1. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, APPOST 30

    Nicotine reduction and consumer perception: a scientific approach for quantifying possible impact of low nicotine cigarettes on consumer behaviour

    GUO Mengran(1); VERRON T.(1); DORLHAC de BORNE F.(2); PRITCHARD J.(3); COLARD S.(1)
    (1) SEITA - Imperial Brands plc, Paris, France; (2) Imperial Tobacco Limited, Leaf Research, Bergerac, France; (3) Imperial Brands, Bristol, U.K.
    In 2015, the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg) issued an advisory note recommending a strategy to reduce nicotine in tobacco to levels which would not be sufficient to lead to the development and/or maintenance of addiction. In...
  2. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 18

    Assessment of the so-called “gateway effect” based on electronic vapour product classifications

    VERRON T.(1); CAHOURS X.(1); CERSON L.(2); COLARD S.(1); O’CONNELL G.(3)
    (1) SEITA-Imperial Tobacco, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France; (2) Imperial Tobacco Limited, Bristol, U.K.; (3) Fontem Ventures B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Since electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) became popular as alternatives to conventional cigarettes, with subsequent market growth amongst smokers, there is currently a debate as to whether e-cigs may be a "gateway" to conventional cigarette smoking or...
  3. CORESTA Congress, Quebec, 2014, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 29

    Product comparison: the risk associated with multiple testing

    VERRON T.(1); CAHOURS X.(1); COLARD S.(2)
    (1) Imperial Tobacco Group, SEITA, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France; (2) Imperial Tobacco Ltd, Bristol, U.K.
    Manufacturers are increasingly being asked by regulatory authorities to report data on their new products. For example, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that these data are used to compare a new tobacco product to a...
  4. CORESTA Congress, Quebec, 2014, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 55

    Modelling of the effect of indoor intermittent emissions produced by electronic cigarette users on exposure of bystanders

    COLARD S.(1); VERRON T.(2)
    (1) Imperial Tobacco Ltd, Bristol, U.K.; (2) SEITA, Imperial Tobacco Group, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France
    In the context of the regulatory debates about the appropriateness to ban or not e-vapour use in public places, the need to understand and identify the factors affecting bystanders’ exposure is particularly useful. The propagation, dilution and...
  5. CORESTA Congress, Quebec, 2014, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 86

    Smoke analysis of fine-cut tobacco – a predicting model and other challenges

    TEILLET B.(1); VERRON T.(1); CAHOURS X.(1); COLARD S.(2)
    (1) Imperial Tobacco Group, SEITA, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France; (2) Imperial Tobacco Ltd, Bristol, U.K.
    The ISO 15592-1 to 3 standards specify methods for the sampling, conditioning and determination of nicotine and “tar” in the mainstream smoke generated by the combustion of fine-cut tobacco. As originally requested by several European government...
  6. CORESTA Congress, Quebec, 2014, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 12

    Challenges on HPHC analysis – the limit of quantification

    TEILLET B.(1); VERRON T.(1); CAHOURS X.(1); COLARD S.(2); PURKIS S.(2)
    (1) Imperial Tobacco Group, SEITA, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France; (2) Imperial Tobacco Ltd, Bristol, U.K.
    In the framework of growing regulations regarding tobacco products, increasing requirements for reporting of analytical figures are observed (e.g. FDA Draft guidance for Reporting Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents (HPHC) in Tobacco...
  7. CORESTA Congress, Quebec, 2014, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 28

    Assessment of nicotine in the ambient air before, during and after the use of e-cigarettes in an office

    O'CONNELL G.(1); COLARD S.(1,2); VERRON T.(2); CAHOURS X.(2); PRITCHARD J.D.(1)
    (1) Imperial Tobacco Ltd, Bristol, U.K.; (2) Imperial Tobacco Group, SEITA, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France
    E-vapour products are gaining acceptance with consumers as potential alternatives to traditional tobacco products. Both regulators and public health organisations are beginning to examine potential implications that exposure to e-vapour exhalate...
  8. CORESTA Congress, Sapporo, 2012, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, PT 17

    LIP cigarettes: effect of band positioning

    VERRON T.(1); CAHOURS X.(1); COLARD S.(2)
    (1) SEITA, Imperial Tobacco Group, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France; (2) Imperial Tobacco Limited, Bristol, UK
    LIP cigarette paper is usually a standard cigarette paper on which zones with starch or another material with reduced air permeability have been printed equidistantly. The porosity of the LIP zones (reduced porosity zones) is designed so that the...
  9. CORESTA Congress, Sapporo, 2012, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, SS 07

    Analytical method validation – application of the accuracy profile to the method “determination of total alkaloids in tobacco”

    TEILLET B.(1); VERRON T.(1); CAHOURS X.(1); COLARD S.(2)
    (1) SEITA, Imperial Tobacco Group, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France; (2) Imperial Tobacco Limited, Bristol, UK
    In the context of methodology for cigarette product characterisation, it is important to subject the method to its intended-use (e.g. regulatory requirement) in order to confirm its “fitness for purpose” as described in ISO17025. The objective is to...
  10. CORESTA Congress, Sapporo, 2012, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, SS 10

    Comparison of analytical data provided by different laboratories

    CAHOURS X.(1); VERRON T.(1); PURKIS S.(2); COLARD S.(2)
    (1) SEITA, Imperial Tobacco Group, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France; (2) Imperial Tobacco Limited, Bristol, UK
    Regulatory authorities are currently discussing the measurement and imposition of ceilings on certain smoke constituents. However, if routine measurement of these constituents is to be required, the laboratories need to use the same validated methods...