Smoke Science

The Smoke Science Study Group is responsible for the scientific study of emissions from, and exposure to, tobacco and related products. This includes development of specific chemical and biological methods and investigation of means to assess exposure and use.

In the Press: CORESTA Smoke Science Study Group (Tobacco Journal International June/July 2011)


PUB - Product Use Behaviour (formerly Smoking Behaviour) - 1996


  1. To critique and review published papers on all aspects of tobacco and related products' use behaviour, and publish the critical reviews in peer-reviewed journals.
  2. To examine unpublished reports and work on the subject within Member Organisations, with a view to recommending publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  3. To identify gaps in total information and suggest suitable work to provide the necessary information.

IVT - In Vitro Toxicity Testing - 2002


  1. To compile and review information on in vitro toxicity testing and apply learnings to further biological research.
  2. To organise and conduct periodically proficiency testing of tobacco and tobacco related products.

BMK - Biomarkers - 2009


  1. To review present knowledge of tobacco and smoking-related biomarkers of exposure and effect.
  2. To organise and conduct periodically inter-laboratory comparisons for selected biomarkers.
  3. To source and develop reference materials to support biomarker analysis for those biomarkers selected for inter-laboratory comparisons.

Task forces

CROM - Consumer Reported Outcome Measures Consortium - 2018


To provide guidance on how to develop, validate, select, access and use consumer-reported outcome measures (CROM) to evaluate tobacco and nicotine-containing products for pre-market and post-market purposes:
-  By reviewing existing information on measures
-  By developing guidance on the development and validation of measures
-  By creating a knowledge repository to store measures and facilitate identification and access
Through a cooperation platform involving tobacco industry and the guidance of academia and regulatory agency stakeholders