Web Date: September 2, 2011
No Progress On Nitrosamine Levels In U.S. Cigarettes
For more than 30 years, scientists have known how to reduce cancer-causing chemicals called nitrosamines in cigarettes. But today’s cigarettes have similar levels of these chemicals as did cigarettes made three decades ago, according to research presented this week at a Division of Chemical Toxicology symposium at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Denver.
The processes that turn green tobacco leaves into cigarettes can convert nicotine and related alkaloids into two nitrosamines, N-nitrosonornicotine and . . .
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