CORESTA Reference Products (Smokeless Tobacco) - 2016 Analysis
STS Technical Report
In May 2016, the CORESTA Smokeless Tobacco (STS) Sub-Group initiated an interlaboratory study designed to characterise the four new CORESTA Reference Products (CRPs) manufactured in 2016. The participating laboratories reported the levels of nicotine, pH, moisture (oven volatiles), tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNAs), ammonia, and benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) in the CRPs using CORESTA Recommended Methods (CRMs). Tabulated data are presented along with repeatability (r), reproducibility (R) and z-scores. The results of the 2016 study establish a starting point for future stability studies of the 2016 CRPs.
Please note that the studies on the CRPs produced in 2009 are covered in the reports prior and including 2015.
Report - CORESTA Reference Products (Smokeless Tobacco) - 2015 Analysis (December 2015)