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Over 1,000 lighters confiscated in Florida

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Yesterday, Thursday, was the first day that the airlines banned cigarette lighters at three major Florida airports- Miani, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach. You can still board a plane with up to 4 books of matches, but no lighters . This is to prevent terrorists from igniting explosives on planes. Even though you can start a fire just as easily with matches as you can with a lighter, federal officials say that if Richard Reid , who had tried to ignite exp;losives in his sneakers on an American Airlines flight in Eec. 2001, had used a lighter, he might have been successful.

So, everyone, leave those lighters at home .

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Yesterday, Thursday, was the first day that the airlines banned cigarette lighters at three major Florida airports- Miani, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach. You can still board a plane with up to 4 books of matches, but no lighters . This is to prevent terrorists from igniting explosives on planes. Even though you can start a fire just as easily with matches as you can with a lighter, federal officials say that if Richard Reid , who had tried to ignite exp;losives in his sneakers on an American Airlines flight in Eec. 2001, had used a lighter, he might have been successful.

So, everyone, leave those lighters at home .

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Yesterday, Thursday, was the first day that the airlines banned cigarette lighters at three major Florida airports- Miani, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach. You can still board a plane with up to 4 books of matches, but no lighters . This is to prevent terrorists from igniting explosives on planes. Even though you can start a fire just as easily with matches as you can with a lighter, federal officials say that if Richard Reid , who had tried to ignite exp;losives in his sneakers on an American Airlines flight in Eec. 2001, had used a lighter, he might have been successful.

So, everyone, leave those lighters at home .

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