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Mystery beach blast in Rhode Island blamed on hydrogen gas

It takes a very small amount of energy to ignite hydrogen, and even static electricity from hair can do it, Spivack said. The woman who was injured had been smoking at the beach earlier in the day, but officials don't know if she was smoking right before
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 24, 2015 20:16
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Tobacco-Free Kids Statement on Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015

This legislation would give the CPSC the authority to require the use of child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine containers sold to consumers, a requirement that would take effect 180 days after enactment. The CPSC currently requires such packaging
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 24, 2015 11:30
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[UK] VIDEO: Man tries to stop friend smoking by putting party poppers in his cigarettes

The man isn't hurt but is predictably unimpressed, and storms out of the van. It remains to be seen whether the prank has done its work and encouraged him to quit. While the poster of the video's commitment to public health is admirable, it's not a good
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 24, 2015 10:47
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[Massachusetts] Mass. tobacco farmer sued for discrimination, harrassment

Jesus deJesus, Alex Hernandez, and Raul Rivera claimed they worked at a tobacco farm owned by Thomas McLaughlin through a federal guest worker program in for five months in 2013. In a federal lawsuit filed last week, the three workers said they were subj
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 22, 2015 00:51
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[UK] 'Exploding' E-Cigarette Chargers Spark Alert

Fire chiefs say incidents occur because some electronic cigarettes smokers are not using compatible chargers, causing overheating.
Sky News (uk)
added Jul 17, 2015 19:55
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[UK] Driver crashes...after ‘throwing cigarette out of the window’

told by a police officer at the scene that it was thought the driver had tried to throw the cigarette out of her window, but it had blown back into the car. As she fumbled around for the lit cigarette she collided with the vehicle.
Mansfield Chad (uk)
added Jul 13, 2015 10:07
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[UK] Exploding e-cigarettes spark national safety concerns

A series of “highly disturbing” fires caused by exploding e-cigarette chargers has prompted a nationwide safety alert. The Local Government Association, which represents the 49 fire and rescue authorities in England and Wales, are calling on e-cigarette
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 13, 2015 09:56
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[UK] E-cigarette charger safety alert issued after spate of fires

More than 100 fires have been blamed on the devices over the past two years, according to fire service figures. The Local Government Association (LGA), representing the 49 fire and rescue authorities in England and Wales, wants e-cigarette manufacturers
BBC Online
added Jul 13, 2015 09:56
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[UK] Forty flee hostel fire in Dingwall Road, Croydon

it is believed to have been started by the careless disposal of a cigarette. They added: “It’s absolutely vital you ensure your cigarette is completely out when you’ve finished smoking it.
Your Local Guardian.co.uk (uk)
added Jul 8, 2015 10:25
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[Minnesota] Dr. Frank Bures: Think e-cigarettes are safe? They can be deadly

It is really impossible to say anything good about e-cigarettes. It is just a newer form of personal abuse in the form of risk-taking with an incredibly addictive drug. The general poison control center number is 1-800-222-122, 24 hours a day and confid
Winona (MN) Daily News
added Jul 5, 2015 20:20
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