Heating tobacco instead of burning it, in theory, should produce an aerosol that is much less harmful than cigarette smoke but still has an authentic tobacco taste.
Our tobacco heating product (THP), glo, is a precisely engineered handheld device with a two-zone heating chamber. A specially designed tobacco rod is inserted into the device. When the device is switched on, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery supplies energy to the heaters, which have a maximum temperature of 240°C (a burning cigarette can reach over 900°C).
The tobacco is heated sufficiently to release nicotine and other compounds to form an aerosol, without any ash or burned smell associated with a lit cigarette.
And to ensure the tobacco doesn’t go stale, the staged changes in temperature from glo’s zonal heating work in concert to extract the best flavour from the tobacco rod – all controlled by smart electronics.
Because the tobacco is heated instead of burned, the resulting aerosol comprises mainly water, glycerol, nicotine and tobacco flavours – dramatically different to cigarette smoke.
Watch the video below to find out more about glo
Assessment of novel tobacco heating product THP1. 0. Part 6: A comparative in vitro study using contemporary screening approaches. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, 93, pp.62-70.
Assessment of novel tobacco heating product THP1. 0. Part 7: Comparative in vitro toxicological evaluation. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, 93, pp.71-83.
Assessment of enamel discoloration in vitro following exposure to cigarette smoke and emissions from novel vapor and tobacco heating products. American journal of dentistry, 31(5), pp.227-233.
Behavioural studies can help us understand how people use glo
Chemistry tests have shown us that some harmful chemicals found in smoke are not in glo aerosol at all
Biological tests tell us what the glo aerosol does to human cells in the lab and how that compares to what smoke does to cells
Clinical studies help us understand what the glo aerosol does to the human body
Some chemicals found in cigarette smoke are not in glo aerosol at all, and many others are around 90-95% lower in the glo aerosol*