Our Beliefs & Ethics


13 Beliefs – are these part of a science website or are they going on the corporate website? Do we need to have a Beliefs section?

  1. Belief 1
  2. Belief 2
  3. Belief 3
  4. Belief 4
  5. Belief 5
  1. Belief 6
  2. Belief 7
  3. Belief 8
  4. Belief 9
  1. Belief 10
  2. Belief 11
  3. Belief 12
  4. Belief 13


  • As a responsible manufacturer, elements of our next-generation assessment framework are based on the US National Research Council’s innovative blueprint for Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century (TT21C) [external link]. ((Glossary) Link to: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20574894)
  • TT21C advocates the use of in-vitro (Glossary) testing, preferably using human cells, as a superior alternative to traditional in-vivo (Glossary) animal testing.
  • In line with our official corporate position [external link] (link to https://www.imperialbrandsplc.com/sustainability/approach/maintaining-high-standards-of-governance.html), considering TT21C to be more relevant, informative and ethical than previous assessment approaches to smoking-related disease.
  • TT21C methods can help determine if reduced chemical exposure to any Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents (HPHCs) in our product portfolio translates to reduced toxicity.
  • Our scientists are developing a series of TT21C-driven tests to analyse the impact of our NGPs on relevant user endpoints.
  • Alongside data gathered from relevant clinical studies, this allows us to scientifically demonstrate and substantiate the harm reduction potential of our NGPs.
  • Through frameworks like TT21C, we are continuing to protect our consumers – and innocent animals – while raising standards across the NGP landscape.