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Package Markings

All packaging for fire-safer cigarettes approved for sale in North Dakota must be marked in accordance with N.D.C.C. ยง18-13-04. A manufacturer may use only one marking, and that marking must be uniformly applied on all packages, including packs, cartons and cases, and brands marked by that manufacturer. The marking must be in a font of at least eight-point type and consist of:

  • modification of the uniform product code to include a visible mark printed at or around the area of the uniform product code. The mark may consist of alphanumeric or symbolic characters permanently stamped, engraved, embossed or printed in conjunction with the uniform product code;
  • any visible combination of alphanumeric or symbolic characters permanently stamped, engraved or embossed upon the cigarette package or cellophane wrap; or
  • printed, stamped, engraved, or embossed text that indicates that the cigarettes meet the required standards.

North Dakota law requires that the State Fire Marshal approve any marking in use and approved in accordance with New York's fire safety standards for cigarettes. However, manufacturers intending to use a New York marking in North Dakota are still required to submit this marking to the State Fire Marshal for approval.

Send proposed markings and a letter requesting approval to:

ND State Fire Marshal
250 North 31st Street #7
Bismarck ND 58501