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Who should consider heat-not-burn tobacco vaporizers? - 180 Smoke

Who should consider heat-not-burn tobacco vaporizers?

Oct 12, 2022 | IQOS, Product Recommendations, Vaporizers

Vaping may be a growing trend, but if you prefer to stick to a more traditional way of doing things, then a heat-not-burn device might just be the modern tweak you need. Of course, using a heat-not-burn vaporizer is completely a matter of choice and anyone can, as long as you meet the age requirement for your province. That said, before jumping into all the great heat-not-burn devices we have for you, let’s start at the beginning and answer a few basic questions around the heat-not-burn tech that blends traditional combustible tobacco consumption with a modern twist. 

What exactly is heat-not-burn technology?

Just as the name implies, a heat-not-burn device typically heats a stick of tobacco leaves and nicotine to a specific temperature as opposed to outright burning it. A heat-not-burn device comes with a control button you can press to turn on the device, which will heat the stick of tobacco leaves and nicotine and release an inhalable aerosol without the additional byproducts of actual combustion

How is heat-not-burn different from vapes, vaporizers, and traditional combustion?

Heat-not-burn devices are generally comparable to dry herb vaporizers in principle – allowing you to avoid the harshness of smoke by creating vapor using precise heat – but one must not be confused with another, as they are specifically designed to do different things. Both types of handheld devices include a battery, control button, and a screen or lights to display settings, but the heating chambers are incredibly unique. Dry herb vaporizers have an open chamber for loose material, and most allow you to adjust the heat level to customize the vaping session. By comparison, heat-not-burn devices are precisely manufactured by tobacco companies to work exclusively with matching branded tobacco sticks, and offer few if any settings in order to mimic cigarettes as closely as possible both in sensation and length.

Nicotine vapes and heat-not-burn devices both convert electrical energy from a battery to heat and deliver an inhalable aerosol containing nicotine, but are otherwise dramatically different. Disposables, closed pod systems, and refillable pod systems or tanks use an atomizer to vaporize e-liquid composed of a vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol base with flavoring, and freebase nicotine or salts. Heat-not-burn devices use tobacco sticks to directly create an aerosol which delivers an entirely different sensation, without the need for any liquids or unfamiliar additives.

With traditional combustion the nicotine and other products in the tobacco are actually burning, in turn releasing smoke containing additional byproducts. Heat-not-burn technology heats tobacco to a certain point short of combustion to create an inhalable aerosol with familiar and comparable effects, but containing fewer chemicals in lower amounts.

Heat-not-burn devices and vaporizers work the same way in that they both convert electrical energy stored in a battery into heat energy. However, they are used for two different purposes. An e-juice vaporizer heats up the liquid and lets you inhale the vapor. A dry herb vaporizer lets you heat up dry herbs (as the name suggests) and also inhale the vapor. But a heat-not-burn device heats up a stick of nicotine and tobacco leaves and lets you inhale streams of nicotine aerosols, it is not a liquid substitute. Because of this key difference, it is clear these devices are not interchangeable. 

Now, let’s take a look at our available heat-not-burn devices: 

Introducing IQOS

     1.IQOS 3 DUO Device

This is our top choice. IQOS 3 DUO Device is considered the most advanced IQOS. It is a heat-not-burn device that works exclusively with HEETS, the signature stick of IQOS heat-not-burn devices.

IQOS 3 DUO is a durable piece of aesthetic packed with a pocket charger, holder, USB cable, power adapter, and a pack of 10 cleaning sticks. It features a sleek design and has the fastest charger in the IQOS heat-not-burn device family.

    2.IQOS 3 DUO Starter Bundle 

We believe this is the best device for beginners. This starter bundle is simply the IQOS 3 DUO device packed with two HEETS sticks. This is known as the starter bundle because it gets you started with the heat-not-burn technology, and it so quickly with the two sticks of different flavors of your choice that it comes with. You can choose between elm, oak, and birch flavors. You are also allowed to pick a device color of your choice. Perfect for adult individuals entering the heat-not-burn world for the first time.

   3.IQOS 30-Day Rental

This is a rental service and it’s best for exploring the heat-not-burn technology without committing to it yet. If you wish to have just one foot in the heat-not-burn world, then renting the IQOS heat-not-burn device for 30 days is a better option than purchasing the device right off the bat. By renting for a 30-day period, you can determine if heat-not-burn is your thing and proceed to purchase the IQOS 3 DUO device or starter bundle. With this option, you will be given a new IQOS 3 DUO device for use. After 30 days, you can decide if you want to make a final payment and keep the device or if you want to return it with free shipping.

What are HEETS?

HEETS, HeatSticks, or IQOS HEETS refers to the IQOS tobacco leaves and nicotine sticks. For IQOS heat-not-burn devices, only IQOS HEETS can be used. This means if you are purchasing the IQOS 3 DUO Device, you also need to purchase HEETS separately, which is why the IQOS 3 DUO Starter Bundle is best for heat-not-burn newbies as it comes bundled with two HEETS of different flavors.

HEETS come in three distinct flavors: elm, oak, and birch. To enjoy the richness of IQOS heat-not-burn devices, you’ll have to use HeatSticks only.

Would you consider the heat-not-burn vaporizer?

With vaping, the possibilities are endless. You could go with a banana flavour today and decide you want Apple Strawberry tomorrow. Mixing your own vape juice also gives you maximum control over the content and with an adjustable temperature vaporizer, you can have equal control over the effect.

A heat-not-burn device allows you to have a more traditional experience with a modern twist. You could say it is the best of both worlds, with an array of possibilities and the elimination of the by-products of traditional combustion. That sure sounds pretty good, right? Give it a try and let us know what you think!