Nicotine Content Determination on Cigarettes Smoke

Dewi Susanna, Budi Hartono, Hendra Fauzan

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The purpose of this descriptive study is to assess the nicotine level of several types of cigarettes brand sold in the market. The study includes three brands of filtered cigarette and three brands of non-filtered cigarette. The nicotine content was measured from both mainstream smoke and sidestream smoke by using the HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography). It was found that the nicotine content of nonfiltered cigarette was higher than the filtered cigarette. The highest nicotine content in the filtered cigarettes was the Filter-C, meanwhile the lowest was Filter-A. The highest nicotine content of the non filtered cigarettes was the Kretek-X with the lowest nicotine content the Kretek-Z. The nicotine content of sidestream smoke was 4 – 6 times than mainstream smoke. Nicotine content level in the cigarette package should be mentioned and further studies should determine the effect of cigarettes to the public healths.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMakara Journal of Health Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003


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