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2008 Collaborative Study of the CORESTA Monitor Test Piece CM6 for the Determination of Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide in Sidestream Smoke

RAC Technical Report

August 2010

A preliminary testing of the CORESTA Monitor test piece CM6 for nicotine, NFDPM, carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in sidestream smoke was carried out during the summer of 2008. The objectives of the study were:

  • to establish preliminary smoke yields of nicotine-free dry particulate matter (NFDPM), nicotine, CO and CO2 in sidestream smoke from the CM6 test piece
  • to establish the conditioned weight of CM6 prior to smoking
  • to enable the participating laboratories to compare their own results with results from other laboratories
  • to obtain statistical information about possible differences in smoke yields from different smoking machines
  • to establish r & R statistics for the CORESTA monitor test piece CM6.

The CORESTA Recommended Methods (CRMs) for the determination of nicotine, nicotine free dry particulate matter (NFDPM) and carbon monoxide in sidestream cigarette smoke are CRM Nos. 54 and 55 respectively.

Related documents

CRM 55 - Determination of Carbon Monoxide in the Vapour Phase of Cigarette Sidestream Smoke using a Fishtail Chimney and a Routine Analytical/Linear Smoking Machine (May 2011)

CRM 54 - Determination of Nicotine and Nicotine-Free Dry Particulate Matter in Sidestream Smoke using a Fishtail Chimney and a Routine Analytical/Linear Smoking Machine (May 2011)

CRM 7 - Determination of Nicotine in the Mainstream Smoke of Cigarettes by Gas Chromatographic Analysis (Aug. 1991)

CRM 5 - Determination of Carbon Monoxide in the Mainstream Smoke of Cigarettes by Non-Dispersive Infrared Analysis (Sept. 1993)

Report - 2018 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor 8 (CM8) and 9 (CM9) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained under Mainstream ‘ISO’ and ‘Intense’ Smoking Regimes (February 2019)

Report - 2017 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor 8 (CM8) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained under Mainstream ‘ISO’ and ‘Intense’ Smoking Regimes (November 2017)

Report - 2016 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor 8 (CM8) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained under Mainstream ‘ISO’ and ‘Intense’ Smoking Regimes (February 2017)

Report - 2014-2015 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor Test Pieces CM7 and CM8 for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained under Mainstream ‘ISO’ Smoking Regime (August 2015)

Report - 2013 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor #7 (CM7) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained under Mainstream ‘ISO’ and ‘Intense’ Smoking Regimes (February 2015)

Report - 2012 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor #7 (CM7) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained Under Mainstream ‘ISO’ and ‘Intense’ Smoking Regimes (May 2013)

Report - 2011 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitors #6 (CM6) and #7 (CM7) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained Under Mainstream ‘ISO’ and ‘Intense’ Smoking Regimes (February 2012)

Report - 2010 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor #6 (CM6) for the Determination of Test Piece Weight, TPM, Water, Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Puff Count Obtained Under Mainstream “ISO” and “Intense” Smoking Regimes (August 2011)

Guide 8 - CORESTA Monitor Test Piece Production and Evaluation Requirements (April 2009)