2012 Collaborative Study on B[a]P, VOCs, and Carbonyls in Mainstream Cigarette Smoke
SMA Technical Report
In 2011, the CORESTA Special Analytes Sub-Group (now named Smoke Analytes Sub-Group or SMA) initiated an interlaboratory collaborative study for the determination of Benzo[a]pyrene, select volatile organic compounds, and select carbonyl compounds in mainstream cigarette smoke generated under ISO and Intense (i.e. Health Canada Intense) smoking conditions. The intent of this study was to update the respective CORESTA Recommended Methods (CRMs 58, 70 and 74) to include repeatability and reproducibility (r&R) values for these analytes generated under Intense smoking conditions.
The results of the study demonstrated that the CRMs, with modifications, for the determination of B[a]P, VOCs, and carbonyls under ISO and Intense smoking conditions were fit for use under ISO and Intense smoking conditions.
CRM 73 - Determination of Ammonia in Tobacco by Ion Chromatographic Analysis (May 2011)
CRM 70 - Determination of Selected Volatile Organic Compounds in the Mainstream Smoke of Cigarettes - Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Method (September 2019)
CRM 58 - Determination of Benzo[a]pyrene in Cigarette Mainstream Smoke by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (November 2019)