Letter to the Editor: Why doesn’t George Cleveland Want to Protect the Citizens of Onslow County?
On Friday, August 24th, the Governor signed into law the Fire-Safe Cigarette Act/Fire‑Safety Standard and Firefighter Protection Act or House Bill 1785.
Just out of curiosity, I looked at the House Vote records for the bill. Onslow's representative, George Cleveland, voted against the bill in the House a total of three times (twice for the readings in the House and once for concurrence of the Senate changes).
This law requires cigarette manufacturers to test, certify, and label cigarettes as "in compliance" with the statute. The performance measure is that "no more than twenty‑five percent (25%) of the cigarettes tested in a test trial in accordance with this section shall exhibit full‑length burns".
Cigarettes are the leading cause of home fires and deaths. This legislation will reduce the number of these deaths. Our Representative George Cleveland doesn't believe that's something worth standing up for.
It's time to send a new Representative from Onslow County to Raleigh. It's time to send someone that's going to act in the best interests of the constituents.
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