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Saliva Biomonitoring

Cotinine is the principal metabolite of nicotine. Therefore, it is a highly specific biomarker in the human body. Salivary cotinine provides a quantifiable method to measure the internal dose of cotinine and is a useful biomarker to measure short-term exposure to secondhand smoke. It is not as useful for long-term exposure. While saliva samples are relatively easy to collect, sample analysis requires access to a sophisticated analytical laboratory.

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This project is funded by the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use and the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI), developed in consultation with Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University of Southern California, Institute for Global Health.