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Tunisian cigarette vendor sets himself on fire amid simmering economic discontent

A street vendor has set himself on fire in Tunisia's capital, reviving memories of the self-immolation that helped spark the Arab Spring uprisings. A witness says the man said he was jobless and desperate.
Fox News
added Mar 12, 2013 09:10

25% of Non-smokers Killed in Smoking Related Fire; E Cigs Deemed Safer

As of the time the statistics went out, the number of people switching to electronic cigarettes is on a constant increase. Many e cigarette manufacturers are promoting the product by introducing new product line-ups, new flavors and new e cig reviews to
added Aug 16, 2012 22:06

[Oklahoma] Electronic cigarette explodes in Muskogee woman's hand

KOKI Fox23 (Tulsa, OK)
added May 4, 2012 13:33

[Canada] LETTER: Probing cigarette toxins

In 2008, I measured these toxic metals in the urine of random individuals. Of the cigarette smokers, 75 per cent had elevated levels of these metals. These toxic metals are also in second-hand smoke and third-hand smoke...What is needed is a large study
Halifax (NS) Chronicle Herald (ca)
added Oct 7, 2017 15:18

[Canada] Spike in fires blamed on cigarettes extinguished in flower pots or mulch

“All the chemicals that are inside the cedar mulch or the flower pots are decomposing and the heat from the cigarette or any kind of heat source just ignites it,” he said. Dorion said these kinds of fires appear to be on the rise since April. “Since Ap
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jun 30, 2016 16:48

[UK] VIDEO: Man Left With Gaping Hole In Mouth After 'E-Cigarette Explosion'

A man was reportedly left unable to eat solid foods after an e-cigarette exploded in his face - leaving a gaping hole in his mouth. James Lauria, 23, from Cobb County, Georgia, was airlifted to hospital with first degree burns after the smoking device
added Sep 11, 2015 08:23

[Colorado] Boulder County Housing Authority expands smoking ban to cover pot, e-cigarettes and vaping

Effective Aug. 17, tenants of Boulder County Housing Authority properties will no longer be able to use electronic cigarettes or vapor-smoking devices inside any of the county's 611 rental units or on most of the grounds outside those units. On Thursday
Longmont (CO) Daily Times-Call
added Aug 6, 2015 20:14

[Massachusetts] Mass. tobacco farmer sued for discrimination, harrassment

Jesus deJesus, Alex Hernandez, and Raul Rivera claimed they worked at a tobacco farm owned by Thomas McLaughlin through a federal guest worker program in for five months in 2013. In a federal lawsuit filed last week, the three workers said they were subj
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 22, 2015 00:51

SATEL: Will the F.D.A. Kill Off E-Cigs?

The problem is, not enough smokers are switching to e-cigarettes, despite their relative safety — and understandably so. Smokers are barraged with news ... Instead of waiting years to develop burdensome regulations, the F.D.A. should act now by setting i
New York Times
added Jan 18, 2015 21:27

Deadly E-Cigarette Explosions Add to the Health Hazards of Vaping

Some former cigarette smokers who turn to e-cigarettes have chronic lung diseases such as emphysema, and may rely on oxygen concentrators to help them breathe, Steinberg told Live Science. E-cigarettes, which have gained popularity in the past 10 years,
Ozarks Sentinel
added Oct 9, 2014 11:04
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