posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:40 PM
For those who don't know, FSC, Fire Safe Cigarettes, are becoming mandatory in America. This means there are added bands of chemicals that make sure
a cigarette goes out if not continuously smoked. The chemicals have NOT been tested for safety.
Most say, "But cigarettes are bad for you anyway." Not necessarily. There are some benefits, such as a lower rate of Parkinson's Disease for
smokers. Also, we have a free choice to smoke, just like someone has a free choice to eat junk food, which is also bad for you.
I also think natural tobacco is MUCH healthier (or less unhealthy) than commercial tobacco. In addition, some mention the thousands of carcinogens in
cigarettes, but coffee also has thousands of carcinogens.
My point is this: There are not many fires due to cigarettes. Many more people die from fires due to cooking accidents. Many, MANY people die every
day from Medical Mistakes, Car Accidents, and so on. . . so why are they concerned about Fire Safe Cigarettes?
I think they want to make sure that even natural cigarettes have added chemicals, to make sure people are getting their fair share of toxins. I mean,
what they use in Fire Safe Cigarettes (FSC) are NOT tested. It is crazy, but like I said, most people will just say, "Well, they're bad for you
Why do FSC cigarettes violate Human Rights?
Fire is something that hominid creatures have had control of for AT LEAST 700,000 years! Most archaeologists estimate modern humans to be about
250,000 years old, which means control of fire is an instinct for us. We evolved with fire. It is a part of modern humanity to control fire. That
is one of the advantages we have over animals. (Although we still have many other advantages over animals.)
Does anyone understand? It is a Basic Human Right to be able to smoke a cigarettes that does not have added chemicals! There might be a line dawn
for, say bonfires that are too big, or in certain areas where bonfires might be bothersome or dangerous to neighbors, but I'm talking about
Also, many are saying FSC cigarettes are MORE dangerous, because the cigarette keeps going out, and must be relighted many times, using more matches
or lighters. In any case, the number of fires caused by cigarettes are not large, and I've heard MANY of the fires are actually NOT caused by
cigarettes, but cigarettes are the excuse they tell the insurance company, to get the insurance money, blaming the fire on, "Oh, I fell asleep with a
lit cigarette on the couch and it fell into a pile of tissues".
Does anyone agree with me?
Remember, the Nazis were very anti-smoking. That's what's happening now. First, cigarette/tobacco prices skyrocket to the point where most of the
cost is taxes (it depends which state), and then added-chemicals are mandatory "for our own safety", and maybe soon, they'll be outright
Finally, FSC cigarettes have a metallic taste. Google something like "complaints of FSC cigarettes" or something, and you'll get thousands of
complaints about the taste, or side-effects like head-aches, nausea, etc..