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§16–601.

    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Cigarette” has the meaning stated in § 16–101 of this title.

    (c)    “Consumer testing” means an assessment of cigarettes that is conducted by a manufacturer or conducted under the control and direction of a manufacturer for the purpose of evaluating consumer acceptance of the cigarettes by using only the quantity of cigarettes that is reasonably necessary for the assessment.

    (d)    “Manufacturer” has the meaning stated in § 16–201 of this title.

    (e)    “Quality control and quality assurance program” means laboratory procedures implemented to ensure that:

        (1)    operator bias, systematic and nonsystematic methodological errors, and equipment–related problems do not affect the results of the testing; and

        (2)    the testing repeatability remains within the required repeatability value for any test trial used to certify cigarettes under this subtitle.

    (f)    “Repeatability” means the range of values within which the repeat results of cigarette test trials from a single laboratory fall 95% of the time.

    (g)    “Retailer” has the meaning stated in § 16–201 of this title.

    (h)    (1)    “Sale” means the exchange or transfer, or the agreement to exchange or transfer, title or possession of property in any manner or by any means for consideration.

        (2)    “Sale” includes:

            (i)    the giving or distribution of cigarettes as samples, prizes, gifts, or in connection with consumer testing; and

            (ii)    the exchange of cigarettes for any consideration other than money.

    (i)    “Subwholesaler” has the meaning stated in § 16–201 of this title.

    (j)    “Vending machine operator” has the meaning stated in § 16–201 of this title.

    (k)    “Wholesaler” has the meaning stated in § 16–201 of this title.



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