WTEN News 10 of Albany interviewed this dude, Kenneth Barbero, who “was enjoying a nice millennial vaping session” when the vaporizer he was sucking on blew up in his face. The explosion knocked out his teeth, ripped a hole in his tongue and burned his hands.
Barbero told the reporter it was “like an M80 bomb went off in my mouth.”
Here are the gifs I pulled from the video showing Barbero’s hands, teeth, and tongue:
Barbero’s mom thinks the vaporizer’s battery exploded. A vape rep said, “It’s not so much an issue of the e-vapor product but with the lithium batteries they are using, and most are mismatched to the charger.” He recommends using only the batteries and charging accessories that come with or are made for the product. He also advises against putting any e-cigarette device in pockets, since coins can rub against the device and short-circuit the lithium battery.
But, how can smokers resist vaping when they can pull off dope face swap tricks like this? Or when Leonardo DiCaprio does it at award ceremonies? Or when there are stock photos of hot af women sucking on vaporizers like they hold the ticket to trophy wifedom?
I know how, by looking at all these damn stories about vaporizes blowing up smoker’s faces:
You’ll Think Twice About Hitting Your DEATH VAPE After This Latest Story Involving Yet Another Exploding E-Cig
Another E-Cig Blew Up In Someone’s Face, Leaving This Kid Looking Like An Extra On ‘The Walking Dead’
Another E-Cig Explosion Almost Blew This Guy’s Leg Clean Off, And There’s Video This Time
Vaper Severely Injured When His E-Cigarette Blows Up In His Face, Creating A New Hole In His Mouth
I think I’ll find other ways to get buzzed that don’t include putting a firecracker in my grill.