Recommended Methods current

No. 7 - Determination of Nicotine in the Mainstream Smoke of Cigarettes by Gas Chromatographic Analysis

(CRM developed into ISO 10315)

Aug. 1991 - second edition

Cigarettes are smoked and the particulate matter of mainstream smoke is collected by a standard procedure. The particulate matter is dissolved in a solvent and the nicotine content of this solution is determined by gas chromatography. Results are expressed as the weight of nicotine delivered per cigarette. This method is applicable to the particulate matter of mainstream cigarette smoke.

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