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Research Article

Levels of Heavy Metals in Popular Cigarette Brands and Exposure to These Metals via Smoking

Table 2

The weight of 20 cigarettes (g) concentration of Cd in μg g−1 (dry weight) and average estimated amount of Pb passed to main stream smoke for 20 cigarettes a day in 20 different cigarette brands.a

No.Brand nameWeight of 20 cigarettes (g)Mean ± S.D. (μg g−1)Estimated amount of Cd in stream smoke (μg)

(1)Gold Coast12.821.97 ± 0.040.51
(2)Monte Carlo13.952.66 ± 0.090.74
(3)Gauloises13.851.30 ± 0.030.36
(4)Winston12.752.60 ± 0.070.66
(5)Dunhill11.950.97 ± 0.050.23
(6)Salem13.721.93 ± 0.050.53
(7)Merit12.701.53 ± 0.030.39
(8)Gitanes12.872.51 ± 0.020.65
(9)Camel12.300.91 ± 0.070.22
(10)Marlboro11.770.78 ± 0.020.18
(11)Kent14.120.83 ± 0.060.23
(12)Wills12.351.73 ± 0.040.43
(13)Parliament12.612.13 ± 0.020.54
(14)Carlton14.662.58 ± 0.050.76
(15)Garam12.551.95 ± 0.030.49
(16)Gold Leaf12.892.11 ± 0.070.54
(17)Davidoff13.170.92 ± 0.070.24
(18)Vogue12.832.40 ± 0.040.62
(19)Rothman13.992.78 ± 0.070.78
(20)L & M13.102.13 ± 0.030.56

aThe results were calculated for five replicate determinations.

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