Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Self extinguishing cigarettes.

Out like a stogie
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Pity the cig smoker. They are so expensive, and if left unattended, will burn up all by themselves. If the smoker breaks of smoking for a drink or a chat, their valuable cig money burns away, uninhaled. This is a scheme by the cig companies to milk extra bucks out of the smoker.

Stogies do not have this problem. Unpuffed, a stogie goes out, to be lit later if so desired. I propose that cigs be made this way as well. An unpuffed cig will languish then extinguish, and could even be replaced in the box for later enjoyment.

bungston, Sep 03 2003

Not only Baked, but about to become law http://www.nacsonli...R=1&cookie%5Ftest=1
[DrCurry, Oct 05 2004]

Half Baked since at least 1952 http://tobaccodocum.../pm/2024781298.html
[DrCurry, Oct 05 2004]


       We cannot (and in a supposedly free society should not) stop people smoking, so this would be a nice feature where everyone smokers (less money) and non-smokers (less second hand smoke) benefit. Have a smoking croissant.
kbecker, Sep 03 2003

       Actually, if pure tobacco was left in a cigarette, smoldering, it usually goes out by itself. Its only by the addition of chemicals that the 'won't go out even in a stiff wind' cigarette was created.
Cedar Park, Sep 04 2003

       When I worked in the oil patch *they* would only let the men smoke roll your own smokes because they go out on their own.
If you got caught smoking tailor mades, you got skidded, no if's and's or butt's.
(sorry, that pun was lame even for me)

       I thought they contain nitrates to keep them burning.
FloridaManatee, Sep 04 2003

       I think that the stuff which keeps them burning is one of the more harmful substances in cigarettes. Also, in my experience, rollies stink a lot less too.
-alx, Sep 04 2003

       I heard on a recent science magazine program, that the stuff that keeps tailor made ciggies burning is salt petre! And I agree with alx. Rollies do smell less. My other half always smokes them and never smells smoky (unless we've been in a smoky pub) or has minging fag breath.
squeak, Sep 05 2003

       Put fag in ashtray, balance 2p piece over business end. Do what you have to do, remove 2p piece, relight.   

       Or roll your own.   

       Or try the patches, read Allan Carr, have laser/aroma/hypno/mumbo-jumbo therapy, yadda yadda yadda...
saker, Sep 05 2003

       I had no idea it was additives that keep them burning! I thought is was the looseness. But then pipes would burn out by themselves even more - and like a stogie, pipes self extinguish. The oil story is pretty neat.
bungston, Sep 05 2003

       Live and learn! Thanks for the edification, [Curry].
bungston, Sep 05 2003

       [DrCurry] I did not know this was legislation
benlevi7, Sep 05 2003

       damn..now I'm gonna have to use longer fuses on my oversize fireworks. In the past, I'd just break the filter off a cigarette and stick the fuse in the unlit end. When the cig would burn down to the fuse, it would light. By that time, I'd be well away from it.
Freefall, Sep 05 2003


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