Proficiency Study of Menthol in Cigarettes and Cut Filler
RAC Technical Report
The CORESTA Routine Analytical Chemistry Sub-Group (RAC) conducted a proficiency study of menthol in cigarettes and cut filler in the first quarter of 2017. The objective of the study was to evaluate in-house methods for determination of menthol in cigarettes, cut filler, and non-tobacco material.
Based on the results, which were generally comparable across the participating laboratories, a method has been proposed for evaluation and, if fit for purpose, will be proposed as a CORESTA Recommended Method (CRM).
CRM 92 - Determination of Menthol in Cigarettes and Cut Filler by Gas Chromatography (April 2019)
CRM 76 - Determination of Moisture Content (Oven Volatiles) of Tobacco and Tobacco Products (July 2017)
CRM 57 - Determination of Water in Tobacco and Tobacco Products by Gas Chromatographic Analysis (Aug. 2018)
CRM 56 - Determination of Water in Tobacco and Tobacco Products by Karl Fischer Method (August 2018)
Report - Collaborative Study of Menthol in Cigarettes and Cut Filler (April 2019)
Guide 24 - Sample Handling of Mentholated Cigarettes and Cut Filler (April 2019)