Cigarette Ignition Propensity Testing - Third Series

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 164
Physical description11 p.
Subjectignition, cigarettes; Fire
AbstractIn the previous testing series, More Menthol, Merit Ultra Light and Merit Ultima cigarettes had been found to have a lower ignition propensity relative to other cigarette brands tested. The third testing series was conducted to further determine the ignition propensity of the More and the Merit cigarettes as well as selected tobacco sticks (for a total of 7 brands of cigarettes). The relative ignition strength was determined by observing the percentage of the cigarettes that burned their full length. Test results showed again that the More and the Merit cigarettes had relatively low numbers of full-length burns, compared to most cigarettes tested in the previous 2 series. In addition to the determination of the ignition strength, the length of the cigarette butt was measured for all those cigarettes that self-extinguished during the test.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number16198
NPARC number20377101
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Record created2012-07-24
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