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Resource ID: #22187
Subject: Tobacco
Source: CNBC (Fort Lee, N.J.)
Date: January 9-10, May 20, 2005



This investigation revealed that tobacco companies have developed new cigarettes that pose a much lower fire risk than conventional cigarettes. An on-air test revealed that the new product was far less likely to ignite a furniture cushion than was a conventional cigarette. New York requires that the new cigarettes be sold in that state, and the tobacco companies do not sell them anywhere else.

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