RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment has ample expertise in the area of the science-base of tobacco product control, especially in the field of tobacco ingredients. Since 2002, RIVM is active in research and policy advice concerning the composition of tobacco products, and their impact on human health, with a focus on ingredients.

The first WHO Tobacco Laboratory Network (TobLabNet, a global tobacco testing laboratory network crucial in advancing tobacco control) in 2005 was hosted by RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment .

Since 2001, RIVM has been conducting independent and objective tobacco research and has been providing scientific support on tobacco product regulation. RIVM analyses the composition of tobacco products by using a smoke machine (smoking robot).

Subfield of expertise

Experts

Smoke machine (Smoke robot)

Walther Klerx,
Peter van Lierop,
Reinskje Talhout

Chemical analysis of tobacco and smoke

Walther Klerx,
Hans Cremers,

Wouter Visser,
Reinskje Talhout, 
Eugène Jansen

Analysis of ingredients lists tobacco manufacturers

Erna Schenk,
Jeroen Pennings,
Anne Kienhuis,
Lotte van Nierop

Novel Tobacco Products

Yvonne Staal,
Anne Kienhuis,
Reinskje Talhout,
Lotte van Nierop

Risk Assessment

Peter Bos,
Reinskje Talhout,
Lya Hernandez