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ARCHIVE: China’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety

Ninety percent of the world’s e-cigarettes are made in China. Experts warn, however, that poorly manufactured devices can vaporize heavy metals and carcinogens alongside the nicotine. By Jonah M. Kessel on Publish Date December 13, 2014. Photo by Sim Chi
New York Times
added Jul 20, 2017 22:15
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No home, no work, no family: the difficulties of rehabilitation for Russia’s ex-prisoners

We had a case where a shelter in the Perm region burned down. A number of residents died in the blaze; others were badly burnt. ...the reason for the fire became clear: the inmates had started smoking en masse in their rooms.
openDemocracy.net (uk)
added Jul 20, 2017 18:23
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Where There’s Vapor: Electronic Cigarettes and Their Risks

In sum, e-cigarettes may not be as harmless as they appear. They can cause latent bodily injury and harm through chemical exposures. They can also cause immediate property damage and bodily injury through overheating, explosions, and fires. As e-cigarett
Claims Journal
added Jul 19, 2017 14:49
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL Long-ago blast demonstrates the necessity of regulations

It happened July 17, 1891, when a load of nitroglycerin and dynamite being hauled on a wagon on East Maiden Street blew up. ... Think about it. Nitroglycerin. Dynamite. Hay. And a cigar. What could have possibly gone wrong? One hesitates to say “never,
Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter
added Jul 18, 2017 22:51
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[Belarus] Spark too soon! Terrifying moment rail passenger's handbag suddenly bursts into flames as her e-cigarette explodes like a FIREWORK

The spectacular incident was caught on CCTV cameras in an underground Metro station in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus. The woman, wearing black pants and a long grey cardigan, was approaching a ticket barrier, carrying the bag over her shoulder, whe
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 17, 2017 17:20
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[Virginia] Three-alarm fire closes Tobacco Company indefinitely, one person hospitalized

The restaurant in the 1200 block of East Cary Street will be closed indefinitely for repairs, leaving its hundreds of employees jobless... Fire officials have not determined the cause as they were still assessing the status of the building, but Jones sa
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Jul 9, 2017 15:51
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[Korea - North] Who's going to tell him he can't? Kim Jong-Un SMOKES a cigarette right beside North Korea's experimental ICBM that is filled with highly-flammable liquid rocket fuel

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 8, 2017 19:58
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[New York] Brooklyn man’s finger gets blown off after cigar flame ignites fireworks in his hand

A gust of wind blew the cigar’s flame onto the fireworks, setting them off in the victim’s hand.
New York Daily News
added Jul 8, 2017 15:24
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Smoking on balconies can also pose fire risk

I hope the authorities will seriously look at cigarette litter and smoking on balconies. Residents in both public and private housing who smoke should be given guidelines, if it is going to be allowed to continue. Last year, a lighted cigarette thrown
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 8, 2017 01:20
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Effectiveness of fire-safe cigarette laws still unclear

Laws requiring cigarettes to be made with a fire-retarding design may have reduced deaths from cigarette-related fires in the U.S. but the evidence is weak and inconsistent, researchers say. The study found no evidence that so-called fire-safe cigarettes
Reuters
added Jul 7, 2017 14:53
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