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E-Cigarettes Setting Off Fire Alarms in NJ Dorms

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An April 17, 2015 article posted in The Stute An article entitled, “E-Cigarettes Setting Off Fire Alarms in Dorms” by The Stute (Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ)  entitled, “E-Cigarettes Setting Off Fire Alarms in Dorms”, discussed students smoking e-cigarettes in on-campus housing have been setting off the fire alarms due to the mixture of chemicals in the vapor.

Both students and the Stevens Fire Safety Coordinator, Daniel Cunning, are aware that using e-cigarettes indoors is illegal. As a result of a 2010 amendment to the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act (P.L. 2009, c. 182), e-cigarettes are banned in indoor public places and workplaces. This includes student dorms.