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Tobacco smoke condensate

Similar term(s): tar, TSC, tobacco condensate, smoke condensate, tar yield, .

Definition:

Tar or tobacco smoke condensate refers to the sticky particles comprised of thousands of chemicals created by burning tobacco. It is the particulate component of tobacco smoke without nicotine and water.

The tar yield, measured in mg tar/cigarette, is the amount of tar trapped in a filter during standardised smoking.

Tobacco smoke condensate obtained from mainstream or sidestream tobacco smoke is sometimes used in scientific research to test its biological effects on animals.

Source: GreenFacts

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Graphic representation of an example of smoking machine
Graphic representation of an example of smoking machine

Source: based on  Thèse pour l'obtention du diplôme d'état de Docteur en pharmacie translated by GreenFacts

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Tobacco Active and Passive Smoking

Translation(s):

Español: Condensado de humo de tabaco
Français: Condensat de fumée

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