According to "Nihon Keizai Shimbun" reported on April 26th, local time on the 24th, the Philip Morris International (Philip Morris International) of the Japanese legal entity announced the results of the research on the impact of heated cigarette "IQOS" on the surrounding environment. In clinical trials that set up a daily living environment, the use of related substances such as nicotine produced by IQOS does not adversely affect the surrounding environment.
On the same day, Philip Morris announced the results of the study at a briefing held in Tokyo. The clinical trial was carried out from November 30 to December 13, 2017, under the supervision of a doctor at Tokyo Shikie Medical University. A total of 397 people participated in the trials of “paper roll cigarettes”, “heated cigarettes” and non-smokers.
In tests conducted in the restaurant, the steam emitted by people who ate IQOS was detected and caused changes in indoor air quality. As a result, it has been found that the amount of nicotine and other substances is still lower than the standards set by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration after the use of IQOS. In addition, a comparison of the results of urine tests before and after the non-smokers test found that there was little change in nicotine levels in the context of IQOS.