Alaska Statutes.
Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
Chapter 74. Cigarette Fire Safety
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AS 18.74.030. Testing of Cigarettes. [Effective August 1, 2008]..

(a) Cigarettes shall be tested under

(1) the ASTM International Standard E2187-04, entitled "Standard Test Method for Measuring the Ignition Strength of Cigarettes"; or

(2) a test method established under (b) of this section.

(b) The state fire marshal may adopt an ASTM International standard test method that is adopted by the American Society of Testing and Materials after the standard test method identified under (a) of this section if the state fire marshal finds that the method does not result in a change in the percentage of full-length burns exhibited by any tested cigarette when compared to the percentage of full-length burns that the same cigarette would exhibit when tested under

(1) the standard test method identified under (a)(1) of this section; and

(2) the criteria established under (c) and (d) of this section.

(c) The testing under this section shall be conducted on 10 layers of filter paper. A complete test trial consists of 40 replicate tests of each cigarette. The performance standard required by (d) of this section may only be applied to a complete test trial.

(d) When tested under this section, not more than 25 percent of the cigarettes tested in a test trial may exhibit full-length burns.

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