Man Killed After E-Cig Explodes

Man Killed After E-Cig Explodes

There are 9 comments on the Chicagos 103.5 KISS FM story from Aug 9, 2014, titled Man Killed After E-Cig Explodes. In it, Chicagos 103.5 KISS FM reports that:

The debate on whether e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to regular smokes continues, but the "e" part clearly poses unique risks: A UK man was killed after his device misfired and ignited his oxygen equipment, reports the BBC .

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Abrahammock Regions

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Aug 9, 2014
Oh, that guy went up in e-smoke.

Reading, PA

#2 Aug 9, 2014
I knew these were'nt safe.

Spotted Girl

“The Spotted Girl News Network”

Level 8

Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#3 Aug 9, 2014
Well, the devices are fairly safe, but the batteries are not. While they are not as much a fire hazard, like when coming home drunk and falling asleep with one, freak accidents do happen. I agree that like traditional cigarettes, they should not be used around oxygen or flammable liquids. You shouldn't even turn on a flashlight where oxygen is in use, especially if the flashlight isn't sealed well enough to be totally isolated from the air.

It seems to me there are several vulnerabilities. There has to be a way for the thing to know you are using it, like a puff sensor, and it seems that could create a spark. And it seems for it to be vaporized, it might need to be heated some, and heating elements can arc when they burn out. Then there is catastrophic battery failure, and if sparks are produced in the right environment, that could be a hazard.

With exploding batteries, even if they don't trigger other explosions, they can be risky enough in themselves. If the mouthpiece is a modified battery, and it explodes, the person might end up missing teeth.

“Ante Omnia Armari”

Since: Nov 07

"You get back what you give"

#4 Aug 10, 2014
Sad that the man died like that, he didn't seem to remember that oxygen was in the area. At some point in time before the mishap, he should have recognized the danger he was putting himself in, possibly others as well.

Spotted Girl

“The Spotted Girl News Network”

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Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#5 Aug 10, 2014
They say ecigs are the bomb!


Since: May 14


#6 Aug 10, 2014
funny I guess you all are commenting on the wrong device

one never smoke around oxygen...does one ???????

Level 7

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#11 Aug 11, 2014
And they say E-Cigs won't kill you if you smoke them...........
Level 7

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#12 Aug 11, 2014
A smoker on oxygen go figure..
Big dummy..the e-cig didn't kill him.
His stupidity did......
Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#13 Aug 11, 2014
Did'nt even get a chance to Bogart,,,,,

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