Bill requiring self-extinguishing cigarettes on Romney’s desk

The only “safe” cigarette would be a non-ignitable cigarette.

AP – Eyewitness News – Bill requiring self-extinguishing cigarettes on Romney’s desk:

Bill requiring self-extinguishing cigarettes on Romney’s desk BOSTON A bill requiring the sale of self-extinguishing cigarettes in Massachusetts is on Governor Romney’s desk. Lawmakers approved the measure today during a flurry of activity on the last day of the state’s fiscal year. The state Fire Marshal’s office says fire ignited by cigarettes is the leading cause of home fire deaths in Massachusetts and nationwide. The “fire safe” cigarettes are made with special paper and are designed to go out when they’re not being puffed. The goal is to prevent accidental fires that begin when a smoker falls asleep and a cigarette drops onto something flammable.


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Posted on July 3, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Cigarette should be taxed with a new “special tax” that will subsidize homeowner insurnace premiums and special subsidies to various fire departments. Perhasp the revenue earned would help keep homeowner insurance premiums more reasonable and fire departments more able to fight fire – these two areas – insurance premiums and fire departments, adversely affected by cigarettes.

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