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 To examine unpublished reports and work on the subject within Member Organisations, with a view to recommending publication in peer-reviewed journals.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


  1. To develop a CROM approach for tobacco and nicotine products under the guidance of industry, academia and regulatory agency stakeholders.
  2. To adopt validation guidelines for CROM for use in the assessment of products with reduced risk potential.
  3. To create a repository of existing and new CROM instruments outlining measurement and validation approaches.