1. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, APPOST 11

    Field trials with low nicotine tobacco varieties developed by conventional breeding technique: first results

    MALPICA A.(1); EVANS W.(2); ARCHIBALD C.(3); SCOTT L.(4); GARWE D.(5); CHAMANGO A.M.Z.(6); DORLHAC de BORNE F.(7); COLARD S.(8)
    (1) Bergerac Seed and Breeding, Bergerac, France; (2) Imperial Tobacco South Africa Pvt. Ltd, Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa; (3) Alliance One International Services, Camberley, Surrey, U.K.; (4) Universal Leaf Tobacco Co., Richmond, VA, U.S.A.; (5) Tobacco Research Board (TRB), Harare, Zimbabwe; (6) Agricultural Research & Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi; (7) Imperial Tobacco Limited, Bergerac, France; (8) SEITA - Imperial Brands plc, Paris, France
    In 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (“TobReg”) issued an advisory note recommending a strategy of reducing nicotine in tobacco to substantially lower levels of 0.4 mg/g. In the U.S., the Food and...
  2. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Plenary Session, IG 02

    Cigarette Variability Task Force study designs, statistical considerations, initial observations, and limitations

    MORTON M.J.(1); TAYYARAH R.(2); FLORA J.(1)
    (1) Altria Client Services LLC, Richmond, VA, U.S.A.; (2) ITG Brands, Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A. [Presented as a representative of the CVAR TF]
    The objective of the Cigarette Variability Task Force (CVAR TF) is to examine commercial cigarette variability through testing of select cigarette smoke and tobacco filler constituents plus select physical characteristics. To meet this objective, the...
  3. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 63 (also presented at TSRC 2018)

    Challenges and opportunities in cigar science

    SMITH J.H.(1); AUBUCHON S.M.(1); WAGNER K.A.(1); McKINNEY W.J.(1); GILLMAN I.G.(2); STEVENS R.(3)
    (1) Altria Client Services LLC, Richmond, VA, U.S.A.; (2) Enthalpy Analytical, Inc., Henrico, VA, U.S.A.; (3) ITG Brands LLC, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.
    An independent Cigar Working Group has been formed by interested cigar stakeholders (e.g. manufacturers and testing laboratories). The goals of the Working Group are to explore opportunities for engagement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...