What are TEREA Tobacco Sticks?

Wondering what TEREA tobacco sticks are? If you’re an adult smoker transitioning away from cigarettes to a smokeless alternative, you may have heard about heated tobacco sticks, or TEREA tobacco sticks more specifically.

TEREA tobacco sticks, also known as TEREA SMARTCORE sticks, have been specially developed for the latest IQOS tobacco heating device series - the IQOS ILUMA, and can only be used with devices in this range.

The IQOS ILUMA device series  features innovative Smartcore Induction Technology. IQOS ILUMA Smartcore Induction Technology heats tobacco instead of burning it to deliver the taste of real tobacco. 

What are TEREA Tobacco Sticks Made Of?

While exploring TEREA, it’s natural to have questions about what they’re made of. TEREA tobacco sticks include tobacco and nicotine, which is found naturally in the tobacco plant. They consist of a tobacco plug, filter, cooling plug and protective wrap - the diagram below shows exactly what TEREA sticks are made from to help you get a better understanding of what they look like and how they work.

When using TEREA for IQOS ILUMA, know that the IQOS ILUMA’s Smartcore Induction Technology is bladeless. The metal heating element is made from stainless steel and heats the tobacco from within the TEREA tobacco stick through induction.

Take a look inside and get to know the most important components of our TEREA tobacco sticks: 


What are the Features of TEREA Tobacco Sticks?

There are several unique features of the TEREA sticks. TEREA tobacco sticks are sealed on both ends, offering a cleaner heated tobacco experience as there is no tobacco residue and no loose tobacco. Moreover,  IQOS ILUMA does not need cleaning.  

When using TEREA sticks with an IQOS ILUMA device, you can experience a consistent heated tobacco experience. How exactly? IQOS ILUMA has better stick-by-stick consistency than previous generations of IQOS. Additionally, IQOS ILUMA provides real tobacco taste and satisfaction.

Another noteworthy feature is how easy it is to use TEREA sticks with the IQOS ILUMA devices. IQOS ILUMA is easy to use and enjoy with simple insertion and removal of TEREA sticks. It contains advanced features like auto-start, enhancing your experience by detecting TEREA sticks when inserted and automatically turning on the device. What’s more, IQOS ILUMA contains advanced features like “haptic feedback”. This tells you how long is left of your tobacco experience.

What is the Difference Between TEREA Tobacco Sticks and HEETS Tobacco Sticks?

Before we explore the differences between TEREA and HEETS, let’s first explain what HEETS sticks are.

So, what are HEETS tobacco sticks? HEETS are tobacco sticks compatible with older, bladed IQOS device generations. The main difference between TEREA sticks and HEETS sticks is that a different type of heating technology is used.  

When inserted in the device, HEETS tobacco sticks are heated via IQOS HeatControlTM Technology. IQOS HeatControlTM Technology heats tobacco instead of burning it to deliver the taste of real tobacco. On the other hand, TEREA sticks are heated through IQOS ILUMA’s Smartcore Induction Technology 

While the heating technologies used for HEETS and TEREA tobacco sticks differ, both heat tobacco rather than burning it. The HeatControlTM technology used with HEETS involves a ceramic sensor blade, located inside the IQOS device. When a HEETS tobacco stick is inserted in the Holder of a compatible IQOS device, the blade heats the tobacco inside. In comparison, the SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEMTM used with IQOS ILUMA is bladeless. Instead, there's a metal heating element located within each TEREA SMARTCORE stick, which heats the tobacco from within the stick once inserted in an IQOS ILUMA device. 

Can TEREA Tobacco Sticks Be Used With Older IQOS Heated Tobacco Devices?

No, TEREA tobacco sticks can only be used with the IQOS ILUMA heated tobacco device and not with older, bladed IQOS device generations. Similarly, HEETS tobacco sticks cannot be used with an IQOS ILUMA device.  

To ensure the correct tobacco sticks are used during the experience, IQOS ILUMA recognises sticks, accepting only genuine IQOS ILUMA consumables. 

Are IQOS ILUMA and TEREA tobacco sticks an alternative to smoking cigarettes?

For adult users who are considering the switch from smoking cigarettes to a smokeless alternative, IQOS ILUMA and TEREA sticks are an option. Switching completely to IQOS ILUMA presents less risk to your health than continuing to smoke.*  

Important information: IQOS ILUMA is not risk-free, and provides nicotine which is addictive.

Additionally, IQOS ILUMA emits on average 95% lower levels of harmful chemicals compared to cigarettes.**  

Important information: This does not necessarily equal a 95% reduction in risk. IQOS ILUMA is not risk-free. 

*Based on the totality of evidence available for IQOS in comparison with continuing to smoke. See Important Information on IQOS.com .  

**Reductions in the levels of the 9 harmful chemicals the World Health Organisation recommends to reduce in cigarette smoke, which do not include nicotine. See important information on IQOS.com.

How to Use TEREA Tobacco Sticks

Here’s how to best use the TEREA tobacco sticks with your IQOS ILUMA device:  

  • Make sure that your IQOS ILUMA device is fully charged by using a compatible Power Adaptor and Charging Cable.
  • Gently insert a TEREA tobacco stick into the IQOS ILUMA device. Make sure to insert it the correct way as per the manufacturer's guidelines.   
  • Auto-start is activated upon insertion of the TEREA stick, indicated by the first device vibration. One device vibration and slow pulsing lights means the TEREA stick is being heated.  
  • When the device vibrates for the second time, the experience is ready to start.  

TEREA sticks are single-use only. When starting a new experience, do not insert a used TEREA stick.

How to Properly Remove TEREA Tobacco Sticks

TEREA tobacco sticks can only be used once, and must be removed and disposed of responsibly after use.  

Once the experience is over, wait for the TEREA stick to cool down before removing it. Remove the TEREA stick by gently pulling it upwards. Once successfully removed, the stick should be disposed of in a general waste bin or as per the manufacturer’s safety guidelines.

Where Can I Buy IQOS TEREA Sticks in the UK?

Wondering where to buy TEREA in London or in the U.K. more widely? You can buy TEREA tobacco sticks online at IQOS.com. Alternatively, you can buy TEREA sticks directly from our IQOS stores around the country, as well as selected retailers. Use our store locator to find the nearest IQOS store to you.

If you’re an adult smoker making the switch to a smoke-free alternative and are interested in the IQOS ILUMA device series, shop our IQOS ILUMA starter kits.  

IQOS products are not risk-free and provide nicotine, which is addictive. The best decision any adult smoker can make is to quit tobacco and nicotine use altogether. IQOS products are not alternatives to quitting and are not designed as cessation aids. 

This article is for general information and educational purposes. Some of the information in this article is based on external, third-party sources and we make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the accuracy, validity or completeness of such information.

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