New ‘smokeless’ tobacco device, predicted to overtake
vaping, has 90% less toxic substances than cigarettes,
- The Glo device was tested by its manufacturer British American Tobacco
- It heats tobacco instead of burning it, so doesn’t produce smoke toxicants
- Found e-cigarette and other new generation products had similar lowered levels
- Earlier report predicts heat-not-burn devices will overtake e-cigarette sales
- Campaign group ASH previously spoke of the ‘urgent need’ for independent research new devices
New ‘smokeless’ tobacco cigarettes have been hailed a safer alternative to traditional smoking.
Now scientists have tested leading product Glo and found it produces 90 percent less toxic substances than cigarettes.
E-cigarettes contain a liquid form of nicotine that is heated into vapour to be inhaled, avoiding the harm caused by tobacco smoke.
But in ‘heat-not-burn’ products such as the Glo, the vapour passes through a bit of tobacco near the tip that imparts flavour in a bid to appeal to cigarette-lovers.
Because the devices heat tobacco as opposed to burning, it does not produce smoke or the toxic substances found in conventional cigarette smoke.
In November 2016, British American Tobacco announced the launch of glo in Japan
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