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[Asia, India] Hookah illegal, must be banned, say doctors

Thursday night’s blaze in Kamala Mills may have been caused by a burning hookah coal setting the curtains and tarpaulin sheet covering 1 Above afire. Even as this is being investigated, anti-tobacco activists are calling for a ban on hookahs. Dr. Pankaj
The Hindu Online (in)
added Dec 31, 2017 18:48

Vape Battery Explosion Lawsuits on the Rise

More than 120 lawsuits were filed across the United States in 2017 by plaintiffs claiming they were hurt in explosions and fires caused by e-cigarette batteries. At least 8 plaintiffs in 2017 filed lawsuits claiming electronic cigarettes exploded in thei
Courthouse News
added Dec 30, 2017 19:49

[New York] Cause of fatal NYC fire was smoking, ruled accidental

Fire officials say the Christmas Day high rise blaze in New York that killed a 76-year-old man in his apartment was accidental and was caused by smoking. Authorities say John Doktor was found unresponsive in his bedroom by emergency responders Monday mor
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 28, 2017 22:58

Be careful of lithium ion batteries, Europe warns Christmas air travellers

EASA also said that if devices cannot be carried in the cabin, such as when passengers have to put carry-on bags in the hold due to a lack of space in the cabin, airlines should remember to ask passengers to remove any spare batteries or e-cigarettes.
added Dec 21, 2017 06:18

[UK] Smokers warned of fire risks from e-cigarettes

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service has issued key tips and information on how to stay safe using e-cigarettes and chargers. This follows a large increase in the number of fires in the region - with 18 incidents in Merseyside since 2016 involving e-cigare
This is Wirral (Wirral Globe) (uk)
added Dec 18, 2017 21:00
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[Kansas] Flame retardants cloud way for firefighters

Flame retardants can be a major threat to firefighters because when they burn, carcinogens are released into the air....The big shift to flame retardants came in the late 1970s and is traced directly to the tobacco industry...the industry spent millions
Hutchinson (KS) News
added Dec 18, 2017 16:06

[UK] Vaping WARNING: E-cigarettes ‘are HARMFUL to health and smokers should STOP using them'

Dr Stuart Flint, a psychologist at Leeds Beckett University, accused health officials of being “irresponsible” for promoting vaping as a method to stop smoking... “Preliminary evidence even suggests e-cigarette use may actually have a harmful effect in r
Daily Star (uk)
added Dec 16, 2017 17:29

ARCHIVE: Electronic Cigarette Explosion Resulting in a C1 and C2 Fracture: A Case Report [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our case report is the first case of a cervical spine injury due to the explosion of an electronic cigarette. This case demonstrates that an electronic cigarette explosion can cause potentially serious penetrating neck injury. Emergency physicians should
Journal of Emergency Medicine
added Dec 15, 2017 03:04

ARCHIVE: Facial trauma caused by electronic cigarette explosion

Few reports in the medical literature describe injuries secondary to device malfunction. We present a case of electronic cigarette explosion, with a projectile fracturing the patient's right naso-orbital-ethmoid complex and anterior and posterior frontal
Ear Nose and Throat Journal
added Dec 15, 2017 03:04

Trump Pick to Head Consumer Safety Board Is Seen as Too Close to Industries

Senate will also vote on another Trump nominee for the agency, Dana Baiocco ...Blumenthal...asked her if she would recuse herself from matters involving another former client...“R.J. Reynolds...encouraging the extensive use of flame retardant chemi
New York Times
added Dec 7, 2017 22:49
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