Question by Jaeyk Jeckel: Fire safety cigarettes are poison?
I’ve been smoking 30 years. I live in Arizona where we just started getting Fire Safety Cigarettes.
For three weeks I was constantly getting ill, and having never heard of fire safe cigs, had no idea why. I immediately noticed my cigs (Marlboro reds) kept going out, not in a few minutes, more like every 30 seconds, Very annoying.
My dad a 50 year smoker called me one day to say his cigarettes, (Marlboro Light 100’s), kept going out, and tasted awful. So I e-mailed Phillip Morris asking “What’s going on”?. I googled, ‘Marlboros keep burning themselves out’. I was appalled at what I saw. Web sites, blogs, and forums abounded with smokers complaining about getting sick from smoking these FSC cigarettes.
I couldn’t believe our government would force a product on its citizens that were making smokers across the country sick. Didn’t anyone bother too do some research on the health impact of these new ‘safer’ (not) cigarettes?
I immediately went to my vendor, and after searching there inventory found and bought five cartons of regular not FSC cigarettes, (labeled above the bar code). Within two days of smoking regular Marlboro’s my illnesses subsided, and after a week I felt like my old self again.
Now I will have to start buying them online from companies in North Carolina, a state that still offers regular cigarettes that don’t make me sick. After that I will buy them from Russia if I have too, or search out a black market, as I’m sure they will be popping up real soon.
Fire prevention agencies claim it will save 700 to 1,000 lives per year. New York Department of State did a study in New York State, a state which has mandated FSC for four years now, and found that deaths did drop from 31 deaths to 22 deaths in 2004.
Harvard School of medicine said that five compounds in the FSC cigarettes had increased in toxicity, but there was no evidence that these increases affect the already toxic nature of cigarette smoke.
OH REALLY, then why am I finding smokers all over the internet complaining they’re getting sick? , I know they made me sick.
Those entities that are pushing this garbage on us didn’t even have the courtesy to tell us smokers what they were doing.
These ‘speed bump rings’ that are incorporated into the paper, has increased amounts of a glue produced by DuPont used to adhere carpet, and is very toxic, (Adhesive ethylene vinyl acetate).
First our government unjustly targets smokers with a huge tax burden of 500% the past ten to fifteen years, now there going to poison us.
Did I mention the taste? These RSC taste terrible, another factor I’m reading from smokers across the country online. The amber or (cherry) at the end of the cigarette doesn’t burn the same and allows too much air to mix with the smoke, and you can’t get enough taste. So you end up drawing on them repeatedly trying to get a good full drag. You end up with uneven burning and ambers falling all over the place. Seems to me this is going to cause ‘More Fire Hazard’. Also the constant relighting causes the paper to ignite into a real flame, and has even blown up in my face, and I only smoked a few packs of them.
New York States 2004 study claims nine lives were saved. Nation wide that would be 450 lives per year, less than the number of people a ‘month’ who die from tripping and falling down. But it’s okay to make thousands of smokers’ nationwide sick. How many smokers a year will die now from the higher toxicity in the paper, only time will tell…
If we allow these non smoking advocates to ‘dictate’ what we consume, were will it end?
There’s still as many non smokers dying each year of lung cancer and heart disease as smokers, considering the high levels of pollution in our cities nationwide. Maybe next they’ll blame smokers for that too.
James Whitehorne Phoenix Az. May 29, 2009
Answer by Ixistant
I’m sorry, but I ill have to agree with Harvard that there is no proven effect that it’s more harmful than the other chemicals in it. Yes it may make it taste different, but that is just one of the side effects of it.
As to why there are hundereds of sick smokers complaining online, it is well proven medical fact, as well as both common knowledge and common sense, that smoking is bad for you. It can cause so many conditions I couldn’t list them all here.
However, unless we have more information about what you mean by being “ill” I’m afraid we can’t really give a proper diagnosis.
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