1. 48th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2018, abstr. 24

    No evidence of claimed nicotine pollution in an intensively Kentucky tobacco cropped area in central Italy. Preliminary results of an environmental and plant products research

    BARGIACCHI E.; MIELE S.
    Italian Interuniversity Consortium for Science and Technology of Materials, Firenze Italy
    Italian Kentucky (KY) tobacco is concentrated in Tuscany and Lazio, with 1,700 Ha in the High Tiber Valley, to produce Tuscan cigar wrapping. Recently, this KY area has been interested by farmers growing organic medicinal plants near tobacco or curing ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, AP 46

    New strategies for early detection of blue mold in asymptomatic tobacco: a mixed fluorescence and LAMP based-approach under preliminary test at Fattoria Autonoma Tabacchi

    BARGIACCHI E.(1); TUCCIO L.(2); AGATI G.(2); CERBONESCHI M.(3); MILLI G.(4); MIELE S.(1)
    (1) Consortium INSTM, Firenze, Italy; (2) CNR-IFAC, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; (3) DiSPAA-UniFI, Lab Molecular Plant Pathology, Firenze, Italy; (4) Fattoria Autonoma Tabacchi (FAT) & ITT, Città di Castello, Italy
    One of the fundamental criteria of integrated pest management (IPM) is that crops should be treated only when monitored pest and disease exceed their critical thresholds. Also, zero-residue tobacco represents not only a target of social responsibility, ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, APPOST 03

    Using fPAR as a modelling parameter for tobacco yield estimation in regional cropping areas

    BENSE G.(1); BENSE T.(2)
    (1) Teledet SRL, El Pinar, Canelones, Uruguay; (2) C.I.T. Montepaz S.A., Montevideo, Uruguay
    Remote sensing has shown its usefulness in many applications for tobacco crop evaluation: using aerial or satellite collected data, mathematical models could be developed to investigate the status of a crop or to prognosticate its yield. Remote sensing is ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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: ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 03

    Determination of nicotine, eugenol, menthol and aerosol formers in tobacco products and materials

    BELLO J.; D’AGOSTINO A.; JUVET-PECALVEL C.; NAGANATHAN K.; ROTA C.; GAUTIER L.; O’REILLY C.; DUPASQUIER N.; YERLY M.
    Philip Morris Products S.A. (part of Philip Morris International group of companies), PMI R&D, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    The purpose of this study was to validate a unique method that simultaneously determines the concentration of nicotine, eugenol, menthol, and glycerin in Reduced-Risk Products tobacco products [1], and menthol and triacetin in materials. Analytes are ...