Electronic cigarette explodes in his pocket, 36-year-old burned

Electronic cigarette explodes in his pocket, 36-year-old burned

Electronic cigarette exploded in the pocket of a 36-year-old from Milan, the man reported first and second degree burns in various parts of the body.

A electronic cigarette exploded in a 36-year-old’s pocket as he walked on the sidewalk a Milano. The man was burned with first and second degree injuries, localized in several places.

The man reported burns to the left hand and forearm, as well as injuries in the genital area. The episode took place on Monday morning at 8, when the 36-year-old was walking along Via Boccaccio in the direction of Piazza Cadorna.

According to what is the man’s tale, a feeling of heat it originated from the pocket where the electronic cigarette was stored. He instinctively brought his hand to the area as his pants caught fire.

The victim was transported in yellow code to the Niguarda hospital, in conditions that were defined as “not serious”. He reported that it was a device original, unmodified, and who had been using e-cigs for 4 years already. After the episode she decided to permanently quit smoking to avoid further risks.

Electronic cigarettes, possible risks for the lungs

Electronic cigarettes return to the center of news episodes after the explosion of the device owned by the 36-year-old from Milan. As regards normal use, some recent studies have expressed themselves negatively. Regarding the possible risks for the lungs the researchers of the Boston University.

According to the conclusions presented by US scholars, the e-cig would increase the risk of lung diseases by 43%. The publication took place in the magazine JAMA Network Open. Further information is available at the link above.

Source: Corriere della Sera


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