(425 ILCS 8/40)
Marking of cigarette packaging.
(a) Cigarettes that have been certified by a manufacturer in accordance with Section 30 of this Act shall be marked to indicate compliance with the requirements of this Act. The marking shall be in 8-point type or larger and consist of:
(1) modification of the product UPC Code to include a
visible mark printed at or around the area of the UPC Code. The mark may consist of an alphanumeric or symbolic character or characters permanently stamped, engraved, embossed, or printed in conjunction with the UPC Code;
(2) any visible alphanumeric or symbolic character or
combination of alphanumeric or symbolic characters permanently stamped, engraved, or embossed upon the cigarette package or cellophane wrap; or
(3) printed, stamped, engraved, or embossed text that
indicates that the cigarettes meet the standards of this Act.
(b) A manufacturer must use only one marking, and must apply this marking uniformly for all packages including, but not limited to, packs, cartons, and cases and to brands marketed by that manufacturer.
(c) The Office of the State Fire Marshal must be notified as to the marking that is selected.
(d) Prior to the certification of any cigarette, a manufacturer shall present its proposed marking to the Office of the State Fire Marshal for approval. Upon receipt of the request, the Office of the State Fire Marshal shall approve or disapprove the marking offered. A marking in use and approved for the sale of cigarettes in the State of New York shall be deemed approved. Proposed markings shall be deemed approved if the Office of the State Fire Marshal fails to act within 10 business days of receiving a request for approval.
(e) No manufacturer shall modify its approved marking unless the modification has been approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal in accordance with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-775, eff. 1-1-08