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Measure Acrolein in Cigarettes

Principal Investigator: Andrew Masters and Timothy Brewer 

Funding Mechanism: Research Contract

ID number: HHSF223201310037I

Award Date: 9/26/2013

Institution: Labstat International


A chemical analysis is required to evaluate the harmful and potentially harmful constituents (HPHCs) present in mainstream cigarette smoke. The goal of this project is to measure acrolein quantities in the mainstream smoke produced from a variety of cigarettes currently marketed in the US. A total of 35 cigarettes 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. (Project completed in 2014.)