Showing posts with label Fire Safe Cigarettes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fire Safe Cigarettes. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Missouri Continues to Persecute Smokers

Unknown to most citizens of the state of Missouri, it's lawmakers passed legislation earlier this year to require Missouri retailers to sell a special type of cigarette beginning in 2011. The "Fire Safe Cigarette" is designed to burn out when the lit tobacco hits a treated part of the cigarette. In short, they are designed to burn out when the smoker quits puffing on the cigarette. The idea: to reduce the number of house fires caused by, get this, people falling asleep while smoking.

Falling asleep while smoking...really. The National Fire Protection Agency estimates this will save between 700 and 900 lives annually that are taken due to house fires caused by cigarettes. Which to my minds eye means that our governmental leaders have put 700 to 900 more idiots on the street that should be dead. Have you ever heard of Darwinism? Survival of the fittest? If you are so god damned stupid that you fall asleep with a cigarette lit, you probably should not be walking among normal people in the first place.

I am glad to hear that despite the fact that we are at war, our economy is in the crapper, and we have people going hungry and without housing right here in Kansas City our elected officials deem it necessary to worry about retards that don't have the sense god gave them to put a cigarette out before going to sleep. You have got to be kidding me. What's next? No one will be allowed to build with wood because they might get a splinter? Unreal!!

As if it isn't enough that you can't smoke anywhere in the city anymore, we are now being told what to smoke. I am not even going to mention some of the negative side-effects that have been related to these new "dumb ass" saving cigarettes. I am going to ask you to take action in two ways. One, contact your elected official and thank them for focusing on the important issues. Two, please go to the following website and sign the petition. The petition will also explain, in more detail, how stupid this is.


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