Japan Tobacco International


Ploom Tech is an innovative type of tobacco vapor product developed by Japan Tobacco Inc. and Japan Tobacco International. Unlike conventional smoking tobacco products, the product does not combust tobacco. Instead, a nicotine-free vapor is generated which then passes through a tobacco-containing capsule. In doing so, evaporated constituents arising from the tobacco blend in the capsule, including nicotine and flavors, pass into the vapor which can then be inhaled by the user. This presentation will overview the technology used in Ploom Tech as well as chemical and toxicological analysis on the tobacco vapor generated.

Ian Jones PhD

Ian Jones is the Reduced-Risk Products Vice President at Japan Tobacco International (JTI), based in Geneva, Switzerland.
He joined JTI in 2006 from the University of Bath, UK, where he was a lecturer in Developmental Neuroscience at the Department of Biology and Biochemistry. Prior to this he held post-doctoral research positions at the Universities of Bath, Oxford and London, specializing in the anatomical neuropharmacology of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. He holds a PhD in cell physiology, completed at Imperial College, London (1995).