The evaluation of effects and risks of tobacco products and their consumption is one of the tasks of the BfR.
The BfR’s investigations focus on additives in cigarettes and other products such as heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes. BfR was already involved in the first JATC in five of nine WP (WP4, WP7, WP8, and WP9): The tasks of the BfR were focused on assessment of priority listed tobacco additives, as wells as on evaluation of ingredients of Eliquids.
The tobacco laboratory in the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office, CVUA, Sigmaringen is the most important central laboratory for the examination and evaluation of tobacco and tobacco products in Germany.
As the only German monitoring laboratory for tobacco products, the Tobacco Laboratory in Sigmaringen is registered as an approved testing laboratory with the European Union and is responsible for verifying the data of the tobacco industry that must be reported. Through its committee activities like being part of the WHO Executive Committee of “Tobacco Laboratory Network” or as a member of the German delegation to the International Standardisation Organisation (ISO), the Tobacco Laboratory plays a significant role worldwide in the development of methods for testing tobacco products and represents the interests of the German monitoring laboratories vis-àvisindustrial laboratories.