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Table 5 Water and moisture contents for US STPs (SP, MS and plug)

From: The composition of contemporary American and Swedish smokeless tobacco products

  Style Water (%) Moisture (%) BAT oven-KF (%) Labstat oven—KF (%) NIR—KF (%)
Karl Fischer water NIR water Labstat Oven moisture BAT Oven moisture
Oliver twist original SP 19.7 13.4 17.3 18.9 − 0.8 − 2.4 − 6.3
Copenhagen LC MS 47.1 52.1 53.6 54.7 7.6 6.5 5
Copenhagen straight LC 50.1 53.1 54.3 54.6 4.5 4.2 3
Grizzly natural LC 49.6 53 54.8 55.3 5.7 5.2 3.4
Husky natural FC 51.4 53.9 55.7 56.1 4.7 4.3 2.5
Husky straight LC 51 54.5 56.2 56.9 5.9 5.2 3.5
Husky wintergreen 50.3 52.2 54.9 55.8 5.5 4.6 1.9
Kayak straight LC 50.4 50.8 54.4 53.3 2.9 4 0.4
Kodiak straight LC 48.8 51.7 53.9 54.3 5.5 5.1 2.9
Kodiak wintergreen 48 49.2 52.3 52.8 4.8 4.3 1.2
Silver creek 49.5 48.8 51.5 53.2 3.7 2 − 0.7
Skoal straight 50.3 52.7 54.9 55.4 5.1 4.6 2.4
Timber wolf natural FC 47.8 48.7 50 51.2 3.4 2.2 0.9
Timber Wolf Straight LC 50 51.2 55.7 55.6 5.6 5.7 1.2
Marlboro original LC 50.8 52.1 55.3 55.5 4.7 4.5 1.3
Red Seal natural FC 49.2 52.4 54.1 55.2 6 4.9 3.2
Red Seal natural LC 50.1 54.1 55.5 56.5 6.4 5.4 4
Average MS   49.6 51.9 54.2 54.8 5.1 4.5 2.3
SD MS 1.20 1.79 1.67 1.50 1.18 1.15 1.48
Cannonball Plug 15.4 16.9 19.3 21.2 5.8 3.9 1.5