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Analysis of Smokeless Tobacco Products for NNN

Principal Investigator: Andrew Mooney and Matthew Walters

Funding Mechanism: Research Contract

ID Number: HHSF223201310037I

Award Date: 3/1/2015

Institution: Labstat International ULC


A chemical analysis of smokeless tobacco products to determine quantities of N’-nitrosonornicotine (NNN), a known tobacco product carcinogen, can aid FDA in the review and assessment of product reports that include  this reporting requirement.  This project will measure NNN quantities and moisture levels in 35 smokeless tobacco products currently marketed in the U.S. using a validated testing method. (Project completed in 2015.)