Comments: Leave it to New York

I think they are forgetting one small thing "make something idiot proof and they'll build a better idiot". Okay - so they make these cigarettes extinguish themselves after a short period of idle time. So, what's an idiot to do???

I KNOW! I KNOW! Buy one of those punk things that you light fireworks with on 4th of July. That damned thing'll stay lit - then when the cigarette goes out - it can be relit right away!!! Yeah baby!

Posted by Teresa at January 2, 2004 09:43 AM

Actually, Brian was wrong... YOU blew up :-)

Posted by Harvey at January 2, 2004 09:56 AM

I have a suggestion: Instead of using low-ignition paper, use cement.

There are many advantages to making cigarettes out of cement. They are cheap - since you can't light them, a single pack will last for years. They're not addictive, don't cause cancer, and pose no fire hazard whatsoever.

Posted by Pixy Misa at January 2, 2004 11:11 AM

Holy smokes (eep). The problem here isn't the paper, unless New York intends to demand lower ignition couches, mattresses, curtains, carpets, and oh yeah, PEOPLE. This new standard does absolutely nothing except waste tax dollars with the paperwork and annoy the tobacco industry. Idiots.

Posted by Analog Mouse at January 5, 2004 07:22 AM