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[Canada] GLOBE EDITORIAL Are e-cigarettes about harm reduction, or greater harm?

National governments have been slow to react. Thankfully, the WHO and Toronto have taken steps that, at the very least, will get people to take a second look at what they are putting into their lungs.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 2, 2014 00:04

[Japan] JT helping victims of Hiroshima landslide

Tobacco Reporter
added Aug 30, 2014 16:07

[UK] E-cigarettes: no e-smoke without e-fire

are the risks associated with these products a pressing issue for the general insurance industry? When an east London flat caught fire in April because of an e-cigarette exploding, the London Fire Brigade issued warnings on the use of the devices in the
Lexology (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 12:45

[Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe] ‘Cig smuggler’ trampled to death by elephant

A MAN thought to be Zimbabwean was trampled to death by an elephant in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in South Africa’s Limpopo province. South Africa police were said to have launched investigations into the case Tuesday amid suspicio (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 17:56

[Australia] Health experts alarmed after rise in accidental poisoning from e-cigarettes

Accidental poisoning calls included a toddler who ingested an entire nicotine capsule from the electronic device, and a nursing home patient found sucking on a flavoured cartridge. Health authorities around the country have expressed concerns about issu
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Aug 27, 2014 12:31

[Kansas] Officials: Discarded cigarette causes $75000 damage to triplex

A discarded cigarette on a hot, windy afternoon Saturday caused $75,000 in damages to a triplex near Central and Oliver, Wichita Fire Department officials said.
Wichita (KS) Eagle
added Aug 24, 2014 12:33

JOHNSON: Danger: Electronic cigarettes can blow more than smoke

To prevent the Edwards Air Force Base community from becoming unsafe, the Edwards Fire Department would like to address a few E-Cig safety tips that will protect our two Ps, "People and Property!" When purchasing an electronic cigarette or vaporizer, ens
U.S. Air Force
added Aug 21, 2014 13:31

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

[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
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