Utah Department of Public Safety

State Fire Marshal - Fire Safe Cigarette Coalition Members

Reduced Ignition Propensity [RIP] cigarette brands have been designed to meet the New York fire safety standards. Their introduction in has not affected cigarette sales or prices in New York. There is no evidence that the small increases in smoke constituent yields affect the already highly toxic nature of cigarette smoke. Data on smoking caused fires, deaths, and injuries dating from after the change in law are not yet available. Such data will be able to address the question of whether the demonstrated reduced ignition standards are associated with reduced fires and injuries. Based on the New York experience, prior industry objections to producing RIP cigarettes are unfounded. Other states and nations should adopt similar standards.  (Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA); (American Legacy Foundation, Washington, DC, USA)

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[Last Update - Friday, 08-Mar-2013 16:27:01 MST]