Smoke of Cigarettes and Little Cigars: An Analytical Comparison

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Science  15 Dec 1972:
Vol. 178, Issue 4066, pp. 1197-1199
DOI: 10.1126/science.178.4066.1197


Chemical data are presented from a comparison study of the smoke of cigarettes and little cigars. The tobacco products and their mainstream smokes were analyzed for a number of toxic constituents in an effort to define "smoke inhalability." This issue has particular public health importance because the difference in the inhalability of cigar and cigarette smoke is generally assumed to account for the differences in the health risk to the individual smoker.