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Philip Morris Products S.A. Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Applications

FDA previously issued modified risk granted orders (MRGOs) authorizing Philip Morris Products S.A. to market the following products:

  • IQOS 2.4 System Holder and Charger and HeatSticks (Authorized July 7, 2020)
  • IQOS 3.0 System Holder and Charger (Authorized March 11, 2022)

These products were authorized with the following reduced exposure information:


  • The IQOS system heats tobacco but does not burn it.
  • This significantly reduces the production of harmful and potentially harmful chemicals.
  • Scientific studies have shown that switching completely from conventional cigarettes to the IQOS system significantly reduces your body’s exposure to harmful or potentially harmful chemicals.” 

See the Modified Risk Granted Orders webpage for the order letter and decision summary relevant to these MRTP applications.

On May 9, 2024, FDA filed for scientific review modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) renewal applications submitted by Philip Morris Products S.A. for the following products: 

  • IQOS 2.4 System Holder and Charger
  • IQOS 3.0 System Holder and Charger
  • Marlboro Amber HeatSticks (formerly named Marlboro HeatSticks)
  • Marlboro Green Menthol HeatSticks (formerly named Marlboro Smooth Menthol HeatSticks) 
  • Marlboro Blue Menthol HeatSticks (formerly named Marlboro Fresh Menthol HeatSticks)

The original 2020 MRTP orders and 2022 MRTP orders are valid for the fixed time period specified in the order. To continue marketing an MRTP after the term of an order, the company may submit an MRTP renewal application for FDA to determine that the product still satisfies the requirements in section 911(g)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Renewal applications may cross-reference an applicant’s original MRTP as well as postmarket annual reports submitted in accordance with marketing order requirements for both the premarket tobacco application (PMTA) and MRTP. Annual reports for MRTPs contain the cumulative results from the postmarket surveillance and studies that all companies are required to conduct as part of a modified risk granted order. 

Once all materials from these MRTP renewal applications are posted, FDA will announce the closing date for the comment period, which will be no earlier than 180 days from the date of the Federal Register notice and at least 30 days from the date FDA posts the last application materials. 

Please sign up to receive email alerts when any MRTP application materials have been posted or check this webpage regularly. The latest set of application materials from Philip Morris Products S.A. were added on May 9, 2024.

Materials and Related Documents

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Materials related to actions include:

IQOS Devices and HeatSticks – MRTP Renewal Applications — Posted May 9, 2024

Previously Reviewed Application(s)

IQOS 2.4 Tobacco Heating System 

Note: FDA is required by section 911(e) of the Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Tobacco Control Act, to make MRTP applications available to the public (except for matters in the application that are trade secrets or otherwise confidential commercial information) and to request comments on the information contained in the applications and on the label, labeling, and advertising accompanying the applications.

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