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Code of Virginia
Title 9.1. Commonwealth Public Safety
Chapter 2.1. Reduced Cigarette Ignition Propensity
9/27/2021

§ 9.1-217. Application of chapter to certain cigarettes; conflicting local ordinances preempted.

A. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit any person from manufacturing or selling cigarettes that do not meet the requirements of this chapter if the cigarettes are or will be stamped for sale in another state or sold in North Carolina or South Carolina, or are packaged for sale outside the United States, and that person has taken reasonable steps to ensure that such cigarettes will not be sold or offered for sale to persons located in the Commonwealth.

B. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a locality may neither enact nor enforce any ordinance or other local law or regulation that conflicts with, or is inconsistent with, any provision of this chapter.

2014, cc. 370, 418.

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