Florida Man Killed by Exploding Vape Pen

May 22, 2018

  • May 22, 2018 at 3:05 pm
    Agent says:
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    Smoking is harmful to a person’s health, no matter what form it takes.

    • May 23, 2018 at 9:05 am
      Captain Planet says:
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      Yes, and tobacco and nicotine in any form, smoked, snuffed, or chewed, is also always harmful.

      • May 23, 2018 at 10:50 pm
        Captain Planet says:
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        Thanks for the down vote, Agent. You can’t even agree tobacco and nicotine are harmful, huh?

  • May 22, 2018 at 3:31 pm
    mrbob says:
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    I always knew that there would be products claims from the vape industry just used to think it would be from the vapor not the batteries exploding.

  • May 22, 2018 at 3:41 pm
    sal says:
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    You’d think looking like a total jacka$$ would be as much of a deterrent to vape as the possibility of an exploding vape pen…

  • May 23, 2018 at 8:47 am
    CL PM says:
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    The Vape Shop / Tobacco Shop segment is now one of the riskiest retail segments to insure. If you are an agent and care about your loss ratio, run away! We insured a few of these shops at my company and they were losers from both a theft and products liability standpoint. We thought our rates were adequate – wrong! Good luck to the E&S boys with these risks.

  • May 23, 2018 at 9:58 am
    vox says:
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    One wonders just what substance was being vapored.

  • May 23, 2018 at 11:55 am
    Tolerance Matters says:
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    This guy was likely (like 90%+ chance) using a home modified piece. Terrible idea. Everyone in the vaping community knows this. Don’t try and give your device more power than it is meant to handle. Still, though, I will take one vape pen fatally exploding in many years over the hundreds of thousands of deaths cigarettes cause. Not saying vaping isn’t harmless. Obviously it isn’t good for you, however, to compare vapings harm to that of a cigarette is na├»ve and uninformed.

    • May 23, 2018 at 7:10 pm
      Pablo says:
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      You would imagine most people being aware of this same battery technology being used in everything from their phones to toothbrushes but of course we are not going to hear about all those mishaps.
      Safe regulated inexpensive vape pens and batteries have been available for years. Unfortunately there are always going to be those who tinker with mortality be it home-made vape pens, vehicles or parkour. When the number of vape deaths gets anywhere near the number of deaths from quit smoking medication perhaps it should become more of an issue.

      • May 29, 2018 at 12:56 pm
        Agent says:
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        I know a guy that vapes all the time at the golf course. We give him a wide berth.

  • May 30, 2018 at 2:42 pm
    sapient says:
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    I would not recommend that anyone use tobacco in any form. However, if someone is going to consume nicotine, vaping is nowhere near as hazardous as smoking, which gets you a toxic stew of tars and combustion gases in addition to the nicotine.
    The best thing for smokers to do is quit entirely. But if you can’t quit, probably the next best thing is to substitute vaping for smoking.



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