What Are TSNAs?

Nitrosamines are nitrogenous compounds found in a wide range of food and cosmetic products, some of which are carcinogenic.  TSNAs are tobacco-specific nitrosamines.  TSNA reduction has become a major issue for the tobacco industry recently.  Burley growers can have an impact on reducing TSNAs by following guidelines outlined in the Burley and Dark Tobacco Production Guide (ID-160).  Proper nitrogen fertilization, harvesting and curing all contribute to lower TSNA accumulation.  Read more details in the TSNA section of the Burley and Dark Tobacco Production Guide.