Reduced-ignition propensity cigarettes

Reduced-ignition propensity cigarettes are also known as reduced-fire risk cigarettes.

Page last updated: 26 April 2018

Since September 2010, all cigarettes in Australia are required to meet a reduced fire propensity standard and packaging is required to state this. These are requirements under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, formerly the Trade Practices Act 1974, which is administered by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Further information is available on the ACCC Product Safety web site. Available at:

Further information is also available under the 2004 review of policy relevant information.