Wed., December 30, 2009 6:54pm (EST)

Ga. Smokers To Light Fire-Safe Cigarettes
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
(photo Mark Sebastian)
(photo Mark Sebastian)
Smokers in 12 states, including Georgia, will be lighting -- and relighting -- fire-safe cigarettes designed to go out when they're not puffed as the result of new laws that go into effect Friday.

Georgia is among the last to require that all cigarettes meet standards first implemented by New York six years ago.

The Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes says cigarettes cause 700 to 900 fire deaths and about 3-thousand injuries every year in the United States.


Contributors: Orlando Montoya