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[UK] 5 Fires That Shaped Modern London

A fire that started on a wooden escalator in the King’s Cross London Underground station killed 31 people and injured many. Many commuters at the time had ignored a smoking ban in place in the subway system since 1984, and an inquest found that the fire w
New York Times
added Jun 14, 2017 17:39

Meta-analysis of Cigarette Smoking and Musculoskeletal Injuries in Military Training.

Smoking is a moderate risk factor for musculoskeletal injury, and may account for a meaningful proportion of injuries among men and women due to the high prevalence of smoking and injury in this population. Although enlistees are not allowed to smoke duri
added Jun 28, 2017 15:27
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[Massachusetts] Smoking blamed in Lawrence blaze that left 64 homeless

A six-alarm fire in Lawrence that destroyed one home and damaged four more Sunday was caused by a careless disposal of smoking material, the state fire marshal said. The massive blaze displaced 64 people in and around 131-133 Bennington St.
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jun 13, 2017 08:21
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[UK] Warning after cigarette causes fire in Blackburn home

An elderly man had emptied an ashtray into a bag of waste paper before falling asleep not knowing that a cigarette in the tray was still lit, firefighters said. Two crews were sent to the incident in Bridgewater Court in Bath Street, Blackburn at around
Lancashire Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 12, 2017 14:18
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[UK] E-cigarette fire sparks more safety concerns

The device caused melting to the carpet and burns and ash up the wall surrounding the mains socket which it had been plugged into. Leanne from Bryn said: “It was on charge on the landing. I heard a big bang, and my other half jumped out of bed. “It was
Wigan Observer (uk)
added Jun 9, 2017 12:08

[Australia and Oceania, New Zealand] Australia: Smoke without fire: international tobacco retailers claims held to be misleading and dece

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) alleged that the representations had the ability to mislead consumers about the health effects of non-nicotine e-cigarettes. More specifically, the ACCC argued that, by making the representations,
added Jun 8, 2017 18:04

[Canada] Carelessly discarded cigarettes causing 'alarming' number of balcony fires

Careless disposal of cigarette butts by smokers in Toronto high rise buildings is causing an "alarming" number of balcony fires this year, says a top fire official. Toronto Deputy Fire Chief Jim Jessop said crews have responded to 27 fires in Toronto so
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:21

[Washington] Insurance Co. Wants Out Of Exploding E-Cig Coverage Suit ($$)

Atlantic Casualty Insurance Co. on Friday asked a Washington federal court to let it off the hook in defending a Spokane vape shop in a suit alleging one of its e-cigarettes exploded in a woman’s mouth... a gruesome injury after an e-cig she purchased at
added Jun 5, 2017 20:49

Canada must act fast on branding of vape products, cancer group says

child treated in hospital after drinking sweet-smelling e-cigarette fluid called Unicorn Milk...The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the federal government to move quickly on tougher regulations surrounding the labelling of vaping products. The push
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 1, 2017 18:42

Tips to Help Avoid "Vape" Battery Explosions

Until all vapes and vape batteries conform to strong and consistent safety standards, your best protection against vape battery explosions may be knowing as much as possible about your device and how to properly handle and charge its batteries.
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Jun 24, 2017 18:23
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