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​Cigarette and tobacco analysis

Find out how you can submit your samples to our Cigarette Testing Laboratory for analytical testing on tobacco products.

Scope of services

We offer testing services for the following products:

  • Tar
  • Nicotine
  • Total particulate matter
  • Water
  • Puff number
  • Carbon monoxide
Tobacco Nicotine (qualitative)

Submitting samples for testing

To request a test, you need the following:

Forms and letters You are required to submit the following documents:
  1. Request for Testing Service from Cigarette Testing Laboratory-Local
  2. Request for Testing Service from Cigarette Testing Laboratory-Overseas
  3. Written request for the test from a regulatory authority, if any.
  4. Cover letter, preferably with your company letterhead, stating:
    • The tests required.
    • Each sample’s description.
    • The sample markings.
Fees and payment
  • Payment in advance is required. You may use any of the following methods:
    • NETS
    • Credit card
    • PayNow (UEN: T08GB0015GH01)
    • GIRO
    • Telegraphic transfer
      • Bank: DBS
      • Address: 12 Marina Boulevard, #45-00 DBS Asia Central @ Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
      • Bank Code: 7171
      • Branch Code: 001
      • Bank Account No: 001-900112-9
      • Swift Code: DBSSSGSG
      • Please note that your company will bear all related bank charges for the remittance.
Samples Note: Please do not submit your samples until the Laboratory has confirmed your request is accepted.

  1. Your samples should be:
    • Properly packed.
    • Clearly labelled.
    • Inclusive of at least 120 cigarette sticks from the same production batch.
  2. Mark your samples for attention to "Cigarette Testing Laboratory - Applied Sciences Group".
  3. You can send them in by post, courier or in person to:

Cigarette Testing Laboratory
Pharmaceutical Division
Applied Sciences Group
Health Sciences Authority
11 Outram Road
Singapore 169078

Collecting your report

You can collect your report:

  • In person, from the registration counter at HSA Level 1. An authorisation letter is required if someone is collecting it on your behalf.
  • Via post.

Note: You can indicate if you would like to receive the report in person or by mail when you submit your request form.

Withdrawal from testing

If you wish to withdraw your sample from testing, you are required to give written notice to the Cigarette Testing Laboratory within 3 working days of submission.

You will be charged for any services performed and costs incurred before your withdrawal.