The North Carolina State University Tobacco Analytical Services Laboratory (TASL) serves as the central repository for a growing series of Smokeless Tobacco Reference Products (STRP). Early reference products produced in this program included the STRP1S1 and STRP2S1 (loose- leaf chewing tobacco), STRP1S2 (loose dry snuff), STRP1S3 and STRP2S3 (loose moist snuff) products. Limited quantities of these products remain in the Smokeless Tobacco Reference Products inventory. Please see the Product Information tab at the top of this page for more detailed analytical information.
In 2009, the TASL worked with members of the CORESTA Tobacco and Tobacco Products Analytes Sub-Group to provide a new series of smokeless tobacco reference products for use in scientific studies. The reference products are referred to as CORESTA Reference Products or CRPs. The 2009 CRPs include the following:
- CRP1 – Swedish style snus pouch
- CRP2 – American-style loose moist snuff
- CRP3 – American-style loose dry snuff powder
- CRP4 – American-style loose-leaf chewing tobacco
Due to high demand for the 2009 CRPs the CORESTA Tobacco and Tobacco Products Analytes Sub-Group coordinated the manufacture of a second batch CRPs in 2016. The 2016 CRPs were produced in the same style as the 2009 CRPs except the loose-leaf chewing tobacco was produced in a chopped format. The 2016 CRPs include the following:
- CRP1.1 – Swedish style snus pouch
- CRP2.1– American-style loose moist snuff
- CRP3.1 – American-style loose dry snuff powder
- CRP4.1 – American-style Chopped loose-leaf chewing tobacco
See the Product Information tab at the top of this page for basic information on these products. The CORESTA Tobacco and Tobacco
Products Analytes Sub-Group routinely conducts collaborative studies, including stability studies, with the CRPs. Study reports and analytical methods for the analysis of smokeless tobacco products can be found at https://www.coresta.org.
Smokeless Tobacco Reference Products are provided free of charge. However, we require the party requesting the products pay the shipping costs, any customs fees and any additional documentation costs. We can ship the products via Federal Express, UPS or DHL (only International Shipments).
To place an order, please fill out the STRP Order Form and the Disclaimer Form (see the Ordering tab at the top of this page). Please email BOTH completed forms to: TASL.STRPinfo@ncsu.edu