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Thursday, May 8, 2008

"Fire Safe" Cigarettes Questioned

We've had a rash of fires in the area started by carelessly disposed-of cigarettes.  A local TV station notes the contrast with the fact that Massachusetts recently became one of 22 states to require the sale of "fire-safe" cigarettes, and points out the limitations of those cigarettes.


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1) "Fire safe" cigarette labels say they are not Fire Safe.

2) Apparently not one cigarette maker was required to remove Burn Accelerants from cigarettes, to cease fluffing up ingredients or using porous paper to provide oxygen for the burning;

3) Not one victim of Burn Accelerant-Contaminated cigarettes has been compensated for either being harmed (or killed), or endangered...Guinea pigged... without Informed Consent.

4) The officials now clamoring for "fire safe" cigarettes are the same ones who for decades approved and ignored the dangers of added Burn Accelerants.

Posted by: JJ | Jan 9, 2009 5:23:01 PM

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