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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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[Michigan] Careless smoking caused Walker apartment fire that displaced more than 18

Munn said a woman had been smoking on the balcony of her third-floor apartment unit at The Orchards at Four Mile when she pinched off the end of her cigarette to put it out. Smoldering ash from the tip fell between the balcony and shingles, and was fanne
Grand Rapids (MI) Press
added Jul 7, 2017 03:13
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[New York] Cigar, mattress ignite blaze in Poughkeepsie

A family on Fitchett Street was displaced from their home Wednesday night and one man was sent to the hospital after a blaze that began with a cigar and a mattress. City of Poughkeepsie Fire Chief Mark Johnson said firefighters were dispatched to the st
Poughkeepsie (NY) Journal
added Jul 7, 2017 03:12
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] Video appears to show Kim Jong Un casually smoking next to an untested liquid-fueled missile

a short video clip laid bare another shocking reality: North Korean missile forces allowed Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of the country, to smoke a cigarette feet from the base of an untested, liquid-fueled rocket engine.
Business Insider
added Jul 7, 2017 01:52
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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 6, 2017 16:22
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Are fire safe cigarettes actually fire safe? Evidence from changes in US state laws [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions Given the mixed state of our results, we conclude that previous claims regarding the effects of fire safe cigarette laws may be premature.
Injury Prevention
added Jul 6, 2017 16:22
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[UK-Scotland] Cigarette blamed for Selkirk golf course fire

A WARNING has been issued to smoking golfers in Selkirk after a major fire was narrowly averted. Chairman of the town's community council, Alistair Pattullo, came to the rescue after discovering an area of heather and scrub alight last month. Flames ha
Border Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 6, 2017 16:16
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[UK] Vaping 101: Can you vape around your pets?

E-juices should clearly state that such products are to be kept away from children and pets. This is due to the fact that most products contain nicotine, which can be incredibly dangerous if consumed. While it’s common sense to keep your kids and pets
Metro Café (uk)
added Jul 4, 2017 00:31
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[Illinois] E-cigarette battery explosion hurts man, his marriage: lawsuit

A married Plainfield couple is suing two Joliet vape shops, alleging batteries purchased there for an e-cigarette exploded and caught fire in the husband's pants pockets, leaving him with second and third-degree burns and hurting their love life.
Chicago Tribune
added Jun 29, 2017 05:30
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[UK] Illegal Jin Ling cigarettes linked to pensioner's death seized in raids

Trading Standards officers in Grimsby have seized the first red packs of Jin Ling cigarettes found in the UK, a Russian brand linked to the death of a pensioner
Grimsby Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 29, 2017 02:40
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