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Table 2 Averages and ranges of moistures (%) and total PAH concentrations (ng/g DWB) by product style

From: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in US and Swedish smokeless tobacco products

Style Number of brands Moisture (%) Total PAH (ng/g DWB)
Average Range Average Range
Hard pellet 2 3.9 3.5 – 4.4 210 193 – 227
Plug 1 19.3 Single sample 363 Single sample
Loose snus 10 56.5 54.1 – 57.7 399 283 – 737
Portion snus 22 48.0 9.6 – 55.9 434 269 – 898
Chewing tobacco 13 23.7 18.7 – 26.4 808 309 – 1251
Dry snuff 5 9.6 8.5 – 10.0 8651 573 – 11869
Moist snuff 16 54.2 50.0 – 56.2 10039 4151 – 19354
Soft pellet 1 17.3 Single sample 13972 Single sample