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Cigarette Ignition Propensity (Consumer Products) Regulations (SOR/2016-103)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-14 and last amended on 2016-11-17. Previous Versions

Cigarette Ignition Propensity (Consumer Products) Regulations



Registration 2016-05-20

Cigarette Ignition Propensity (Consumer Products) Regulations

P.C. 2016-369 2016-05-20

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Health, pursuant to section 37 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Cigarette Ignition Propensity (Consumer Products) Regulations.


Definition of cigarette

 In these Regulations, cigarette means any roll or tubular construction that contains tobacco, has a wrapper or cover made of paper and is consumed through the inhalation of the products of combustion. It does not include a bidi, cigar, little cigar or kretek.


Marginal note:Non-application

 These Regulations do not apply to cigarettes that are imported by an organization for

  • (a) research; or

  • (b) laboratory testing or analysis.

Ignition Propensity Standard

Marginal note:Standard

  •  (1) Cigarettes of every size of each brand must burn their full length no more than 25% of the time when tested on 10 layers of filter paper using the International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 12863, entitled Standard test method for assessing the ignition propensity of cigarettes (ISO 12863), as amended from time to time.

  • Marginal note:Testing

    (2) In each test, the cigarettes that are burned in every determination must be of the same size and of the same brand.

  • Definition of determination

    (3) For the purpose of this section, determination has the same meaning as in ISO 12863.

Coming Into Force

Marginal note:180 days after registration

Footnote * These Regulations come into force 180 days after the day on which they are registered.

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