Partnered Testing for Waterpipe Tobacco & Smoke


Waterpipe (aka Hookah or Shisha) can have the same HPHCs as those found in cigars and cigarettes. Enthalpy Specialty Labs, along with its partners, performs testing on Waterpipe tobacco and smoke.

Enthalpy Specialty Labs has validated or is currently validating methods for the following HPHCs in waterpipe:

  • TNCO
  • Metals
  • Carbonyls
  • TSNAs
  • Benzo[a]pyrene
  • Phenols
  • pH
  • Volatile Organic Compounds

Cigarette Assays

FDA (SE) Substantial Equivalence Testing
Method Description
AM-001 Nicotine in Waterpipe Smoke by GC: Tar, Nicotine, Carbon monoxide, Water
AM-015 Volatile Organics by GC/MS: Isoprene, Benzene
AM-020 TSNAs-Nitrosamines: NNK, NNN
AM-044 Benzo[a]pyrene by GC/MS
AM-052 Metals by ICP/MS: Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Lead
AM-076 Selected Carbonyls in Mainstream Smoke by UHPLC with UV Detection: Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, Acrolein, Crotonaldehyde
AM-027 Phenols in Smoke by LC: Catechol, Phenol
AM-016 pH of Cigar Smoke

Please reach out to our team for more information for your next validation project.