Recommended Methods current

No. 50 - Environmental Tobacco Smoke - Determination of Nicotine and 3-ethenylpyridine in the Vapour Phase

(CRM developed into ISO 18145)

Jan. 2002

The Recommended Method described here is for the sampling (personal and area sampling) and determination of nicotine and 3-EP in environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). The collection of nicotine and 3-EP by adsorption on a sorbent resin, extraction from the sorbent resin, and determination by gas chromatography (GC) with nitrogen selective detection are the bases of this test method.