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FDA clears Philip Morris's heat-not-burn IQOS tobacco device for sale in US

Following a review of about two years, the FDA determined that authorizing the device for sale in the US market was 'appropriate for the protection of public health'

Reuters 

The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it would allow Philip Morris to sell a heated tobacco product called IQOS in the United States, a major victory for the international tobacco giant as it looks to sell more alternatives to traditional cigarettes. Following a review of about two years, the FDA determined that authorizing the device for sale in the U.S. market was "appropriate for the protection of public health" because the products produce "fewer or lower levels of some toxins than combustible cigarettes." Unlike combustible cigarettes, the ...

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First Published: Thu, May 09 2019. 15:03 IST
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