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Navy bans vaping on ships after explosions, burns

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is banning vaping on ships after at least a dozen reports of explosions and injuries. Naval commanders said in a statement Friday that the temporary electronic cigarette policy aims to protect sailors and the fleet. It starts next month. Officials cited overheated batteries …

Queen Elizabeth visits husband in hospital

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and her children visited her husband, Prince Philip, in hospital Saturday, where he is recovering from a heart operation. Philip, 90, was taken to the hospital from the queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk late Friday after experiencing chest pains. He had a coronary stent …

Give cigarette smokers a break

News that Breckland council in Norfolk is proposing a clocking in/out system for cigarette breaks can only be greeted with dismay. Let me declare an interest here: I am a smoker, and have been since my teen years, apart from a two-year hiatus (freakishly, I gave up in my third …