States that have passed fire safe cigarette laws

Published on August 26, 2011

One hundred percent of the U.S. population is now better protected from cigarette fires thanks to state passage of fire-safe cigarette legislation.

FIFTY states (plus District of Columbia) have implemented fire-safe cigarette laws

Signed into law 

Law effective 

% of U.S. population 

New York

12/31/03

6/28/04

6.4%

Vermont  

6/17/05

5/1/06

0.2%

California    

10/7/05

1/1/07

12.1%

Oregon

4/17/07

7/1/07

1.2%

New Hampshire

5/31/06

10/1/07

0.4%

Illinois

5/19/06

1/1/08

4.2%

Maine

6/8/07

1/1/08

0.4%

Massachusetts

7/8/06

1/1/08

2.1%

Kentucky

3/27/07

4/1/08

1.4%

Montana

5/11/07

5/1/08

0.3%

New Jersey

5/4/07

6/1/08

2.9%

Connecticut    

7/10/07

7/1/08

1.2%

Maryland

5/17/07

7/1/08

1.9%

Utah

3/07

7/1/08

0.9%

District of Columbia

5/13/08

7/1/08

0.2%

Alaska

7/18/07

8/1/08

0.2%

Rhode Island

7/3/07

8/1/08

0.4%

Minnesota

5/7/07

12/1/08

1.7%

Delaware

7/5/07

1/1/09

0.3%

Iowa

5/21/07

1/1/09

1.0%

Oklahoma 5/12/08 1/1/09 1.2%
Pennsylvania 7/4/08 1/1/09 4.1%

Texas

6/15/07

1/1/09

8.0%

Idaho

3/27/08

4/1/09

0.5%

Indiana   

3/19/08

7/1/09

2.1%

Kansas

5/9/08

7/1/09

0.9%

West Virginia

5/8/09

7/10/09

0.6%

Colorado 5/28/09 7/31/09 1.6%
Arizona

5/6/08

8/1/09 2.1%

Washington

4/5/08

8/1/09

2.2%

Louisiana

7/10/07

8/31/09

1.5%

Hawaii

7/6/08

9/30/09

0.4%

Wisconsin

4/8/08

10/1/09

1.9%

Alabama 6/09 1/1/10 1.5%
Arkansas 3/31/09 1/1/10 0.9%

Florida

6/10/08

1/1/10

6.0%

Georgia

4/30/08

1/1/10

3.2%

Michigan 6/25/09 1/1/10 3.3%
Nebraska 5/19/09 1/1/10 0.6%
New Mexico 4/9/09 1/1/10 0.7%

North Carolina

8/24/07

1/1/10

3.0%

South Carolina 6/5/08** 1/1/10 1.5%

Tennessee

5/15/08

1/1/10

2.0%

Virginia

3/4/08

1/1/10

2.6%

Ohio

1/6/09

5/1/10

3.8%

Nevada 5/29/09 6/1/10 0.9%

Mississippi

3/30/09

7/1/10

1.0%

North Dakota

5/1/09

8/1/10

0.2%

Missouri

7/10/09

1/1/11

1.9%

South Dakota 3/30/09 1/1/11 0.3%
Wyoming 3/8/10 7/1/11

0.2%

**the House and Senate overrode the governor's veto

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