Man working on laptop, who is going to heat IQOS

Sep 7, 2022

What is the tobacco stick heating time?

Thinking about switching from smoking to heating tobacco with an IQOS device? The duration of smoking is similar to a heater session. There is no smoke, and you breathe in an aerosol that contains nicotine and tastes like real tobacco.


IQOS was launched on the Polish market 5 years ago. The heater offers a genuine tobacco experience, without tobacco smoke and with less unpleasant odor compared to cigarettes, without ash or the yellow fingers effect that is characteristic to smoking. If you don’t know it yet, let us introduce it to you.


Heating tobacco versus smoking cigarettes


Heating tobacco with IQOS eliminates many of the inconveniences associated with smoking cigarettes. The HeatControl Technology heats tobacco up from the inside.


How does the IQOS tobacco heater work? It is an electronic device equipped with a special blade heater. At a specific temperature, tobacco is not burning but produces aerosol which contains nicotine. Another important aspect is the design of HEETS tobacco sticksThe system can entirely substitute common cigarettes.


IQOS 3 DUO leżący na stole podczas spotkania z klientem


IQOS – duration


The device has a precisely programmed timer for heating tobacco sticks. The battery supplies energy for one or two heating sessions (depending on the IQOS model). It lasts about 6 minutes. After it is started, the device needs to warm up, so before you inhale for the first time, wait for the control LED to go off. From this moment on, you have 6 minutes or 14 inhalations. Note that everyone inhales differently, so the heating time may differ from one IQOS user to another. The duration of smoking also depends on the smoker. Heaters have been designed for sessions to last as long as it takes to smoke a cigarette.


See also:

  1. Why is an IQOS heated tobacco device an alternative for adult smokers?
  2. Where can you use IQOS? - IQOS Friendly Spaces
  3. Step-by-step IQOS registration