Posted Thursday --- January 10, 2008
Democratic senator introduces fire-safe cigarette bill
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A bill in the Legislature would require cigarettes sold in Wisconsin would have to be the type that automatically extinguish when they're not being smoked.
Wisconsin would join 22 other states in requiring that only fire-safe cigarettes be sold should the bipartisan bill introduced Thursday pass.
Democratic Sen. Judy Robson of Beloit says the cigarette industry does not oppose her measure.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the second-largest tobacco company in the U.S., plans to voluntarily switch all its cigarettes to the fire-safe kind by the end of next year.
Firefighters and emergency responders support Robson's proposal.
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