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Glycerol particle cigarettes: a less harmful option for chronic smokers.
  1. G Sutherland,
  2. M A Russell,
  3. J A Stapleton,
  4. C Feyerabend
  1. Health Behaviour Unit, National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London.


    In 20 smokers who switched to a new type of virtually tar free cigarette for three days, average nicotine intake was reduced by 44%, carbon monoxide intake increased by 19%, while estimated tar intake was reduced by about 90%. Such cigarettes pose substantially less risk of cancer and chronic obstructive lung disease than conventional cigarettes, and their acceptability and safety could be improved by increasing nicotine yield, reducing carbon monoxide yield, and improving the flavour.

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