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Tar and Nicotine Report

As determined by the Government Chemist from samples obtained during the period of January - December 2020

BRAND TAR
YIELD
(mg/cig)
NICOTINE YIELD
(mg/cig)
MEVIUS LSS BLIZZARD MINT 1 FTKS ROUND 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.1
MEVIUS OPTION YELLOW 1 100'S ROUND FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.1
KENT (PURPLE) 1 100'S FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.1
MEVIUS LSS PIANISSIMO ONE 1 FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.1
MEVIUS OPTION PURPLE 1 100'S ROUND FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.1
CAPRI FRESH 1 (SUPERSLIMS) (NAKED-WRAP) FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.1
KENT (GREEN CLICK) 1 100'S FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.1
MEVIUS OPTION FIZZY DEW 1 100'S ROUND FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.1
MEVIUS ONE 1 FTKS ROUND 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.1
MARLBORO ICE BLAST MEGA 1 FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.1
KENT (YELLOW CLICK) 1 100'S FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.1
KENT CORE 1 FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.2
KENT (MINTEK) 1MG FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.2
MEVIUS OPTION PURPLE 1 SUPER SLIMS 100'S FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)10.2
VIRGINIA S. SUPERSLIMS MENTHOL FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)20.2
MARLBORO ICE BLAST MEGA 5 FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)40.3
CHESTERFIELD CAPS PURPLE FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)40.4
KENT (PURPLE) 5 100'S FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)40.4
KENT CORE 4 FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)40.4
DUNHILL GOLD FTK (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)40.4
MEVIUS OPTION FIZZY DEW 5 ROUND FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)40.5
MEVIUS WIND BLUE 4 FTKS ROUND 20S BOX (<=90MM)40.5
ESSE BLUE FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)50.4
PALL MALL CHILLED FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)50.4
ESSE MENTHOL FT 20S BOX (<= 90MM)50.5
MEVIUS OPTION PURPLE 5 ROUND FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)50.5
MEVIUS OPTION YELLOW 5 ROUND FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)50.5
BOHEM CIGAR MOJITO DOUBLE FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)50.5
MEVIUS OPTION PURPLE 5 SUPER SLIMS 100'S FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)50.5
NANJING YUHUASHI (<=90MM)60.5
MARLBORO DOUBLE BURST FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)60.5
MARLBORO SILVER BLUE FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)60.5
MARLBORO REFINED MENTHOL FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)60.5
CAPRI SLIMS FT 20S BOX (<=90MM) (NAKED-WRAP)60.6
DUNHILL BLUE FTK (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)60.6
MARLBORO SPLASH MEGA PURPLE 8 FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)70.5
MARLBORO ICE BLAST MEGA 8 FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)70.5
MARLBORO MINT STORM FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)70.6
LUCKY STRIKE CHOICE DOUBLE CLICK (PURPLE GREEN) FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)70.6
CHESTERFIELD MINT BURST FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)70.6
MEVIUS SKY BLUE 7 FTKS ROUND 20S BOX (<=90MM)70.6
CHESTERFIELD MENTHOL FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)70.6
VIRGINIA S. SLIMS MENTHOL FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.6
CHESTERFIELD BLUE FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.6
MARLBORO DOUBLE BLACK FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.6
MARLBORO GOLD FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.6
MARLBORO BLACK MENTHOL FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.6
MARLBORO WHITE MENTHOL FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.6
LUCKY STRIKE CLICK 4 MIX FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.6
WINSTON BLUE FTKS 20S ROUND CORNER BOX (<=90 MM)80.7
CAMEL BLUE FTKS 20S BOX (<=90 MM)80.7
MEVIUS GREEN MENTHOL 8 FT ROUND 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.7
MARLBORO DRY MENTHOL FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.7
PALL MALL (BLUE) CLICK ON FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.7
MEVIUS OPTION PURPLE 8 ROUND FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.7
MEVIUS OPTION FIZZY DEW 8 ROUND FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.7
MEVIUS OPTION YELLOW 8 ROUND FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.7
PALL MALL BLUE FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.7
PALL MALL COOL FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.7
PALL MALL CLICK ON (GREEN) FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.7
KENT CORE 8 FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.7
LUCKY STRIKE BLUE FTK (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.7
CAPRI SUPERSLIMS FT (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.7
WINSTON MORE BLUE FTKS ROUND CORNER 20S BOX (<=90MM)80.7
LUCKY STRIKE FRESH FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)90.6
LUCKY STRIKE CLICK BOOST (GREEN) (NAKED-WRAP) FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)90.7
FURONGWANG (BLUE BOX) FT 20S BOX (<= 90MM)90.8
DOUBLE HAPPINESS (9 MG) FTKS 20S BOX (<= 90MM)90.9
MARLBORO FLAVOR MIX FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)100.8
DUNHILL RED FTK (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)100.9
WINSTON CLASSIC FTKS 20S ROUND CORNER BOX (<=90 MM)110.8
SHUANG XI CLASSIC STYLE FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)110.8
DOUBLE HAPPINESS FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)110.9
LESSER PANDA FT 20S BOX (<= 90MM)110.9
PALL MALL (RED) CLICK ON FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)110.9
WUYESHEN FT 20S GOLD BOX (<=90MM)110.9
YUXI FT 20S BOX (<=90MM)110.9
DOUBLE HAPPINESS FTKS CLASSIC DELUXE 20S BOX (<= 90MM)111.2
MARLBORO RED 20S SOFT PACK (<=90MM)120.9
MARLBORO MENTHOL FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)120.9
WEALTH FTKS 20S SOFT PACK (<=90 MM)120.9
SHUANG XI FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)120.9
CHUNGHWA (RED) FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)121.0
PALL MALL RED FTKS (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)121.0
WUYESHEN FT 20S RED BOX (<=90MM)121.0
DOUBLE HAPPINESS NANYANG CLASSIC FT 20S SOFT PACK (<=90MM)121.0
CHUNGHWA FTKS 20S SOFT PACK (<=90MM)121.0
FURONGWANG 20S BOX (<=90MM)121.0
GENTORI FILTER KING SIZE 20S PACK (<=90MM)130.9
MARLBORO RED FTKS 20S BOX (<=90MM)131.0
VICEROY RED FTKS 20S BOX (<= 90MM) (NAKED-WRAP)131.0
LUCKY STRIKE ORIGINAL RED FTK (NAKED-WRAP) 20S BOX (<=90MM)131.0

Remarks:

  1. The published figures represent mean values of determinations undertaken over the whole sampling period.
  2. Brands with the same figure for tar and nicotine yields are listed in alphabetical order.
  3. International Standards methods employed for the determination are ISO 3308:2012, ISO 4387:2019, ISO10362-1:2019, ISO 8243:2013, and ISO 10315:2013.
  4. The estimates of uncertainty for the methods summarized below are based on data published by the International Organization for Standardization and results reported by recent Asia Collaborative Study.
Mean tar yield, mg Uncertainty, mg
1 to 4 ± 1.0
5 to 9 ± 1.5
10 to 14 ± 2.2
15 to 17 ± 2.6
Mean nicotine yield, mg Uncertainty, mg
0.1 to 0.4 ± 0.10
0.5 to 1.0 ± 0.18
1.1 to 1.5 ± 0.25