CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups (Workshop), STW 01

Toxicant ceilings: the regulatory landscape

British American Tobacco, R&D Centre, Southampton, U.K.

The WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation has proposed ceilings for the nicotine-corrected levels of selected toxicants in cigarette emissions, and a process by which these could be implemented. Regulators in a number of jurisdictions either require currently, or have proposed, the reporting of toxicant emissions, and a number have the regulatory scope to introduce product standards which could include ceilings. As an introduction to this workshop, this presentation will summarise the various proposals.