N-nitroso compounds in cigarette tobacco and their occurrence in mainstream tobacco smoke.

@article{Tricker1991NnitrosoCI,
  title={N-nitroso compounds in cigarette tobacco and their occurrence in mainstream tobacco smoke.},
  author={Anthony R. Tricker and C Ditrich and Rudolf Preussmann},
  journal={Carcinogenesis},
  year={1991},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={
          257-61
        }
}
The tobacco and mainstream smoke of 20 commercial brands of filter and non-filter cigarettes were analysed for N-nitroso compounds. The concentrations of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), N-nitrosoethylmethylamine (NEMA) and N-nitrosopyrrolidine (NPYR) in cigarette tobacco were very much lower than in mainstream smoke, where the levels were 6.3-76.4 ng/cig NDMA, less than 1.0-7.1 ng/cig NEMA and 3.9-41.2 ng/cig NPYR. N-Nitrosodiethylamine was not detected in mainstream smoke and N… CONTINUE READING
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