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[UK] Switching to vaping cuts fire death risk, London Fire Brigade safety chief tells smokers

Dan Daly of the London Fire Brigade said electronic devices hold “fewer fire risks” for smokers than cigarettes. Mr Daly, assistant commissioner for fire safety, said: “Our preference is that you stop smoking altogether. But if you must smoke, vaping ho
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Mar 24, 2017 12:23

E-Cigs Given Safety Parameters / UL accepting devices for battery evaluation, testing

A major safety science organization, UL, will now accept product submittals of electronic cigarettes for construction evaluation, testing and North American certification. A testing process numbered UL 8139 will specifically evaluate the safety of the el
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Mar 24, 2017 02:47
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[UK] Two Doncaster shops prosecuted over illicit cigarettes

Two Doncaster shopkeepers have been prosecuted over illicit cigarettes. Searches by Trading Standards at two local premises have led to the pair being sentenced for breach of the Trade Marks Act & General Product Safety Regulations - leading to the seizur
Doncaster Today (uk)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:00

[UK] Daughter calls for tobacco rules - after death of mum in house fire caused by illegal cigarette

She has now started a petition in a bid to see retailers who want to sell tobacco products licensed in a similar way to alcohol legislation. “I’m just pushing it and pushing it,” said Mrs Grant. I said from day one something good needs to come from my Mu
Boston Standard (uk)
added Mar 22, 2017 00:14
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[UK] Smoking related fire deaths double, warns Brigade on No Smoking Day

Twenty-one Londoners died in fires relating to smoking last year, which is more than double the year before. The figures, released to coincide with national No Smoking Day(opens in a new window), also show that around three fires a day are linked to smok
Fire Magazine (uk)
added Mar 10, 2017 23:24

[Florida] Lawyer's pants erupt in flames as he gives closing statement blaming 'spontaneous combustion' for arson

A Miami, Florida defense attorney's pants burst into fire in the middle of the courtroom while he was defending an arson case. Defense lawyer Stephen Gutierrez, 28, was in the midst of his closing argument when the pocket fire — which he is said to ha
This is Money (uk)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:44

Battery Safety Concerns in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Public Workshop - April 2017

CTP seeks to gather information about battery safety concerns (e.g., overheating, fire, explosion, other modes of failure), risk mitigation, and design parameters related to ENDS. Additionally, information related to the communication from tobacco produc
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Mar 9, 2017 16:05

EDITORIAL: Vapor trail: The FAA wisely bans e-cigarettes on airlines

Those who like to vape will accuse the FAA of taking a hard line. But when it comes to air travel, safety is paramount.
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Mar 7, 2017 14:20

[Virginia] Discarded smoking material caused apartment fire that displaced 21 people, killed one pet

12 apartments were left uninhabitable by the blaze, which displaced 20 adults and one child, along with a number of cats and dogs. One cat died in the fire.
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Mar 6, 2017 02:26

[Kentucky] Cigarette starts fire, destroys apartment units in Charlestown

Fire Marshal determined a cigarette in a flower pot on a ground floor patio started the fire. ... Heal said between four and eight units were considered a total loss.
WAVE 3 TV (Louisville, KY)
added Mar 6, 2017 02:25
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