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Why You May Want to Think Twice About Using Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes have become popular across the nation due to being marketed as a safe alternative for tobacco products. Up until recently, this industry remained unregulated, and electronic cigarettes were sold with severe safety defects. Some electronic cigarettes were sold with faulty lithium-ion batteries or equipment, which put consumers at risk for being injured by explosions. Several more consumers have been permanently injured by electronic cigarette explosions in the past few months. Keep in mind, these products do not have to be in use to explode. Explosions also involve recently used or charging electronic cigarettes. For example, a California man was injured by an electronic cigarette placed next to his work area. While working from his home office, the electronic cigarette exploded with no warning and sent shrapnel into his face. The force of the explosion and resulting shrapnel crushed his sinus bones and destroyed his left eye. He now…
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The Hidden Dangers of Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes have become popular alternatives for smokers who have parted ways with tobacco. However, electronic cigarettes have serious consequences for some users. Electronic cigarettes are lithium battery powered devices that heat flavored nicotine liquid. Recently, some of these devices have exploded on users, causing fires and catastrophic injuries. For example, a Colorado Springs man was using his electronic cigarette when it exploded in his face, knocking out his teeth and causing severe facial burns. The force of the blast was so powerful, it fractured his spine. In another case, an electronic cigarette blew up in the face of an Oklahoma man and caused severe lacerations to his forehead. Although these cases are uncommon, electronic cigarette explosions can have life-changing consequences. The Colorado Springs man we mentioned may never walk again. Others have permanent scarring from burns. So why do these explosions happen? The Causes Behind Electronic Cigarette Explosions Electronic…
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