European ban on non-self-extinguishing cigarettes

From mid-November onwards, all countries of the European Union may only sell "self-extinguishing" cigarettes.

With this measure, Europe wants to reduce the number of domestic fires, as is the case in Australia, Canada, Finland and the US where the so-called RIP or Reduced Ignition Propensity cigarette is already mandatory. The cigarette extinguishes automatically after a certain lapse of time.
The cigarettes are tested according to a special method, i.e. EN ISO 12863:2010 “Standard test method for assessing the ignition propensity of cigarettes”.
The text has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union on August 10th, 2011 - 2011/496/EU.
Fully burning cigarettes will then be difficult to find in Europe. But, how will we then perform the cigarette test on upholstery fabrics? The European standard EN 1021-1 will therefore have to be revised and... what about the British and Irish legislation on seats for private use?

Will certainly be continued ...

Information: Pros Van Hoeyland - pvh [at] centexbel [dot] be