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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Jun;74(6):1181-5. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2015.12.017. Epub 2016 Jan 7.

Oral Trauma and Tooth Avulsion Following Explosion of E-Cigarette.

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1
Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. Electronic address: jamesmroger@gmail.com.
2
Assistant Professor, Department of General Dentistry, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.
3
Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Medicine, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.
4
Department Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.

Abstract

Electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes), or personal vaporizers, were introduced in 2003 and have been available in the United States since 2007. In addition to the health and safety concerns of the aerosol delivery of nicotine through E-cigarettes, during the past 8 years, reports of explosions and fires caused by the E-cigarette devices have led the US Fire Administration to evaluate the safety of these devices. These explosions have been observed frequently enough that the US Department of Transportation has recently banned E-cigarette devices in checked baggage aboard airplanes. This report contributes to existing knowledge about the hazards related to E-cigarettes by describing oral hard and soft tissue injuries from an E-cigarette explosion.

PMID:
26850869
DOI:
10.1016/j.joms.2015.12.017
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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