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Comment & Response
November 2017

Perplexing Conclusions Concerning Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Cigarettes

Author Affiliations
  • 1Philip Morris International Testing Laboratories & Analytical Research, Switzerland
  • 2Philip Morris International, Quai Jeanrenaud 5, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(11):1698-1699. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5840

To the Editor While we welcome independent studies on our products, in a Research Letter published in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine Auer et al1 described a chemical analysis of the IQOS aerosol that we find perplexing in several respects. Accuracy in science is, of course, always important. We believe that it is especially important in relation to potentially less harmful alternatives to cigarettes to ensure that adult smokers receive accurate information.