Man injured after e-cig blows up
A man trying to quit smoking is recovering from injuries that he said occurred when his e-cigarette exploded.
Joe Vecchione, 54, of Sneads Ferry said the incident occurred at approximately 11:45 late last year at his home on CCC Road in Sneads Ferry. The pipe-shaped device, which uses a battery to dispense the smoke, “erupted” in his face and left him temporarily blind and in pain, according to Vecchione.
“My eyes were burning,” Vecchione said. “It was like a bunch of hot oil hit my face.”
In order to use machines like the one Vecchione said he used the night of the incident, a liquid substance called “juice” is used. The brand he used, which was from Buckeye Vapors of Grove City, Ohio, contains propylene glycol and alcohol, which are both combustible.