KANSAS PTA RESOLUTION - Novelty Cigarette Lighters

Whereas,     Youth fire setting has been identified as a fast growing fire threat in the United States; and

Whereas,     Novelty lighters have features including visual effects, flashing lights, musical sounds and toy-like designs which are attractive to children, and the functions of lighters can be achieved without these features, and

Whereas,     Many public safety agencies that are experts in the field of fire safety support the prohibition of the sale and distribution of novelty lighters; including the National Fire Protection Agency, National Volunteer Fire Council, and the National Association of State Fire Marshalls, therefore be it



Resolved    That Kansas PTA and its constituent organizations will support legislative action banning or restricting the sale of novelty lighters, particularly to minors, and be it further

Resolved    That Kansas PTA and its constituent organizations will provide education and information on the growing threat to public safety from juvenile fire setters and novelty lighters.