Recommended Methods current

No. 70 - Determination of Selected Volatile Organic Compounds in the Mainstream Smoke of Cigarettes - Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Method

(CRM being developed into ISO Project 21330)

February 2018 - fourth edition Ref. SMA-163-CRM-70

This Recommended Method is applicable to the quantification of selected volatile substances (1,3-butadiene, isoprene, acrylonitrile, benzene and toluene) in mainstream tobacco smoke from cigarettes with ISO NFDPM yields between 1 and 15 mg/cigarette by GC-MS.

The described method is specified using ISO 3308 and Health Canada T-115 smoking parameters. The use of these machine smoking parameters reflects their inclusion in the reporting requirements of various national regulations rather than an endorsement of their appropriateness by CORESTA.

Related documents

Report - Updates of CORESTA Recommended Methods after Further Collaborative Studies Carried Out under Both ISO and Health Canada Intense Smoking Regimes (December 2013)

Report - Determination of Selected Volatiles in Cigarette Mainstream Smoke. The CORESTA 2009 Collaborative Study and Recommended Method (May 2011)

Report - Determination of Selected Volatiles in Cigarette Mainstream Smoke. The CORESTA 2008 Joint Experiment (January 2011)