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"Fire-safe" cigarettes law passed in Minnesota

A new Minnesota law goes into effect Monday requiring all cigarettes to be fire safe, according to The Minnesota Daily. The fire safe cigarettes are designed to self-extinguished if left unattended for too long.
Nyle Zikmund of the Minnesota Fire Chiefs Association says unattended cigarettes are responsible for 1/4 of all fire deaths and the association has called the legislation the most important fire-prevention law passed in more than 30 years, according to The Star Tribune.