Liggett plans cigarette fire safety compliance..

March 25, 2008 - Liggett plans cigarette fire safety compliance.. Vector Group Ltd., subsidiary, Liggett Group, announced today it will convert all of its domestic cigarette production standards to meet all state fire safety standards by January 2009, the company has announced. The Mebane, N.C. - based cigarette maker said in an announcement that the move is "consistent with cigarette fire safety standards enacted by a growing number of states." The company will continue to meet all deadlines for fire safety standards in individual states that become effective before January, the company added. CEO Ronald Bernstein said the company will make changes both to its cigarette paper and to its production methods to meet all the guidelines required in different states, while continuing to produce what he called "best-in-class" cigarettes. "Converting our production to make all of our cigarette brands fire-standards-compliant nationwide consistent with that commitment," Bernstein said. (The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area, 3/25/2008) Liggett Tobacco, formerly known as Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company is the fourth largest tobacco company in the United States and known for brands like Liggett Select, Eve, Grand Prix, Quest, and Pyramid cigarette brands. Liggett Group is the latest cigarette maker to expand into the growing smokeless tobacco category. In May 2008 it will introduce Grand Prix snus in test markets. Fire - Safe Cigarettes for all 50 states - NOW. More information from the Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes. See related News briefs: August 28, 2007, August 27, 2007, July 20, 2007, June 23, 2007 and April 5, 2007. (