What’s the difference between SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM and HeatControlTM technology?

All IQOS devices heat tobacco without burning it. The result? The experience of using tobacco without fire, ash and smoke compared to cigarettes.


The latest IQOS heated tobacco devices, the IQOS ILUMA, was launched in Japan in 2021, after which these devices were launched in other markets around the world. This IQOS devices series is characterized by an innovative technology that differs from the technology used by previous generations of IQOS devices.


What is the technology behind IQOS ILUMA deivces?


Each device from the IQOS ILUMA series is comes with the revolutionary SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEMTM technology. These devices do not have a heating blade, instead they are used with tobacco sticks specially designed for IQOS ILUMA devices, and with the help of induction heating, the tobacco is heated from the inside - without burning it and without the need to clean the device. This way, IQOS ILUMA devices provide adult smokers with an alternative to continued smoking without tobacco smoke and tobacco residue, but with improved draw and more tobacco vapor.  The result is – there’s no need for cleaning the device. Ever.


How is SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEMTM different from IQOS HeatControlTM technology?


All tobacco heating products have a source of heat, and the exact temperature at which the tobacco is heated varies from product to product. What is important for such devices is that they do not heat the tobacco in high temperatures that it starts to burn.


Unlike IQOS ILUMA devices, IQOS ORIGINALS DUO and IQOS 3 DUO devices have blade inside the devices and it heats tobacco at a significantly lower temperature than a cigarette. Thanks to the patented IQOS HeatControl™ technology, these devices heat the tobacco using a blade that pierces the tobacco stick and it heats it from the inside. This is how the aerosol containing nicotine is produced, but without burning tobacco.


How different is the SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEMTM technology from the HeatControl™ technology? The new technology heats tobacco thanks to the heating element inside the tobacco stick itself, coated with stainless steel.

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