This story is to help the smokers out there who consider reducing harm but unable or unwilling to quit smoking. This is not just for your own health, but also for your loved ones & people surrounding you.
Your truly actually born in a smoker’s family, yes, her late dad & brother both with smoking cigarettes habit. Since young, your truly really hate the smells of 2nd hand smoke in the house, on the clothes etc.
2nd hand smoke is a combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette & the smoke breathed out by smokers. It’s not healthy where our living environment is being polluted with 2nd hand smoke.
Your truly always worry about the health issue caused by the 2nd hand smokes especially now with a small kid in the family
Yes, her little niece as you all may already know love to her little niece from some of her stories here
From your truly’s recent reading about the heated tobacco product (HTP) and the heat-not-burn technology used by it. I think this would be great news if everyone opted for such smoke-free alternative, for a tobacco harm reduction, then a healthy smoke-free future for all
Her brother refuses to quit smoking, and your truly will continue trying her very best to recommend & convince her brother to opt for this smoke free alternative and the idea of tobacco harm reduction (THR)
Yes, your truly is looking forward to a healthy smoke-free future absolutely, and start her effort from her loved one. Do you share the same thought too?
Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR)
So, what is tobacco harm reduction?
Do you all know that the vapor (not smoke) released from heated tobacco products generally contains lower levels of harmful ingredients than the smoke from regular cigarettes?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as of January 8, 2020, has authorized heated tobacco products such as IQOS & Eclipse for sale in the US
Cigarette Tar has historically been used to measure cigarette yields using a number of machine-based, standardized processes. It’s a machine-based weight measurement of residual particulate matter in cigarette smoke once nicotine & water have already removed
Generally. it’s not used as a measurement in connection with smoke-free alternatives because the chemical composition of the aerosol (or ‘vapor’) is fundamentally different from cigarettes in that they don’t burn tobacco
When a cigarette is lit it burns tobacco at temperatures is of up to 900°C. The temperature just so high up! And the process of burning (combusting) tobacco actually causes the production of the majority and high levels of harmful chemicals detected in cigarette smoke. The high temperature of combustion generates vast numbers & high levels of harmful chemicals found in cigarette smoke
Smoke is actually a type of aerosol that is generated during combustion, the scientific name for ‘burning.’ And while smoke is an aerosol, not all aerosols are smoke. Smoke is the result of combustion or burning. Aerosol is not associated with combustion & has reduced levels of harmful chemicals. You may check out to read on for more details in this sharing of ~ A Discussion on Non-Combusted Tobacco Products via
That’s the reason why 2nd hand smoke or cigarette smoke in general is harmful.
Heat-Not-Burn Technology / Products
Yes, avoiding burning tobacco can lead to a significant reduction in exposure to harmful & potentially harmful chemicals compared to cigarette smoke
With Heat-Not-Burn Technology, the device will heat a disposable tobacco stick with a thin metallic blade. The stick remained at a controlled heating temperature up to 350°C, without combustion, fire, ash or smoke. Heated tobacco products will be heated to release the nicotine from the tobacco leaves naturally
So, after your truly have learned from her reading about the heated tobacco product and the Heat-Not-Burn Technology. Your truly decided to introduce her brother to this less harmful smoke-free alternative. At least he switched to product such as the heated tobacco product & adopted the Tobacco Harm Reduction approach, then the family environment & surrounding will be smoke-free, also able to reduce the harm for himself and the family
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