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[Maine] Landlord in deadly Portland apartment fire back in court this week

The owner of an apartment house in Portland where six tenants died in the deadliest Maine blaze in 40 years is returning to court this week.... Investigators say the fire started on the porch because of improperly disposed-of smoking materials. A lawsuit
Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal
added Nov 16, 2015 22:53

[UK] Smoking still a main cause of accidental fires

firefighters are appealing to smokers to take extra care and follow some basic tips. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) said smoking related fires had remained at a similar level for the past six years.
Rotherham Advertiser (uk)
added Nov 16, 2015 21:54

Teens and parents agree: Place restrictions on e-cigarettes

Fourteen percent of parents report currently using or previously trying e-cigarettes, compared to 9% of teens. About 40% of teens say they know other teens that have used e-cigarettes. Over half of parents (54%) and teens (62%) think it is easy for peopl
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health
added Nov 16, 2015 20:18

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Tobacco war on home front

Smokers are a minority in public housing, as in the rest of the society. The negative health consequences of tobacco smoke are not confined by common apartment walls. HUD’s proposed policy is an important step to diminish the public health scourge of sm
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Nov 16, 2015 01:26
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: Tobacco smoking should be banned in all public housing

If smoking is banned in all public housing, fewer children would be subjected to second-hand smoke. More adult smokers would be inclined to quit their deadly and expensive habit because it's less convenient. Fewer carpets would be burned - and fewer build
Beaumont (TX) Enterprise
added Nov 16, 2015 01:25

[Maryland] Fire Officials Warn Against Altering E-Cigarettes After Explosions

Federal investigators documented at least 25 incidents of fires or explosions triggered by misused or malfunctioning electronic cigarettes. The U.S. Fire Administration, which issued a report detailing some of those incidents, specifies many of the fires
added Nov 12, 2015 12:26

[Asia-pacific] Man injured after e-cigarette explodes in face in Malaysian town

A man in Gopeng, Malaysia reportedly needed six stitches on his lips after an e-cigarette or vape exploded when he was using it. Salleh Awang Hat, 33, was traumatized by the incident on Nov 5 and has since quit vaping.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Nov 12, 2015 12:23

[Australia] Builders of an Melbourne apartment block which went up in flames after a cigarette was stubbed out on the building now want to use DRONES to enforce a smoking ban

This was the building's response to a report by Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade which found a cigarette sparked the blaze by igniting flammable building material used on balconies. Melbourne City Council's response to the fire report was to order t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 12, 2015 12:14

[Australia] Use drones to enforce smoke ban: Lacross tower firm LU Simon

The builder of Melbourne’s ill-fated Lacrosse tower has proposed using drones to spy on cigarette-smoking residents and has rejected council demands that highly flammable cladding be replaced. A confidential fire engineer’s report commissioned by builde
The Australian (au)
added Nov 11, 2015 21:27

Could Your E-Cigarette Explode in Your Face?

she heard what sounded like gunfire and saw flames. “That’s when I looked back and I found my husband bent over here in the garage and gasping for air and he couldn’t even speak to me,” she says. In addition to burns on his mouth, throat, and hand, Josh a
Yahoo! Health
added Nov 11, 2015 21:11
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