1. Bull. ARN, 2004, p. 23-41., ISSN.1146-6200.

    Role of the interaction between diesel particulate matter and cigarette smoke in the pathophysiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    LANONE S.; AMATA N.; BACHOUAL R.; AUBIER M.; BOCZKOWSKI J.
    INSERM U408, Faculté Xavier Bichat, Paris, France
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease state characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible, leading to respiratory insufficiency. Flow limitation is secondary to the remodeling of the pulmonary parenchyma (called...
  2. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2005, SSPT 11

    Analysis of performance characteristics of cigarettes sold in New York State that meet ignition strength regulations

    WANNA J.T.; DUROCHER D.F.; ROSSI-ESPAGNET J.
    Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Alpharetta, GA, USA
    As of June 28, 2004, only cigarettes that pass the ASTM E2187-02B ignition strength test more than 75% of the time have been allowed for sale in New York. In this paper we will explore the changes in design of selected commercial cigarette that...
  3. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2005, SSPT 12

    Using paper diffusion measurements to assess the ignition strength of cigarettes

    DUROCHER D.F.; KRAKER T.; WANNA J.T.; CODWISE W.
    Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Alpharetta, GA, USA
    At previous CORESTA meetings, Schweitzer-Mauduit introduced a simple, graphical method for describing the ASTM ignition strength of cigarettes when the desired ignition performance was achieved through the use of low permeability bands of aqueous...
  4. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2005, SSPTPOST 09

    Predictivity and variability of in vitro bioassays routinely used to estimate the toxicity of cigarette smoke

    PROUDLOCK R.; LAPIERRE J.; MORIN A.
    Charles River Laboratories, Montreal, Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited, Montreal, Canada.
    An amendment to the Tobacco Act is currently being introduced in Canada. This will require all brands of cigarettes sold in this country to be subjected to a set of three in vitro assays on an annual basis. The purpose of the amendment is to monitor...