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Particulate matter emissions of less harmful-looking super-slim size cigarettes appealing to women: a laser spectrometric analysis of second-hand smoke

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dc.contributor.author Braun, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Langenstein, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Klingelhofer, D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Zulauf, N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Müller, R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Groneberg, D. A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-25T09:37:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-25T09:37:45Z
dc.date.issued 2020 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0944-1344 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-07032-7 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-B5A; DBM; U-ENTOM; JIF; DOI; CPDF; Abstract; ITMPUB; DSPACE68 en_US
dc.identifier.other NOBIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/10836
dc.description.abstract Slim tobacco products shall appear by their look less harmful. In 2013, the European Union ministers discussed to ban them. However, only a ban on small package sizes was realized. To add more data for exposure risk assessment of slim tobacco products, the particulate matter (PM) amount in second-hand smoke (SHS) of super-slim size cigarettes compared with a king size brand was investigated. PM amount of four super-slim size cigarette types of the brand Couture was analysed in comparison with the king-size reference cigarette. Therefore, SHS was produced in an enclosed space with a volume of 2.88 m(3) by an automatic environmental tobacco smoke emitter. PM size fractions PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 were measured in real time using a laser aerosol spectrometer. SHS of Couture Gold contained about 36% and Couture Purple about 28% more PM than the reference cigarette. In contrast, Couture Green emitted about 37% and Couture Silver about 53% less PM than the reference cigarette. Depending on the brand, the PM2.5 mean concentrations increased up to 1538 mug/m(3). This exceeds the 24-h mean concentration of at most 25 mug/m(3) according to the WHO Air quality guidelines about 62-fold. Smoking in enclosed rooms leads to a massive increase of PM. The PM pollution by slim-size tobacco products are substantial and sometimes higher than by king size tobacco products. Therefore, SHS exposure from slim-size tobacco products is not less harmful to health. Decision makers should take this aspect in consideration. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31820227 en_US
dc.subject Tobacco en_US
dc.subject Smoking en_US
dc.subject Toxicology en_US
dc.title Particulate matter emissions of less harmful-looking super-slim size cigarettes appealing to women: a laser spectrometric analysis of second-hand smoke en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Environmental Science and Pollution Research International en_US
dc.citation.volume 27 en_US
dc.citation.pages 1069-1077 en_US
dc.citation.abbreviation Environ Sci Pollut Res Int en_US


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