People drive cars in spite of large numbers of deadly accidents. That is how people are.
In this dark humorous story, the protagonist covers government’s small problems with people exploding due to being exposed to a new way of bio-oil production. It is called „spontanous combustion“ or „sponcom“, which affects society in interesting ways: To demonstrate safety, people started smoking again being contraindicators to sponcom.
The story is quite different to the others in the anthology, rounding it up nicely. I only had some problems with lots of U.S. local abbreviations that I don’t know about.