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Commenting on today’s Budget announcement, Jaine Chisholm Caunt, Secretary General of the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association…
Lower ignition propensity
Tobacco manufacturers are fully committed to working with regulators and authorities in their efforts to reduce the risk of accidental fires caused by cigarettes.
In response to calls for LIP cigarettes, TMA member companies have proposed a harmonised European or international testing method and standard as a basis for any regulation on LIP cigarettes in Europe.
The TMA member companies would not object to regulation based on the forthcoming ISO standard that is based on the ASTM standard test method for measuring the ignition strength of cigarettes (ASTM standard E2187-04).
TMA member companies will need the time before and after the introduction of an ISO LIP standard test is available to develop LIP products, and to address material sourcing, consumer acceptance and product compliance questions. Once the LIP standard is established and the legislative timetable set, UK manufacturers will implement the required measures.
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