Every day we see the stories about vaping health risks. But what is the reality?
Is vaping dangerous? Every day we see the stories, online and on television, about vaping health risks. Usually they’re centered on the study du jour. Maybe it’s a chemical today. Yesterday it was exploding batteries. Last week it was the increase in teenage vaping. Next month some new vaping danger will grab the headlines. But what are the real risks of vaping over smoking cigarettes?
I cannot provide any of the answers for those questions. Ultimately the best thing to do would be to quit smoking altogether. But…if you’re going to vape, you should take extra caution. When was the last time you witnessed a tobacco cigarette blowing up and resulting in someone needing 12 stitches in their face?
This incident occurred while the man was at work and his supervisor said his employee required 12 stitches in his face as a result of the explosion.
A 53-year-old man in Fresno, California also had to be taken to the hospital after an Electronic Cigarette battery exploded in his pocket.
Video from the bus shows the man’s pocket literally explode. Flames from the device are clearly visible.
Fresno police said the man suffered third-degree burns on his leg and hand.