Iowa's Reduced Ignition Propensity Cigarette Law
Effective January 1, 2009, Iowa's reduced ignition propensity cigarette law takes effect.
The Notice of Intended Action for the DPS Administrative Rule pertaining to Reduced Ignition Propensity Cigarettes can be accessed at the following address (see page 776 of the publication)
Pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 101B, The Cigarette Fire Safety Standards Act, and Iowa Administrative Code 661—Chapter 61 (101B), effective January 1, 2009, cigarettes shall not be sold or offered for sale to any person in Iowa unless the cigarettes have been tested in accordance with the test method prescribed in Iowa Code § 101B.4., the cigarettes meet the performance standard specified in Iowa Code § 101B.4, a written certification has been filed by the manufacturer with the department, and the cigarettes have been marked in accordance with Iowa Code § 101B.7.
The provisions of Iowa Code Chapter 101B provide that a wholesaler or retailer may sell the wholesaler's or retailer's inventory of cigarettes existing prior to January 1, 2009, provided that the certain conditions are met, as specified in Iowa Code § 101B.3.
The marking and ignition performance of these Brand Styles have been found to meet the requirements of Iowa Code Chapter 101B, The Cigarette Fire Safety Standards Act, and Iowa Administrative Code 661—Chapter 61 (101B), and are hereby approved for sale in Iowa.
Please be aware that this approval made pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 101B and Iowa Administrative Code 661—Chapter 61 (101B) does not automatically qualify cigarettes for sale in Iowa. In addition, brand families must be included on the Iowa Directory of Certified Tobacco Product Manufacturers and Brands maintained by the Iowa Department of Revenue and the Attorney General’s office.
Iowa Department of Public Safety