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Monograph 7: The FTC Cigarette Test Method for Detemining Tar, Nicotine, and Carbon Monoxide Yields of U.S. Cigarettes

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Table of Contents:

Section I

Section II

Section III

Section IV

  • Overview of 1980to 1994 Research Related to the Standard Federal Trade Commission Test Method for Cigarettes (PDF 1,629 KB)
    • Introduction
    • Paramets of the FTC Test Method and Current Smoking Patterns
    • Impact of Changing Parameters of the FTC Test Method on Absolute Yields of a Cigarette Brand and Relative Yields on Different Brands
    • Tar and Nicotine Yield by the FTC Test Method and Amounts Delivered to Smoker
    • Relative Yields of Differents Brands by the FTC Test Method and Amount of Nicotine Absorbed by Smokers
    • Yield by the FTC Test Method and Absorption of Nicotine in Switchers
    • Yields by the FTC Test Method and Other Constituents Using the FTC Puff Profile
    • Proposals To Change the FTC Test Method
    • References