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[Pennsylvania] Local housing authority’s policy predates federal ‘no smoking’ initiative

A fire three years ago – triggered by a cigarette – that injured 13 residents of public housing in North Charleroi prompted Washington County Housing Authority to ban indoor smoking in all apartments it manages.... No one challenged the Washington County
Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter
added Nov 28, 2015 16:30

[UK] BBC engineer who loved his job becomes 'Britain's first' e-cigarette suicide after drinking liquid nicotine and bingeing on cider

Jonathan Keen, 46, who was described as a functioning alcoholic, was found by his girlfriend at his flat in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, next to remnants of fluid used in e-cigarettes and empty cans of cider. Buckinghamshire Coroner Richard Hulett heard M
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 27, 2015 16:46

[UK] Pictured: Horrific burns suffered by man when an e-cigarette battery suddenly burst into flames in his pocket

The 35-year-old also injured both arms and may require a skin graft The battery was in the Mr Yeo's pocket along with some spare change It is dangerous to keep batteries near metal items such as coins and keys
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 27, 2015 15:01
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[UK] E-cigarette battery blows up in man's pocket leaving him with horrifying burns

"I had some loose change in my pocket with the battery when it ignited but I don't know if that was the cause," he admitted. "I'd urge other e-cigarette users to always check their battery safety guidelines." A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Servic
The Mirror (uk)
added Nov 27, 2015 15:01

[Oklahoma] Apartment complex says fire started from a cigarette

Avondale Apartment complex managers tell Tulsa's Channel 8 that the afternoon fire started with a cigarette on a balcony and with the high winds, it spread rapidly. ...16 units are a total loss due to smoke damage. Now, 13 families are without homes toni
KTUL-TV Channel 8 (Tulsa, OK)
added Nov 27, 2015 10:06

[Ohio] Exploding batteries in e-cigarettes lead to lawsuits

E-cigs, he said, require a bit more education than just sparking a lighter. "I check my ohms -- there's a little ohm meter you can buy," he said. "You screw it down on there, and you have to know Ohm's Law " relating to current and voltage. Kathman als
WCPO (Cincinnati, OH)
added Nov 27, 2015 09:40
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[Tennessee] 'Long, intensive recovery' for man injured in e-cigarette accident

The injuries a college student sustained when an electronic cigarette exploded in his face could have been prevented if the man had been taught to use the e-cigarette properly, a smoke shop employee told WPXI sister station FOX13. Meanwhile, the man's fam
WPXI (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:00

[California] Third Bakersfield resident filing e-cigarette lawsuit

Bakersfield resident Roy Iversen was riding home from work on Interstate 5 when his electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, exploded in his pocket. “It almost sounded like a firecracker going off on my leg and then it was just flames shooting up about a f
Bakersfield (CA) Californian
added Nov 25, 2015 16:56

[UK] Woman dies after explosion while making wreath for daughter's grave

A mother using aerosols to make a wreath for her daughter's grave has died after a cigarette sparked an explosion in her East Lothian flat. Roseanne Rowan Armstrong, 43, told firefighters she was making a wreath when the accident happened at her home in
BBC Online
added Nov 24, 2015 21:14
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[UK] Woman killed by blast after smoking cigarette while using aerosol spray to make Christmas decorations

A woman has died after sparking a huge blast when she smoked a cigarette while using aerosol cans to make Christmas decorations. Roseanne Rowan Armstrong, 43, was making festive wreaths when the explosion was triggered at her home in Edinburgh on Sunday.
The Mirror (uk)
added Nov 24, 2015 20:47
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