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[North Carolina] Florence: Wading the miles in Fayetteville for love and cigarettes

Patrick Wolvin waded out in search of cigarettes. "My wife's sitting on the porch with a shotgun right now," he said. "Have you ever seen a woman who smokes when she's out of cigarettes?" Compared to that, Hurricane Florence and its aftermath never sto
Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times
added Sep 19, 2018 20:04
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[North Carolina] The Latest: Court ordered transfer of patients who drowned

it looks like damage to tobacco fields and barns could be the most costly. The Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina estimates 100 million to 125 million pounds (45 to 57 million kilograms) of tobacco leaf could be damaged by flooding, winds and
Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
added Sep 19, 2018 19:55
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[North Carolina] Florence Floods Crop Fields, Washing Away Tobacco and Cotton

Some of the counties harder hit by Florence are located on the southern end of North Carolina’s largest tobacco growing region, said Matthew Vann, assistant professor and tobacco extension specialist at North Carolina State University. Other large tobacc
Bloomberg News
added Sep 18, 2018 03:48
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Electronic cigarette explosion and burn injuries, US Emergency Departments 2015–2017

There are more e-cigarette explosion and burn injuries in the USA than estimated in the past reports. Improved surveillance of e-cigarette injuries and regulation of e-cigarette devices is urgently needed. NEISS could be a valuable resource for e-cigarett
Tobacco Control
added Oct 3, 2018 18:50
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Virginia woman badly burned by vaping device, airlifted to hospital, police say

“It was like a big smoke bomb went off and then just 'boom.' It shattered and fire everywhere,” said Dennis Whitaker, the boyfriend of 34-year-old Heather Boyd. He says she had just purchased new batteries for the device. “She’s screaming, ‘I’m burning
WTTG Fox 5 (Washington, DC)
added Sep 17, 2018 16:40
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Electronic cigarette explosion and burn injuries, US Emergency Departments 2015–2017

There are more e-cigarette explosion and burn injuries in the USA than estimated in the past reports. Improved surveillance of e-cigarette injuries and regulation of e-cigarette devices is urgently needed. NEISS could be a valuable resource for e-cigaret
Tobacco Control
added Sep 17, 2018 11:42
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[California] Appeals court upholds dismissal of case against resort after Poinsettia fire

the insurance company asserted that Omni had caused the damage “by allowing smoking on its golf course...there had been two smokers — one who smoked cigarettes, the other smoked cigars — in a golf foursome that morning, there was no evidence that either h
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Sep 12, 2018 19:28
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[North Carolina] U.S. farmers scramble to harvest crops as hurricane looms

North Carolina’s corn crop was 43 percent harvested as of Sunday, while the type of tobacco most commonly grown in the state was 67 percent harvested, according to USDA data.
Reuters
added Sep 12, 2018 17:06
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As hurricane nears, U.S. farmers rush to clear crops but animals stay in storm's path

Tall corn and tobacco crops are most vulnerable to wind damage and difficult to harvest if knocked down...the type of tobacco most commonly grown in the state was 67 percent harvested, according to USDA data.
Reuters
added Sep 11, 2018 21:59
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[North Carolina] Hurricane Florence Heads for Tobacco Country

Tobacco crops in North Carolina, the top U.S. producer, are right in the projected path for Hurricane Florence, which threatens to cause plants to rot, whether they’re still in the fields or have already been harvested. Florence’s Category 4 winds are a
Bloomberg News
added Sep 11, 2018 21:24
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