About IQOS

Welcome to a smoke free future

IQOS is a brand with a big vision: to replace every cigarette for all adult smokers who would otherwise continue to smoke.
Our way to heating tobacco

2020

This year sees a huge milestone for the IQOS community. Find out more

2018

IQOS 3 and IQOS 3 MULTI are now sold in cities in 43 markets around the world. IQOS parent company, Philip Morris International, spends 92% of all R&D and 60% of all commercial expenditure on smoke-free products.

2017

IQOS next generation device, the pioneering 2.4 PLUS, is launched in 21 markets. A year later, it is available to adult customers in 38 markets. In 2017 it wins a GOOD DESIGN® Award from the annual presentations made by the Chicago Athenaeum [Museum of Architecture and Design] and Metropolitan Arts Press.

2014

PMI’s first commercial heat-not-burn device is launched in Japan and Italy. A year later the product is named IQOS and is made available in Portugal, Romania, Russia and Switzerland.

2009

PMI expands its R&D facilities focusing on alternatives to cigarettes by opening a new research laboratory in Singapore. Today, over 400 R&D experts are working on IQOS technologies around the world.

2008

Forward strides into smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes, soon to become IQOS, levels up in 2008 with a new dedicated R&D centre in Switzerland.

2007

While PMI’s research into heated tobacco alternatives goes back to the early 1990s, 2007 marks a turning point when a heat-not-burn prototype using HeatControl™ technology is developed. The device is a technological step forward but is ergonomically awkward.

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Heat-not-burn technology

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