Welcome to Fire-Safe Cigarette Conference

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Lorraine Carli, Vice President of Communications for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provided an overview of the smoking-materials fire problem in the United States and the efforts of …

Lorraine Carli, Vice President of Communications for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provided an overview of the smoking-materials fire problem in the United States and the efforts of the Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes.

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  • So our goal is Get tobacco companies to produce and sell only fire-safe cigarettes in every state in the United States

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  • 1. Fourth International Conference on “Fire-Safer” Cigarettes October 28-29, 2009
  • 2. Coordinated by
  • 3.
    • Smoking materials is the leading cause of fire deaths with 700 – 900 people killed each year.
  • 4. Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes
    • established March – 2006
    • fire service members
    • consumer and disabled rights advocates
    • medical and public health practitioners
    • and others
    • coordinated by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA),
    • who are committed to saving lives and preventing injuries by reducing the threat of cigarette-ignited fires.
  • 5. Goal
    • Get fire-safe cigarettes in every state in the United States.
  • 6. 2006 2007 2008 2009 Fire-safe cigarette laws passed
  • 7.
    • 49 of 50 states have passed Fire-Safe Cigarette laws (Wyoming being the one state that has not)
    • 32 states (plus District of Columbia) have implemented FSC laws
    • 11 more states will implement FSC laws on January 1, 2010
  • 8. Blog Over 100,000 visits and 644 comments Web site 65,077 visits
  • 9. Thank you