3739.02 Cigarette presale testing requirements.

Except as otherwise permitted in section 3739.12 of the Revised Code, no person shall sell or offer to sell cigarettes in this state or sell or offer to sell cigarettes to persons located in this state unless all of the following requirements are met:

(A) The manufacturer of the cigarettes has the cigarettes tested in accordance with the testing method specified in section 3739.03 of the Revised Code or the testing method approved by the state fire marshal under section 3739.04 of the Revised Code.

(B) The cigarettes meet the performance standard specified under division (B) of section 3739.03 of the Revised Code or the performance standard approved by the state fire marshal under section 3739.04 of the Revised Code.

(C) The manufacturer has marked the packaging of the cigarettes as required in section 3739.06 of the Revised Code.

(D) The manufacturer files a written certification with the state fire marshal as required under section 3739.07 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 2008 HB500 04-07-2009