Considerations When Using Research Cigarettes

The Kentucky Research Cigarette is an international standard cigarette for research purposes. The cigarette composition is designed to be representative of the most common cigarettes in the US cigarette market.

This document summarizes some of the key points that were explored listed below, along with references to specific publications, that may be useful resources when planning your own studies.

  • Particulate Concentration
  • Total Particulate Matter and Number of Puffs
  • Nose-only vs Whole Body Exposures
  • Bias Flow Requirements
  • Durations of Exposure
  • Common Protocols
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