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Posted: 2/14/2006 6:56:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 6:59:09 AM EDT by thompsondd]


wsbradio.com/news/021406safersmokes3a.html


Lawmaker Look at 'Safer' Cigarettes
(WSB Radio State Capitol Bureau) -- A public hearing will be held this morning at the State Capitol on a bill to require safer cigarettes in Georgia.

The Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee meets at 9 a.m. to take up Senate Bill 487 by Senator Don Balfour (R-Snellville).

It would require the sale of special cigarettes that contain a safety feature and don't stay lit if they're not puffed.

"It basically puts rings in a cigarette and you have to puff it to keep it going," he says.

Balfour says 5000 people die each year from smoking related fires, usually falling asleep with a lit cigarette .

"If they're not smoking the cigarette (it) will go out at three different points in time which will save a bunch of lives," he says.

Balfour says currently New York and California have such a law.







What will they protect us from next????? And the guy who proposed this is a so-called REPUBLICAN.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:28:55 AM EDT
I love how they can WASTE time and MONEY on Steroid use in BaseBall, and safer "Foreproof" cigarettes, but cant do anything about our Southern Border
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:46:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NonConformist:
I love how they can WASTE time and MONEY on Steroid use in BaseBall, and safer "Foreproof" cigarettes, but cant do anything about our Southern Border



Just remember, they get paid the same whether they work on real issues or non-issues.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 9:15:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:
bestsmileys.com/smoking/1.gif

wsbradio.com/news/021406safersmokes3a.html


Lawmaker Look at 'Safer' Cigarettes
(WSB Radio State Capitol Bureau) -- A public hearing will be held this morning at the State Capitol on a bill to require safer cigarettes in Georgia.

The Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee meets at 9 a.m. to take up Senate Bill 487 by Senator Don Balfour (R-Snellville).

It would require the sale of special cigarettes that contain a safety feature and don't stay lit if they're not puffed.

"It basically puts rings in a cigarette and you have to puff it to keep it going," he says. bestsmileys.com/smoking/7.gif

Balfour says 5000 people die each year from smoking related fires, usually falling asleep with a lit cigarette .

"If they're not smoking the cigarette (it) will go out at three different points in time which will save a bunch of lives," he says.

Balfour says currently New York and California have such a law.







What will they protect us from next????? And the guy who proposed this is a so-called REPUBLICAN.




Sounds like I need to make a phone call
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:21:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DeltaAir423:

Originally Posted By thompsondd:
bestsmileys.com/smoking/1.gif

wsbradio.com/news/021406safersmokes3a.html


Lawmaker Look at 'Safer' Cigarettes
(WSB Radio State Capitol Bureau) -- A public hearing will be held this morning at the State Capitol on a bill to require safer cigarettes in Georgia.

The Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee meets at 9 a.m. to take up Senate Bill 487 by Senator Don Balfour (R-Snellville).

It would require the sale of special cigarettes that contain a safety feature and don't stay lit if they're not puffed.

"It basically puts rings in a cigarette and you have to puff it to keep it going," he says. bestsmileys.com/smoking/7.gif

Balfour says 5000 people die each year from smoking related fires, usually falling asleep with a lit cigarette .

"If they're not smoking the cigarette (it) will go out at three different points in time which will save a bunch of lives," he says.

Balfour says currently New York and California have such a law.







What will they protect us from next????? And the guy who proposed this is a so-called REPUBLICAN.




Sounds like I need to make a phone call



Ask him if he likes his job.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:31:27 PM EDT
And of course that idiot John Oxendine is pushing this too.

What a buncha tools.

And I am a non-smoker, hate it.

Need to send an email as well...
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:53:05 PM EDT
The original anti-smoking Nazi


Suprised?
Don't be - here is a Nazi anti-smoking ad


More info here
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 2:42:44 PM EDT
My dick is more Republican than that RINO. The bastard's worse than Barnes!! He signed the state-wide ban on smoking in privately owned establishments too. POS!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:50:31 PM EDT
Ah, the government knows whats best.....
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:09:47 PM EDT
The agenda: Pass the law.

Law will increase price of cigarettes in GA.

Increased price designed to deter smoking.

This is essentially another cigarette tax. Nothing more, nothing less.

Another take. Ban certain kinds of products, and mandate certain safety features. Sounds familiar. Pretty soon, smokers will need forms, letters from doctors, and licenses.

The end result is tobacco is illegal.

Illegal tobacco will be sold on the black market, causing a rise in organized crime. Violence that goes along with it will be used as a reason to ban guns. It's happened before. It WILL happen again.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:28:02 PM EDT
Damn, you guys are really scaring me now.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:31:31 PM EDT
How about letting stupid drunks die from falling asleep on the couch with a lit cigarette.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:33:49 PM EDT
Republicans have never believed in personal liberties. No surprise to me at all.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:40:47 PM EDT
$5 says that the flame-retardent chemical causes cancer.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:44:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 5:45:20 PM EDT by jbombelli]

Originally Posted By LVMIKE:
How about letting stupid drunks die from falling asleep on the couch with a lit cigarette.




Gotta go with this one...
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