Any cigarette varieties for sale in Oregon must be certified prior to sale with the following process.
Manufacturers shall submit a written certification attesting that each variety of cigarette listed in the certification has been subjected to ignition propensity testing and meets the fire safety performance standard. The certification shall provide the following information for each variety of cigarette listed:
a. Brand name shown on the cigarette packaging
b. Style or pack identifier
c. Length in millimeters
d. Circumference in millimeters
e. Flavor, such as menthol or chocolate, if applicable
f. Whether the cigarette is filtered or non-filtered
g. Packaging description, such as soft pack or box
h. Description of the packaging marking approved by the State Fire Marshal
i. Name, address and telephone number of the laboratory conducting the ignition propensity testing, if other than the laboratory of the manufacturer
j. Date of the ignition propensity testing
The certification of a cigarette variety is valid for three years from the date of receipt by the State Fire Marshal.
Send certification to:
Office of State Fire Marshal
Attn: License and Permits
4760 Portland Rd NE
Salem, OR 97305
503-934-8264 or fax 503-373-1825
If a manufacturer certifies a cigarette variety and later makes any change that is likely to alter the cigarette variety’s compliance with the fire safety performance standard, before distributing the changed cigarette variety in Oregon, the manufacturer shall retest the ignition propensity of the variety.