Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Smoker Beware

Trying to quit smoking? Thinking you can add one of those cute electronic cigarettes to your nicotine gum and patches and beat the nasty habit?

Might want to reconsider that idea:

"A Florida man trying to kick the smoking habit was puffing on an electronic cigarette when a faulty battery caused it to explode in his mouth, taking out some of his front teeth and a chunk of his tongue and severely burning his face, fire officials said Wednesday.

"The best analogy is like it was trying to hold a bottle rocket in your mouth when it went off," said Joseph Parker, division chief for the North Bay Fire Department. "The battery flew out of the tube and set the closet on fire."

Rest of the story is here.

Could inspire a new song: Don't Bogart that Bomb, My Friend ...

1 comment:

Ed said...

Wonder if he was drinking too.