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Measure: Physical Properties of Tobacco Products   #730500

Definition: This measure is a set of standard physical tests for cigarettes and filtered cigars capturing the following design descriptors: Length, Circumference, Tobacco weight, Filter type, Filter ventilation.

Purpose: The purpose of this measure is to evaluate and compare existing product modifications as well as new products and brands, which can help investigators understand the effect of design features on product chemistry.

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Keywords: Agent, Tobacco Regulatory Research, TRR, tobacco product design, filtered cigar, cigarette, cigarette length, cigarette circumference, filter ventilation, tobacco weight, filter composition, tobacco product feature, tobacco design descriptor, physical test of cigarettes, tobacco brand, automatic hopper loader, 1999 Massachusetts Benchmark Study, Brown & Williamson, Philip Morris, tobacco product modifications

Measure Release Date: June 24, 2015

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