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State Fire Marshal
Fire-Safe Cigarettes

Kentucky ranks ninth in the United States for fire deaths and is the nation's leader in smoking-related deaths.  One-third of all fire deaths in Kentucky are attributed to smoking.  The overall mission of the Fire-Safe Cigarette Program is to reduce smoking-related fire deaths in Kentucky.

What is a Fire-Safe Cigarette?
A fire-safe cigarette has a reduced propensity to burn when left unattended.  The most common fire-safe technology used by cigarette manufacturers is to make the paper thicker in places to act as "speed bumps" to slow down a burning cigarette.