'Ya think this will result in a lawsuit?

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    Florida man in coma after e-cigarette explodes in face: family
    BY Nina Golgowski
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:17 PM
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    Evan Spahlinger, 21, is in a medically induced coma at a Miami hospital after he was badly burned when his e-cigarette blew up in his mouth.
    A south Florida's man's alternative to smoking literally blew up in his face.

    Evan Spahlinger, 21, of Naples is in a medically induced coma after the e-cigarette he was puffing on violently exploded, his sister said.

    "I was lying in bed with my 2-year-old and I heard an explosion," Ema Richardson recalled the terrifying burst to CBS Miami.

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    The frightened mom said she raced into her brother's room Monday morning, only to find him on the floor, covered from the chest-up in soot.


    "I found my brother not breathing with his whole face burned and his neck burned and trying to throw up a little or maybe he was gasping for air," she said.

    He was rushed to a local hospital before being airlifted for treatment in Miami. There she said they discovered the extent of his gruesome burns which are suspected as linked to the device's lithium battery.

    When the device exploded, the mouthpiece shot down his throat and possibly exploded a second time in his lungs, Richardson said, citing doctors.

    Though her brother is currently out cold, she said he was able to cough out a few words to her before being given a controlled dose of an anesthetic.

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    Spahlinger suffered internal and external burns from the explosion, his sister said.
    "He said, 'I'm done.' That's it. That's the only thing he said," she said of his vow to never touch an e-cig again. "Luckily I was here. It was the most traumatic experience I think of my life."

    Though rare, the explosion wasn't the first of its kind for the battery-powered device.

    Earlier this month a California woman was awarded nearly $2 million after she was badly burned by an exploding e-cigarette in 2013.

    In 2014, a 65-year-old British grandmother was left fighting for her life after her oxygen supply blew up as she puffed on an e-cig. That same month, video captured an e-cig exploding in an English pub and nearly igniting a barmaid.

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    Spahlinger's sister said she found him lying on the ground, with his face and upper chest covered in soot. He was apparently puffing on this e-cig when it exploded.
    On Monday, the Department of Transportation banned the battery-powered portable devices from all airline passengers' checked luggage because of past incidents where they caught fire during transport.

    "Fire hazards in flight are particularly dangerous. Banning e-cigarettes from checked bags is a prudent safety measure," they said in a statement.
     
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    Ouch!
     
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    Shulda just had a cigarette.
     
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    And Charlie lives on :jj:

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    Fucking vapers....
     
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    Tragic that it didn't kill him
     
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    E-cigs exploding, cellphones catching fire, batteries exploding, carcinogenic processed meat e.g. Yeap, technology is progressing.
     
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    it's nice that they didn't bother to name the type of vape he was using so other people could be more cautious. great reporting! :clap:
     
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    JRoyle411 I want to live in a hamburger bun.

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    Red Auerbach smoked cigars every day of his life....and he lived to be 89. If it worked for him, it works for me. Fuck e-cigs.

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    Those assholes are way more annoying than real smokers
     
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    People are bunch of fucking babies these days. Smoke or quit. I quit about 15 years ago after smoking at least a pack a day for 10 years. Wasn't nearly as hard as people make it out to be.
     
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    I know it sounds mean to LOL at this, but Jesus Christ!! How fucking bad does someone have to be addicted to nicotine that they have to puff away on e-cigs while wearing an oxygen mask that is hooked up to highly combustible oxygen tanks?
     
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    I'm not a vape guy, but I do know that the current generation of vape units rely on the use of relatively new, 'high amp draw' lithium ion battery technology. The manufacturers of these units want the burner element to get as hot as possible, as fast as possible. As such, the much safer standard li-ion rechargeable batts that have been around for years powering our laptops and flashlights - many of which contain a very small integrated 'over-discharge protection' circuit within the body of the battery itself - are poorly suited for this application.

    If you are into this silliness, my recommendation is to spring for a top of the line unit that uses a removeable battery which will allow you to purchase your own high quality IMR batteries to be charged in a high quality charger. It's much more of an investment up front, but it can seriously reduce the chances of you getting your face blown off.
     
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    The assholes who use these retarded things are always modifying them, chances are he fucked something up.
     
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    His beard was flammable!:satanfire:
     
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    yes vaping is the safer alternative