A Nasty Drag in Niceville: Electronic Cigarette Reportedly Explodes In Mouth Of Florida Man

There is an interesting product liability case in the making in Niceville, Florida where Tom Holloway, 57, reportedly had his teeth blown out when his electronic cigarette exploded. He also lost part of his tongue and suffered burns on this face. It is not known which brand was allegedly informed in the explosion.

If these accounts are true, a products liability action would seem likely, though it is not clear whether this is a manufacturing defect or a design defect. Certainly this would be more dangerous than the expectation of the ordinary consumer under the Restatement Second test (402A). Most people do not expect to have their teeth blown out with a smoke. However, with an estimated 2.5 million people now use electronic cigarettes, one would have expected to hear about any common side effect involving human combustion. That would suggest a manufacturing defect.

Whatever the claim, the comments of officials are not helping this company. Joseph Parker, division chief for the North Bay Fire Department, volunteered “[t]he best analogy is like it was trying to hold a bottle rocket in your mouth when it went off. The battery flew out of the tube and set the closet on fire.”

E-cigarettes heat liquid nicotine rather than using tobacco and are billed as healthier alternatives for smokers. That is, healthier up to the point that your teeth are allegedly blown out.

Source: USA Today

21 thoughts on “A Nasty Drag in Niceville: Electronic Cigarette Reportedly Explodes In Mouth Of Florida Man”

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  4. Unfortunately, the man was using a LEA electronic smoking device with a modified battery so he would have more power going to the atomizer, thus creating more e smoke. It’s too bad an incident like this overshadows the good effects for millions who have switched to e cigarettes and quit smoking tobacco.

  5. I just saw “The Tourist” and Johnny Depp’s character had one of those. Before that, I never knew such a thing existed.

  6. I came a hairs breathe to becoming a smoker myself when I was about 11. Out of curiosity i took one drag. After a time I asked for a second, and he said no. After that day, I never saw him again.
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  7. Holy Cow! That was one hot cigarette! I guess if you think that a cigarette with a battery in it is any better than lighting a leaf on fire and putting it in your mouth, maybe there is some contributory negligence afoot.

  8. There are many reason why this may have happened, so I don’t think people should just jump to conclusions and say ‘Oh e-cigs are rubbish, smoking is obviously safer’. As far as I am aware, this has not happened before, this would therefore suggest that one specific brand has made a product not suitable for use, NOT that all e-cigs are potentially lethal.

    Although there is no guarantee that it is the manufacturers fault either….I mean had the product been tampered with or altered in any way by the user? Has anyone stopped to ask this question yet? Messing with the current and flow of an electronic device isn’t a wise thing to do unless you’re an expert in the technicalities of it all, and I know from seeing Forums on e-cigs that many users do tamper and ‘develop’ the products they purchase.

    See? We don’t have the answers yet and so we shouldn’t assume and brandish unsubstantiated allegations against a whole industry.

    I do agree this is a sad situation, and I do feel bad for the guy, however until he is stable, able to answer questions, and the report released, there is no point just mouthing off.

    That’s my point of view!

  9. No sympathy from this corner, though I was once a nicotine junkie myself. Darn few smokers were forced to do it, and unless they lived in a cave, can now claim ignorance of the dangers.
    And “Fire In The Hole?” Ironically hilarious.

  10. Smoke em if ya gottem. So sayeth John Wayne, who was paid by the tobacco companies to do so, to his platoon in the jungles of Vietnam after their hike. Of course the Viet Cong smelled the smoke and came and shot them up. John Wayne died of lung related smoking illnesses.

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  12. O.O. This is one of the most insanely crazy things I have ever heard of. It makes you think that smoking is not so bad after all. I have to conclude that the ones who made that contraption owes him a set of teeth. What else am I to think?
    And to think no one said, FIRE IN THE HOLE.

  13. O.O. This is one of the most insanely crazy things I have ever heard of. It makes you think that smoking is not so bad after all. I have to conclude that the ones who made that contraption owes him a set of teeth. What else am I to think?

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