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[Australia] Smoking and accidents

This section covers two sorts of accidents: accidents caused by the distraction of smoking while engaged in driving or other activities, and burns caused by cigarettes or sustained in fires caused by discarded cigarettes. For further information about me
Tobacco in Australia (Cancer Council Victoria) (au)
added Apr 18, 2017 15:11
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[Texas] Man files suit in Travis saying e-cigarette exploded in his pocket

The lawsuit alleges that the battery was defectively designed and manufactured, and that it lacked warnings to alert users to potential dangers. “Mr. Bonestele suffered an injury that he could never have imagined in civilian life,” his attorney, Randy S
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Apr 18, 2017 14:24
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[Texas] Man files lawsuit in Travis court over burns from e-cigarette battery

Bonestele is seeking more than $1 million, according to the lawsuit, which names LG, Inc. as one of three defendants along with Great Vapes, LLC., and Lightfire Group, LLC. The lawsuit says Bonestele bought the battery from Great Vapes, an e-cigarette re
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Apr 18, 2017 14:24
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[UK] Smoking fire safety takes centre stage

This April, firefighters are focusing on raising awareness of the dangers of smoking at home, urging anyone who smokes to take extra care to avoid a potential fire. Fires started by smoking materials, such as cigarettes, lighters and e-cigarettes, are s
West Sussex County Council
added Apr 18, 2017 13:42
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[Canada] Fire hazards, secondhand smoke main concerns for Nova Scotia landlords under marijuana legalization

Russell said that after legalization, recreational marijuana users should take some precautions to minimize the effect on other people. “If they're going to smoke, they can ensure that something is put under their doors to prevent it from going into the
Metro (ca)
added Apr 17, 2017 22:21
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[UK] British prisoners smoking improvised roll-ups spark fire concerns

Guidance has been issued to the governors of UK prisons as inmates find imaginative alternatives to cigarettes in their newly smoke-free environments. According to reports on Monday, as well as fashioning improvised cigarettes, in some cases inmates caus
IBTimes (uk)
added Apr 17, 2017 19:16
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[Michigan] Former Navy SEAL sues after e-cigarette explosion tore hole in thigh

The lawsuit claims LG Chem America, Inc. defectively designed and manufactured the e-cigarette battery, which the lawsuit alleges did not have warnings alerting users to its potential danger. The e-cigarette was distributed by Lightfire Group, LLC. and s
WZZM 13 Box Z (Grand Rapids, MI)
added Apr 17, 2017 18:15
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[Florida, Nevada] Naples man injured by possible e-cig explosion

Hildreth is a Las Vegas burn unit, barely able to move. He should be home in Florida with his kids. Over the weekend his life changed in an instant. "To turn around and see that happening is your worst nightmare... There's nothing that can prepare yours
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Apr 17, 2017 17:33
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[Arizona] EXPERT: Mishandling electronic cigarettes makes them more prone to explosions

a spokesperson for Butt Out, a store that sells vaporizer products in Tempe, said explosions are typically due to “user error.” Manager Eli Kaczka e-cigarette batteries can catch fire if they’re mishandled. He explained that the shop warns all of its cus
KNXV-TV ABC 15 (Phoenix, AZ)
added Apr 17, 2017 14:19
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[Virginia] Police: Driver crashes car after E-cigarette explodes in her lap

A driver's exploding e-cigarette caused a crash in Tempe Tuesday, according to Tempe police. A police spokesperson said a woman was leaving a driveway onto Southern Avenue near Dorsey Lane when her e-cigarette exploded in her lap, catching fire.
WVEC-TV 13 (Norfolk, VA)
added Apr 16, 2017 20:06
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