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[Canada] Sharp Hill fire near Airdrie, Alta., caused by smoker, high winds

A fire southeast of Airdrie that swept through the Sharp Hill community Tuesday afternoon was caused by the "improper disposal of smoking material" and made worse by strong winds, fire officials said Thursday. The origin of the blaze was a grassy area n
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:14
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FDA Actions Regarding Tobacco Manufacturers / Importers Affected by Recent Natural Disasters

The FDA is aware that tobacco manufacturers and importers in the affected areas are dealing with extraordinary circumstances and may need additional time to meet certain requirements. As a result, the FDA is extending the compliance deadlines for the in
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Oct 19, 2017 00:01
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Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the Skin

examined firefighters' exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in smoke from fires. PAHs can cause genetic mutations and are known carcinogens. They are one of the hazardous substances released into the air when wood, plastics, furniture, elec
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 18, 2017 15:44
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California wildfires claim iconic "Glass House" in Solano County

first built in 2003 by John Roscoe, a “tobacco packaging entrepreneur”...He later became involved in a lawsuit with R.J. Reynolds, who accused him of selling “gray market” cigarettes, and was convicted of fraud in 2011.
WGMD Newsradio 92.7 (Lewes, DE)
added Oct 18, 2017 16:13
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[California] Fairfield's infamous 'Glass House' destroyed in Atlas Fire

The house was built in 2003 on the south summit by John Roscoe, founder of the "Cigarettes Cheaper!" discount chain....he spent $19 million in legal fees going up against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company who sued the Roscoes "for selling 'gray-market' cigar
San Francisco Chronicle
added Oct 18, 2017 16:11
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[Canada] New report shows that tobacco use cost Canadians $16.2 billion in 2012

more evidence that tobacco use is a significant burden on all Canadians, costing society $16.2 billion in 2012, or $466 for every Canadian. This includes costs associated with direct health care, fire, policing, research and prevention as well as lost pro
Canada.ca (ca)
added Oct 18, 2017 14:10
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[Pennsylvania] Officials warn of fire hazards from smoking after recent tragedies

Discarded smoking materials were responsible for at least three recent fires in the region, including a September fire in Hamburg that claimed the lives of a pregnant mother and her two children. Cigarette fires, caused by careless smoking or discarding
Pottsville (PA) Republican
added Oct 14, 2017 08:25
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[California] A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires

A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car's backfire or a chainsaw's pull. Just about anything could have started any one of the wildfires now tearing through Northern California, authorities said.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 13, 2017 06:29
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[Canada] Smoking Is A Leading Cause Of Fatal Residential Fires In CK

Fire Prevention Week runs until Saturday in Chatham-Kent ...the health unit’s goal during this week-long campaign is encourage more smoke-free homes and multi-unit buildings. According to a news release, smoking is a leading cause of fatal residential fir
BlackburnNews.com (ca)
added Oct 11, 2017 20:05
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[Indiana] LETTER: Go smoke-free during Fire Prevention Week

October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week, a national event to raise awareness for fire safety. This year the Washington Housing Authority is helping reduce the number of fires in Washington by making its properties smoke-free. In addition to health benefits
Washington (IN) Times-Herald
added Oct 11, 2017 15:31
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