Cigarette

The fire was apparently ignited by a cigarette left on a first floor couch.(Photo by Carl Stevens-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Burning Cigarette On Couch Apparent Cause Of Salem Apartment Fire

About 40 people are looking for a new place to live after a fire tore through a Salem apartment complex overnight.

05/06/2014

(Photo by David G. Curran)

Cigarette May Have Caused New Bedford Fire That Injured Mom, Son

Two people were seriously injured in an early morning fire in New Bedford that may have been sparked by a cigarette.

03/08/2014

Rooftop fire on Beacon Street in Boston. (Viewer photo)

Cigarette Sparked Rooftop Fire At Boston Brownstone

Investigators say the careless disposal of a cigarette sparked a rooftop fire on Beacon Street Monday night.

04/09/2013

Fire on Fox Street in Dorchester

Cigarette Blamed For Dorchester Fire That Caused $1.2 Million In Damages

Boston fire investigators say the careless disposal of a cigarette is to blame for a fire that tore through three triple deckers in Dorchester on Wednesday.

03/29/2013

A man was severely burned in a house fire in Natick.

Natick Man Severely Burned In House Fire Likely Caused By Cigarette

A Natick man was rescued from a house fire early Saturday morning.

02/18/2012

Smoking Cigarettes

NH Lawmakers Vote To Cut Cigarette Tax

NH House passed a bill that would cut the rate 10 cents to $1.68 per pack in hopes of attracting smokers from surrounding states with higher taxes.

03/18/2011

Jury Awards $71M In Free Cigarette Samples Lawsuit

A jury has awarded $71 million in damages to the estate and son of a Boston woman who died of lung cancer, ruling in a lawsuit that accused Lorillard Tobacco Co. of trying to entice black children to become smokers by handing out free samples in urban neighborhoods.

12/14/2010

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