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

In This Section

Bottom blue line

Customer Support:  Help

Codes and Standards:  Complete list   Purchase   Free Access   National Fire Code Subscription Service (NFCSS)

On the Web:  Blogs  Buyers' Guide  Electric Vehicle Safety Training  Fire Adapted Communities  Fire Prevention Week  Fire Sprinkler Initiative  Firewise    

NEC® Buyers' Guide   nec connect   Sparky the Fire Dog®

  Twitter  LinkedIn  YouTube        RSS feeds  Flickr

Home | Terms of use | Privacy policy | © National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2015