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[UK] Fire safety campaign after man dies

FIRE crews have been carrying out a safety campaign after a man died when a lit cigarette sparked a blaze.
St Helens Reporter (uk)
added Oct 14, 2015 15:05
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Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions (PDF)

• Fires or explosions caused by e-cigarettes are rare. • Twenty-five separate incidents of explosion and fire involving an e-cigarette were reported in the United States media be-tween 2009 and August 2014. • Nine injuries and no deaths were associated w
United States Fire Administration (USFA)
added Oct 13, 2015 18:02
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[UK] Fatal Littlehampton house fire 'caused by smoking'

A fire in which a woman died and two others were injured in West Sussex is thought to have been caused by smoking materials, the fire service said. West Sussex Fire and Rescue was called to the "ferocious fire" in the terraced house in Harwood Road, Litt
BBC Online
added Oct 13, 2015 10:04
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[Canada] Perth County, Stratford Ont. officials push for smoke-free rental housing

'One in three Ontarians that live in rental buildings continue to experience involuntary exposure to second-hand smoke,' a public health advocate says. ... "We're encouraging landlords to implement policies within their building to have all of their unit
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 10, 2015 11:28
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[UK] Disabled mother-of-two, 40, who lived alone died in a house fire started by a cigarette she lit after her 24-hour care was cut, serious case review finds

But her care was cut to 22 hours, despite concerns about her smoking A cigarette started a blaze in the 40-year-old's home and killed her A serious case review found that the cut played a major role in her death
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 9, 2015 13:25
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[UK] Prospects burn bright for self-igniting cigarettes

Self-igniting cigarettes made by a fireworks manufacturer may sound like a perilous idea.
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 6, 2015 11:43
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Smoking linked to almost half of fire deaths

Smoking has been linked to almost half the fatal fires in Northern Ireland over the past five years. The Fire and Rescue Service said this applied to 22 of the 53 accidental fire deaths since 2010. Alan Walmsley, assistant chief fire officer, said: “Sm
The News Letter (uk)
added Oct 6, 2015 11:10
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What smoking ban? Flyers still light up mid-air

when it comes to fire on board, there is not much that one can do. It is in this light that the instances of passengers smoking on flights is seen with seriousness. Last week, a Bangladesh national was stopped from smoking onboard Jet Airways Bahrain-Mum
Times of India
added Oct 5, 2015 14:08
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[UK] Killer heels! Not to mention toxic socks and radioactive belts - how our clothes have been the death of us for 200 years

High-society victims of crinoline fires included the 18-year-old Archduchess Mathilde of Austria, whose tiny act of teenage rebellion went fatally wrong when she was caught smoking by her strict Prussian father. She hid the illicit cigarette behind her b
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 2, 2015 10:40
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[California] Calif. Jury Awards $1.9M In Exploding E-Cigarette Trial ($$)

to a woman whose e-cigarette exploded and seriously burned her, finding the manufacturer and seller liable for her injuries. The product liability suit highlights a lack of scrutiny on the e-cigarette industry, said the plaintiff Jennifer Ries' lawyer,..
Law360
added Oct 2, 2015 10:35
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