As research has highlighted, smokers tend to smoke because they enjoy it. I certainly did and probably still would if not for the eye-watering cost of smokes in the UK (not quite as eye-watering as Australia mind). While vaping and, of course, heat-not-burn have both come a long way in providing that enjoyment – aka the Pleasure Principle – to many smokers, there’s just too much faff involved with both product types. Can’t say I blame them to be fair, there is a level of faff with both but, and it is a big but, the level of faff coincides with the experience you are trying to get.
Last year, we reviewed the Uwoo Y1. This year, Uwootech sent us their latest device, the Uwoo Ym. Unlike most other devices I have managed to get my hands on (thanks boss!), the Uwoo Ym uses a spike instead of a blade. Using a spike allows manufacturers the option of compacting their device around smaller heating circuitry. Smaller does not necessarily mean better, however.
It doesn’t seem so long ago that there were just two or three Heat not Burn devices on the market. That made it a bit tricky to keep you informed and entertained with product reviews, to say the least. Things started to change around last February, though – I think that was when the first Chinese device that uses Philip Morris’s HEETs reached me. Since then we’ve had quite a few – nothing like the variety of e-cigs that’s available, but still pretty respectable. Here is the latest to arrive at HnB Towers, the UWOO Y1 from Uwootech.