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Smoke on a Plane: E-Cigarettes Ignite Controversy

Though lithium-ion batteries have been linked to fires on planes and cars before, a spokeswoman for the US Department of Transportation said the agency is not considering further restrictions for e-cigarettes, which are currently considered personal devi
added Aug 19, 2014 16:36
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[UK] Firefighters urge smokers to ‘put it out’ after flat fire

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called to the two-storey block of flats at 4.55pm yesterday (August 17) after a cigarette left unextinguished set light to a sofa causing significant damage to the ground floor property.
West Sussex County Times (uk)
added Aug 19, 2014 07:25

[Georgia] Kennesaw City Council votes to ban smoking in parks

voted 3-2, with council members Leonard Church and Jim Sebastian opposed, to approve an ordinance removing smoking areas from city parks, making Kennesaw’s 130 acres of public parks smoke free. The ordinance also includes the city’s public cemeteries.
Marietta (GA) Daily Journal
added Aug 19, 2014 07:12

[Massachusetts] Logan Airport Wants to Crack Down on E-Cigarettes

After a fire that was believed to have been started by an electronic cigarette occurred at Boston’s Logan Airport last weekend, airport officials said they hope federal authorities would consider further restrictions for the devices.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Aug 16, 2014 20:53
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[Nevada] Cigarettes blamed in fires at Cosmopolitan, apartment

Crews had been summoned to an apartment building in the 1900 block of East Tropicana Avenue, near Spencer Street, about an hour earlier for another fire sparked by a cigarette. That blaze started on an apartment balcony and caused about $70,000 in damag
Las Vegas Sun
added Aug 16, 2014 17:18

[UK] Airport officials call for e-cigarettes to be banned from carry on luggage after smoldering bag is removed from flight

Fire marshals believe that a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in an e-cigarette inside the bag was to blame
This is Money (uk)
added Aug 15, 2014 09:57

[UK] Devizes mum speaks of moment she was told her family home was ablaze

The fire was started by an e-cigarette Miss Cross had left charging on the kitchen worktop. It overheated and sparks caused laundry to catch fire. She said: “We rushed back and I kept hoping that they were wrong. But when we turned into the street I rea
This is Wiltshire (uk)
added Aug 15, 2014 09:52

[Massachusetts] E-Cigarettes Under Scrutiny for Listing as Flight Hazard

Massachusetts fire marshal is focused on an e-cigarette as the possible cause of smoldering in a bag... handlers pulled the bag off the jet... The episode raises the question of whether e-cigarettes ... should be added to the list of banned items, which a
New York Times
added Aug 14, 2014 06:25

DIXIT: Should E-Cigarettes Be Banned As "Hazardous Materials" On Flights?

officials at Boston's Logan International Airport are asking the Transportation Department to consider classifying e-cigarettes as hazardous materials after a smoldering bag had to be removed from a Buffalo-bound jet.
added Aug 14, 2014 06:23

There is a new danger to smoking e-cigarettes: they might explode

Electronic cigarettes have been causing explosions. Resulting in death. Not a long, drawn-out-60-years-with-emphysema-then-lung-cancer kind of death. An immediate poof-you're-dead death. LiveScience has more: A 62-year-old Englishman died Friday (Aug.
Salon Magazine
added Aug 14, 2014 03:07
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