1. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, AP 10

    Testing performance of tobacco varieties in water stress conditions

    CAMPANONI P.(1); LAPARRA H.(1); OZELLEY P.(1); DELLA CIANA P.(3); BISCARINI E.(3); MAURIZI L.(2); NARDONI N.(2); TRIPPELLA C.(2); GOEPFERT S.(1)
    (1) Philip Morris Products S.A. (part of Philip Morris International group of companies), PMI R&D, Neuchâtel, Switzerland; (2) Philip Morris Italia s.r.l., via Po 11-13-15, 00198, Roma, Italy; (3) L’Agricola s.r.l., Bastia Umbra, Perugia, Italy
    Increasing climate instability could lead to local agricultural constraints, presenting a risk for volumes and quality of tobacco supply. Selecting and breeding tobacco varieties for the ability to perform in unfavourable water conditions becomes a ...
  2. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, AP 24

    Downregulation of a putative nitrate transporter gene substantially reduces the accumulation of TSNAs in air-cured tobaccos

    GOEPFERT S.(1); BOVET L.(1); LU J.(2); CAMPANONI P.(1); LEWIS R.S.(2); DEWEY R.E.(2)
    (1) Philip Morris Products S.A. (part of Philip Morris International group of companies), PMI R&D, Neuchâtel, Switzerland; (2) North Carolina State University, Department of Crop Science, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.
    Air-cured Burley tobacco leaves typically exhibit high levels of nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone (NNK) and N'-nitrosonornicotine (NNN). It has been previously demonstrated that leaf nitrate accumulation in air-cured tobaccos serves as the source ...
  3. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, AP 49

    The influence of Nicotiana alata-derived introgression on plant malformations of tobacco breeding lines resistant to tomato spotted wilt virus

    KORBECKA-GLINKA G.(1); TROJAK-GOLUCH A.(1); DOROSZEWSKA T.(1); GOEPFERT S.(2)
    (1) Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation - State Research Institute, Pulawy, Poland; (2) Philip Morris Products S.A. (part of Philip Morris International group of companies), PMI R&D, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) is one of the most destructive viruses for tobacco cultivation. Cultivar “Polalta” carries a resistance gene introgressed from a wild species, Nicotiana alata, but the use of this cultivar in breeding is hampered by ...
  4. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, APPOST 04

    Pest and disease surveillance in flue-cured tobacco growing zones of India

    REDDY B.S.R.; SWAMY S.; MANI M.
    ITC Ltd, Agri Business Division, Research Department, Rajahmundry, A.P, India
    Pest and disease are major yield limiting factors in tobacco production and these biotic factors reduce the productivity besides affecting the quality of leaf. The control of these pest and diseases warrant more pesticide usage resulting in pesticide ...
  5. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 04

    Assessing the cytotoxicity of e-liquids without the use of the neutral red uptake assay

    McHUGH D.; CUDAZZO G.; VANSCHEEUWIJCK P.
    Philip Morris Products S.A. (part of Philip Morris International group of companies), PMI R&D, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    As part of the pre-clinical assessment performed for consumer products in the tobacco industry, an in vitro assessment of a tobacco product’s cytotoxicity was performed using the neutral red uptake (NRU) assay. Since 2004, the CORESTA In Vitro Task Force ...
  6. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 17

    A clinical study investigating changes in exposure to cigarette smoke chemicals in U.K. smokers who switch to using a tobacco heating product for a five-day period

    McEWAN M.(1); EBAJEMITO J.K.(1); GALE N.(1); ELDRIDGE A.(1); CAMACHO O.M.(1); MURPHY J.(1); HARDIE G.(1); PROCTOR C.J.(1)
    (1) British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited, R&D, Southampton, U.K.; (2) Celerion Inc., Lincoln, NE, U.S.A.
    Smoking is a leading cause of numerous diseases, particularly lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular diseases. Consequently, there is a recognized need to provide smokers with alternative nicotine-delivery devices that have ...
  7. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 44

    Time and spatially resolved in-situ determination of temperature, pressure and gas phase concentration of selected smoke constituents inside a burning superslim cigarette. Part I – Thermophysical mapping

    CUI Huapeng(1); EHLERT S.(2); XIE Fuwei(1); DENG Nan(1); LI Bin(1); LIU Chuan(3); McADAM K.(3); WALTE A.(2); ZIMMERMANN R.(2)
    (1) Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute of CNTC, Zhengzhou, Henan, P.R. China; (2) Photonion GmbH, Schwerin, Germany; (3) British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited, Global R&D, Southampton, U.K.
    Superslim cigarettes in China are a relevant product category on the market. Accurate determination of key thermo-physical and-chemical parameters in superslim cigarettes are essential for the mechanistic understanding of combustion as well as pyrolysis ...
  8. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 59

    An inter-laboratory comparison study focused on the determination of total NNAL in human urine

    NEWLAND K.(1); SCHERER M.(2); HECHT S.S.(3); TROUDE V.(4); PRASAD G.L.(5)
    (1) Celerion Inc., Lincoln, NE, U.S.A.; (2) ABF GmbH, Planegg, Germany; (3) University of Minnesota Cancer Center, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.; (4) Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH, Imperial Brands plc, Hamburg, Germany; (5) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.
    In an ongoing effort to fulfil the second objective of the CORESTA Biomarker Sub-Group, periodic inter-laboratory comparison studies have been performed to evaluate the consistency of the quantitation for various harmful or potentially harmful exposure ...
  9. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 01

    Cross-sectional surveys on the use of tobacco products in the general population and in users of IQOS in Germany, Italy, and London (2018-2020): introducing the study protocols

    SPONSIELLO-WANG Z.; LANGER P.; PRIETO L.; DOBRYNINA M.; SKIADA D.; CAMILLE N.; WEITKUNAT R.; LÜDICKE F.
    Philip Morris Products S.A. (part of Philip Morris International group of companies), PMI R&D, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    Background: Philip Morris International (PMI) launched cross-sectional surveys in Italy, Germany, and London in March 2018 following the commercialization of a heat-not-burn tobacco product, IQOS. This publication introduces the study protocols. Methods: ...
  10. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 02

    Quantification of nitrogen oxides in aerosol of heat-not-burn IQOS product and combination of aerosol collection with the aerosol generation for TSNA analysis

    BADER P.; DEBRICK A.; GAUTIER L.; RADTKE F.; HUNKELER P.; MATERA R.; REYREN C.; CRENNA M.; STOOP A.
    Philip Morris Products S.A. (part of Philip Morris International group of companies), PMI R&D, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    Nitrogen oxides (NOx), nitrogen monoxide (NO), and tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNA) are compounds that are analysed in the mainstream aerosol of heat-not-burn tobacco products, such as IQOS. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a ...