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Myths about heated tobacco products: what is their filter composition?

IQOS device is a better alternative, used with heated tobacco products. It is not true that constituent parts of the heated tobacco product filter fuses and melts. Let us tell and show you why.

Made from corn resin, naturally decomposes

The part of the filter discussed in this text is made from a plant-based material – corn resin – which decomposes naturally. In the production of the filter, the corn mass is processed into thin sheets and then crimped into shape so that it gradually cools the inhaled vapors. Thus, the main role of this material is to cool down the aerosol and absorb potentially harmful chemicals.

Why does filter change?

IQOS owners note that the color and texture of the filter change at the end of the heating cycle. This is a natural process. During use, corn resin molecules are first exposed to a warm aerosol. It passes through the filter, cools the vapor and removes the excess water. Because of this process, filter color and texture change at the end of the heating cycle.

Main facts

As IQOS heated tobacco technology does not burn but instead heats the tobacco, switching completely to IQOS presents less risk to your health than continuing to smoke*.

Key facts about the filter for heated tobacco products:

  • made from corn resin;
  • biodegradable;
  • able to remove some toxic substances.

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Want to know more about the filter for heated tobacco products? Please watch this short video.


Do you have more questions about using IQOS? Need help? Please visit IQOS Support section.

Important information: IQOS is not risk free. It delivers nicotine which is addictive.

* Source: based on the totality of evidence available for IQOS in comparison with continuing to smoke.

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