(425 ILCS 8/10)
(a) On and after the effective date of this Act, no cigarettes shall be sold or offered for sale to any person in this State unless:
(1) the cigarettes have been tested in accordance
with the test method prescribed in Section 15 of this Act;
(2) the cigarettes meet the performance standard
specified in Section 20 of this Act; and
(3) a written certification has been filed by the
manufacturer with the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Office of Attorney General in accordance with Section 30 of this Act.
(b) Nothing in this Act prohibits wholesale dealers or retail dealers from selling their inventory of cigarettes existing on the effective date of this Act, provided that the wholesale dealer or retail dealer can establish that tax stamps were affixed to the cigarettes pursuant to Section 3 of the Cigarette Tax Act before the effective date of this Act, and provided further that the wholesale dealer or retail dealer can establish that the inventory was purchased before the effective date of this Act in comparable quantity to the amount of inventory purchased during the same period of the prior year.
(c) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit any person or entity from selling or offering for sale cigarettes that have not been certified by the manufacturer in accordance with Section 30 of this Act if the cigarettes are or will be stamped for sale in another state or are packaged for sale outside the United States.
(Source: P.A. 94-775, eff. 1-1-08