Nicotine and Tobacco Product Assessment Services and Fees

NicoTAR services can be provided by facility personnel:

  • Assistance in selection, design, and execution of NicoTAR experiments
  • Assistance in processing and interpreting NicoTAR data
  • Training and instruction for all users

A wide range of NicoTAR assays are available, including:

  • Nicotine analysis in combustible tobacco products, smokeless tobacco products, shisha, and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products (including patches, gums, lozenges, etc.)
  • Nicotine analysis in Mainstream (MS) and Sidestream (SS) tobacco smoke
  • Nicotine analysis in e-cigarette vapor or solutions/cartridges
  • Nicotine analysis in indoor air (marker of secondhand exposure)
  • Measurement of particulates (PM2.5 and PM10) in indoor air (markers of secondhand exposure)
  • Analysis of nicotine deposited on surfaces (marker of thirdhand exposure)
  • Cotinine and nicotine analysis in urine, saliva, and plasma (markers of exposure)
  • Carbon monoxide measurement in exhaled breath (verification of smoking status)
  • Moisture in tobacco product
  • Cigarette ventilation and pressure drop
  • Cigarette paper porosity
  • Air-liquid interface systems to expose cell lines to tobacco smoke and e-cigarette vapors
  • Systems for whole body exposure of small animals to secondhand tobacco smoke
  • Testing metals (As, Cd, and Pb) in whole tobacco and e-liquids using Health Canada method T-306

Qualified users enjoy 24 hour/7 day a week open access to:

  • All equipment
  • Data processing facilities: PCs

Hourly Charge Rates for Service and UsageĀ 

Please contact Dr. Goniewicz at maciej.goniewicz@roswellpark.org for detailed charge rates. Investigators are billed on a monthly basis for equipment use and services provided.

Scheduling and Ordering

Investigators should contact Dr. Maciej Goniewicz at maciej.goniewicz@roswellpark.org prior to submitting any samples, to discuss the assay required and timeframe for competition of requested tasks.

Investigators should contact Noel Leigh at noel.leigh@roswellpark.org for scheduling information, scheduling of time for use of the GC-NPD/ GC-MSMS, smoking machine or workstations.