Fire safe Cigarettes and tennis shoes

You have a right to smoke, I am not a smoke basher. (well I am not a fan that some of my kids (adult kids ok) smoke and my wife waited until she was 30 years old to get that hook embedded in her too and now none of them have the will power to quit but that’s another subject….

And for the record I have like 1 cigarette a year. Usually on the river on our boat and after having a few beers I get that “urge” to have one. And then I spend the rest of the week “wheezing” and that urge goes away for another year….But once again, it’s your right to smoke. I am on your side just want you to know what the cigarette companies add to those cigarettes. You are old enough I am sure to make your on decision about smoking…

But about fire safe cigarettes…

Smoke on,

it’s your right to smokeĀ  but be advised of what makes it “fire safe”. Your basically smoking tennis shoes, box tape, body bags, expanded foam and rubber, artificial flowers and more…So read on and don’t be offended…

From Wikipedia…

Most commercial cigarette papers in fact use cellulosic and alginate bands[citation needed]; however many patents have been registered in the literature in relation to materials that could be used to make the bands, including EVA polymer ethylene vinyl acetate. When burned, the polymer of EVA becomes unstable, and the health risks of inhalation are not known. EVA and PVA polyvinyl acetate polymer adhesives have been used by the tobacco industry for many years, and are the industry standards.[citation needed] A similar quantity of PVA polymer is required to glue the paper seam in a fire safe cigarette as in a standard cigarette.

Also from Wikipedia..

cigarette-components

EVA is one of the materials popularly known as expanded rubber or foam rubber. EVA foam is used as padding in equipment for various sports such as ski boots, hockey, boxing, mixed martial arts, wakeboard boots, waterski boots, fishing rods and fishing reel handles. It is typically used as a shock absorber in sports shoes, for example. It is used for the manufacture of floats for commercial fishing gear such as purse seine (seine fishing) and gillnets. In addition, because of its buoyancy, EVA has made its way into non-traditional products such as floating eyewear. It is also used in the photovoltaics industry as an encapsulation material for silicon cells in the manufacture of photovoltaic modules. EVA slippers and sandals are currently very popular because of their properties like light weight, easy to mold, odorless, glossy finish, and cheaper compared to natural rubber. In fishing rods, it is used to construct handles on the rod-butt end. EVA can be used as a substitute for cork in many applications.

EVA emulsions are polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) copolymers based on vinyl acetate (VAM) internally plastized with vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE). PVAc copolymer are adhesives used in packaging, textile, bookbinding for bonding plastic films, metal surfaces, coated paper, as redispersible powder in plasters and cement renders

Vinyl acetate ethylene copolymer(VAE), is also used in coatings formulation of good quality interior water-borne paints at 53% Primary dispersant

Hydrolysis of EVA gives ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymer.

Other uses

EVA is used in the manufacture of the Adidas Jabulani football. EVA is used in orthotics, fire safe cigarettes (FSC), surfboard and skimboard traction pads, and for the manufacturing of some artificial flowers. It is used as a cold flow improver for diesel fuel and a separater in HEPA filters. EVA can easily be cut from sheets and molded to shape. It is also used to make thermoplastic mouthguards that soften in boiling water for a user specific fit. It is also used for impregnation of leather. Additional uses are in the making of nicotine transdermal patches since the copolymer binds well with other agents to form gel like substances. EVA is also sometimes used for making body bags.

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