When discussing Heat-Not-Burn an integral part of the dialogue is HeatSticks. HeatSticks are essentially the reinvention of traditional cigarettes, as they contain the tobacco, but are designed specifically for Heat-Not-Burn devices. HeatSticks somewhat resemble a traditional cigarette but, in most cases, are shorter and thinner. They do not, however, burn like traditional cigarettes, as they are designed for heating and, if lit, will extinguish shortly thereafter. However, when heated they create a flavorful vapor. You can think of a HeatStick as the vaping capsule since it holds the nicotine substance and must be heated.

Each HnB brand manufacturer has their own version of HeatSticks, which can differ in size and appearance, thus rendering most HeatSticks incompatible with devices not belonging to the same brand. HeatSticks are frequently referred to by their brand name, with Heets (IQOS) and NeoStiks (GLO) being some of the most well-known. (In an effort to avoid confusion, brand name HeatSticks will be referred to simply as ‘HeatSticks’ in all Heat180 publications.)

Nevertheless, most HnB devices are designed in a similar fashion. Most devices, whether integrated or multi-component, require the user to insert the HeatStick into a heating chamber. Heating chambers will either have a warming blade located within which is intended to pierce and heat the HeatStick, or have warming coils which surround and the warm the HeatStick. Once warmed to the correct temperature, the HeatStick will generate a vapor which can be inhaled through a filter located on the end of the HeatStick, similar to a traditional cigarette. Much like the external HeatStick design, the internal design is also decided by the manufacturer. This means that not all HeatSticks contain the same ingredients, percentage of nicotine, or structure. (For more information on a specific brand of HeatSticks, including design diagrams and flavor reviews, please see the corresponding brand’s review page.)

2 Responses

  1. Brian says:

    Hello…I hope you are staying healthy…

    I’m having a heck of a time buying heat sticks online, outside the US.

    Most of my problems come with trying to find a quick and reliable source to by the heat sticks until they become widely available in the US.

    Can you recommend some safe and reliable internet websites that I can purchase the heat sticks?

    thank you

    • Heat180 says:

      Hi Brian,

      Our team here is all healthy, thank you so much for asking! How are you? Hopefully you are safe and healthy as well!

      Purchasing HeatSticks can be quite difficult. Here are some options that we use and have never had a problem with;

      1. Personal Shopper Japan – PSJ can get you a wide range of flavors including flavors that are not normally available in North America. Since PSJ is a forwarding service you can buy different sizes of HEETS, including smaller packs. The man who owns PSJ has used HnB so he can offer pretty good recommendations. What’s more, if you tell him that Heat180 sent you, you’ll get 888¥ off your first purchase, that’s approximately $8USD!

      2. Goldenchangeshop – this website has a wider selection of flavors also, unfortunately you can only purchase large quantities of any one flavor. We’ve never had a problem with our orders and they tend to arrive within a reasonable amount of time.

      3. Sparepacks – this one is a bit newer and doesn’t offer the widest range of flavors, but it’s got some good basics available and it ships to the US.

      We hope that one of these options works for you! If not, please feel free to contact us again and we’ll keep searching!

      All the best to you,

      The Heat180 Team

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