1. 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) on ...
  2. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2018, 72, abstr. 099a & 99b

    Machine made cigar leaf and product workshop

    STEVENS R.(1); BLACK R.(1); GILLMAN I.G.(2); SMITH J.(3); HARTLEY M.(4); LINDEGAARD T.(5)
    (1) ITG Brands LLC, Greensboro, NC, USA; (2) Enthalpy Labs, Durham, NC, USA; (3) Altria Client Services LLC, Richmond, VA, USA; (4) Universal Dark Air-Cured Group, Oxford, NC, USA
    The regulation of tobacco products continues to be a growing focus around the world. For example, in 2016, the FDA finalized a rule in the USA that extended its regulatory authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah, and pipe ...
  3. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, ST 03

    Comparison of select analytes in tobacco and smoke for cigar products across a range of design features

    TAYYARAH R.; ZHU J.; BROOKS C.; STEVENS R.
    ITG Brands LLC, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.
    On August 8, 2016, the FDA finalized a rule that extended its regulatory authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah and pipe tobacco, as part of its goal to improve public health. While the analytical testing of ...
  4. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, ST 04

    Challenges and considerations for methods development and testing of cigar products for smoke constituents beyond TNCO

    TAYYARAH R.; STEVENS R.; ZHU J.; BROOKS C.
    ITG Brands LLC, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.
    While testing for smoke constituents for conventional cigarettes is challenging, there is a rich body of literature, inter-laboratory studies, and significant hands-on experience for this area of work. On the other hand experience and standardization with ...
  5. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, ST 29 (also presented at TSRC 2017)

    Impact of cigar physical variability on cigar exposure using probabilistic risk assessment

    AYALA-FIERRO F.; KOSARAJU K.; STEVENS R.
    ITG Brands LLC, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.
    Cigars are unique tobacco products of wide variety of sizes: length, diameter and weight, and include large cigars, small cigars (cigarette-like) and cigarillos. The weight of cigars can range widely which influences exposure to cigar constituents, ...
  6. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, ST 30 (also presented at TSRC 2017)

    Comparison of probability of risk associated with cigar exposure

    KOSARAJU K.; AYALA-FIERRO F.; STEVENS R.
    ITG Brands LLC, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.
    Cigars are unique tobacco products of variable physical and chemical properties. Limited information is available about exposure to smoke and probability of risk, if any, to smoke constituents. Cigar smokers can be exclusive or dual smokers of cigars and ...
  7. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2017, 71, abstr. 093 (also presented at CORESTA SSPT2017)

    Impact of cigar physical variability on cigar exposure using probabilistic risk assessment

    AYALA-FIERRO F.; KOSARAJU K.; STEVENS R.
    ITG Brands, Greensboro, NC, USA
    Cigars are unique tobacco products of a wide variety of sizes: length, diameter and weight, and include large cigars, small cigars (cigarette-like) and cigarillos. The weight of cigars can range widely which influences exposure to cigar constituents, ...