State Law Requires Self-Extinguishing Cigarettes - Politics New...

There are 35 comments on the NBC 5 Chicago story from Feb 13, 2008, titled State Law Requires Self-Extinguishing Cigarettes - Politics New.... In it, NBC 5 Chicago reports that:

Starting next year, cigarettes sold in Illinois must be manufactured in a way that makes them more likely to go out if a smoker stops puffing on them.

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sickandtired

Chicago, IL

#21 May 1, 2008
It is great to see that we finally have some national unity on energy policy. Unfortunately, the unifying idea is so ridiculous, so unworthy of the people aspiring to lead our nation, it takes your breath away. Hillary Clinton has decided to line up with John McCain in pushing to suspend the federal excise tax on gasoline, 18.4 cents a gallon, for this summer’s travel season. This is not an energy policy. This is money laundering: we borrow money from China and ship it to Saudi Arabia and take a little cut for ourselves as it goes through our gas tanks. What a way to build our country.

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Blogrunner: Reactions From Around the WebWhen the summer is over, we will have increased our debt to China, increased our transfer of wealth to Saudi Arabia and increased our contribution to global warming for our kids to inherit.

No, no, no, we’ll just get the money by taxing Big Oil, says Mrs. Clinton. Even if you could do that, what a terrible way to spend precious tax dollars — burning it up on the way to the beach rather than on innovation?

The McCain-Clinton gas holiday proposal is a perfect example of what energy expert Peter Schwartz of Global Business Network describes as the true American energy policy today:“Maximize demand, minimize supply and buy the rest from the people who hate us the most.”
HARLEYRIDER1978

Portland, TN

#22 May 1, 2008
look tenn is getting that crap too, but guess what the state fire marshall said that only 12 million dollars a year in damage comes from burning cigarettes........while the majority is from electrical fires and wildfires.....amounting to more than 60 million dollars damage annually...
these fireproof smokes are meant for one thing....to piss off smokers when they smoke.........doesnt really matter the high taxation has caused most folks to go out of state to buy cigs where no fire safe crap exists and the bootleggers dont use that crap fire safe paper ever..........
HARLEYRIDER1978

Portland, TN

#23 May 1, 2008
to hell with all of them grow your own and roll your own.........theres a lot of tobacco home growing going on nowadays and you can do it too.
trashcan mixing for a puree of tobacco and dired to make the same quality smoke as marlboro does........its easy and anyone can do it.....and you can order tubes as cheap as a buck for 200 a box thats a buck for a carton of smokes less your homegrown tobacco.........but like all things quality comes from growing diferent types if you want marlboro taste grow burley tobacco air dried for 2-3 months and fire cured or smoke cured burley the mixture creates a smooth blend and a fine smoke..........eat it antis.......
HARLEYRIDER1978

Portland, TN

#24 May 1, 2008
A country boy can survive..........so says hank jr.
just candid

AOL

#25 May 2, 2008
sickandtired wrote:
It is great to see that we finally have some national unity on energy policy. Unfortunately, the unifying idea is so ridiculous, so unworthy of the people aspiring to lead our nation, it takes your breath away. Hillary Clinton has decided to line up with John McCain in pushing to suspend the federal excise tax on gasoline, 18.4 cents a gallon, for this summer’s travel season. This is not an energy policy. This is money laundering: we borrow money from China and ship it to Saudi Arabia and take a little cut for ourselves as it goes through our gas tanks. What a way to build our country.
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Thomas L. Friedman
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Blogrunner: Reactions From Around the WebWhen the summer is over, we will have increased our debt to China, increased our transfer of wealth to Saudi Arabia and increased our contribution to global warming for our kids to inherit.
No, no, no, we’ll just get the money by taxing Big Oil, says Mrs. Clinton. Even if you could do that, what a terrible way to spend precious tax dollars — burning it up on the way to the beach rather than on innovation?
The McCain-Clinton gas holiday proposal is a perfect example of what energy expert Peter Schwartz of Global Business Network describes as the true American energy policy today:“Maximize demand, minimize supply and buy the rest from the people who hate us the most.”
You are way offtopic, but at least about the gas tax reduction you are right on the money
NJ-Victim

United States

#26 Jun 24, 2008
Anonymouse wrote:
Legislators Trying To Reduce The Number Of Fatal Fires
Reported by: Angela Bohon
Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 @05:23pm EST
HAGERSTOWN, MD - The number of Maryland residents who have died in fires has significantly increased.
Legislators are now helping to prevent these tragedies. 93 people died in fires last year across the state of Maryland. That is 55% more than in 2006.
The number one cause: careless smoking.
"So many times, the fire host will tell me,'I’ve done that a hundred times.' Well, it was that 101st time that the problem happened. And, that 101st time can be deadly," said Mike Weller, Hagerstown Fire Department.
However, starting this summer, cigarettes sold in Maryland must meet reduced ignition standards.
"If a person does not draw or inhale on that cigarette over a period of time, the cigarette will self-extinguish,” said Weller.
Also, recently in effect is a law requiring mattresses to contain less flammable material.
"Those two factors, I think, will make a significant difference in the number of smoking-related fire deaths that we see in America," said Weller.
http://your4state.com/content/fulltext/...
How can anybody oppose either one of these important safety measures?! Amazingly some smokers seem to be against safer cigarettes.
The July 2007 Mattress Fire Retardant law may easily be more hazardous then smoking ever was. I bought a $2,500 Simmons Beautyrest in May 2008 which has never been slept on, and is waiting to be junked. Reason, I choose not to breathe in fire retardant chemicals like Vinylidene Chloride, Antimony Trioxide, Melamie, Formaldehyde, etc. every night. If you think Fire Safety is more important then breathing non toxic air at night, you are smoking funny cigarettes yourself. Chemical tests I ran on the mattress to diagnose the chemical odor determined it is badddd. The maufacturer will also, not tell you what they are using.
Texas Longhorn

Crest Hill, IL

#27 Jun 24, 2008
Why don't you smokers do what I did years ago...quit! Put the $5 a day in the bank, and have a nice, smoke free vacation at the end of the year. Think about the extra christmas presents you can buy your kids, or that new laptop you wanted. There's all sorts of things you can do with the money besides put an early end to your life.
b rad

Minneapolis, MN

#28 Dec 3, 2008
fckin nanny state commies.
just candid

AOL

#30 Dec 4, 2008
Anonymouse wrote:
Legislators Trying To Reduce The Number Of Fatal Fires
Reported by: Angela Bohon
Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 @05:23pm EST
HAGERSTOWN, MD - The number of Maryland residents who have died in fires has significantly increased.
Legislators are now helping to prevent these tragedies. 93 people died in fires last year across the state of Maryland. That is 55% more than in 2006.
The number one cause: careless smoking.
"So many times, the fire host will tell me,'I’ve done that a hundred times.' Well, it was that 101st time that the problem happened. And, that 101st time can be deadly," said Mike Weller, Hagerstown Fire Department.
However, starting this summer, cigarettes sold in Maryland must meet reduced ignition standards.
"If a person does not draw or inhale on that cigarette over a period of time, the cigarette will self-extinguish,” said Weller.
Also, recently in effect is a law requiring mattresses to contain less flammable material.
"Those two factors, I think, will make a significant difference in the number of smoking-related fire deaths that we see in America," said Weller.
http://your4state.com/content/fulltext/...
How can anybody oppose either one of these important safety measures?! Amazingly some smokers seem to be against safer cigarettes.
Good Info about a real problem, thanks for posting it. We can all hope the new type cigarettes will cause fewer fire related deaths than the old type because after, all it's not only smokers who die in cigarette caused fires.

Since: Feb 07

York, PA

#31 Dec 4, 2008
just candid wrote:
<quoted text> Good Info about a real problem, thanks for posting it. We can all hope the new type cigarettes will cause fewer fire related deaths than the old type because after, all it's not only smokers who die in cigarette caused fires.
FYI, I tested a Fire Safe Cigarette (FSC), I held it in my hand and did not puff on it. It burned 1/3 of the way down without going out, and by then it was time to flick the ash. Never went out.

I also tested it by putting a lit cigarette on an ashtray, it burned until it hit edge of the ashtray and then went out. I've also found that the more air an FSC cigarette gets, the more likely it is to go out. For example, if you're in your car, and driving with the window open the air will extinguish it.

Then I tested a non FSC, and found that the 2 scenarios were pretty much the same. The non FSC would burn out when it got to the edge of the ashtray, but if you're holding the cigarette it burned the same as the FSC.

Conclusion (MINE), not much difference between an FSC or a regular cigarette in burning. The only difference I noticed was that the FSC had to be fully lit at the start, or it would extinguish very quickly at the beginning.
dilligad

United States

#32 Jan 15, 2009
the new hazard wrote:
these self-extinguishing cigarettes are far more of a hazard than the regular cigarettes. the fire drops off them, burning your clothes, carpet, couch, and car as you drive. obviously whoever passed this law was not a smoker. way to go. how about making wine, beer or alcohol self-evaporating after two minutes? come on lawmakers, it would get you out of the bars a lot quicker and that would definately be a public service.
I am here to tell you that this is true. I noticed my smokes going out and thought there was a problem with the carton. Then I find out that they did this. Law makers are so worried about us smokers (killing ourselves) and seem to just keep slapping the wrist of the people drinking and driving and killing others every day. You want statistics, how many people are killed every day by drunk drivers vs the number of people killed by smoking. I have had these coals drop off these new crappy smokes burn my shirt and almost my chest, drop off on the carpet, and drop into my purse burning things in there and I was not even aware of it till I was pulling things out.
a little wisdom please

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#33 Mar 8, 2009

Since: Mar 09

Charleston, SC

#34 Mar 22, 2009
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HumanSpirit

Fort White, FL

#35 Mar 22, 2009
What's next lightning that doesn't glow.
Steve

AOL

#36 Nov 18, 2010
If tabacco is self exstinguising by it self,the tabbaco co's have left themselves open to a great big law suite. Additives are added to cigarettes just to make them self burning.So for say by deleting some of the additives they would be self extinguising. By adding more chemicals to the ciggarettes the people who are addited to them are in hanse are being unwitingly poisened by big tobacco

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