Florida just passed the Fire Safe Cigarettes. In the past two weeks I haven't been able to enjoy smoking a cigarette unless I take a drag every 10 seconds
Fire-Safe Cigarettes (FSC) are special cigarettes designed to extinguish quickly, if ignored, with the intention of preventing unintended fires. "FSC" above the barcode officially stands for Fire Standards Compliant (FSC) and are also known as Reduced Ignition Propensity (RIP) cigarettes. Fire safe cigarettes are produced by adding two bands with ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) to the cigarette paper during manufacturing, in order to decrease burn rate at the bands. Because this process decreases the burn rate and does not prevent unattended cigarettes from igniting nearby tinder, the term "fire-safe" has often been called a misnomer. The combustion toxicity of EVA has not been studied to any extent, but combustion byproducts are known to include carbon monoxide and "unknown hydrocarbons" as well as naphthalene, commonly found in moth balls.