- 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.
- To examine unpublished reports and work on the subject within Member Organisations, with a view to recommending publication in peer-reviewed journals.
- To identify gaps in total information and suggest suitable work to provide the necessary information.
- To propose and maintain CORESTA Recommended Methods (CRMs) and related documents for the analysis of smoke constituents from combustible tobacco products.
- To organise interlaboratory testing related to Objective 1.
- To compile and review information on in vitro toxicity testing and apply learnings to further biological research.
- To organise and conduct periodically proficiency testing of tobacco and tobacco related products.
BMK - Biomarkers - 2009
- To review present knowledge of tobacco and smoking-related biomarkers of exposure and effect.
- To organise and conduct periodically inter-laboratory comparisons for selected biomarkers.
- To source and develop reference materials to support biomarker analysis for those biomarkers selected for inter-laboratory comparisons.
- To develop a CROM approach for tobacco and nicotine products under the guidance of industry, academia and regulatory agency stakeholders.
- To adopt validation guidelines for CROM for use in the assessment of products with reduced risk potential.
- To create a repository of existing and new CROM instruments outlining measurement and validation approaches.
- To review emerging technologies and application to Next Generation Products (NGP) testing.
- To identify appropriate approaches and application of emerging technologies to NGP testing.
- To provide guidance documents to support assay application for NGP testing using toxicity testing in the 21st century (TT21C) relevant assays.