Fire safe cigarettes. Once again the government feels the need to save stupid people from themselves. If it was a matter of an unsuspected danger, I would appreciate the government warning, as in the case of the health warning label on the package. There was a time when the public may not have known the truth. Now we do. It is difficult to imagine a person who doesn't know the danger of fire and heat. Perhaps in this day and age, it is more foreign to younger generations but it's a stretch.
Has anyone in the NYS government investigated the effect of this chemical on the smoker before mandating the ban on non-firesafe cigarettes? If I were NYS I wouldn't want the responsibility of dictating how to manufacture a cigarette or be put in the position of trusting the evil cigarette maker on the subject? Would I ? Or do they realize that the cigarette manufacturer has an interest in a long lived consumer also?
I question the sincerity of the government on this issue. If tobacco products are defective as was determined in the courts a decade ago, and if they kill and maim so many people in the US each and every minute such that we must expend copious resources on health care and legislative warning, why don't we just ban them?
How is it that our powerful legislators and legal activists can muster the strength and resource to fight the unending battles of regulation over the evil tobacco companies but never pursue or win a direct ban? Could it be that their morality is as shallow as their own needs are deep?
A ban on smoking would strip them of taxes and constituency in short order. It would create a black market, out of the tax man's reach. It would form enemies of the politician and deny a revenue stream for government at all levels.
There will never be a ban on cigarettes. I can live with that. Just spare me the false morality of the politicians, activists and lawyers.
If you got em, smoke em. But you know they ain't good for ya!