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Table 2 Ammonia levels in tobacco filler extracted from commercially marketed cigarette brands in Japan (n = 5)

From: Spectrophotometric determination of ammonia levels in tobacco fillers of and sidestream smoke from different cigarette brands in Japan

Cigarette brands NH3 (mg/g)
Mean ± SD
(a) Japan Tobacco Inc.
 MEVIUS ONE 100’s Box 0.77 ± 0.03
 MEVIUS EXTRA LIGHTS 1.03 ± 0.03
 MEVIUS SUPER LIGHTS 0.83 ± 0.06
 MEVIUS LIGHTS 1.02 ± 0.04
 MEVIUS ORIGINAL 0.86 ± 0.02
 Seven Stars 0.45 ± 0.03
 WAKABA 0.50 ± 0.02
 echo 0.55 ± 0.04
 CASTER One 100’s Box 1.04 ± 0.04
 CASTER Mild 0.63 ± 0.04
 CABIN MILD Box 1.40 ± 0.05
(b) NATURAL AMERICAN SPIRIT
 AS REGULAR Box 0.29 ± 0.02
 AS LIGHT 0.22 ± 0.03
 AS ORGANIC 0.34 ± 0.03
 AS PERIQUE BOX 0.47 ± 0.01
 AS ULTRA LIGHT 0.34 ± 0.02
 AS MENTHOL LIGHT 0.24 ± 0.02
 AS MENTHOL ULTRA LIGHT 0.27 ± 0.03
 AS MENTHOL ONE 0.28 ± 0.03
(c) BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO  
 KENT 1 100’s Box 1.38 ± 0.03
 KENT iBoost 5 100’s Box 0.87 ± 0.04
 KOOL MILDS Box 1.25 ± 0.07
 KOOL NATURAL 8 Box 1.10 ± 0.03
 CAPRI CHARCOAL SUPER SLIMS 0.89 ± 0.04
 PALLMALL FK Box 1.38 ± 0.07
 Lucky strike Box 1.02 ± 0.06
 Lucky strike Light Box 1.01 ± 0.05
(d) PHILIP MORRIS
 Marlboro Box 1.07 ± 0.03
 Marlboro gold ORIGINAL Box 1.05 ± 0.03
 Marlboro LIGHTS MENTHOL Box 1.38 ± 0.03
 Marlboro BLACK MENTHOL Box 1.45 ± 0.05
 Marlboro ICE BLAST KS Box 1.32 ± 0.04
 LARK MILDS KS Box 1.11 ± 0.06
 LARK 100’s 1.25 ± 0.06
 PARLIAMENT 100’s Box 1.30 ± 0.06