New ban on cigarettes goes to governor
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New ban on cigarettes goes to governor

Date: April 30, 2009
By: Rebecca Beitsch
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: There is no safe cigarette, but the Missouri Senate has adopted a bill could make cigarettes safer for those who smoke in bed. RunTime:0:15
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Cigarettes that do not meet certain safety requirements would be banned from the state pending the signature of the governor.

Under Mt. Vernon Republican Senator Jack Goodman's bill, cigarettes could only be sold if they stop burning when not being puffed on.

Actuality:  GOODMAN1.WAV
Run Time: 00:10
Description: "Currently across the nation between six- and seven-hundred people a year die because they've fallen asleep or left cigarettes unattended that continue to burn and their homes then burn."

Anyone who sells cigarettes not meeting these requirements would be subject to a fine.

From the state Capitol, I'm Rebecca Beitsch, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


Intro: Safer-burning cigarettes will replace existing cigarettes in Missouri under a bill passed by the Senate. RunTime:0:33
OutCue: SOC

Under a new bill making its way to the governor's desk, cigarettes sold in Missouri would have to stop burning when not being puffed on.

Mt. Vernon Republican Senator Jack Goodman said the design of these cigarettes will help to curb accidents from negligent smokers.

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Description: "Primarily the technology that's used is a either a particular kind of paper or a band that is place in two places on the cigarette."

Goodman said that stores may sell their existing inventory before switching to the newer cigarette.

From Jefferson City, I'm Rebecca Beitsch, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.