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[Canada] Exploding e-cigarette 'lit my kid's face on fire,' warns Alberta father

The father of a southern Alberta teen is calling for a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors as his son recovers from burns, broken teeth and other injuries... Perry Greer says his son Ty, 16, was using the device in a car last week in Lethb
CBC News (ca)
added Jan 30, 2016 22:00
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[Canada] EDITORIAL: Say goodbye to cigarettes, hello to booze

Alcohol is more prevalent now than it ever has been. Booze billboards are everywhere... That’s not to suggest alcohol should be shunned the way of the cigarette. But a conversation about our high consumption level of booze needs to happen. Our attitudes a
Moose Jaw (SK) Times-Herald (ca)
added Aug 31, 2015 13:39
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Malawi Evaluates Impact of Heavy Flooding on Tobacco Harvest

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission is investigating the effect of floods that washed away about 7,000 hectares (17,300 acres) of crops, including tobacco and corn.
Bloomberg News
added Jan 23, 2015 14:22
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Floods in Malawi, Mozambique Force Thousands to Flee Homes

Malawi is Africa’s top exporter of burley tobacco, a low-grade variety of the crop. Limbe Leaf Tobacco Co., a unit of U.S.-based Universal Corp., Alliance One International Inc. (AOI) and Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914) are among buyers of the nation’s crop. T
Bloomberg News
added Jan 16, 2015 14:53
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As Summer Ends, Administration Misses Another Deadline to Issue Rule Regulating E-Cigarettes, Cigars – Our Kids Can’t Wait

The Administration’s continuing delay in issuing this long-overdue rule is inexcusable... E-cigarettes and little cigars are being marketed using slick tactics and an assortment of candy and fruit flavors... The health and well-being of our nation’s chil
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 22, 2015 16:02
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Many Nursing Homes Operate Without Adequate Sprinkler Systems

If the nursing home your relative or friend lives in does not have sprinklers throughout the building, you probably want to push the issue, especially since even facilities with no-smoking policies had to “grandfather” current residents who smoke, allowi
New York Times Blogs
added Oct 2, 2013 20:23
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E-cigarette explosions rare in Canada, trade group says

An exploding e-cigarette that caused a car fire in Kitchener's west end Monday evening is a rare occurrence, a Canadian trade group says. "This is the second one that we have heard of in Canada," John Haste, a director with the Electronic Cigarette Trade
CBC News (ca)
added Mar 15, 2016 22:01
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[Oregon] Smoker ignites oxygen system

A Eugene woman was flown by to a Portland burn center after she was injured while smoking near a medical oxygen system in her home.
The Bend (OR) Bulletin
added Jul 15, 2012 13:12
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[Massachusetts] Dangers of smoking near an oxygen tank

“We've had several fires with the people smoking with the oxygen tanks it's a big problem. I know the State Fire Marshal is very concerned with that”, says Springfield Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant The Fire Marshal has started a campaign called "Brea
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Mar 19, 2013 03:25
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E-cigarettes made especially for inmates

It will be important to monitor the impact of the increasing availability of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) to jail and prison populations on several factors specific to this unique environment, such as smoking behaviours during incarceration
Tobacco Control
added Nov 16, 2014 21:45
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