Category: science
Duration: 4:45
Description: Propylene glycol (PG) and glycerol (G) are the main e-liquid constituents and of utmost interest to differentiate between e-cigarette users and other nicotine product users as well as non-users. Therefore, a sensitive LC-MS/MS method for the quantification of PG and G in urine and plasma was developed. PG levels in urine and plasma were significantly elevated in e-cigarette users compared to other nicotine product user groups and non-users. In addition, the PG excretion in urine strongly correlates to the vaping behavior. PG is therefore a suitable biomarker of exposure to differentiate e-cigarette users from other nicotine product user groups including smokers and non-users.

Author: Therese Burkhardt

Co-Authors: Max Scherer, Gerhard Scherer, Nikola Pluym

Organisation: ABF GmbH

Funding: Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Keywords: #Propyleneglycol #e-cigarette #biomakerofexposure

Format: powerpoint


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