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A teenager's jaw shattered after a vape pen exploded in his mouth, once again raising concerns about e-cigarettes

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A teenager suffered from a shattered jaw after a vape pen exploded in his mouth, as documented in a new report from The New England Journal of Medicine.
The incident once again raised concerns about the safety risks associated with battery-powered vape pens that can be prone to overheating.
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A 17-year-old boy suffered from a shattered jaw after a vape pen exploded in his mouth, an injury that knocked out several teeth and required that his jaw be wired shut for six weeks, according to NBC News .
The incident, which occurred last year, was...
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E-Cigarette Explodes In Teen's Mouth, Shattering His Jaw

E-Cigarette Explodes In Teen's Mouth, Shattering His Jaw

29 days ago   |   By CBS

ELY, Nev. - A Nevada teenager was left with a shattered jaw and broken teeth after the vape pen he was using exploded in his face.
17-year-old Austin, who lives in rural Ely, was rushed by his mother, Kailani Burton, to the nearest trauma center after the explosion occurred.
“He was bleeding really bad,” Burton told The New York Times. “It looked like a hole in his chin.”
Five excruciating hours and some 250 miles later, they finally arrived at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“I was so worried driving. I almost hit a wild horse,” Burton said.
Austin underwent “open...
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