2.G(b) - Other Product use: Tobacco

Short description

In this sub-category of 2.G(b) - Other product use: Tobacco Germany reports NOₓ, NH₃, NMVOC, TSP, PM₁₀, PM2.5, Cd, Co, Cu, Ni, Zn, Benzo(a)pyrene (B[a]P), Benzo(b)fluoranthene (B[b]F), Benzo(k)fluoranthene (B[k]F), Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene (I[1,2,3-c,d]P), PAH 1-4 and PCDD/F emissions from the smoking of cigarettes and cigars.

Name of Category Name of Category AD EF
2.G(b) Other Product use: Tobacco T2 NS CS/D


Activity data

Statistical data from the tax registration of sold tobacco 1), cigarettes and cigars are used as activity data.

Emission factors

Here, as study was made and published in October 2016 “Entwicklung von Methoden zur Berechnung von Emissionen von Luftschadstoffen aus der Verwendung von Holzkohle, Tabak, Feuerwerk und Kerzen sowie aus dem Entfachen von Brauchtumsfeuern” from Nicola Toenges-Schuller et al., AVISO GmbH, for the Umweltbundesamt Germany. Based on this study, most of the EFs are an average value from different studys.

Table 1: Emission factors applied

Value Unit Data source
NOx 1.8 kg/t tobacco EMEP/EEA 20192)
NMVOC 9.56 kg/t tobacco average value
NH3 5.33 kg/t tobacco average value
CO 112.51 kg/t tobacco average value
TSP/PM10/PM2.5 18.85 kg/t tobacco average value
BC 0.074 kg/t tobacco average value
Cd 0.0054 kg/t tobacco EMEP/EEA 2019
Cu 5.4 g/t tobacco EMEP/EEA 2019
Ni 2.7 g/t tobacco EMEP/EEA 2019
Zn 2.16 g/t tobacco average value
PCDD/F 0.1 µg/t tobacco EMEP/EEA 2019
B[a]P 0.21 g/t tobacco average value
B[b]F 0.26 g/t tobacco average value
B[k]F 0.26 g/t tobacco average value
I[1,2,3-c,d]P 0.42 g/t tobacco average value


With activity data and emission factors remaining unrevised, no recalculations were carried out compared to Submission 2022.

Planned improvements

No planned improvements.

1) Destatis, Versteuerung von Tabakwaren 73411, SBA FS 14 R 9.1.1 Absatz von Tabakwaren
2) EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2019, Copenhagen, 2019