Monday, July 17, 2006

Fire-Safe Cigarettes

Last week, the Legislature passed St.2006, c.140, An Act Relative to the Loss of Life Due to Fires Caused by Cigarettes, which will require cigarettes sold in Massachusetts to be made with special self-extinguishing paper beginning in January 2008. According to the Business Journal, Massachusetts is the sixth state to enact such a law. More information on smoking and the sale of cigarettes is available at Mass. Law About Smoking.