Sale or distribution of cigarettes; prohibitions.
A person may not
(1) sell or distribute to consumers in this state, acquire, hold, own,
possess, or transport for sale or distribution in this state, or import
or cause to be imported into this state for sale or distribution in this
(A) the package of which
(i) bears a statement, label, stamp, sticker, or notice indicating that
the manufacturer did not intend the cigarettes to be sold, distributed,
or used in the United States, including labels stating, "for export
only," "U.S. tax-exempt," "for use outside U.S.,"
or similar wording; or
(ii) does not comply with all requirements of federal law regarding health
warnings and other information on packages of cigarettes manufactured,
packaged, or imported for sale, distribution, or use in the United States,
including the warning labels required by 15 U.S.C. 1333 (Federal Cigarette
Labeling and Advertising Act), and all federal trademark and copyright laws;
(B) imported into the United States on or after January 1, 2000, in violation
of 26 U.S.C. 5754; or
(C) for which a list of the ingredients added to tobacco in the manufacture
of those cigarettes has not been submitted to the Secretary of the United
States Department of Health and Human Services as required under 15 U.S.C.
1335a (Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act);
(2) alter a package of cigarettes before sale or distribution to the consumer
so as to remove, conceal, or obscure
(A) a statement, label, stamp, sticker, or notice described in (1)(A)(i)
of this section; or
(B) any health warning, including a health warning that is specified in
15 U.S.C. 1333 (Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act).