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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

[Asia-pacific] Man injured after e-cigarette explodes in face in Malaysian town

A man in Gopeng, Malaysia reportedly needed six stitches on his lips after an e-cigarette or vape exploded when he was using it. Salleh Awang Hat, 33, was traumatized by the incident on Nov 5 and has since quit vaping.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Nov 12, 2015 12:23

[Australia] Use drones to enforce smoke ban: Lacross tower firm LU Simon

The builder of Melbourne’s ill-fated Lacrosse tower has proposed using drones to spy on cigarette-smoking residents and has rejected council demands that highly flammable cladding be replaced. A confidential fire engineer’s report commissioned by builde
The Australian (au)
added Nov 11, 2015 21:27

[Maryland] Fire Officials Warn Against Altering E-Cigarettes After Explosions

Federal investigators documented at least 25 incidents of fires or explosions triggered by misused or malfunctioning electronic cigarettes. The U.S. Fire Administration, which issued a report detailing some of those incidents, specifies many of the fires
added Nov 12, 2015 12:26

[Australia] Builders of an Melbourne apartment block which went up in flames after a cigarette was stubbed out on the building now want to use DRONES to enforce a smoking ban

This was the building's response to a report by Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade which found a cigarette sparked the blaze by igniting flammable building material used on balconies. Melbourne City Council's response to the fire report was to order t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 12, 2015 12:14

Could Your E-Cigarette Explode in Your Face?

she heard what sounded like gunfire and saw flames. “That’s when I looked back and I found my husband bent over here in the garage and gasping for air and he couldn’t even speak to me,” she says. In addition to burns on his mouth, throat, and hand, Josh a
Yahoo! Health
added Nov 11, 2015 21:11

[UK-Northern Ireland] Man fined for smoking on aircraft

A man caught smoking on a plane caused concerns for flight staff after he told them he had extinguished his cigarette in a toilet containing flammable chemicals, a court has heard. Adam Sikorski... Prosecution said that there was a chemical solution in
Ballymena Times (uk)
added Nov 11, 2015 20:34

[Nebraska] High Rise Fire Illustrates Shift to Smoke Free Housing

The Hall County Housing Authority had begun taking steps to go smoke free, before a deadly fire. Executive Director Rick Ruzicka said, "We've been moving towards a smoke free policy throughout our complex. This building and Golden Towers are the last o - NTV ABC (Kearney, NE)
added Nov 11, 2015 00:17

[UK-Scotland] Alarm after toddler drinks ‘vaping’ liquid ($$)

Doctors are warning parents about the dangers of children getting access to liquid refills for e-cigarettes after a toddler was admitted to hospital. The use of e-cigarettes in Scotland has trebled since 2010 but medical professionals and charities fear
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 9, 2015 16:12

The Titanic is sinking...make mine a double! Funny and fascinating stories you never heard from the world's most famous events

FASCINATING FOOTNOTES FROM HISTORY by Giles Milton...the Hindenburg disaster...Milton does quote the smoking rules on board: 'Smoking is confined to the smoking salon, where all the accessories for the smoker are at hand.' And then adds that the ship was
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 7, 2015 02:07
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