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[Pennsylvania] Officials warn of fire hazards from smoking after recent tragedies

Discarded smoking materials were responsible for at least three recent fires in the region, including a September fire in Hamburg that claimed the lives of a pregnant mother and her two children. Cigarette fires, caused by careless smoking or discarding
Pottsville (PA) Republican
added Oct 14, 2017 08:25
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[California] A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires

A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car's backfire or a chainsaw's pull. Just about anything could have started any one of the wildfires now tearing through Northern California, authorities said.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 13, 2017 06:29
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[Canada] Smoking Is A Leading Cause Of Fatal Residential Fires In CK

Fire Prevention Week runs until Saturday in Chatham-Kent ...the health unit’s goal during this week-long campaign is encourage more smoke-free homes and multi-unit buildings. According to a news release, smoking is a leading cause of fatal residential fir
BlackburnNews.com (ca)
added Oct 11, 2017 20:05
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[Indiana] LETTER: Go smoke-free during Fire Prevention Week

October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week, a national event to raise awareness for fire safety. This year the Washington Housing Authority is helping reduce the number of fires in Washington by making its properties smoke-free. In addition to health benefits
Washington (IN) Times-Herald
added Oct 11, 2017 15:31
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House fire kills five in Russia

“On the eve of the tragedy, one of the brothers received a pension for the first time and decided to celebrate this with his friends. Most likely, they fell asleep after drinking, and discarded cigarettes caused the fire. At the same time, seven people p
Azeri-Press Agency (APA) (az)
added Oct 9, 2017 21:04
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[UK] The most common causes of house fires have been revealed - do you need to take action?

Smoking is among the most likely things to cause a fire, according to Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service... Smokers are advised to take particular care when tired or in bed, to avoid falling asleep while a cigarette is still burning and setting furni
Newcastle Evening Chronicle/Chronicle Live (uk)
added Oct 9, 2017 15:17
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[Canada] LETTER: Probing cigarette toxins

In 2008, I measured these toxic metals in the urine of random individuals. Of the cigarette smokers, 75 per cent had elevated levels of these metals. These toxic metals are also in second-hand smoke and third-hand smoke...What is needed is a large study
Halifax (NS) Chronicle Herald (ca)
added Oct 7, 2017 15:18
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JT completes pre-purchase radioactive material testing of this year's Japanese domestic leaf tobacco

has been conducting pre-purchase and a number of other tests at each stage of its production process for radioactive materials in Japanese domestic leaf tobacco, using a standard value, since the accident at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in 20
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:57
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14 Things Flight Attendants Know About Flying-and You Probably Don’t

while the lithium ion batteries in e-cigarettes have shown a propensity to ignite if they are damaged, battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices are permitted on planes as long as they’re not checked or being used. Your exploding Galaxy Note 7,
True Viral News (TVN)
added Oct 6, 2017 01:43
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[UK] Brigade ‘butts’ into vaping campaign

The Brigade welcomes Public Health England’s support for e-cigarettes as a key way to help smokers quit tobacco smoking to help reduce the number of smoking related fire deaths. According to our latest figures, smoking is the cause of over half of fir
London Fire Brigade--London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) (uk)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:09
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