3739.08 Bands indicating lower paper permeability.

Each cigarette a manufacturer lists in a certification submitted pursuant to section 3739.07 of the Revised Code for which the manufacturer uses lowered permeability bands in the cigarette paper to comply with the testing requirements described in division (B) of section 3739.03 of the Revised Code shall have either of the following bands surrounding the tobacco column:

(A) For cigarettes on which bands are not positioned by design, at least two nominally identical bands, one of which shall be located at least fifteen millimeters from the lighting end of the cigarette;

(B) For cigarettes on which bands are positioned by design, at least two bands, one of which is located at least fifteen millimeters from the lighting end of the cigarette and the other of which is located in either of following places:

(1) For filtered cigarettes, ten millimeters from the filter end of the tobacco column;

(2) For nonfiltered cigarettes, ten millimeters from the labeled end of the tobacco column.

Effective Date: 2008 HB500 04-07-2009