RIVM has measured the amount of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide (TNCO) in all filter cigarettes sold in the Netherlands with the WHO intense method. The TNCO levels measured with this method were up to 15 times higher than those measured with the legally  prescribed ISO method.

When measured with the WHO Intense method, three of the brands had a nicotine level within the legal limit and in all brands the levels of tar and carbon monoxide exceeded the legal limit.

See also Tobacco, zie ook Tabak.

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