E-Cigarettes linked to adverse health outcomes, burns, and death
Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2016, there were 195 reports of electronic cigarettes exploding and/or causing fires. In 133 of those reports (68%), there were acute injuries sustained from the explosions and fires.
The first death to be linked to such an incident occurred in May 2018.
Of the vape accidents reported between 2009 and 2016:
- 61 incidents occurred while either the device or spare batteries for the device were in a pocket.
- 60 incidents occurred while the device was being used.
- 48 incidents occurred while the battery in the device was being charged.
- 18 incidents occurred while the device or battery was stored.
- In seven incidents, it is not reported whether the e-cigarette was in use, stored, or being charged.
- One incident occurred during transportation on a cargo aircraft.
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