Tobacco Testing

Tests are available for various types of tobacco including cigars, Roll-Your-Own (RYO) and smokeless tobacco.

A separate set of tests are available to comply with ANVISA regulations. All compounds on the draft FDA Hazardous or Potentially Hazardous Compounds (HPHC) list can also be tested.

Tobacco testing example

Tobacco testing

ammonia ammonia
benzo[a]pyrene benzo[a]pyrene
eugenol eugenol
flavours upon request
humectants glycerol, propylene glycol, triethylene glycol
menthol menthol
mercury mercury (hg)
metals arsenic (as), cadmium (cd), chromium (cr), lead (pb), nickel (ni), selenium (se)
moisture moisture
nicotine content (crm62) nicotine content (crm62)
nicotine and individual alkaloids nicotine, nornicotine, anabasine, anatabine, myosmine (gc / ms)
nicotine and total alkaloids nicotine, nornicotine, anabasine, anatabine, myosmine (summed) (cfa) (iso 15152)
nitrate nitrate
nitrite nitrite
n,n-nitrosodimethylamine (ndma) n,n-nitrosodimethylamine (ndma)
ph ph
reducing substances as per iso 15153 (equivalence crm37)
sodium propionate sodium propionate
sorbic acid sorbic acid
tobacco filling density tobacco filling density
tobacco specific nitrosamines (tsnas) 4-(n-nitrosomethylamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (nnk), n-nitrosonornicotine (nnn), n-nitrosoanabasine (nab), n-nitrosoanatabine (nat)
triacetin triacetin


Benzo[a]pyrene Benzo[a]pyrene
Metals Arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), lead (Pb), nickel (Ni)
Nitrite Nitrite
Volatile nitrosamines N,N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)
Tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNAs)