1. CORESTA Congress, Online, 2020, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 03

    Method development for the analysis of mono-carbonyl compounds in e-vapor products by LC-MS

    ZHU J.; HEREDIA A.; TWEEDY J.; TAYYARAH R.
    ITG Brands and Fontem USA, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.
    At the 73rd Tobacco Science Research Conference (TSRC), we presented a novel method for quantitation by LC-MS of mono-carbonyl compounds in e-vapor product aerosol samples. The method is simple and robust with good recoveries. We have since extended...
  2. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2019, Hamburg, ST 45

    Meta-analysis of two biomarkers of exposure of tobacco products

    AYALA-FIERRO F.(1); ELAMIN A.(2); FROST-PINEDA K.(3); JIN T.(3); PRASAD G.L.(3); SARKAR M.(4); SCHMIDT E.(3); VERRON T.(5)
    (1) ITG Brands LLC, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.; (2) PMI R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A., Neuchâtel, Switzerland; (3) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.; (4) Altria Client Services LLC, Richmond, VA, U.S.A.; (5) SEITA - Imperial Brands, Paris, France
    In the context of tobacco products, broadly two types of biomarkers exist, biomarkers of exposure (BoE) and biomarkers of potential harm (BoPH). BoE measure exposure to tobacco constituents, e.g. carbon monoxide (CO) and nicotine equivalents (NEQs)....
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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)...