If given a choice would you mind smoking a pair of those God awful Croc clogs?
How about a tube of Saran Cling Wrap, Carpet Adhesive Glue or a pair of Boxing Gloves?
If not, be afraid. In fact, be very afraid because as of this New Year of 2010 - you are!!
Have you noticed that your cigarettes taste funny and have been snuffing out frequently? Is your throat often sore and do you cough more than usual? Is there an acronym in capital letters that reads "FSC" printed over the UPC code on your cigarette pack? If so, than you're one of the millions of unknowing victims of the new "Fire Safe Cigarette" law that has been imposed on the tobacco companies and forced upon you.
Funny how the mainstream media outlets are not covering this change, but thankfully a few local and private news outlets find the story substantial enough to put into print.
Miami Herald: "Smokers in Florida and 11 other states will be lighting -- and relighting -- fire-safe cigarettes designed to go out when they're not puffed as the result of new laws that will take effect Friday, January 1, 2010."
You are now probably asking where do the Croc Clogs and Carpet glue come in this picture. Along the paper on your cigarette you'll notice two or three thicker bands that they are calling "speed bumps". These are designed so an unattended cigarette can self extinquish.
These so called speed bump strips are made of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate which is the same copolymer that is used to make Crocks, ski boots, boxing gloves and carpet glue!!
Is this safe? Watch this video for a real eye opener!!
They can "release irritating and/or toxic fumes and vapors if involved in a fire." Way to go tobacco companies! In a rush to appease our government Nanny laws they found that Ethylene Vinyl Acetate was the superior element to manufacture and produce a Fire Safe cigarette. A product that we smokers tend to set on fire, burn and inhale?
Thanks a lot! A double thanks for not even telling us of this dangerous additive and leaving us to wonder why our smokes taste like crap and keep going out on us. Below is a video of an audio phone conversation with Marlboro on why they didn't tell us. Why they didn't mark the packs or cartons with a note of the change? Why they didn't do anything to notify the consumer at all?
Granted smoking is bad for us, we all know that - but how can the Government enforce the Tobacco companies to put this in cigarettes without informing the general smoking public?
About 2 months back my husband made the complete switch to the electronic cigarettes and has been encouraging me to convert over. Mainly because it's time to quit, have a healthier lifestyle and let's face it, cigarettes stink. In addition the price has skyrocketed due to taxation. Our conversion is not so much to save money - but to stop forking money over to our irresponsible government.
Little did I know how irresponsible they have been!!! My husband asked me earlier this week why I had a pack of Marlboros vs. my usual brand. I didn't know why but my cigs kept burning out, didn't taste right and were giving me a sore throat. Now I know and I want everyone to know.
I'm going to make the switch to the much safer E-cigarette immediately. I'll be inhaling nicotine and sno-cone juice!! No more additives, tar, carbon monoxide or taking a chance of gluing my lungs together or releasing irritating and toxic vapors!!
For anyone who has been scared out of their minds like I have been, I recommend Awesome Vapor as a supplier for your E-cigarette and E-juice. This guy is local, honest and forthright. He only sells a superior product that is reviewed highly by ex-smokers and charges a fair price. Other than this alternative - I highly recommend making this your catalyst to quit the habit.
Also, please pass this information forward to all that you know who smoke.