There, doctors rushed him into surgery, working to reconstruct and fix shattered bone.
In a shocking incident, the possible dangers of e-cigarettes have come to light.
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Adams was quickly taken to a hospital in Ely, Nevada, however, Adams and Burton realized that he needed trauma treatment for his injuries, so they had to drive 200 miles to another medical facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.
One study conducted in 2018 found more than 2000 e-cigarette explosions and burn injuries sent users to USA hospital emergency departments from 2015-2017. But few are aware of just how serious the incidents can be.
A teenage boy was injured after a vape pen exploded in his mouth a year ago. He repeated the line over and over again in the emergency room, she remembers, and he was still "pretty freaked out" hours after the explosion.
The incident, which occurred a year ago, was documented in The New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, once again raising concerns about the safety risks associated with battery-powered vape pens and electronic cigarettes that can be prone to overheating.
"He's still missing all those teeth, but he's hoping to get them fixed this summer", she added.
According to Dr Russell, while being treated, the teen repeatedly said he had no idea his vape could explode. But others have been less fortunate.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Disease, e-cigarettes entered the US marketplace in 2007. Part of the device remained lodged in the man's throat at the hospital, according to his family.
While the Food and Drug Administration does not keep a tally of e-cigarette explosions, according to the Times, it does ask for submissions of such incidents on its website.
It suggests that batteries should be redesigned to make them less likely to overheat.
The e-cigarette blast was strong enough to break bones and blow out teeth.
"That's an injury we see in high-speed motor vehicle crashes", pediatric surgeon Katie W. Russell told The Washington Post.
In one case from 2017, a 14-year-old girl was burned when an e-cigarette exploded in a nearby college student's pocket while she was on a Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios. Batteries should be replaced if they are damaged or wet, and charging an e-cigarette overnight or unattended is not advised.
Vaping can be unsafe to your health - sometimes in a very direct way. Some researchers, though, have sounded alarms.
The 17-year-old boy, from Nevada, USA, was vamping when his e-cigarette exploded in his face, breaking his teeth and shattering his jaw, Fox 6 Now reports. The flame burns required wound care and skin grafts, the doctors wrote.
The teen, identified as Austin, had asked his mother for a vape pen to help him quit smoking cigarettes.
"The industry can always do more", Story said, but he blamed consumers for some of the accidents.