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Teen Has Mouth Wired Shut After Vape Explodes, Fracturing His Jaw and Knocking Out Teeth


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Vaping may or may not be healthier than smoking conventional cigarettes, but a recent incident involving a teenage boy, in which an exploding e-cigarette blew out several of his teeth and cracked open his jaw, is a serious cause for concern.

 

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A one-paragraph-long case study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine describes the extensive damage that can be caused by exploding e-cigarettes. Around a year ago, a 17-year-old male showed up at the emergency room with pain and swelling in his jaw. Two hours previously, a vape had exploded in his mouth as he was using it.

 

The doctors treating him observed a circular puncture to his chin and large gashes inside his mouth. A 3D scan of the teen’s head revealed the true extent of the damage.

 

“The vape blew up his lower jaw causing a major fracture and bone loss,” said Katie Russell, a pediatric trauma surgeon who treated the boy at the University of Utah Health Care and Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. “He also lost multiple teeth, had a large cut in his mouth, and some lip burns.”

 

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3D scan of the teen’s head (left) and a photograph of the injuries inside the teen’s mouth (right).

 

The hospital’s ear, neck, and throat surgeon added a plate to the teen’s lower mandible and wired the jaw shut. A dentist installed a small device (as shown in the photograph above) to secure the teen’s teeth while the jaw healed, explained Russell.

 

Six weeks later, an assessment revealed the teen was recovering well, and the wire ligature was removed. More than a year later, the teen “is still missing teeth but hopes to get implants this summer,” Russell told Gizmodo in an email. She added: “He quit smoking after this.”

 

When asked to comment on the sudden surge in vaping, Russell did not mince words, describing the trend as an “epidemic.”

 

“Vaping hit the market with storm and millions of youth are using these devices,” she said. “It seems like the overall feeling is that vaping is more innocent than smoking conventional cigarettes, but I’m not sure we know that. Nicotine is detrimental for the developing brain. In addition to that, these devices can explode causing major harm. This is becoming more and more common.”

 

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So its battery exploded, or do some e-cigarettes use a flammable gas to do the heating?

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It wasn’t a “vape pen”; it was misuse of a high capacity battery.  

 

Every injury of this type occurs when an individual uses batteries in a manner which they are not intended.

 

That these injuries are blamed on an industry rather than manufacturer, is a false flag operation.

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53 minutes ago, lolsee2 said:

It wasn’t a “vape pen”; it was misuse of a high capacity battery.  

 

Every injury of this type occurs when an individual uses batteries in a manner which they are not intended.

 

That these injuries are blamed on an industry rather than manufacturer, is a false flag operation. 

Really they don't know what caused it in this case  but they suspect it had something to do with  the battery.

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E-cigarette explosions appear to be rare, but they are very dangerous, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The exact cause of these explosions isn't clear. In the boy's case, the device was in good condition and hadn't shown any problems prior to the explosion, Russell said.

 

Some evidence suggests that issues with the devices' batteries may lead to explosions, the FDA says. To help prevent these explosions, the FDA recommends that users avoid charging their e-cigarette overnight or leaving the device unattended while charging; avoid using cellphone or tablet chargers with the devices; replace vape pen batteries if they get damaged or wet; and protect the device from extreme hot or cold temperatures, such as by not leaving it in direct sunlight or in a cold or hot car for long periods.

 

https://www.livescience.com/65747-e-cigarette-explosion-breaks-jaw.html

 

Another case they had when a guy plugged in to a wrong charger and burn his house down.  I smoke  maybe 3 or 4 cigarettes a day  the real thing im trying to quit because i smoked most all my life .  the  bad thing about  vaping is most people who do switch to smoking when they cant get there Vape fix because Nicotine is highly  addictive drug that's killed millions of people . So the industry can go kiss my :moon:.  It don't matter what it is or how bad it is , you always got somebody defending it without doing a bit of research ,  because they use it, but the truth be known the vape industry are just legal drug pushers they no better than the guy on the street corner selling crack. Most kids today are using the devices to vape Weed in the USA anyway, my son Vapes  weed, waste all his money  on Vaping.  Great  industry we have here !  I don't have nothing against  weed itself  but i stop smoking it in the 1990s its only mentally addictive but i don't like no industry pushing it  due to legalizing it  just so the rich man can get his cut in places were its legal they should tell them if you want weed you have to grow it yourself.  Thats what we always did and not being so legal. It's a plant it should be free .       :lmao:

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The majority of lithium cell users are blissfully ignorant on the potential explosive nature of this battery chemistry, regardless of the product they are in.

 

I'll wager $1 that this was yet another case of "user error"

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