Composition of popular tobacco products in Thailand, and its relevance to disease prevention.

@article{Mitacek1991CompositionOP,
  title={Composition of popular tobacco products in Thailand, and its relevance to disease prevention.},
  author={Eugene J Mitacek and Klaus D. Brunnemann and Anthony P Polednak and Dietrich Hoffmann and Maitree Suttajit},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={764-73}
}
BACKGROUND This report presents new findings on the composition of the three best-selling brands of commercially produced Thai cigarettes, representing about 80% of market share in Thailand, and six best-selling tobacco products, including hand-rolled cigarettes and cigars. RESULTS With one exception, all Thai cigarettes yielded higher levels of tar and nicotine than U.S. brands sold in Thailand. High levels of tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide (CO) were found in the smoke of popular Thai… CONTINUE READING

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