TMA newsTMA responds to the Government review of the evidence on plain packaging
A TMA spokesperson said: “A UK-wide consultation into standardised packaging has already taken place and…TMA responds to the HMRC Measuring Tax Gaps Report 2013
HMRC today published its “Tobacco Tax Gaps Estimate 2012-13”. The 2012-13 figures show illicit cigarettes…
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.
TMA notice on Lower Ignition Propensity (LIP) cigarettes
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Cigarette Ignition Propensity
Saturday, November 11, 2006