•Reported e-cigarette injuries are rising and include burn injury, face
fractures, head injury, mouth trauma, and tooth loss. 4-12
The ACS supports efforts to promote, enact, and sustain legislation and policies that encourage the following:
•Manufacturing a lithium battery that does not use a flammable
•Promoting safe manufacturing processes for lithium batteries
•Supporting regulations that ensure safe use and storage of lithium
•Reporting and tracking injuries due to lithium battery injuries in
a national database to further inform epidemiology and prevention efforts ♦
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J, Karanas Y. Burns resulting from
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2016. Available at: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
August 21, 2017.
7. Archambeau BA, Young S, Lee C.
E-cigarette blast injury: Complex facial
fractures and pneumocephalus. West J
Emerg Med. 2016; 17( 6):805-807.
8. Harrison R, Hicklin D Jr. Electronic
cigarette explosions involving the oral
cavity. J Am Dent Assoc. 2016;147( 11):891-896.
9. Anderson H, Richie C, Bernard A.
A surprisingly volatile smoking alternative:
Explosion and burns as risks of e-cigarette
use. J Burn Care Res. October 12, 2016 [Epub
ahead of print].
10. Brownson EG, Thompson CM,
Goldsberry S, et al. Explosion injuries from
e-cigarettes. N Engl J Med. 2016;375( 14):1400-
11. Meernik C, Williams FN, Cairns BA, Grant
EJ, Goldstein AO. Burns from e-cigarettes
and other electronic nicotine delivery
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12. Rogér JM, Abayon M, Elad S, Kolokythas A.
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explosion of e-cigarette. J Oral Maxillofac
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The ACS supports efforts to promote, enact, and sustain
legislation and policies that encourage supporting regulations
that ensure safe use and storage of lithium battery products.