Cigar Smoke Analysis - 12th Collaborative Study
CSM Technical Report
Since 2006, the CORESTA Cigar Smoking Methods Sub-Group conducts periodic collaborative studies in order to improve repeatability and reproducibility measurement methods of different cigar sizes and types.
This 12th Collaborative Study (CS) has been conducted on cigars smoke analysis (TPM, water, nicotine, NFDPM, CO and puff count). The purpose of the 2016 12th CS is to re-establish mean values for NFDPM, nicotine and carbon monoxide for different sizes and types of cigar products and test pieces via a collaborative study and to provide a tool for participating laboratories to prove competence in cigar smoke analysis.
The changes made in the 11th CS and continued in the 12th CS have a positive impact on the reproducibility estimations. Less inconsistencies were reported compared with the previous collaborative studies.
It is planned to repeat the study on an annual basis.