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The Link Between E-Cigarette Design And Explosions

A 2017 U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) report has linked e-cigarette product construction to the severity of injuries suffered in explosion incidents. ... The results show that the dual-cylindrical construction of the e-cigarette product and batteries is
Law360
added Jan 4, 2018 12:33
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Open Access Battery Safety Information and Warnings on E-cigarette Packages and Online

Consumers must actively seek information about battery safety online to access it. Regulators should consider opportunities, such as health messaging campaigns, to educate the public and prevent harms resulting from battery failure.
Tobacco Regulatory Science
added Jan 11, 2018 18:36
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[UK] Cigarette fire caused £10k of damage to Bishop Auckland FC's ground

A FOOTBALL club which had thousands of pounds of damage caused to its ground after a discarded cigarette caused a fire has used the incident to improve safety measures at the stadium.
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Jan 3, 2018 13:23
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[Asia, India] Hookah illegal, must be banned, say doctors

Thursday night’s blaze in Kamala Mills may have been caused by a burning hookah coal setting the curtains and tarpaulin sheet covering 1 Above afire. Even as this is being investigated, anti-tobacco activists are calling for a ban on hookahs. Dr. Pankaj
The Hindu Online (in)
added Dec 31, 2017 18:48
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Vape Battery Explosion Lawsuits on the Rise

More than 120 lawsuits were filed across the United States in 2017 by plaintiffs claiming they were hurt in explosions and fires caused by e-cigarette batteries. At least 8 plaintiffs in 2017 filed lawsuits claiming electronic cigarettes exploded in thei
Courthouse News
added Dec 30, 2017 19:49
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[New York] Cause of fatal NYC fire was smoking, ruled accidental

Fire officials say the Christmas Day high rise blaze in New York that killed a 76-year-old man in his apartment was accidental and was caused by smoking. Authorities say John Doktor was found unresponsive in his bedroom by emergency responders Monday mor
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 28, 2017 22:58
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Be careful of lithium ion batteries, Europe warns Christmas air travellers

EASA also said that if devices cannot be carried in the cabin, such as when passengers have to put carry-on bags in the hold due to a lack of space in the cabin, airlines should remember to ask passengers to remove any spare batteries or e-cigarettes.
Reuters
added Dec 21, 2017 06:18
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[Kansas] Flame retardants cloud way for firefighters

Flame retardants can be a major threat to firefighters because when they burn, carcinogens are released into the air....The big shift to flame retardants came in the late 1970s and is traced directly to the tobacco industry...the industry spent millions
Hutchinson (KS) News
added Dec 18, 2017 16:06
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[UK] Smokers warned of fire risks from e-cigarettes

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service has issued key tips and information on how to stay safe using e-cigarettes and chargers. This follows a large increase in the number of fires in the region - with 18 incidents in Merseyside since 2016 involving e-cigare
This is Wirral (Wirral Globe) (uk)
added Dec 18, 2017 21:00
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[UK] Vaping WARNING: E-cigarettes ‘are HARMFUL to health and smokers should STOP using them'

Dr Stuart Flint, a psychologist at Leeds Beckett University, accused health officials of being “irresponsible” for promoting vaping as a method to stop smoking... “Preliminary evidence even suggests e-cigarette use may actually have a harmful effect in r
Daily Star (uk)
added Dec 16, 2017 17:29
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