Out of London, England, a man dies from exploding e-cigarette.
The autopsy noted that the e-cigarette was manufactured by Smok-E Mountain and was a “Mod” type device.
More than one in every 10 adults has tried an e-cigarette even just one time, according to the CDC. E-cigarettes can come in many shapes and sizes; some are made to look like regular cigarettes, while others are larger devices such as tank systems or “Mods.”
The exact causes of e-cigarette explosion incidents sometimes are unclear, but evidence suggests that battery-related issues may lead to explosions, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.
Though such incidents are rare, this isn’t the first time a spontaneous e-cigarette explosion has raised concerns.
There were 195 separate e-cigarette fire and explosion incidents in the United States reported by the media between 2009 and 2016, according to data released last year by the US Fire Administration.