Changes in Biomarkers of Exposure on Switching From a Conventional Cigarette to Tobacco Heating Products. A Randomized, Controlled Study in Healthy Japanese Subjects
The study investigated whether biomarkers of toxicant exposure were reduced when smokers switched from smoking combustible cigarettes to using Tobacco Heating Products (THP).
When smokers switched to THP, their exposure to smoke toxicants was decreased. In many cases, this was to the same extent as that seen when they quit smoking completely. These products may have the potential to be reduced risk tobacco products when cigarette consumption is displaced completely.