Cigar Smoke Analysis - 13th 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 13th Collaborative Study (CS) has been conducted on cigars smoke analysis (TPM, water, nicotine, NFDPM, CO and puff count). The purpose of the 2017 13th 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.
Some changes which are expected to have a positive effect on the repeatability and reproducibility have been made to the protocol. However, measurements shall only commence if CM8 is within certain weight limits.
It is planned to repeat the study on an annual basis.