An extraction method for benzo[a]pyrene determination in filter tar has been tried. Various Turkish cigarette filter tars were extracted using different solvents. The benzo[a]pyrene identification and quantification were carried out by means of high-pressure liquid chromatography. By the proposed method a recovery of 50% has been reached. Analysis of various Turkish cigarette filter tars showed that an average 78 ng/cigarette of benzo[a]pyrene is present.