12 June 2019

TF HTP - Heated Tobacco Products

London, UK

The interest in new nicotine delivery products has seen a large increase over the last decade. Recently, among these products, those using heated tobacco technologies have come to the forefront of discussions within the scientific, health and regulatory communities. Studies have been published, but there are still different scientific opinions, based on different approaches. Therefore, further work needs to be conducted to provide better understanding of all issues, and robust data produced to assist in making science-based decisions in terms of devices, components and product use patterns.

This is why CORESTA, capitalising on its over 60 years of global scientific and collaborative expertise in analytical work and measurement method development, is launching a dedicated working group named the Heated Tobacco Products (HTP) Task Force. As a result of a workshop held in Paris on 26 March 2019, where over 50 attendees provided input, the following objectives for the HTP Task Force were defined:

  1. Establish standardized terminology and definitions that encompass all categories of Heated Tobacco Products.
  2. Define one or more specific approaches and regimes for the generation and collection of emissions for Heated Tobacco Products.
  3. Define and agree on priority compounds to be analysed (or not); review current CRM suitability, edit, or develop methods for Heated Tobacco Products.

The Coordinator of this Task Force will be Ms. Helena DIGARD from British American Tobacco Ltd

The Secretary will be Dr. Jason FLORA from Altria Client Services


The kick-off meeting will take place in London, United Kingdom
on 12 June 2019 from 9:00-16:30

The venue will be:
Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel
140 Bath Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 5AW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 8817 0765

Further details on the meeting and a possible dinner will be provided in due time.

The Task Force Executives are looking for participants who will contribute to defining and characterising HTPs.  
For further information or application to join the Task Force, please contact:

Helena Digard: Helena_Digard@bat.com and Jason Flora: Jason.W.Flora@Altria.com

With copy to the CORESTA Secretary General, Pierre-Marie Guitton: pmguitton@coresta.org

No later than 31 May 2019

A second meeting will be held in Hamburg, on 5 October 2019, registration is available on the SSPT2019 website.

As is the rule for any CORESTA working group, participating in this Task Force requires CORESTA Membership. Applicants, whether they belong to a CORESTA Member Organisation or not, should contact the General Secretariat.

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