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Heated tobacco products – are they less harmful than cigarettes?

In the past few years, there has been a noticeable increase in the popularity and use of tobacco heating devices (i.e. heat-not-burn tobacco products or heated tobacco products, often abbreviated in literature as HTP). These are electronic devices that, according to the manufacturer, heat tobacco instead of causing it to burn, thus providing the user with an aerosol that contains fewer toxicants than regular cigarette smoke. Is this claim true, and how does the harm of heated tobacco smoke compare to burning tobacco smoke?

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