IQOS friendly spaces are designated spaces in which IQOS users are free to use their device where cigarette use would not be allowed. Such places are designated restaurants, public spaces, clubs, cafes, bars, and beaches and have numerous international locations. In order to become a designated IQOS friendly establishment, either IQOS reaches out to the establishment for partnership inquiries (usually) through a third party agency, or restaurants and bars apply for IQOS friend space license through the IQOS website. These extensions of IQOS into public spaces is a way for IQOS to expand their branding reach to the general population and other lifestyle followers. Additionally, the branding of IQOS exposes the device to younger audiences as restaurants and beaches are not restricted by age, and children with families will be able to see the sleek branding of IQOS.
With the growing number of IQOS Friendly places worldwide, these locations create an opportunity for IQOS to continue to associate and pair their device with mundane things like eating, lounging, food, and alcohol. Having IQOS branding just like a beer brand on the store promotes the likeness of IQOS to food or beer and reinforces the message that IQOS is meant to be enjoyed habitually like food and drink.