Table 2.

Differences in cigarette yields according to testing regimen

ISOMassachusettsCanadianCompensatoryHuman Mimic
Regular-yield brands (9-15 mg ISO tar)
    Nicotine (mg)1.1 (0.1)2.3 (0.2)2.4 (0.3)1.0 (0.1)2.0 (0.6)
    Tar (mg)12.2 (1.8)26.0 (3.2)30.6 (3.1)11.6 (1.9)24.7 (9.5)
    CO (mg)12.2 (2.0)23.8 (2.9)28.1 (3.8)11.4 (1.7)24.6 (7.1)
Matinee extra mild (4 mg ISO tar)*
    Nicotine (mg)0.41.21.61.41.5
    Tar (mg)4.912.522.913.716.6
    CO (mg)4.413.422.913.819.2
  • * No SDs are listed given that only one low-yield brand was tested in the current study.