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IQOS Iluma - Your Ultimate Guide

IQOS Iluma - Your Ultimate Guide
IQOS Iluma - the latest Heat-Not-Burn tobacco device by IQOS; in this guide we explore each of the IQOS Iluma's new hassle-free features & TEREA tobacco sticks. Discover everything you need to know about the IQOS Iluma in this ultimate guide.



    1. IQOS Iluma: The Future of Heated Tobacco
    2. Who Choose the IQOS Iluma?
    3. Benefits of Using IQOS
    4. What is The IQOS Iluma?
    5. What's Inside the IQOS Iluma One?
    6. What's Inside the IQOS Iluma Starter Kit?
    7. What Are TEREA Tobacco Sticks?
    8. Exploring IQOS TEREA: Features & Benefits
    9. The IQOS Iluma Starter Kit vs. The IQOS Originals Duo
    10. The Evolution of IQOS: From IQOS 3 DUO to Iluma
    11. How Much Does the IQOS Iluma Cost?
    12. IQOS Iluma Frequently Asked Questions
    13. Ready to Make the Switch?

IQOS Iluma: The Future of Heated Tobacco

Get ready to embark on a journey into the future of heated tobacco with the unveiling of IQOS Iluma, the latest groundbreaking addition to the IQOS family. Known for pushing the boundaries of tobacco innovation, IQOS has once again set the stage for a revolutionary experience that promises to redefine your perception of smoking. 

In this article, we delve into the details of the IQOS Iluma, where cutting-edge technology meets impeccable design to deliver an unparalleled tobacco encounter.

So keep reading to discover everything you need to know about the latest generation of IQOS - the IQOS Iluma!


Why Choose the IQOS Iluma?

There are numerous reasons for choosing IQOS. Many people are attempting to quit smoking but are having difficulty finding a good product that tastes like real tobacco and satisfies their nicotine needs. Because the IQOS Iluma employs actual tobacco sticks (TEREA Sticks) that are heated but not burned, it is an outstanding device for all of those people who need nicotine and that pure tobacco taste.

The IQOS Iluma device is convenient and easy to use for ex-smokers when compared with using vapes, as the Iluma allows them to satisfy their nicotine requirements without the hassle of refilling or maintaining. The device has no confusing settings or buttons. Simply switch on the Iluma and inhale after inserting the TEREA stick into the device.

Benefits of Using IQOS

A Revolutionary Approach: IQOS Iluma Heat-Not-Burn Technology

IQOS heat-not-burn technology represents a revolutionary leap in tobacco consumption. By heating specially designed tobacco sticks, called TEREA,  instead of burning them, IQOS delivers a flavorful nicotine experience with reduced levels of harmful chemicals. This innovative approach provides a satisfying alternative for adult smokers seeking a potentially less harmful alternative to cigarettes.


With anticipation buzzing around its recent release, IQOS Iluma stands poised to captivate your senses and change the way you smoke, forever.


Heated Tobacco vs. Burning Tobacco

Heated Tobacco / Heat-Not Burn

Burning tobacco

Less Harmful alternative


Uses tobacco sticks

Uses tobacco leafs

Produce Aerosol / Vapour

Produce Smoke

No ash or waste

Produces a lot of waste

No smell

Bad smell

Heated without fire



Heated tobacco products like IQOS are becoming more popular as a less harmful smoking alternative in recent years. This device uses only tobacco sticks that are heated instead of burned. To produce only aerosol that is not only environment friendly but also reduces the exposure to harmful chemicals.

IQOS is a better option for all those who want to reduce the risk of diseases in their life. It will produce less lingering smell because it contains no tar, ash, or smell. So it’s less likely to bother people around you than traditional cigarettes or continued smoking. Studies proved that heated tobacco products could produce 98% less harmful carbon monoxide and significantly low chemicals than burning tobacco products. So, switching to heated products can be more beneficial than using burning products.


What is the IQOS Iluma?

 IQOS Iluma Starter Kit

The IQOS Iluma is a range of next generation heated tobacco devices that introduces the revolutionary new SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM™ technology. This technology ensures a more consistent and enhanced experience with no ash and no cleaning required. The device is designed to be used exclusively with TEREA tobacco sticks, which heat tobacco from within without burning it.

  • Iluma One

The IQOS Iluma One is a compact, all-in-one device that stands out for its simplicity and portability. Like other devices in the IQOS Iluma series, it incorporates the SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM™ technology, ensuring a clean and enhanced tobacco experience. The device is available in five different colours, allowing users to personalise their experience.

  • Iluma Starter Kit

The IQOS Iluma Starter Kit is the perfect introduction into the world of IQOS heated tobacco. It retains the timeless design of previous IQOS models but introduces significant enhancements, such as the absence of heating blades. This kit is designed for convenience, low maintenance, and offers a worry-free experience for users transitioning to heated tobacco.

  • Iluma Prime

The IQOS Iluma Prime is the height of IQOS's inventiveness, featuring a novel design made from tasteful anodized aluminium mixed with a textured wrap. The IQOS Iluma Prime is easy to customise to individual preferences and is available in four distinctive colours. It represents the brand's most sophisticated and cutting-edge heated tobacco product and promises an unmatched tobacco experience.


What’s Inside the New IQOS Iluma One?

IQOS Iluma One

The inside of the IQOS Iluma One isn’t as complicated as many other heated tobacco devices currently available. This state of the art system is an all in one portable heated tobacco device that incorporates the SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM™ technology; like all of the other kits in the IQOS Iluma series, the Iluma One is designed to work exclusively with TEREA tobacco sticks.  

There are no complicated buttons or settings; all you need to do is put the tobacco sticks inside the device and at the press of a button it heats up your TEREA tobacco stick; no more searching for lighters, the IQOS Iluma One does all the hard work for you!

The Iluma One will activate a heating element within the TEREA tobacco sticks that consistently heats the tobacco, producing a vapour that is inhaled via the mouthpiece, creating a smooth flavour and better draw with less smell and no mess!


What’s In The Box?

Inside the IQOS Iluma One box you will find:

  • 1x IQOS Iluma One heated tobacco device
  • 1x Charging Cable
  • 1x UK Power Adapter

What’s Inside the New IQOS Iluma Starter Kit?

The inside of the IQOS Iluma Starter Kit may include more than the slightly cheaper version, the Iluma One, but it’s just as simple and easy to use. This new and improved heat-not-burn system has been designed with convenience in mind; it shares the same design as the previous generations such as the IQOS Originals, but includes innovative features that’ll blow your mind. 

The IQOS Iluma Starter Kit features the same SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM™ technology as the Iluma One and Iluma Prime, and has been designed to work exclusively with the new IQOS TEREA tobacco sticks.  

Like previous generations, the IQOS Iluma Starter Kit is made up of a portable Pocket Charger and a slim Holder. The IQOS Pocket Charger can be used for up to 20 sessions without needing to be charged, whilst the IQOS Holder can be used twice consecutively before it needs to be charged again; the key difference is that the IQOS Iluma automatically heats up your tobacco sticks, rather than having to be manually activated via the button. 

Remember, you’ll need to insert a fresh TEREA tobacco stick after each use, as they are designed for single-use only. 

What are TEREA Tobacco Sticks?

IQOS Iluma TEREA Tobacco Stick Flavours

TEREA Tobacco sticks have been developed specifically for the IQOS Iluma heated tobacco device; when used with the IQOS Iluma, these sticks make use of the cutting-edge SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEMTM technology, guaranteeing a consistent and improved tobacco heating experience without burning the tobacco. 


A stainless steel element is located inside each TEREA stick and heats the tobacco from within. This design offers customers a better pull, more consistent flavour, and reduced odour. The TEREA Tobacco Sticks should only be used with the IQOS Iluma series, as they’re not compatible with older IQOS generations and could damage them.


Exploring IQOS TEREA: Features and Benefits

 What's Inside IQOS TEREA Tobacco Sticks?

The newest IQOS innovation, IQOS TEREA tobacco sticks, have been created especially for the IQOS ILUMA generation. The innovative bladeless SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM used in these sticks ensures that the tobacco inside the TEREA tobacco sticks is gently heated. This cutting-edge mechanism gives users a dependable taste sensation that is known for its improved draw and rich vapour.


So, what makes these TEREA tobacco sticks stand out?

IQOS TEREA Features & Benefits

Consistency in Every Puff - The SMARTCORE induction technology embedded in the sticks guarantees a uniform taste of genuine tobacco, complemented by a steady draw and tobacco vapour.

User-Friendly Operation - The IQOS ILUMA boasts an intuitive auto start/stop function. Simply by inserting a TEREA tobacco stick, the device begins heating automatically. Once the stick is removed, the device shuts off on its own.

Maintenance-Free Experience - One of the standout features of the IQOS TEREA sticks is their sealed design on both ends. This ensures that no tobacco residue is left behind in the IQOS ILUMA device, eliminating the need for regular cleaning.

Distinct from HEETS - While both HEETS and TEREA sticks heat real tobacco, their technological approach differs. HEETS utilise HEATCONTROL TECHNOLOGY and a heating blade, primarily in older IQOS models. In contrast, TEREA tobacco sticks employ the innovative SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM of IQOS ILUMA, activating a unique steel-coated metal heating element within.

A Better Alternative for Adult Smokers - For those adults not ready to quit smoking, transitioning to IQOS ILUMA and TEREA tobacco sticks presents a more favourable option than traditional cigarettes. The reason? IQOS tobacco is heated, not burned, emitting on average 95% fewer harmful chemicals compared to cigarettes. However, it's vital to understand that this doesn't equate to a 95% reduction in risk, and IQOS ILUMA is not entirely risk-free.

Exclusive Compatibility: It's essential to note that TEREA SMARTCORE STICKS are crafted solely for the IQOS ILUMA series. Using them with older IQOS devices might result in damage. Similarly, HEETS are not compatible with IQOS ILUMA.


When using TEREA SMARTCORE Sticks, make sure the curved line on the filter is facing outward and put the TEREA stick into the IQOS ILUMA Holder up to the specified wavy line to get the most out of your experience. Whether it is an IQOS ILUMA PRIME, IQOS ILUMA, or IQOS ILUMA ONE, the device will instantly detect the stick and begin preheating. Keep in mind that each stick should only be used once.


What’s the Difference Between the IQOS Iluma Starter Kit and the IQOS Originals Duo?

There are a number of key differences between the IQOS Originals range and the new IQOS Iluma, which we’ll explain here, but first, let’s go over which of our favourite features have been kept the same:


  • Both Holders can last for 2 consecutive uses without recharging
  • Both Holders are fast-charge capable
  • Both Pocket Chargers can be used for up to 20 uses without needing to be recharged


IQOS Originals vs IQOS Iluma

So now that we know what’s been kept the same, let’s take a look at what the difference is between the IQOS Originals and IQOS Iluma: 

IQOS Iluma

IQOS Originals

  • Uses TEREA Tobacco Sticks exclusively
  • Uses HEETS Tobacco Sticks exclusively
  • Individually embedded heating blades in TEREA
  • Fixed heating blade within IQOS Holder
  • Automatic heating after insertion of TEREA stick
  • Button activated tobacco heating
  • No cleaning or maintenance required
  • Needs to be cleaned regularly 
  • Blades can’t be broken in TEREA tobacco sticks
  • Heating Blades can be damaged or break

For more information on how the IQOS Originals (formerly known as the IQOS 3 DUO) and IQOS Iluma are different, click here for an in-depth comparison


The Evolution of IQOS: From 3 Duo to ILUMA

The journey of IQOS in the world of tobacco innovation is nothing short of remarkable. From its inception, IQOS has been at the forefront of the "heat-not-burn" technology, offering smokers an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Let's delve into the evolution of this groundbreaking device, tracing its path from the 3 Duo to the latest ILUMA.



The IQOS 3 Duo was a huge stride forward in the heat-not-burn path. It was elegantly designed and advertised faster charge times and back-to-back use without waiting. The device was designed to provide customers with a more seamless experience, with enhanced reliability and a more ergonomic design. 


The 3 Duo demonstrated IQOS' dedication to continuously modify and improve its products in response to consumer input and technical advancements.

Transitioning Technologies

As IQOS's research and development continued, there was a distinct emphasis on improving the user experience. The switch from heating blade technology in the 3 Duo to the groundbreaking SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM in the ILUMA series was ground-breaking. This transformation involved not only changing the way tobacco was heated, but also altering the overall user experience.


IQOS Iluma

The debut of the ILUMA series marked a significant milestone in the IQOS timeline. IQOS announced their bladeless technology with the ILUMA, guaranteeing that the tobacco was gently and thoroughly heated, resulting in a consistent taste experience.


The ILUMA also introduced the TEREA tobacco sticks, which were created specifically for this new generation gadget. These sticks, which were sealed on both ends, ensured that no tobacco residue remained in the device, removing the need for routine cleaning. Furthermore, the auto start/stop function provided a level of ease to the device, making it more user-friendly.


Safety and Compatibility

With the advancement of technology, IQOS has also prioritised safety and compatibility. The ILUMA series made it clear that TEREA sticks were specifically developed for it, preventing customers from accidentally damaging their devices by using incompatible goods. This emphasis on safety and user experience has been a defining feature of IQOS' evolution.


A Step Towards a Smoke-Free Future

The switch from IQOS 3 Duo to ILUMA is about more than just technological developments. It reflects IQOS's vision of a smoke-free future. IQOS has repeatedly demonstrated its dedication to innovation, user experience, and harm reduction by providing a better alternative for adult smokers.

How Much Does the IQOS Iluma Cost?

Navigating the world of IQOS devices can be an exciting experience, especially now that the latest IQOS ILUMA series has been introduced. Understanding the pricing structure is critical for both potential users and aficionados, as it is for every technological innovation. 


This section will provide a detailed overview to the pricing of the IQOS ILUMA and its associated accessories in the United Kingdom.

IQOS Iluma One


IQOS Iluma Kit


IQOS Iluma Prime


IQOS TEREA Tobacco Sticks




The centrepiece of the ILUMA series, the device itself is an investment in cutting-edge tobacco heating technology. As of our last update, the Iluma One cost £39, whilst the IQOS Iluma Kit costs £69 and the extravagant IQOS Prime costs £109 - but the exact price may vary depending on promotions, bundles, or any introductory offers. 


It's always a good idea to check the official IQOS UK website or authorised retailers for the most up-to-date pricing.



Designed exclusively for the ILUMA, TEREA tobacco sticks are available in a variety of different flavours, ranging from classic tobacco to cool menthol. Each TEREA pack contains 20 tobacco sticks made of the best quality blended tobacco.


IQOS Iluma Frequently Asked Question (FAQ's)

The IQOS Iluma, with its superior technology and unique design, provides consumers with a one-of-a-kind experience. However, as with all technology, users may encounter problems from time to time. In this section, we'll go through some of the most common issues with the IQOS Iluma and present solutions to help you solve them successfully.


When and where can I purchase the IQOS Iluma?

The IQOS Iluma is available for purchase on our Grey Haze Online store and within Grey Haze physical stores as of the 5th of September 2023. Whether you prefer the convenience of online shopping or the tactile experience of in-store browsing, the IQOS Iluma will be within your reach.


What sets IQOS Iluma apart from previous IQOS models?

IQOS Iluma introduces a host of cutting-edge features, including the SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM, which guarantees an enhanced draw and seamless user experience. Its innovative bladeless heating mechanism preserves the rich flavour profile of TEREA tobacco sticks, offering a taste that's full-bodied and satisfying, as well as minimising the need for cleaning or maintenance. Additionally, the sleek design and customisable options ensure a personalised journey into the world of heated tobacco.


Can I use IQOS Iluma with any tobacco sticks?

The IQOS Iluma is designed to be used exclusively with TEREA tobacco sticks, which are tailored to work seamlessly with its advanced heating technology. These sticks utilise an innovative stainless-steel element that gently heats the tobacco from within, providing a unique taste experience without combustion.


Is IQOS Iluma a safer alternative to traditional smoking?

IQOS Iluma is designed to emit up to 95% less harmful chemicals compared to traditional cigarettes, making it a potentially reduced-risk option for adult smokers. However, it's essential to remember that "95% less" refers to average reductions in levels of harmful chemicals (excluding nicotine) compared to the smoke of a reference cigarette. For more information, please refer to IQOS.com.


How do I incorporate IQOS Iluma into my lifestyle?

Embracing the IQOS Iluma is simple. Visit our Grey Haze Online store or one of our Birmingham-based Grey Haze stores to explore this revolutionary addition to the IQOS family. Immerse yourself in its sleek design, indulge in the heightened flavour profile, and make a choice that aligns with your preferences and lifestyle. Experience the future of heated tobacco and embark on a journey that seamlessly combines innovation with enjoyment.


Ready to Make the Switch?

While the new IQOS Iluma offers a tobacco experience, it's essential to understand that it's different from traditional smoking. The absence of combustion means no smoke, just a tobacco-flavoured vapour; some users might need time to adjust to the new experience. It's common to go through a brief period of acclimatisation before fully appreciating the nuances of heated tobacco.


Still Have Questions?

If you have bought IQOS from Grey Haze Uk, our professional team can look into your query; please contact us.

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Author: Taz Dean

Taz Dean has had a ten year career in the vaping industry. He has helped build business', develop products and create e-liquid lines globally. As an ex smoker, avid vaper and vaping advocate, he has years of knowledge and experience on aspects of the vaping industry, from the shop floor all the way to distribution . This unique insight helps with his unique perspective and engaging informational content.

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