April 2018

Cigarette taxes blamed for soaring demand of black market butts

April 27th, 2018|

Repeated tax hikes slapped on smokes are fuelling booming demand for contraband tobacco, a scourge that’s the No. 1 killer in recent London fires and one that’s wreaking havoc on the convenience store industry.

The Ontario Liberals keep adding taxes to cigarettes in a bid to get smokers to butt out — a $4 per carton […]

Careless Smoking and Contraband Cigarettes Critically Injure

April 26th, 2018|

April 26, 2018

News Release

 400 Horton Street East
London, Ontario
N6B 1L7
Phone: 519 661-4565
Fax: 519 661-8419

For Immediate Release

Careless Smoking and Contraband Cigarettes
Combine to Critically Injure a London Man
Early Monday morning, firefighters responded to a multi-unit dwelling at 360 Princess Avenue with a blaze consuming the upper floor. The tenant of the upper floor apartment was outside, but […]

February 2018

Illegal smokes pack fire risk

February 2nd, 2018|

Contraband cigarettes, with none of the self-extinguishing features of legal brands, tied to recent London house fires

London deputy fire chief Jack Burt isn’t against smoking, if done safely.

But careless smoking that leads to house fires, especially involving contraband tobacco, is something else.

It happened twice last month — fires that destroyed separate homes in London, […]

November 2017

Smoke Outside

November 27th, 2017|

It's #NationalHomeFireSafetyWeek! If you smoke, take your cigarette outside to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Smoking inside should not be allowed

November 27th, 2017|

#SmokeFreeHousing is in demand. Ask for it. Offer it. https://t.co/3Savvh9Oei #NationalHomeFireSafetyWeek #NoSmokingPolicy @SFHOntario @MrBrindleton pic.twitter.com/thhXT6Nfex
— MLHealthUnit (@MLHealthUnit) November 27, 2017

Source: Twitter | Mr Brindleton

Not smoking reduces fires

November 24th, 2017|

Did you know? Smoking is a leading cause of fire deaths in #LdnOnt. Reduce the risk. This message is approved by @MrBrindleton, the official fire safety dog. #NationalHomeFireSafetyWeek #SmokeFreeHousing @SFHOntario @jackburt13 @LPFFA @LPMALondonCda@SCFIREDEPT pic.twitter.com/F8SsSkHEFZ
— MLHealthUnit (@MLHealthUnit) November 24, 2017

Source: Twitter | @MrBrindleton