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, 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  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 ...