How did UK cigarette makers reduce tar to 10 mg or less?

Authors  O’Connor, R. J., Cummings, K. M., Giovino, G. A., McNeill, A., & Kozlowski, L. T
Date   4 FEBRUARY 2006
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BMJ VOLUME 332

Research Category  Industry, Design
Country  UK
Abstract To try to reduce the harm caused by cigarette smoking, the European Commission established maximal values for tar (10 mg), nicotine (1 mg), and carbon monoxide (CO; 10 mg) per cigarette, as measured by the International Organization
for Standardization (ISO) method, from 1 January 2004. 1The easiest way to reduce  yields is by increasing filter ventilation,
2 but this allows smokers easily to control the dose of smoke they can obtain, usually to facilitate increased intake from lower yield cigarettes.
2 3 We compared yields and design features of 10 cigarette brands sold in the United Kingdom before and after the EC standard was implemented.
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Citation O’Connor, R. J., Cummings, K. M., Giovino, G. A., McNeill, A., & Kozlowski, L. T. (2006). How did UK cigarette makers reduce tar to 10 mg or less? BMJ, 332(7536), 302. Retrieved July 30, 2010, from
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1360411/pdf/bmj33200302.pdf.

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