First Vape-Pen Victim: E-Cigarette Explosion Killed Florida Man, Probe Finds

The victim was alone at home when his electronic cigarette blew

Bill Pellan, director of investigations at the Pinellas County Medical Examiner's Office, said the Florida man's death was ruled accidental because the cause of death was a projectile wound to the head.

D'Elia's autopsy report, which was released last week, showed that the vape pen exploded, started a house fire and sent projectiles into his skull.

However, FEMA, which keeps information on e-cigs, states that the late producer's death is the first in the US caused by a vape pen.

The exploding e-cigarette, manufactured by Smok-E Mountain Mech Works, was an unregulated type that lacked "safety features", according to the medical examiner contacted by WFTS.

D'Elia, a former TV producer for CNBC, suffered burns on 80 percent of his body and also sustained injuries to his skull and brain.

A vape pen led to the death of a Florida man, according to an autopsy.

People interested in "smoking" cessation-including combustible products and e-cigarette devices-may visit the CDC website for advice and resources.

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"Lithium ion batteries fail in other devices as well, but in a laptop, it's on your lap", he said.

E-cigarette users are also recommended to buy their products from reliable sources and to follow the guidelines for use recommended by manufacturers. In 2013, Jennifer Ries was awarded $1.9 million when she suffered second-degree burns from an e-cigarette explosion while Los Angeles Superior Court is now investigating 10 civil suits filed across the state by injured e-cigarette users. In 2016, an e-cigarette exploded in a NY man's trousers pocket.

E-cigarettes prove to be quite unsafe, despite advertising.

From 2009 through 2016, there were at least 195 incidents in which an electronic cigarette exploded or caught fire, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

Use the charger that came with the device. "And two, never carry a battery alone, out of its case, in your pocket with change or keys, because that's another way the batteries can short themselves out".

Replace the batteries if they get damaged or wet.

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