Table 4

Association between the weight of hand-rolled cigarettes and storage time at 75% relative humidity and 22°C

Storage time (days)Mean weight of 15 boxes (g)Weight of box 26 (g)
0 (on site)73.1572.43
0 (laboratory)73.1472.41
  • The slight decrease in weights on day 2 was associated with a temporary instability in the humidity control system; no analysis was carried out on that day. Weights could no longer be taken from multiple boxes once machine smoking began, but one box (26) was set aside from the main analysis of smoke yields and its weight monitored until the final day of smoking.

  • NA = not applicable.