Action needed to standardize methods for the measurement of cigarette smoke constituents

The constituents measured in cigarette smoke have traditionally been tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide. In 2008 the World Health Organization Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation proposed that tobacco regulation be based on measuring a wider selection of toxicants. According to Christopher Wright, Head of Analytical Science at British American Tobacco, this is only possible if a suite of globally harmonized test methods is agreed and coordinated by an international body like the International Organization for Standardization. —> Read More Here


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