Fire-Safe Cigarette Goal Within Reach: NFPA

In a Jan. 3 blog posting titled "This could be the year," NFPA President/CEO James M. Shannon writes that advocates of fire-safe cigarette laws may achieve their goal of having laws on the books of all 50 states this year. If not, "we will come very close to it," Shannon writes.

Beginning Jan. 1, all cigarettes sold in Massachusetts, Maine, and Illinois were required to be "fire-safe." Eight states representing 27 percent of the U.S. population have fire-safe cigarette laws in effect, but governors in a total of 22 states have signed such laws, according to Shannon's post, which mentioned R.J. Reynolds' recent announcement that its brands will meet fire-safe cigarette safety standards by the end of 2009.

"Over the past year, we've made huge strides in our effort to save lives and prevent injuries from cigarette-ignited fires," Shannon writes at http://nfpa.typepad.com/firesafecigarettes/. "And in the coming months, we'll be keeping the pressure on the other cigarette manufacturers, and working with the 28 states who've not yet acted on fire-safe cigarette legislation. I think 2008 could be the year that, even if we don't reach our goal of getting standards for fire-safe cigarettes required in every state, we will come very close to it."

For more information, visit www.firesafecigarettes.org.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue