Bolivar Representative Mike Parson is sponsoring a bill to impose fire-safety regulations on cigarettes.
He told the Special House Committee on General Laws that cigarettes can be manufactured to burn out on their own after being discarded.
Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs Executive Director Rich Lehmann spoke on the bill's behalf.
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|Description: My wife had smoked for many years. My mother-in-law smokes, and they've both caught things on fire. And that's not good. So this is an important bill, I think, and from that standpoint I think it's a very effective bill for us to make sure we can reduce these things very quickly and easily.|
Parson says 37 states have adopted similar bills.
From the capital, I'm Brian Jarvis.
Intro: A lobbyist told a Missouri House Committee "Not So Fast" on a bill that would impose fire-safety regulations on cigarettes. Brian Jarvis has more from Jefferson City.