Sunday, 9 October 2016

E cigarette explodes in smokers mouth

A smoker was left with "catastrophic injuries" similar to a gunshot wound to the face after their e-cigarette exploded in their mouth, a plastic surgeon has revealed.

Consultant surgeon Dai Nguyen is calling for tougher import regulations on e-cigarettes and better guidance for consumers after warning that "people could die" following a rise in injuries caused buy the popular device Mirror gathered.

The shocking warning comes as a hospital reported a rise in the number of burns patients who had the popular device explode while it was in their trouser pocket.

In one case, a 25-year-old was paintballing when their device exploded, while in another, a factory worker suffered thigh and groin injuries, and burnt his hand when he tried to extinguish the flames.
Morriston Hospital has treated five patients this year for burns from exploding e-cigarettes, which are the first it has ever dealt with, Wales Online reported.

Last month 49-year-old James Vearncombe was left scarred for life after an e-cigarette battery exploded like a firework in his pocket.

He had recharged the battery and tried to get it out of his trousers when it got hot.
But James told the Sunday People : “I was too late. It blew a hole in my jeans and sprayed flames down my leg like a Roman candle.
I ripped off my jeans and poured water from the sink over my leg," he continued. "Then I ran into the garden and used the hosepipe. My skin was hanging off.”


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