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Measure Acrolein in Bidis and Little Cigars

Measure Acrolein in Bidis and Little Cigars

Principal Investigator:  Stephanie Hobaugh

Funding Mechanism: Research Contract

ID number: HHSF223201310038I

Award Date: 6/20/2014

Institution: Arista Laboratories, Inc.


A chemical analysis can inform the evaluation of the harmful and potentially harmful constituents (HPHCs) present in the mainstream smoke produced from little cigars and bidis. The goal of this project is to measure acrolein quantities in little cigar and bidi smoke using a variety of little cigar and bidi tobacco products currently marketed in the US. A total of 15 little cigar products and one bidi product will be examined under both the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and Canadian Intense (CI) smoking regimens.  The results may be used to inform HPHC-related regulatory activities.