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The IQOS Iluma device is the latest product by Phillip Morris designed to deliver the most realistic tobacco taste in this sector. This is their most advanced tobacco heating device to date, a culmination of innovation and new technology which has resulted in an authentic tobacco taste designed to cater for users who wish to find a smoking alternative that replicates cigarettes. Due to the lack of combustion, using TEREA sticks within the IQOS Iluma device emits on average up to 95% less chemicals* than a traditional cigarette however it should be noted that using this device is not risk free.

  The IQOS Iluma uses a SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM to heat the tobacco in TEREA sticks, this consists of a metal heating element embedded within the TEREA sticks to ensure a consistent and authentic vaping experience with no cleaning or maintenance required. Here we will delve into the most frequently asked questions about the IQOS Iluma device to help you make an informed decision as to whether this device will suit you. 


Should I choose IQOS?

IQOS is designed to cater for people who wish to find an alternative to smoking whilst retaining an authentic tobacco taste. If you have tried traditional e-liquid filled e-cigarette devices and they have not worked for you, IQOS should be considered as an option. IQOS TEREA sticks contain real tobacco which is heated not burned. 


How does IQOS heat tobacco?

The Iluma device uses patented technology to efficiently heat the tobacco within the TEREA sticks. The bladeless SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM features a metal element within the TEREA sticks used in conjunction with a stainless steel coating around the TEREA stick to uniformly heat the tobacco and emit a genuine tobacco flavoured vapour. 


Where can I buy an IQOS Iluma device & TEREA sticks?

You can buy the IQOS Iluma device right here at Fogfathers and selected supermarkets/general stores around the UK, please refer to the IQOS store locater tool to find your closest retailer.


How is IQOS different to traditional cigarettes?

IQOS is a less riskier alternative to smoking cigarettes due to its heat not burn nature, providing a true tobacco taste whilst emitting on average 95% less chemicals*. Where traditional cigarettes are burned, IQOS uses advanced technology to heat the treated tobacco within a TEREA stick to produce a vapour that mimics that of a cigarette with considerably less smell. 


How do I clean my IQOS Iluma device?

The beauty of the IQOS Iluma is that there is no need to clean due to the design of the TEREA sticks. Whilst older IQOS models would involve penetration from a ceramic heating element, the TEREA holds the heating element internally ensuring easy maintenance of your device.


How long does it take to charge my IQOS Iluma device?

The IQOS Iluma one takes around 90 minutes to fully charge where as the IQOS Iluma device requires around 135 minutes to fully charge. Both devices will provide around 20 sessions once fully charged, a session is considered as the use of a TEREA stick(6 minutes or 14 puffs). 


Is IQOS a risk free alternative to smoking?

IQOS Iluma uses TEREA sticks which contain real tobacco and therefore is not completely risk free. Due to its HEAT NOT BURN operation, IQOS is considered a much less riskier alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes however it should be noted that TEREA sticks contain nicotine which is an addictive substance.


How much does the IQOS Iluma & TEREA sticks cost? 

You can purchase the Iluma ONE for £18.99 & the Iluma for £35.99 here at Fogfathers, TEREA sticks are priced at £56.99 per outer(10 packs/200 sticks).


How many TEREA flavours are available?

There are currently 9 flavours in the TEREA range, these range from classic tobacco flavours, menthol flavours and an aromatic option in the form of Mauve Wave. The flavours vary in intensity however contain the same amount of nicotine. 

*It does not necessarily equal a 95% reduction in risk. IQOS is not risk-free.

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