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.