Last month, Philip Morris International launched the most advanced version of its innovative, smoke-free product, IQOS in South Africa. The new IQOS 3 and IQOS 3 MULTI have improved design functionality, offering adult smokers a better alternative to cigarettes.
In case you are not familiar with the device, let me fill you in. IQOS, which stands for “I Quit Ordinary Smoking”, is an award-winning, technologically advanced heat-not-burn alternative to cigarettes and offers a cleaner way of enjoying real tobacco with less smoke, less smell and no ash. IQOS also generates on average 90% lower levels of harmful chemicals compared to cigarettes.
The new IQOS 3 and IQOS 3 MULTI deliver a premium tobacco experience with simplified usability, personalization and taste from real tobacco rather than liquid. The new products have new features including; a simplified user interface, smaller charger holder and a more sophisticated design, while the revolutionary IQOS 3 MULTI provides 10 consecutive uses without the need to recharge it.
What to drink with your fancy new IQOS 3
It is important to choose the proper drink to accompany your new IQOS 3. This list of drinks was constructed to accompany the smoke free device, enhancing the flavour while not being overpowered by the full-flavoured tobacco.
Green tea can reduce the risk of lung cancer in smokers. The health drink has received a great deal of attention because tea polyphenols are strong antioxidants, and tea preparations have shown inhibitory activity against tumorigenesis. You can read the full study here.
There are many variations and types of coffee drinks, such as cappuccino, cafe mocha, cafe con leche, and Cuban coffee. Pick one and add a dash of Irish cream to it. This will substantially enhance your IQOS smoking experience. And when using your favourite Irish cream, there’s no need to add sugar or cream.
There are many different types and brands of port, but regardless of the brand, the late-bottled vintages work very well with the IQOS device. Vintage port is even better, but it is more expensive, will not last long after being opened, and must be properly decanted before serving. Port has a somewhat sweet taste that makes for a delicious dessert drink and an even better companion to the IQOS.
Many consider scotch to be the best drink to accompany a cigar or cigarette, especially a single malt scotch. Scotch on the rocks or straight up will not be overpowered by the flavour of the tobacco.
Martinis come in many different flavours these days, but they all have one thing in common: They all contain lots of alcohol, which holds up very well with tobacco.
India Pale Ale
An India pale ale can accompany almost any tobacco flavour, even the fuller-flavoured sticks. Few beers have the stuff to stand up to tobacco, but the bitter hops in an IPA will shine brightly with your IQOS.
Hand Grenade Shots
At the launch party of the IQOS 3 in Johannesburg we indulged in a couple of Hand Grenade Bombs and man did they work well! It’s the mother of all bomb shots, a real party starter and pretty easy to make.
Where to get your IQOS
As well as state-of-the-art design and premium feel, IQOS 3 and IQOS 3 MULTI comes with a choice of 500+ colour combinations and accessories.
Both products are available from the IQOS Kiosks and stores from beginning December 2018.