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Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions in the United States 2009 - 2016 (PDF)

it is clear that these batteries are not a safe source of energy for these devices. ..Between January 2009 and December 31, 2016, 195 separate incidents of explosion and fire involving an electronic cigarette were reported by the U.S. media. These inc
United States Fire Administration (USFA)
added Aug 12, 2018 04:27

Worst types of litter: Plastic straws not even in the top 5

tobacco trash is among the most frequently littered items in America, according to Keep America Beautiful...Ocean Conservancy collected more than 2.4 million cigarette butts with plastic filters along the world’s beaches and waterways... Most cigarette f
USA Today
added Aug 11, 2018 15:23
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[Australia] Millennials are worse drivers than baby boomers, with young drivers more likely to use their phones, smoke and even have SEX while driving

bad habits include wearing thongs, texting while driving, facebooking, smoking, sleeping and even driving on the wrong side of the road
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 10, 2018 16:53

[UK] London Fire Brigade smoking safety warning after Eltham fire

Twenty five firefighters found a balcony blaze yesterday in Sherard Road that they now think was started by a discarded cigarette. A balcony on the fifth floor was destroyed by the fire and a small part of a six roomed flat was also damaged but there we
This is Local London (uk)
added Aug 10, 2018 14:48

[UK] The fire broke out at a flat in Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "Cigarettes are a leading cause of house fires but so many people fail to ensure they are stubbed out properly. "Never leave cigarettes unattended and always ensure ashtrays are carefully emptied with all the d
Guardian-series / Guardian Newspapers (uk)
added Aug 10, 2018 14:47

[Washington] Cigarettes spark wildfire concerns

some drivers are still adding to the danger by tossing lit cigarettes out their car windows. The careless act has other drivers in Spokane fuming. Some have posted photos to local Facebook groups to publicly shame careless smokers.
KXLY News 4 (Spokane, WA)
added Aug 8, 2018 20:03

[UK-Wales] The e-cigarettes recalled by Argos and Sainsbury's because they could catch fire

Batches of e-cigarettes sold by high street retailers have been recalled by the over fears they could catch fire. The Vype device was on sale at stores including Argos and Sainsbury's . The items are being recalled because manufacturers have discovere
Daily Post North Wales (uk)
added Aug 8, 2018 01:48

[New York] LETTER: E-cigarettes are really not better

Our efforts should include educating youth about the harms of products like electronic delivery systems, and how the tobacco industry uses manipulative marketing tactics to get people to use them. Public Health Solutions has programs like NYC Smoke-Free
Riverdale (NY) Press
added Aug 7, 2018 17:59
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[UK] Smoking, Vaping and Tobacco Position Statements September 2017 (PDF)

In March 2016 it was reported that there were 113 fires caused by e-cigarettes in three years. IRS data shows that there have been over 16,000 smoking related fires over the same period. These figures indicate the higher risks associated with smoking.
National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) (uk)
added Aug 7, 2018 17:32

[UK] Fire chiefs issue safety advice after suspected vape battery blaze at Sunderland family's home

Fire chiefs have today issued safety advice after a family escaped a blaze at their home which is thought to have been caused by a vape battery. Robert Allan, wife Kirsty and children Jack and Lilly-Rose were in bed at their home in North View, South Hyl
Sunderland Echo (uk)
added Aug 7, 2018 17:00
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