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Electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) battery-related burns presenting to US emergency departments, 2016 [FREE FULL TEXT]

The nature and circumstances of the injuries suggest these incidents were unintentional and would potentially be prevented through battery design requirements, battery testing standards and public education related to ENDS battery safety.
Injury Epidemiology
added Mar 9, 2018 19:53
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[UK] Warning over grass fire dangers after two incidents in Bacup

A WARNING has been issued by firefighters after two large grass fires over the weekend. ..."The fire service would urge people to take extra care at this time of year with regard to cigarettes and smoking materials. "There is an abundance of dead, dry gr
Lancashire Evening Telegraph (uk)
added May 22, 2018 15:16
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[UK] How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?

In the UK, e-cigarettes have caused burns and fires, yet these cases are rare. Experts say the man who died was using a particular kind of vape pen, known as a mechanical mod, which is not that common in the UK.
BBC Online
added May 21, 2018 14:55
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No Smoke But Alarms Are Ringing: Insurance For E-Cigarettes ($$)

Currently, litigation over e-cigarettes has been limited to claims arising out of malfunctioning devices that injure users or damage property.[3] These claims typically do not involve complicated issues involving liability insurance coverage.[4] In contr
Law360
added May 16, 2018 20:38
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[North Carolina] Court: City doesn’t owe worker hurt while smoking on break

A three-judge panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals said Larry Brooks’ fall in 2015... “He chose to purchase an e-cigarette, return to the truck, smoke the cigarette, and ultimately step outside of the truck to get fresh air,” the ruling says. “No
AP - Associated Press
added May 16, 2018 19:57
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Exploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death, autopsy says

The cause of death was listed as “projectile wound of head” — the pen exploded into pieces, at least two of which were sent into his head, the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner said — and he suffered burns on about 80 percent of his body. The “mod”-type p
Washington Post
added May 16, 2018 18:50
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[North Carolina] LARRY BROOKS, Employee, Plaintiff v. CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM (PDF)

went into the gas station to purchase cigarettes. When he returned to the truck, he inhaled an e-cigarette, began coughing, stepped out of his truck, passed out, and fell on the cement curb. While admittedly Brooks would not have been at the gas station b
North Carolina Courts System
added May 16, 2018 19:57
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[Louisiana] Fire at Burbank Drive Popeyes started with 'smoking materials' disposed in landscaping

A fire that burned through the wall of a popular Baton Rouge Popeyes restaurant Friday evening started outside and burned through a wall, according to a release. The fire, which was first reported at 9:55 p.m. and under control by 10:26 p.m., occurred
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added May 12, 2018 22:18
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[Indiana] Health expert says e-cig liquid still a danger to young children

A local health expert has a warning about the dangers of nicotine poisoning in kids. He said they have gotten calls into the Indiana Poison Center ever since e-cigarettes hit the market years ago. The problem is that sometimes e-cigarettes have packagi
WISH-TV Channel 8 (Indianapolis, IN)
added May 7, 2018 17:07
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[Florida] VIDEO: Officials: Man dies after vape pen explodes at St. Pete home

Investigators believe a 38-year-old St. Pete man died after a vape pen he was smoking exploded. The St. Pete Fire Rescue was called to the fire on 19th Avenue near 3rd Street around 9:45 a.m. Saturday and found the body of Tallmadge D'Elia. Lt. Steven
WFLA TV (Tampa, FL)
added May 7, 2018 18:39
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