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Old 02-09-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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They've outlawed novelty cigarette lighters.... as if that will have any impact on teenage smoking.

Don't these idiots understand that these silly laws accomplish nothing? In fact, they probably have the opposite effect. Kids will frequently do things BECAUSE they are illegal.

I'm beginning to think the only people who get elected are IDIOTS.


Recent spot checks of Illinois retailers by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) found that many were still selling banned novelty cigarette lighters, which were outlawed last year in a law signed by Governor Pat Quinn. As a result, OSFM last week issued a directive to the state’s fire departments, professional fire organizations, and municipalities to step up enforcement in their communities to ensure that any toy-like devices are removed from store shelves. “It comes down to public safety,” said State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis. “Our concern is that.....




Novelty Cigarette Lighter Law Targets Toy-Like Devices (http://www.thetimesweekly.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3248% 3Anovelty-cigarette-lighter-law-targets-toy-like-devices&catid=46%3Astate-news&Itemid=91&lang=en - broken link)
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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I'm beginning to think the only people who get elected are IDIOTS.
Beginning?
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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They've outlawed novelty cigarette lighters.... as if that will have any impact on teenage smoking.Don't these idiots understand that these silly laws accomplish nothing? In fact, they probably have the opposite effect. Kids will frequently do things BECAUSE they are illegal.

I'm beginning to think the only people who get elected are IDIOTS.


Recent spot checks of Illinois retailers by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) found that many were still selling banned novelty cigarette lighters, which were outlawed last year in a law signed by Governor Pat Quinn. As a result, OSFM last week issued a directive to the state’s fire departments, professional fire organizations, and municipalities to step up enforcement in their communities to ensure that any toy-like devices are removed from store shelves. “It comes down to public safety,” said State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis. “Our concern is that.....




Novelty Cigarette Lighter Law Targets Toy-Like Devices (http://www.thetimesweekly.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3248% 3Anovelty-cigarette-lighter-law-targets-toy-like-devices&catid=46%3Astate-news&Itemid=91&lang=en - broken link)
If you'd actually read the afrticle you cite you'd know it states "Our concern is that children may be attracted to an adult’s lighter that may have flashing lights and musical sounds when used. Some of the banned lighters look like small toys, such as animals, boats, cars, cell phones and guns.” and not that the ban would affect smoking rates.

The elected apparently don't have an exclusive on IDIOCY.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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Photo from the linked article. I had not realized that they were making cigarette lights looking like a child's toy.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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If you'd actually read the afrticle you cite you'd know it states "Our concern is that children may be attracted to an adult’s lighter that may have flashing lights and musical sounds when used. Some of the banned lighters look like small toys, such as animals, boats, cars, cell phones and guns.” and not that the ban would affect smoking rates.

The elected apparently don't have an exclusive on IDIOCY.

I did read the entire column. It's still idiotic to outlaw novelty lighters.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Photo from the linked article. I had not realized that they were making cigarette lights looking like a child's toy.

Novelty lighters have been around for decades. I seriously doubt that they have ever been a problem.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I'm beginning to think the only people who get elected are IDIOTS.
The real problem is, only idiots run for office.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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Novelty lighters have been around for decades. I seriously doubt that they have ever been a problem.
But, but .. "It's for the c-h-i-l-d-r-e-n"!

The libs would really go nuts over this one ..

vintage R38 handgun butane Lighter


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Old 02-10-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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If you'd actually read the afrticle you cite you'd know it states "Our concern is that children may be attracted to an adult’s lighter that may have flashing lights and musical sounds when used. Some of the banned lighters look like small toys, such as animals, boats, cars, cell phones and guns.” and not that the ban would affect smoking rates.

The elected apparently don't have an exclusive on IDIOCY.
What? You expect the OP to actually read the article linked?

Moreover, by using the actual text and facts from that article you derailed a perfectly good anti-big government rant. What's wrong with you?
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