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[Nevada] Careless Smoking, Wind Blamed for Las Vegas Apartments Blaze

Fire investigators think careless smoking may have sparked a wind-whipped fire that consumed a northwestern Las Vegas apartment building and left more than 40 people without a place to live.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 29, 2017 20:42
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[UK] Under age children sold illicit cigarettes that were a fire risk claims trading standards as off licence review is ordered

Calls have been made to review the license of Europa on Broad Street, March, after illicit tobacco and cigarettes were discovered there last month. A March off-licence that allegedly sold illicit cigarettes to under age children – risking their health in
Cambs Times (uk)
added Mar 29, 2017 19:01
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[Australia] Man suffers serious head injuries after being hit by Melbourne train 'during fight with transit officers when they found him smoking in a carriage'

A wrestle took place at the end of the platform but the man got away from officers before he hit the side of the moving train.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 27, 2017 23:32

UL Seeks to Test, Certify E-Cigarettes After Spate of Fires

Electronic cigarette fires and explosions are a growing problem, so much so that UL is accepting product submittals for construction evaluation, testing, and North American certification. There were 15 e-cigarette incidents reported to the media in 2015
Product Design & Development
added Mar 24, 2017 20:29

[UK] Switching to vaping cuts fire death risk, London Fire Brigade safety chief tells smokers

Dan Daly of the London Fire Brigade said electronic devices hold “fewer fire risks” for smokers than cigarettes. Mr Daly, assistant commissioner for fire safety, said: “Our preference is that you stop smoking altogether. But if you must smoke, vaping ho
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Mar 24, 2017 12:23

E-Cigs Given Safety Parameters / UL accepting devices for battery evaluation, testing

A major safety science organization, UL, will now accept product submittals of electronic cigarettes for construction evaluation, testing and North American certification. A testing process numbered UL 8139 will specifically evaluate the safety of the el
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Mar 24, 2017 02:47
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[UK] Two Doncaster shops prosecuted over illicit cigarettes

Two Doncaster shopkeepers have been prosecuted over illicit cigarettes. Searches by Trading Standards at two local premises have led to the pair being sentenced for breach of the Trade Marks Act & General Product Safety Regulations - leading to the seizur
Doncaster Today (uk)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:00

[UK] Daughter calls for tobacco rules - after death of mum in house fire caused by illegal cigarette

She has now started a petition in a bid to see retailers who want to sell tobacco products licensed in a similar way to alcohol legislation. “I’m just pushing it and pushing it,” said Mrs Grant. I said from day one something good needs to come from my Mu
Boston Standard (uk)
added Mar 22, 2017 00:14
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[UK] Smoking related fire deaths double, warns Brigade on No Smoking Day

Twenty-one Londoners died in fires relating to smoking last year, which is more than double the year before. The figures, released to coincide with national No Smoking Day(opens in a new window), also show that around three fires a day are linked to smok
Fire Magazine (uk)
added Mar 10, 2017 23:24

[Florida] Lawyer's pants erupt in flames as he gives closing statement blaming 'spontaneous combustion' for arson

A Miami, Florida defense attorney's pants burst into fire in the middle of the courtroom while he was defending an arson case. Defense lawyer Stephen Gutierrez, 28, was in the midst of his closing argument when the pocket fire — which he is said to ha
This is Money (uk)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:44
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