the iQOS software, and voted to reject over one million pages of proof, dismissing PMI’s declare that their iQOS heated tobacco product is a safer different to tobacco.

Advertising and marketing restrictions set in place to guard minors

This vote nevertheless, was not the ultimate act in figuring out the destiny of the MRTP software for iQOS, because the FDA isn’t obliged to comply with the panel’s suggestions. Lastly final Could, the company permitted the product, while implementing wise advertising restrictions, reminiscent of ones guaranteeing that the product gained’t be marketed to youngsters.

“The FDA is setting up post-market necessities geared toward, amongst different issues, monitoring market dynamics reminiscent of potential youth uptake,” mentioned Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Heart for Tobacco Merchandise.

In the meantime, PMI mentioned that it selected Atlanta to check advertising and gross sales methods for iQOS, because of the space’s “a number of hundred thousand” grownup people who smoke, including that it’s going to work to reduce teen publicity to the product.

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