According to CNN, the Texas man passed away from a stroke after a vaping device exploded and tore his carotid artery.
The County Medical Examiner’s office reports that William Brown died in the hospital on January 29th. The report says he died from a cerebral infarction and herniation after debris from the pen tore his left carotid artery.
The incident happened on January 27th in the parking lot of a popular vape shop. The owner of the shop called an ambulance. They report that Brown had visited the shop but not bought anything, instead requested for help with his device.
The CDC reports that one in ten adults have tried an e-cigarette.
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