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Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and causes many diseases. The analysis of exhaled breath for exogenous and endogenous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can provide fundamental information on active smoking and insight into the health damage that smoke is creating. Various exhaled VOCs have been reported as typical of smoking habit and recent tobacco consumption, but to date, no eligible biomarkers have been identified. Aiming to identify such potential biomarkers, in this pilot study we analyzed the chemical patterns of exhaled breath from 26 volunteers divided into groups of nonsmokers and subgroups of smokers sampled at different periods of withdrawal from smoking. Solid‐phase microextraction technique and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry methods were applied. Many breath VOCs were identified and quantified in very low concentrations (ppbv range), but …
Publication date: 
1 Apr 2018

Simonetta Capone, Maria Tufariello, Angiola Forleo, Valentina Longo, Lucia Giampetruzzi, Antonio Vincenzo Radogna, Flavio Casino, Pietro Siciliano

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Volume: 32 Issue: 4 Pages: e4132
Biomedical Chromatography