A young e-cigarette smoker was severely injured when it exploded inside of his mouth in July, according to Cosmopolitan. 23-year-old James Lauria, from Destin, Florida, left work on July 29th to smoke from an e-cigarette when it suddenly exploded in his mouth, leaving him with a fractured neck and finger and burning his cornea and hand. The explosion also burned through his palate, caused a tooth to move up into his gums, and caused first-degree burns on his chest and face. Lauria frequented used the e-cigarette before the incident but had not experienced any issues with it. He was airlifted to an Alabama hospital’s burn unit, spending a week in the ICU. He has a long road of recovery ahead of him, including being fitted for a prosthetic to close the whole in the roof of his mouth.
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