Table 5

 Sample of industry document measured free-base nicotine values (%) for selected brands, 1968 to 199244,49,53,59,64,78,82,84,85,94–96

MethodCompany/yearMarlboroKoolWinstonViceroyOther brands
BWTC, Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company; LTC, Lorillard Tobacco Company; PMTC, Philip Morris Tobacco Company; RJRTC, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.
Extractable nicotineBWTC/196818%25%
Extractable nicotineBWTC/196923%24%16%24%Salem 19%
Extractable nicotineBWTC/197636%28%30%
Extractable nicotineBWTC/197729%30%20%28%Salem 27%
Merit 50%
Now 50%
Extractable nicotineBWTC/198029%25%Merit 50%
(method unknown)BWTC/198425%
Extractable nicotineBWTC/date unknown29%Cambridge 59%
Barclay 64%
Headspace nicotineBWTC/198411%9%10%Merit 13%
(method unknown)LTC/1978Kent III 29%/20%
Gas-phase nicotinePMTC/19910%/4%
Volatile nicotineRJRTC/19914%5%Marlboro Lights 6%
Winston Lights 5%
Volatile nicotineRJRTC/19925%5%Camel- 4%