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Hazardous Materials: Carriage of Battery-Powered Electronic Smoking Devices in Passenger Baggage

PHMSA is issuing an interim final rule to prohibit passengers and crewmembers from carrying battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices (e.g., e-cigarettes, e-cigs, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery sy
US Department of Transportation (DOT)
added Oct 27, 2015 19:46

[Kansas] E-Cigarette explodes in smoker’s hand

He followed the instructions and put the battery into the device. He said he heard sizzling as if he was pushing the button, but wasn’t. It then exploded in his hand. “I went to listen to it. It just went bam, like a bullet,” Reser said. The device broke
WPXI (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Oct 27, 2015 13:41

Feds Ban E-Cigarettes in Checked Airline Bags, Citing Fire Threat

A new federal rule forbids airline passengers from packing electronic cigarettes or other battery-operated electronic smoking devices in their checked bags to protect against in-flight fires. The rule still allows e-cigarettes in carry-on bags, but passe
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 26, 2015 18:54

Pediatricians urge stronger regulation of tobacco, e-cigs

"Tobacco use continues to be a major health threat to children, adolescents and adults. The developing brains of children and teens are particularly vulnerable to nicotine, which is why the growing popularity of e-cigarettes among adolescents is so alarm
added Oct 26, 2015 18:34

Nicotine gum temporarily pulled off pharmacy shelves in Qatar

Several pharmacies across Doha have pulled a brand of nicotine gum off their shelves in what appears to be a nationwide recall of a specific batch. The brand, UK-based Nicotinell, has been unavailable for the past three days, according to a pharmacist at
Doha News (qa)
added Oct 24, 2015 12:10

[Michigan] Fire that killed 2 in Kentwood caused by 'careless' smoking

A fire that started inside a Wingate Apartments unit, killing two people inside, was the result of the "careless" use of smoking materials inside, authorities say.
Grand Rapids (MI) Press
added Oct 24, 2015 03:39

[UK] Vaping Burned a Hole in My Lungs?

Claim: A British man burned a hole in his lung by vaping (i.e., using e-cigarettes). UNPROVEN
added Oct 23, 2015 19:22

[UK] Vaping burned a hole in my lungs EXCLUSIVE: E-cigarette puts dad in hospital

A DAD ended up in hospital with a hole burnt through his lung after his e-cig spat hot nicotine liquid down his throat. Richard Courtney’s £100 device was meant to turn the fluid into vapour but a fault left him hooked up to a ventilator.
The Sun (uk)
added Oct 21, 2015 14:38

[UK] Girl, six, died after accidentally setting fire to her cotton dress with a lighter she found and suffering 66% burns

Giving a verdict of accidental death, Mr Rebello warned about the dangers of children coming into contact with lighters and other smoking equipment. He told the family:... 'Clearly keeping children safe from the danger of smoking equipment and lighters
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 19, 2015 16:06

[Oregon] Smoking leads to 3 deaths, 1 critical burn in last 5 days in Portland

Smoking has caused three fire deaths and one serious burn injury since just last Thursday in city limits, according to statistics from Portland Fire & Rescue. The most recent incident occurred around 5:30 p.m., Monday, when a man in his 80's caught his c
KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8
added Oct 14, 2015 17:25
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