E-Cigarette Explodes in Victim’s Mouth
Thursday afternoon SWFD Crews responded to a report of a burn victim in the Miramar Beach area. Upon arrival crews encountered a male patient with significant facial trauma.
SWFD crews begin rapid ALS interventions and quickly transported him to Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast. After further investigation by the SWFD Fire Marshal and the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office it was discovered that the patient was smoking an e-cigarette when it exploded in his mouth. The patient was listed in critical condition yesterday and was later air transferred out of state to an advanced care facility. His condition is unknown at this time.
SWFD would like to remind everyone that according to the Food and Drug Administration e-cigarettes have not been fully studied and the types of dangers that exist are uncertain.
For more information regarding e-cigarettes please visit: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm172906.htm
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