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[Florida] VIDEO: Fire safety consultant suspects Belleza condo fire may have been caused by someone smoking a cigarette on balcony

“It all suggests there was smoking on the balcony where they had cushioned furniture, and it most likely, in my opinion, led to the cause of the fire,”...residents said they were told they will no longer be allowed back inside. “It’s going to be a long
WJAX-TV CBS 47 / WFOX-TV 30 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Jul 25, 2015 17:57
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[Massachusetts] Man killed in house fire blamed on smoking

The officials said the fire started on the living room couch. They believe the man was the only occupant of the house on Family Lane....Coan said the man is the 27th person to die in a fire in the state this year. (AP)
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 25, 2015 17:48

[Texas] Flash fire ignites after worker lights cigarette at construction site

Three workers were injured Wednesday morning when a flash fire sparked when one of them lit a cigarette... the construction workers were in an area heavy with gasoline fumes when one decided to smoke a cigarette.
KPRC-TV (Houston, TX)
added Jul 25, 2015 17:43

THORNLEY: Should liquid nicotine have warning labels and child resistant packaging?

Based on the data collected by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, it seems that FDA regulations that support child-proof packaging, and more standardized labeling would be extremely helpful in preventing further exposures.
Philly blogs
added Jul 25, 2015 15:31
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Mystery beach blast in Rhode Island blamed on hydrogen gas

It takes a very small amount of energy to ignite hydrogen, and even static electricity from hair can do it, Spivack said. The woman who was injured had been smoking at the beach earlier in the day, but officials don't know if she was smoking right before
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 24, 2015 20:16

Tobacco-Free Kids Statement on Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015

This legislation would give the CPSC the authority to require the use of child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine containers sold to consumers, a requirement that would take effect 180 days after enactment. The CPSC currently requires such packaging
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 24, 2015 11:30
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[UK] VIDEO: Man tries to stop friend smoking by putting party poppers in his cigarettes

The man isn't hurt but is predictably unimpressed, and storms out of the van. It remains to be seen whether the prank has done its work and encouraged him to quit. While the poster of the video's commitment to public health is admirable, it's not a good
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 24, 2015 10:47

[Massachusetts] Mass. tobacco farmer sued for discrimination, harrassment

Jesus deJesus, Alex Hernandez, and Raul Rivera claimed they worked at a tobacco farm owned by Thomas McLaughlin through a federal guest worker program in for five months in 2013. In a federal lawsuit filed last week, the three workers said they were subj
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 22, 2015 00:51

[UK] 'Exploding' E-Cigarette Chargers Spark Alert

Fire chiefs say incidents occur because some electronic cigarettes smokers are not using compatible chargers, causing overheating.
Sky News (uk)
added Jul 17, 2015 19:55

[UK] Driver crashes...after ‘throwing cigarette out of the window’

told by a police officer at the scene that it was thought the driver had tried to throw the cigarette out of her window, but it had blown back into the car. As she fumbled around for the lit cigarette she collided with the vehicle.
Mansfield Chad (uk)
added Jul 13, 2015 10:07
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