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May 15 Florida man dies in e-cigarette explosion

In St. Petersburg, Florida, a man died in an e-cigarette explosion, according to authorities who are investigating the circumstances of his death.

Talmadge D’Eliya, 38, was found dead this month after a fire alarm went off at his home and officers arrived at the scene, according to his autopsy report. Officials found he had a wound on his upper lip and burns on his body. His death was ruled unhappy., Police say
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Posted by CNNPosted at 1:27 PM May 15, 2018 and last updated at 11:53 PM May 15, 2018
A man died in an e-cigarette explosion in St. Petersburg, Florida, according to authorities who are investigating the circumstances of his death.

Talmadge D’Eliya, 38, was found dead this month after a fire alarm went off at his home and officers arrived at the scene, according to his autopsy report. Officials found he had a wound on his upper lip and burns on his body. His death was ruled accidental.

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The cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound to the head, Bill Pellan, director of investigations at the Pinellas County Forensic Office, said Tuesday.

The shell was from a piece of electronic cigarette. An autopsy revealed that the e-cigarette was manufactured by Smok-E Mountain and is a “mod” type device.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, e-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that produce an aerosol when a liquid, usually containing nicotine, flavors, and other chemicals, is heated. Users inhale the aerosol.

More than one in 10 adults have tried an e-cigarette at least once, according to the CDC. Electronic cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes; some are made to look like regular cigarettes, while others are larger devices such as reservoir systems or “mods.”

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