Monday, December 29, 2008

Media Coverage - Harrisburg Patriot News

I am happy to report that the Harrisburg Patriot News has published an article by Nancy Eshelman "Some Want fire-safe smokes snuffed" in the Sunday December 7 edition (Page B1). Ms Eshelman contacted and interviewed me and included a balanced position, which is perfectly natural as this was not an editorial. The assertion by the tobacco companies that no added chemicals are in the FSC cigarettes is not true. If indeed there is only added paper, then that paper is increasing the percentage of Carbon Dioxide and other chemicals. Also, the assertion by the Coalition for Fire Safe Cigarettes that the Harvard Report has "no substantial differences in toxicity" has been questioned. Evidently the Coalition does not understand pesticide poison and toxicity ratios. Toxic substances in smaller amounts are not lethal and less dangerous. Increase the toxicity enough, and then you get the health problems we are experiencing. Plus, the FSC cigarette is not fire safe! Increased hot ash, burning clothing, and more frequent use of lighters is not fire safe! So what we have is a more dangerous cigarette in terms of burning and health to smokers. Any intelligent person can clearly see this and we need to reverse this dangerous law!

Here is the online link to the article if you did not have an opportunity to read the print article.

http://www.pennlive.com/patriotnews/stories/index.ssf?/base/columnists/122860680549100.xml&coll=1

Thank you very much for the coverage Ms. Eshelman!

5 comments:

Dawn said...

Thank-you for listening and getting the STORY out.I too,had side effects from fsc cigarettes and grew very ill.I am grateful for the petition ,your story and the stories that have been shared across the net.(by the way ive read every single comment on the petition).I sadly came to the realization that this was WAY BIGGER THAN ME and NOONE CARED AND NOTHING was going to be done....I could talk forever about fsc cigarettes and my journey alone.
I believe I probably have become an advocate on this subject,but I just wanted you to know YOU ARE THE VOICE OF MANY PEOPLE AND CONSIDERED A HERO IN OUR EYES..KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..THANK-YOU,Dawn A.Bibby

Rebecca Brooks said...

FSC or fire safe cigarette laws were passed state by state using deception and misinformation. FSC cigarettes greatly increase health risks for smokers. Smoking-related fires have actually increased for smokers in New York, the first state to pass the law. For more information, click on this link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-brooks/fire-safe-cigarette-laws_b_519867.html

Dawn said...

I just went to the petition site to sadly find it has been closed anyone know why?

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Too bad this petition is old. It looks like us as smokers gave up on trying to fix the problem.

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