Doctors alarmed by Big Tobacco's push to legalise 'smoke-free' devices

Philip Morris has applied to the TGA for an end to the ban on 'heat-not-burn' tobacco products

The RACGP has slammed an attempt by Philip Morris to gain approval to sell smoke-free heated tobacco products in Australia, arguing the devices have the same safety questions as e-cigarettes.

Heat-not-burn device

The global tobacco giant applied to the TGA in December for an end to the ban on 'heat-not-burn' tobacco products, which it has been selling overseas, branded as IQOS.

As with nicotine-containing e-cigarette liquid, the products — which often look like cigarette sticks — are