Analytical cigarette yields as predictors of smoke bioavailability.


The smoke intake of 865 undisturbed smokers of over 10 cigarettes per day was measured using plasma nicotine and cotinine, and expired carbon monoxide (CO) as markers. While nicotine yields, according to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) analytical standards, varied 16-fold from 0.1 to 1.6 mg/cigarette, the corresponding plasma nicotine values varied from… (More)