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  1. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2019, 73, abstr. 097

    Methodology to determine the particle size distribution, mean, and standard deviation from sieve data

    ST. CHARLES F.K.(1); MORGAN W.T.(2)
    (1) St. Charles Consultancy, Lewisville, NC, USA; (2) RAI Services, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
    A method is described which allows the mean and standard deviation of particle size to be estimated from sieve data. The results can be used to calculate and plot the particle size distribution, the cumulative distribution, percentiles, and guide sieve ...
  2. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 25

    Misperception of e-cigarette harm growing among American adults, 2013-2015

    VERRON T.(1); GUO M.(1); VARIGNON B.(1); O'CONNELL G.(2); WALELE T.(2); CAHOURS X.(1)
    (1) SEITA - Imperial Brands plc, Paris, France; (2) Fontem Ventures B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Electronic cigarettes (e cigarettes) have been characterised as significantly less harmful than smoked tobacco by an increasing number of public health authorities. However, the proportion of American adults who perceive e cigarettes to be equally or more ...
  3. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 52

    Biological test procedure for fresh generated cigarette smoke and e-cigarette aerosols under air-liquid interface (ALI) exposure in 24 and 96 multi-well plates

    WIECZOREK R.(1); TRELLES STICKEN E.(1); WALELE T.(2); CZEKALA L.(3); SIMMS L.(3)
    (1) Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH, Imperial Brands plc, Hamburg, Germany; (2) Fontem Ventures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (3) Imperial Tobacco Limited, Bristol, U.K.
    Cigarette smoke and e cigarette aerosol contain particulate matter/liquid droplets in the solid phase as well as volatile substances in the gas phase. Both fractions are of potential toxicological relevance and should be considered when assessing ...
  4. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 53

    Use of human derived cell lines to increase the biological relevance of cigarette condensate, non-tobacco materials and e-liquids testing

    WIECZOREK R.(1); TRELLES STICKEN E.(1); WALELE T.(2); CZEKALA L.(3); SIMMS L.(3)
    (1) Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH, Imperial Brands plc, Hamburg, Germany; (2) Fontem Ventures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (3) Imperial Tobacco Limited, Bristol, U.K.
    The in vitro testing strategy of tobacco products is mainly based on the testing of extracts from cigarette smoke condensates. An accepted industry wide assay battery has been developed over recent years which delivers reliable results for the ...
  5. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2018, 72, abstr. 013

    Method development for pH analysis of ends aerosol and e-liquid

    HEFNER T.(1); ST. CHARLES F.K.(2); ANDERSON J.(3)
    (1) R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Winston Salem, NC, USA; (2) St.Charles Consultancy, Winston Salem, NC, USA; (3) Eurofins Lancaster Labs, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    E-liquids are hygroscopic, non-aqueous liquids containing a small amount of water (~3-15%). When the pH of a non-aqueous liquid is measured using conventional methods and calibration buffers, the value can only be regarded as an "apparent pH". ...
  6. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, ST 62

    Overview of in vitro methods used to assess e-cigarettes based on “Toxicity Testing in 21st Century” principles

    SIMMS L.(1); STEVENSON M.(1); CZEKALA L.(1); TSCHIERSKE N.(1); WALELE T.(2)
    (1) Imperial Tobacco Ltd, Bristol, U.K.; (2) Fontem Ventures B.V. (an Imperial Brands PLC Company), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    When the National Academies of Sciences released “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy” a new toxicological paradigm was created, focusing on the use of human cell lines and the disruption of key cellular pathways. In keeping with ...
  7. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, STPOST 08

    Indoor air quality and surface deposition assessment following use of an open system e-cigarette

    BAUER N.(1); TSCHIERSKE N.(1); O'CONNELL G.(2); CAHOURS X.(3)
    (1) Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH (an Imperial Brands PLC Company), Hamburg, Germany; (2) Fontem Ventures B.V. (an Imperial Brands PLC Company), Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (3) SEITA-Imperial Tobacco Limited, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France
    Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) nicotine delivery devices are growing in popularity worldwide. Both regulators and public health organisations are beginning to examine potential implications that exposure to exhaled e-cigarette aerosol may have on non ...
  8. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, STPOST 21

    The use of in vitro human biomarkers from relevant primary cell lines, to assess the effects of increasing nicotine concentration in e-liquids

    SIMMS L.(1); STEVENSON M.(1); CZEKALA L.(1); TSCHIERSKE N.(1); BERG E.(2); WALELE T.(3)
    (1) Imperial Tobacco Ltd, Bristol, U.K.; (2) DiscoverX Corporation, Fremont, CA, U.S.A.; (3) Fontem Ventures B.V. (an Imperial Brands PLC Company), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    As part of the ongoing stewardship of electronic cigarettes, and in line with the National Academies of Sciences “ Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy ”, Fontem Ventures B.V. have investigated the utility of a series of endpoints ...