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Effect of Tobacco Characteristics on Cigarette Smoke Composition

  • T. C. Tso
  • G. B. Gori
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Abstract

Two groups of experimental cigarettes were used to examine the effect of leaf tobacco characteristics on cigarette smoke composition. Group I consists of 32 straight flue-cured cigarettes, and Group II consists of 23 blend cigarettes involving many variables. Within each group, simple correlations among leaf and smoke variables, and multiple regression of total TPM, tar, smoke nicotine with selected leaf variables are measured. Results appear to suggest that total N, K, and cellulose content in flue-cured type cigarettes are major factors affecting total TPM delivery, while waxes, total polyphenols, and free histidine are major factors affecting total TPM delivery of blend type cigarettes.

Keywords

Chlorogenic Acid Total Polyphenol Leaf Thickness Total Alkaloid Petroleum Ether Extract 
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References

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    Smoking and Health Report to the Advisory Committee of the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, U. S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, PHS #1103, 1964.Google Scholar
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    Tso, T. C., Chaplin, J. F. and Rathkamp, G. Leaf characteristics, smoke composition, and biological activity. I. Characteristics of leaf and smoke from eight stalk positions of four flue-cured varieties. CMA Research Seminar, Philadelphia, Pa. 1971.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. C. Tso
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. B. Gori
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Plant Science Research Division, ARS, USDABeltsvilleUSA
  2. 2.National Cancer Institute, HEWBethesdaUSA

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