‘Up In Smoke’: Improperly Extinguished Contraband Cigarettes More Likely To Cause A Fire

From: 97.3 FM The Wave


LeBlanc says another factor to remember is contraband cigarettes can be a higher risk of accidental fire as compared to legally made cigarettes.

“A fire safe cigarette has a reduced propensity to burn when left unattended, the paper actually has what they call ‘speed bumps’,” says LeBlanc. “So when a cigarette is left unattended, when it hits one of these speed bumps it’ll basically slow down and basically put out the cigarette.”

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