Stoptober is an annual initiative to get people to quit smoking for the month of October. The new-fashioned wordplay used translates as STOP smoking in OcTOBER. Smoking is now ridiculously expensive not to mention being very bad for your health. Not only is IQOS less damaging to your health once you have initially purchased the device the ongoing cost of the HEETS (tobacco sticks) is around half of the price of a regular packet of cigarettes too, so it’s a double-win.
You may well be wondering how does heat not burn (also known as heated tobacco) work, Heat not Burn (HnB) devices are the next big thing in alternatives to smoking. They’re not a new idea, and previous attempts to bring them to market have flopped. In the last few years e-cigarettes have become popular, though, and that’s raised hopes that smokers might be ready to give HnB another try. If you’re still a smoker, and you’re tempted by the idea of a safer alternative but e-cigs don’t quite do it for you, here’s a quick guide to how the new products work.
I’ve been interested in Heat not Burn products for a few years now, as you probably guessed if you’ve been keeping up to date with this blog, so if there’s anything about them in the media I tend to check it out just to see what’s being said. This is why I ended up watching Channel 4’s Dispatches: The Secrets Of Big Tobacco last night.