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[Canada] Careless smoking again the cause of a Saskatoon fire

Outside smokers start 23 Saskatoon fires in 18 months
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 22, 2014 12:54
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[California] Arcata Fire officials: Don't leave e-cigarettes plugged in

Williamson said the district has not yet had any calls about e-cigarettes causing problems, but there have been numerous instances of the devices causing fires throughout the nation after they have been charged and are still plugged into outlets. "You ha
Eureka (CA) Times-Standard
added Jul 18, 2014 15:33

[Oregon] Man dies after careless smoking sets apt ablaze

A 50-year-old man died when careless smoking set his apartment on fire and forced fiver others out of their homes. The fire at Cascade Village Apartments, 2530 SE 125th near Division, began just after 3 a.m., officials said. Fire was visible from the sec
added Jul 13, 2014 13:20
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[New Jersey] Discarded cigarette sparks deadly apartment fire

Prosecutors say a discarded cigarette sparked an accidental fire that killed a man at a southern New Jersey apartment complex. The fire at the Village on the Green complex in Tuckerton was reported around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. A borough police officer was
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 9, 2014 11:26

[Michigan] Careless smoking causes Berkley restaurant fire

surveillance video that showed the fire started after a patron carelessly discarded a cigarette into some partially dry shrubbery outside the restaurant near the club room, he said.
Daily Oakland (MI) Press
added Jul 8, 2014 16:29

[Missouri] West Frankfort high rise fire caused by cigarette, 4 hospitalized

fire crews were called to the Anna Gray high rise building in West Frankfort on Main Street for a fire at 6:21 p.m. Saturday night. Upon arrival, people were evacuated and fire was in an apartment on the fourth floor. Several fire departments and Ambula
KFVS Channel 12 (Cape Girardeau, MO)
added Jul 6, 2014 22:07

BASSETT: e-Cigs: A Big Threat for the Littlest Kids

. I'm an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist here at the Philadelphia Poison Control Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I'm here today to talk to you about an emerging health threat: nicotine poisoning. Years of antitoba
Medical Tribune
added Jul 6, 2014 17:04

[California] No-Smoking Signs Proposed for Fire-Prone Areas

Signs meant to deter people from smoking or bringing open flames or flammable materials into high fire hazard zones could be coming soon to some Los Angeles neighborhoods. The Los Angeles City Council’s Public Safety Committee today asked for a report to
Post-Periodical (San Fernando Valley, CA)
added Jul 6, 2014 15:43

[Iowa] Poison expert: Electronic cigarettes bring new list of health hazards

Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center is seeing a slight uptick in calls that deal with e-cigarettes, especially the liquid nicotine inside them and the refill bottles. Tammy Noble, a registered nurse and spokeswoman for the Sioux City-based center, says
Radio Iowa
added Jul 4, 2014 12:21

[UK] Official statistics reveal fire deaths fallen by 40% in last decade

The safety standard for cigarettes introduced in November 2011 would appear to be having an impact on reducing accidental fire death caused by smoking products. The numbers of fatalities due to cigarettes are now around 15% lower than before the introduct
added Jul 4, 2014 10:27
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