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Monday, July 10, 2006

Fire-safe cigarettes

WATERTOWN

A victory for Watertown state Rep. Rachel Kaprielian.

The governor has signed a bill that she championed that requires the sale of self-extinguishing cigarettes.

The cigarettes go out when they're not being puffed so they're less of a fire hazard.

An average of 20 people are killed and 150 injured each year by cigarette-related fires in Massachusetts. the AP reports today.

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