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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

RAC Final Report

February 2012

The CORESTA Routine Analytical Chemistry Sub-Group has been given the responsibility to organize the annual testing of the CORESTA Monitor test piece. The 2011 study was designed to:

  • measure mainstream ISO smoke yields of nicotine-free dry particulate matter (NFDPM), nicotine and carbon monoxide (CO) to verify the current monitor test piece CM6;
  • establish ISO mean values of NFDPM, nicotine and CO for the new test piece CM7;
  • to determine intra- and inter-laboratory variability for the measured ISO smoke yields for the CM7 and CM6;
  • establish the conditioned weight of CM7 prior to smoking and to verify the conditioned weight for the CM6;
  • qualify CM7 for use as a Monitor test piece;
  • determine smoke deliveries under an intense smoking regime for the test pieces CM6 and CM7;
  • determine intra- and inter-laboratory variability for the measured intense smoke yields for the CM7 and CM6.

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 - 2019 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor 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 (August 2020)

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 - 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)

Report - 2008 Collaborative Study of the CORESTA Monitor Test Piece CM6 for the Determination of Nicotine, NFDPM, Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide in Sidestream Smoke (August 2010)

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