Cigarette sellers in five states must now sell only fire-safe cigarettes according to new laws.
Wired PR News.com – New laws were recently put into effect in five states that make it a requirement for stores to sell fire safe cigarettes. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Texas, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Oklahoma, and Iowa, were added to the list of 17 states that currently enforce these kinds of laws. As noted in the report, 15 others are expected to follow suit in the next year or two.
The difference between fire-safe cigarettes and regular ones lies in the paper, and their ability to go out when not puffed. These are created to prevent fires that may be caused from unattended cigarettes, helping to reduce the number of deaths reportedly caused by the issue each year.
Stores in some states have been granted a grace period for stocking their shelves with only fire-safe cigarettes, so they may sell off what they currently have in inventory.