February 15, 2012 | 3:40pm
The corrosive work of cigarettes is supposed to be a slow thing, quietly eating away at your lungs as you puff away. Though, electric cigarettes are a whole other story. A Florida man is recovering after an e-cigarette exploded in his mouth and knocked out his front teeth and took a chunk of his tongue with them.
According to the AP
, the battery of the e-cigarette exploded while the unidentified Pensacola man was puffing away. The man was trying to use the e-cigarette to help him stop smoking.
A local fireman says it was like a bottle rocket exploding in the man's mouth. The explosions not only burned the man's face, but knocked out a few of his front teeth and a chunk of his tongue.
That wasn't the only damage. According to the Destin Log
, the man was in his home office at the time, and the explosion also triggered a fire. The damage of the fire was valued at about $200.
The Daily Mail identifies
the man as 57-year-old Tom Holloway.
He's now recovering in the burn unit of a hospital in Mobile, Alabama.
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