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245-52 Alteration of packaging prohibited

It shall be unlawful for an entity to alter the package of any cigarettes, prior to sale or distribution to remove, conceal, or obscure:

(1) Any 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 but not limited to labels stating "for export only", "U.S. tax-exempt", "for use outside U.S.", or similar wording; or

(2) Any health warning that is not specified in or does not conform with the requirements of the federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, title 15 U.S.C. section 1333. [L 2000, c 201, pt of §1; am L 2003, c 77, §5]

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