Vibrational spectroscopic characterization of tuibur: an indigenous nicotine delivery medium


It is estimated that the use consumption of tobacco in diverse forms leading to is one of the important causative factors of avoidable yet ever increasing cancer death burden globally every year, with a majority occurring in Asia. Owing to the considerable difference in the patterns of usage of various categories of smokeless tobacco products (STP), it is possible that a broad range of toxicant content exposure among STP users. Habitual consumption of tuibur, a peculiar form of tobacco smoke infused saturated aqueous solution is presumed as one of the “safe” nicotine delivery medium. When commercially Commercially available tuibur sample was collected and subjected to the vibrational spectral study, it has revealed the molecular vibrational frequencies corresponding to various functional groups of different chemical constituents present in tuibur.

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