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Florida man injured by exploding electronic cigarette (it was in his mouth at the time)
digitaltrends.com ^ | Feb. 16, 2012 | Trevor Mogg

Posted on 02/16/2012 7:06:43 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

A Florida man got the shock of his life on Wednesday when an electronic cigarette he was using exploded in his mouth.

Honestly, you try to do the right thing and it all blows up in your face. A Florida man who finally came around to the idea of giving up smoking decided to use an electronic cigarette to help him try to kick the habit.

So far so good, you might think. The problem for 57-year-old Tom Holloway, however, was that while it was in his mouth the thing exploded.

The explosion was so severe that it destroyed some of his front teeth, as well as part of his tongue, and left his face severely burned. On top of that, carpet, cushions and pictures in his home were set on fire.

Holloway, from Niceville, Florida, is reported to be recovering in an Alabama hospital. It’s believed a faulty battery caused the incident. The specific brand of electronic cigarette and battery hasn’t yet been identified although it’s thought that the battery was a rechargeable lithium type.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cigarette; cigaretts; ecigs; electroniccigarettes; nicotine; productliability; smoking; tobacco

1 posted on 02/16/2012 7:06:49 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You can’t write this stuff! LOL


2 posted on 02/16/2012 7:08:43 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Electricity, and especially electronics, are not safe!


3 posted on 02/16/2012 7:10:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is actually the first explosion I have heard of. My stephdad has one of those cigaretts.


4 posted on 02/16/2012 7:12:05 PM PST by U-238
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To: All

Who built the darn thing I wonder?


5 posted on 02/16/2012 7:12:35 PM PST by Klemper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t think he’ll be buying a GM Volt any time soon.


6 posted on 02/16/2012 7:13:06 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (You can only shovel so much crap into a "melting pot" before you have nothing but a pot of crap.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The guy was probably using oxygen . Supplemental oxygen will cause anything to burn or blow up.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 7:13:27 PM PST by pterional
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He should have read the packaging more carefully. He must have gotten the electronic exploding cigar.


8 posted on 02/16/2012 7:14:25 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cheap Chinese battery’s.


9 posted on 02/16/2012 7:14:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

could someone send a pack of those to dunham.


10 posted on 02/16/2012 7:14:34 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

11 posted on 02/16/2012 7:15:14 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder what brand, we use Volcano and Blu ciggys.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 7:21:18 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Life is all about risks and taking chances. Even a blind squirrel finds and acorn occasionally.

So, does a person risk a one in a million chance of this happening, and keep on smoking regular cigarettes and getting cancer or worse, or use "water vapor" infused with a little nicotine to get off the bad stuff?

My wife has been smoking over 25 years and has tried EVERYTHING on the market to try and quit...I got her some of these E-cigs and she hasn't had a real cigarette in over six months now.

She loves them...there is no odor, no stains, and she can smoke them anywhere including in the bed (no fire).

And, they actually average out to about $2.50 a pack as opposed to almost $5 a pack for regular cigs.

They come in several nicotine strengths all the way down to zero, so you can gradually wean off nicotine.

It is the PERFECT solution to the person who just likes to "handle" a cigarette and go through the motions.

She tried a regular cigarette the other day and said it tasted awful.

I'm thankful we tried these as she would have never quit smoking regular cigarettes and wound up with something bad. She already was develping "smokers cough", but that has completely disappeared now.

I know, I know...you purists out there would say they should just quit, period. But for a lot of people, it's not that easy to do. This is the perfect solution.

By the way, depending on the brand, they also come in flavors, like cherry, chocolate, coffee, and even menthol.

There has been occasions of cell phones and other devices exploding, but people are still walking around with them to their ear.

I feel bad for this guy, but he probably bought one of those cheapo brands from a local convenience store. We buy ours off -line and read all the reviews and got the best we could find.
13 posted on 02/16/2012 7:22:06 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Just wait until all of the lawyers come out of the woodwork on this one.


14 posted on 02/16/2012 7:22:08 PM PST by onthegulf
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A lithium battery? A heating element? A volatile liquid? In the mouth? What could possibly go wrong?

Next generation of these will probably have a pocket battery pack, and a wire going to the vaporizer.


15 posted on 02/16/2012 7:27:11 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: FrankR

More power to you and the wife! It’s encouranging to see freedom loving Americans take the bull by the horns and exercise their freedom to quit rather than succumb to the liberal, fascist, nanny state mentality that has been prevalent amongst the politically correct azzholes that call themselves “conservative.”


16 posted on 02/16/2012 7:42:13 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: FrankR

I tried a cheapo from 7/11 and it made me feel very sick. It had propylene glycol to make “smoke” . I puffed it so much trying to get a nicotene fix that I did the math and found it was more $ than Pall Malls. I don’t smoke but get some occasionally for headache medicine.


17 posted on 02/16/2012 7:43:00 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: omega4179

A lot of them are made in China. These are the people who put car anti-freeze in toothpaste to make it sweet. Oh yes, and put sheet rock in laundry detergent which I actually got a few months ago at a laundrymat. You could actually see the chalk and it was all clumped together. It had all the Chinese writing on the box. The Chinos are allowed to rip us off left and right because we owe them so much money. Just avoid anything from there.


18 posted on 02/16/2012 8:03:25 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL! just what I was thinking. Like the cartoons.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 8:06:19 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: FrankR

the one and ONLY to quit smoking is to quit smoking....cold turkey....a rough 2-3 days, but then it’s over...I smoked 3 1/2 packs a day, ran out in a bar one evening, decided to quit....and did so.


20 posted on 02/16/2012 8:08:41 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Feel sorry for the guy, but that sounds like a Wile E. Coyote moment.


21 posted on 02/16/2012 8:16:12 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: omega4179
The convenience store ones are awful tasting and pretty strong...and expensive. Of course the cost of any of them is up to the smokers' individual habits.

E-cigs open up a new way to smoke, for example: when you use a regular cigarette, you have to go outside, and then you will stand there and smoke most of the cigarettte, even though your nicotine craving is usually satisfied with just a few puffs. If you used it like a conventional smoke and puff-puff-puff for 10 minutes at a sitting, you'll use'm up quick.

With this concept they do last longer and are a LOT more convenient and cheaper. Some brands even make a lanyard you can put around your neck and hang the e-cig from it.

You have to re-think smoking just a bit to make maximum use of the e-Cigs, but once you get used to it, it's great. I even thought about putting the clip off a ball-point pen on mine to carry it in my shirt pocket.

No more smelly clothes, yellow teeth, stinky car, or butts and ashes. We have been buying them on-line, but are switching to try "Pro Smoke", as they are not made with propylene glycol, but with a propellent that is vegetable based. The Pro Smoke reviews are very good, and we're going to try those.

The first brand we tried were ok, but customer service was terrible and the shipments were almost always 5 to 10 days late.
22 posted on 02/16/2012 8:17:21 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: terycarl
I agree, but everyone is not you. I congratulate you on your courage, gravitas, and will power, but individuals vary.

Some people try everything from patches, to pills, to gum and even hypnosis...with no luck.

I actually quit over 10 years ago, just like you did...just decided to quit and I did.

I know you probably look down on those who can't do that, but I am very thankful that there is something out there to help them, like e-cigs.

Bottom line: the post I made is not aimed at people like you, who can and did quit...it's for those people who have a hard time with it. If you look down on them, then you have more of a problem than the smokers have...
23 posted on 02/16/2012 8:22:18 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-ledZyHOjc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

(bum with exploding cigarette prank)


24 posted on 02/16/2012 8:30:22 PM PST by MNDude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If you go to Ms ts bakery essentials and check out all of her liquids, you might get hooked even if you don’t smoke. I like it.
http://mstsbakery.com/


25 posted on 02/16/2012 8:41:47 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: terycarl
>"2-3 days,"

You're one lucky Sumb.

I was still dreaming about smoking over a year later. Took about 2 months to shake the monkey off my back.

Cold turk is the final way to stop.

26 posted on 02/16/2012 8:41:56 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My mom was using one of these for a few months. She was having problems with the battery keeping a charge. Went back to cigs after she got replacements that did the same thing.


27 posted on 02/16/2012 8:44:10 PM PST by CARDINALRULES (Tough times never last -Tough people do. DK57 -- 6-22-02)
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To: FrankR

I have to agree. After many years the Blu’s have worked for me, though I only use the disposals (Walgreen’s carries them). Not cheap, but definitely better than continuing to smoke. Going on 6 months now with the no tar, no chemicals cigarettes.


28 posted on 02/16/2012 8:44:30 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: varina davis

should be goingon 6 months now WITHOUT the no tar and chemical cigarettes.


29 posted on 02/16/2012 8:49:56 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: varina davis

should be goingon 6 months now WITHOUT the tar and chemical cigarettes.


30 posted on 02/16/2012 8:50:42 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise
I've found that sucking on the battery itself is helpful enough in fighting the tobacco habit!


31 posted on 02/16/2012 8:54:28 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL!


32 posted on 02/16/2012 8:55:27 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("We need to teach the establishment a lesson!" Newt Gingrich CPAC 2-10-2012)
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To: FrankR

Good! That is wonderful!


33 posted on 02/16/2012 9:01:39 PM PST by Never A Dull Moment
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To: omega4179

Omega,

Propylene glycol is what the Chinese use to make e-juices. Bad stuff.

The good news is now you an buy AMERICAN MADE, e-juices that are USDA approved, food grade flavorings and 100% vegetabe glycerine based e-juices
from a company called “Vermont Vapor, Inc.”

They are a family owned and operated business in Vermont, and they make the best damn quality e-juices around, in a wide range of flavorings, in a variety of strengths-the best, bar none.

They list every ingredient on every bottle, their customer service is 2nd to none, and they are just simply lovely people to deal with. I have dealt with them for 3 years.

Ask for Linda or her son Adam. Phone: 802-779-0185
Web: http://vtvapor.com

The Mocha flavor is a bit of heaven on earth.


34 posted on 02/16/2012 9:14:55 PM PST by Never A Dull Moment
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To: Revolting cat!

Boy’s gonna grow up to be a EE.


35 posted on 02/16/2012 10:48:19 PM PST by Erasmus (Able was I ere I saw this crappy little island.)
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To: FrankR
This is a heckuva coincidence....just Wednesday, wifey and I put in our first order with Vapor4Life, being as they're refillable.

We've experimented a bit with the variety available at Wally's and Sam's (replaceable cartridges, non refillable) and are kind of looking forward to making the switch.

36 posted on 02/17/2012 5:35:14 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: FrankR
I know you probably look down on those who can't do that, but I am very thankful that there is something out there to help them, like e-cigs.

I NEVER look down on someone who is trying to better themselves, but people need to understand that they are more powerful than any bad habit. I do not agree that tobacco is addictive, a bad habit yes, addictive...no. Other than really desiring a cigarette, and not knowing what to do with your hands, smoking is just a bad habit. I know people who give up smoking for Lent and then resume smoking come Easter....smoking is enjoyable and satisfying, but not addictive.

37 posted on 02/17/2012 8:18:44 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: rawcatslyentist
You're one lucky Sumb. I was still dreaming about smoking over a year later. Took about 2 months to shake the monkey off my back.

NO-NO-NO...make no mistake about it, I still want to smoke and it has been 30 or more years since I kicked the habit. Smoking is comforting, fulfilling, tastes good, satisfies your suckling urge, whatever...I didn't say it was easy, just more than possible and worth it. Over the 30 or so years involved here, I have intentionally smoked probably 10-15 cigarettes, just to prove to myself that I could smoke one and not revert to my previous bad habit.

38 posted on 02/17/2012 8:44:17 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: terycarl
I got about a 1/4 of one down 6 years ago, puked like a school kid.

I don't have any desire, except after a few drinks.

39 posted on 02/18/2012 1:30:07 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks! So does Mitts magic underwear!)
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