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SUMMARY OF THE 2005 ACTS AND RESOLVES

ACT NO. 68

(S. 40)

Health; tobacco; fire-safe cigarettes

This act requires that only reduced ignition propensity (fire-safe) cigarettes may be sold in Vermont on or after May 1, 2006. The act sets up standards and procedures for testing cigarettes and requires manufacturers to certify that cigarettes sold in the state conform to the testing requirements. Penalties are established for false certification and other violations of the act.

Effective Date: May 1, 2006, except wholesale dealers and retailers may sell cigarettes in inventory prior to May 1, 2006.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us