Tobacco smoke condensate
Similar term(s): tar, TSC, tobacco condensate, smoke condensate, tar yield, .
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
Graphic representation of an example of smoking machine
Source: based on
Thèse pour l'obtention du diplôme d'état de Docteur en pharmacie
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Tobacco Active and Passive Smoking
Español: Condensado de humo de tabaco
Français: Condensat de fumée