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Virginia woman badly burned by vaping device, airlifted to hospital, police say

“It was like a big smoke bomb went off and then just 'boom.' It shattered and fire everywhere,” said Dennis Whitaker, the boyfriend of 34-year-old Heather Boyd. He says she had just purchased new batteries for the device. “She’s screaming, ‘I’m burning
WTTG Fox 5 (Washington, DC)
added Sep 17, 2018 16:40
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Electronic cigarette explosion and burn injuries, US Emergency Departments 2015–2017

There are more e-cigarette explosion and burn injuries in the USA than estimated in the past reports. Improved surveillance of e-cigarette injuries and regulation of e-cigarette devices is urgently needed. NEISS could be a valuable resource for e-cigaret
Tobacco Control
added Sep 17, 2018 11:42
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[California] Appeals court upholds dismissal of case against resort after Poinsettia fire

the insurance company asserted that Omni had caused the damage “by allowing smoking on its golf course...there had been two smokers — one who smoked cigarettes, the other smoked cigars — in a golf foursome that morning, there was no evidence that either h
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Sep 12, 2018 19:28
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[North Carolina] U.S. farmers scramble to harvest crops as hurricane looms

North Carolina’s corn crop was 43 percent harvested as of Sunday, while the type of tobacco most commonly grown in the state was 67 percent harvested, according to USDA data.
Reuters
added Sep 12, 2018 17:06
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As hurricane nears, U.S. farmers rush to clear crops but animals stay in storm's path

Tall corn and tobacco crops are most vulnerable to wind damage and difficult to harvest if knocked down...the type of tobacco most commonly grown in the state was 67 percent harvested, according to USDA data.
Reuters
added Sep 11, 2018 21:59
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[North Carolina] Hurricane Florence Heads for Tobacco Country

Tobacco crops in North Carolina, the top U.S. producer, are right in the projected path for Hurricane Florence, which threatens to cause plants to rot, whether they’re still in the fields or have already been harvested. Florence’s Category 4 winds are a
Bloomberg News
added Sep 11, 2018 21:24
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[California] E-cigarette industry under fire after one explodes in man's pants

Incidents like that are becoming more common. E-cigarettes are battery operated nicotine inhalers, and attorney Greg Bentley says he's currently representing hundreds of clients who claim they have been injured. Bentley say "people who are vaping need to
KGO-TV ABC7
added Sep 6, 2018 13:52
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[Arizona] Vape device explodes, severely burns Scottsdale man's leg

More and more cases of e-cigarettes exploding without warning. The latest, a Phoenix-area man is severely burned when the vape device in his pocket blows up.
KPNX-TV 12 (Phoenix, AZ)
added Sep 2, 2018 13:13
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California wildfires fuel a new push to ban smoking at state parks and beaches

environmentalists have advanced new legislation to prevent lighting up in certain public places. The proposals, approved Thursday by the Senate, now go to Gov. Jerry Brown, who vetoed three previous bills on the issue. Supporters feel this year’s devas
Los Angeles Times
added Aug 31, 2018 01:41
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[California] VIDEO: Video Shows Moment E-Cigarette Explodes Inside Man's Pocket

A man shopping for a television in Anaheim is burned when an e-cigarette explodes inside his pocket. The entire encounter is caught on surveillance video, and the manager of the store tells NBC4 the story. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018)
NBCNew York.com
added Aug 29, 2018 22:16
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