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[UK] Warning after e-cigarette charger sparks house fire

Steve Davies, head of community safety, said it had seen "heightened numbers" of fires caused by the devices. He added: "Although this was a minor incident, based on previous cases the consequences can be devastating."
BBC Online
added Jun 16, 2015 14:53

UN Aviation Agency Bans E-Cigarettes in Checked Bags

The International Civil Aviation Organization announced Monday a ban on e-cigarettes in checked baggage, following reports they have sparked fires in the cargo area of aircrafts. Airline passengers and crew are encouraged instead to carry the devices in
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jun 16, 2015 07:15
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[Australia] Pictured: The landlord who built an illegal extra bedroom in death-trap unit before it was engulfed by fire, forcing two women to leap from fifth-floor window

Earlier Ms Jiang's flatmate Jason Zeng had been smoking on the balcony. He told police he butted out the cigarette in an ashtray there.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jun 16, 2015 06:59

AMA Strengthens Policy on Electronic Cigarettes to Further Protect Youth

policy calls for the passage of laws and regulations that would: set the minimum legal purchase age for electronic cigarettes and their liquid nicotine refills at 21 years old; require liquid nicotine to be packaged in child-resistant containers; and urge
American Medical Association (AMA)
added Jun 9, 2015 17:19

[Ireland] Man claims he fell three storeys from hotel window while smoking, court told

He told the court he opened the right side of the third floor window and was smoking and "trying to blow smoke so no alarm would go off". "I was leaning towards the window trying to flick cigarette ash  away from our window  when I lost my balance. Al
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jun 9, 2015 07:59

[UK] Royal Navy to let sailors smoke e-cigarettes on nuclear submarines as 'they aren't fire risk'

The move follows a fugitive whistleblower claiming unauthorised vaping was a safety risk. Royal Navy medical officers now think there is no risk – and e-cigs would help ratings to give up real cigarettes, reports the Sunday People.
The Mirror (uk)
added Jun 8, 2015 10:17

'No evidence' linking smoking cessation drug with suicide, road accidents

However, a new study suggests that there is no strong evidence to link the drug with increased risks of suicidal behavior or traffic accidents as previously thought.
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Jun 5, 2015 16:02

[Africa, Ghana] Revealed: Accra disaster was caused by 'man smoking cigarette'

“One man said that someone was smoking a cigarette which was then dropped on the fuel that had spilled out from the petrol station…,” BBC’s Sammy Darko reported to the International media firm. That, the eye witness implied started burning on the surfac (gh)
added Jun 5, 2015 15:09

[Africa] Ghana petrol station inferno: Accra witnesses questioned

questioned about the cause of a petrol station fire in the capital, Accra, in which some 150 people died... Some young men became angry, denying they caused the fire. One witness suggested that the fire started when a cigarette was dropped, our reporter s
BBC Online
added Jun 5, 2015 15:00
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Israeli police Wednesday released shocking security video of a woman setting a gasoline pump on fire in Jerusalem -- allegedly because a man refused to give her a cigarette, reports NBC News. Amazingly, no one was hurt, police said.
Fire Engineering
added Jun 5, 2015 06:27
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