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Tobacco product analysis scientific workshop
News release

30 July 2013

Scientists of British American Tobacco have been invited to participate in an open discussion on July 30-31, hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at its Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Maryland, USA. The workshop will allow the CTP to obtain a wide range of inputs on the chemical analysis of tobacco products, with experts representing academia, industry, government and contract testing laboratories.

'It is important to develop standardised methods, and assess the variability of these methods, for any toxicant that a regulator wants to collect information on, and perhaps later limit' says Dr Chris Proctor, Chief Scientific Officer. 'By attending the workshop we intend to share our knowledge and be part of joined-up scientific efforts to understand analytical issues surrounding toxicant measurement.'

The workshop provides an opportunity for all interested parties to share information and expertise on the testing of cigarette smoke and tobacco filler for tobacco products, specifically scientific and technical matters concerning:

  • Tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide (TNCO)
  • Tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • General method testing for TNCO, TSNAs and PAHs in tobacco filler and cigarette smoke
  • Validation or method performance for TNCO, TSNAs and PAHs in tobacco filler and cigarette smoke

A webcast will be available to view live during the discussion, and will be kept available in the FDA’s webcast archives in addition to transcripts. Full details can be found on the FDA website .

British American Tobacco scientists presented on all five topics, all presentations have been made freely available in the library.



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