Special Issue "Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Related Diseases"

A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304). This special issue belongs to the section "Toxicology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Eun-Jung Park
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Guest Editor
East-West Medical Science Research Institute, Kyung Hee University, Yongin 17104, Korea
Interests: pulmonary disease; immunotoxicity; toxic mechanism; particles; hazard chemicals
Mr. Hyoung-Yun Han
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Guest Editor
Department of Predictive Toxicology, Korea Institute of Toxicology, Daejeon 34114, Korea
Interests: pharmacology and toxicology; safety assessment; nanoparticles; regulatory toxicology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As is well known, tobacco or tobacco smoke is made up of more than 7000 chemicals, and dozens of carcinogens are contained in the mixture. In addition, smoking is the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Although evidence for a causal relationship between smoking and these diseases has been demonstrated by many researchers, the scientific evidence is still scare. Thus, there are still significant limitations when it comes to curing these diseases. The aim of this Special Issue of Toxics, “Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Related Diseases” is to publish articles that study tobacco- or tobacco-smoke-related diseases in the pharmacological and toxicological field. The submission of hypotheses, opinions and commentaries, computational or modeling studies, and meta-analyses is also welcomed.

Prof. Eun-Jung Park
Mr. Hyoung-Yun Han
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • smoking
  • tobacco additives
  • cancer
  • pulmonary disease
  • toxic mechanism
  • biomarker
  • risk assessment

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Development of a Method for Simultaneous Analysis of Allergenic Flavoring Agents in Cigarettes and Quantitative Risk Assessment for Consumer Safety
Toxics 2021, 9(4), 87; https://doi.org/10.3390/toxics9040087 - 18 Apr 2021
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Flavoring agents are added to cigarettes to improve taste. There are mostly permitted food additives, but some of them are restricted for use in food, cosmetics, and toys, since they can cause allergic reactions. Previous studies have investigated the levels of flavoring agents [...] Read more.
Flavoring agents are added to cigarettes to improve taste. There are mostly permitted food additives, but some of them are restricted for use in food, cosmetics, and toys, since they can cause allergic reactions. Previous studies have investigated the levels of flavoring agents in tobacco but none has focused on their content in filter tips and capsules. Moreover, no studies have assessed the risk of adding allergenic flavoring agents in cigarettes. Here, we developed and validated a simultaneous analysis method for 25 allergenic flavoring agents and menthol with gas chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry to determine levels of flavoring agents in the tobacco, filter tips, and capsules of 54 commercial cigarettes in Korea. All cigarettes contained at least one allergenic flavoring agent regardless of the inclusion of flavoring capsules. Importantly, the filter tips and the capsules contained higher levels of flavoring agents than tobacco, highlighting the importance of the quantification of flavoring agents in these parts of cigarettes. Nevertheless, the risk assessment based on their levels in cigarettes suggested that their exposure was maintained at a safe level. However, the risk assessed from maximum menthol, linalool, and cinnamaldehyde exceeded one-tenth of derived no-effect levels, suggesting the need for further studies on their risk to human health. Full article
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