Reduced-ignition propensity cigarettes: a review of policy relevant information

This report examines policy issues regarding reduced-ignition propensity ('RIP', 'fire safe' or 'reduced fire risk') cigarettes.

Page last updated: 25 August 2004

Reduced-ignition propensity cigarettes are cigarettes that have a reduced propensity to start fires, such as domestic house fires and bush fires.

This report provides evidence about the incidence of cigarette-caused fires, the technologies that could reduce the ignition propensity of cigarettes, the policy position adopted by cigarette manufacturers, costs associated with smokers' materials and cigarette-caused fires and the standards adopted by other jurisdictions.

This document is available on the National Library's Australian Government Web Archive.

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