This presentation will focus on how reference and/or monitor tobacco products are characterized and then used by analytical testing facilities to assure method performance during the analysis of tobacco products. Reference tobacco products are commonly used by testing facilities to verify ongoing method performance, detect analytical method drift and to qualify or validate new analytical techniques or methods. To be fit for this use, reference tobacco products must be well characterized including information on product uniformity and stability for all compounds of interest.

How reference tobacco products are characterized, by testing laboratories, along with their use in qualifying and validating new analytical methods will be presented. The advantages and disadvantages of common reference and/or monitor tobacco products will be also presented including the 3R4F, 1R5F, CM8, 1R6F, IP-2, NIST SRM 1082 cigarettes and the CORESTA CRP series of smokeless tobacco products.

Authors and affiliations:
Enthalpy Analytical Inc., Durham, NC, U.S.A.

CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups (Workshop), STW 06