Effect of Tobacco Characteristics on Cigarette Smoke Composition
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.
KeywordsChlorogenic Acid Total Polyphenol Leaf Thickness Total Alkaloid Petroleum Ether Extract
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