Who we are


CORESTA (Centre de Coopération pour les Recherches Scientifiques Relatives au Tabac / Cooperation Centre for Scientific Research Relative to Tobacco) is an association founded in 1956, ruled by French law, the purpose being to promote and facilitate international cooperation and best practices in scientific research relative to tobacco and its derived products.

CORESTA Full Members are organisations (companies, institutes, laboratories, associations) having R&D activities related to tobacco or its derived products (including e-vapour products), whether in the plant field (agronomy, breeding, phytopathology) or in the fields of manufacturing, chemistry, metrology, or materials (paper, filters, aerosols, etc.).

At present, the number of Full Members stands at 162*. These organisations are headquartered in over 42* countries, and represented in over 50 through their CORESTA registered subsidiaries and affiliates.

Hundreds of experts are involved in more than 25* working groups through a streamlined process of cooperation. CORESTA also organises yearly meetings in which scientific papers are presented, as well as reports and results of studies and surveys.

CORESTA is a liaison member of the ISO/TC 126 (Technical Committee on Tobacco and Tobacco Products), and numerous CORESTA members have delegates in their national standard organisations and participate in or lead TC126 working groups. CORESTA is a liaison member of the CEN/TC 437 (Technical Committee on Electronic Cigarettes and E-liquids) and has representatives in this Committee. The Secretary General is a participating member of the AFNOR Mirror Committee V37B on Tobacco and Tobacco Products.

Other information

The official language of CORESTA is English. Admission as a member of CORESTA is dependent on approval by the Board. Any requests for further information should be addressed to the CORESTA Secretariat (Contact).


* in April 2023.