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New cigarette requirements begin in July

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Starting Thursday, all cigarettes sold in Mississippi must meet fire standard compliant requirements outlined in legislation passed by lawmakers in 2009.

This applies to cigarettes manufactured, distributed or sold in the state after July 1st.

The cigarettes are designed to go out if they are not actively smoked.

The butts can still cause a fire when dropped in flammable liquids, paper products, flower pots or other unsafe disposal methods.

All packs must bear an F.S.C. stamp on or near the U.P.C. code.

Retailers are not required to remove inventory without the F.S.C. stamp as long as the proper *tax stamp* is present, and there is proof of purchase before July 1st.

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