For more than 10 years and with more than USD 3 billion of investment in research and development, Philip Morris International (PMI) has been working to develop a variety of smoke-free products that they hope will one day replace the demand for cigarettes entirely. This industry-changing commitment to designing a smoke-free future complements the Company’s pledge to a sustainable future that operates in concert with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Many sectors, including the tobacco and the health sectors, have begun in recent years to make great progress in technologies that advance cigarette making and provide alternatives to conventional cigarettes. According to experts, nicotine, although addictive and not risk-free, is not the primary cause of smoking-related diseases. Instead, the moment a cigarette is lit, smoke is produced that contains harmful compounds, the inhalation of which represents the resulting health risk.