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[California] VIDEO: Lawsuits Filed Against Stores Selling E-Cigarettes

lawsuits against three different stores selling "e-cigarettes" allege that an e-cigarette battery overcharged and then blow up...they would go after the manufacturers of the devices, but most of them are in China and shielded from civil litigation.
NBC Los Angeles
added Nov 20, 2015 15:45
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[Washington] EDITORIAL: Smoking ban makes sense in public housing

THA offers smoking cessation resources (including classes and patches); HUD would be wise to do the same if its ban is implemented....There are too many good reasons to ban smoking. HUD’s proposal should move forward.
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added Nov 18, 2015 01:45
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[UK] Smoking to blame for 60 house fires a year in South Yorkshire

Smoking is the main cause of accidental house fires in South Yorkshire, new figures reveal. In the first six months of the year firefighters dealt with 30 house fires cause by smoking. There have been 380 since 2009.
The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 18, 2015 00:10
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[Wyoming] Motel fire that killed Casper man may have caused by smoking

A fire on Friday at the Topper Motel in Casper that killed a 56-year-old man may have been caused by a lit cigarette.
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Nov 17, 2015 17:22
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Romania To Toughen Laws Against Smoking

Parliament is set to debate much tougher anti-smoking laws in the wake of the nightclub fire in Bucharest... aiming to totally forbid smoking in public spaces. "The time has come to ban smoking in all public places, at work, in parks, on beaches, in pla
Balkan Insight.com (ba)
added Nov 17, 2015 17:17
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[Maine] Landlord in deadly Portland apartment fire back in court this week

The owner of an apartment house in Portland where six tenants died in the deadliest Maine blaze in 40 years is returning to court this week.... Investigators say the fire started on the porch because of improperly disposed-of smoking materials. A lawsuit
Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal
added Nov 16, 2015 22:53
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[UK] Smoking still a main cause of accidental fires

firefighters are appealing to smokers to take extra care and follow some basic tips. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) said smoking related fires had remained at a similar level for the past six years.
Rotherham Advertiser (uk)
added Nov 16, 2015 21:54
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Teens and parents agree: Place restrictions on e-cigarettes

Fourteen percent of parents report currently using or previously trying e-cigarettes, compared to 9% of teens. About 40% of teens say they know other teens that have used e-cigarettes. Over half of parents (54%) and teens (62%) think it is easy for peopl
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health
added Nov 16, 2015 20:18
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Tobacco war on home front

Smokers are a minority in public housing, as in the rest of the society. The negative health consequences of tobacco smoke are not confined by common apartment walls. HUD’s proposed policy is an important step to diminish the public health scourge of sm
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Nov 16, 2015 01:26
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: Tobacco smoking should be banned in all public housing

If smoking is banned in all public housing, fewer children would be subjected to second-hand smoke. More adult smokers would be inclined to quit their deadly and expensive habit because it's less convenient. Fewer carpets would be burned - and fewer build
Beaumont (TX) Enterprise
added Nov 16, 2015 01:25
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