This Horrifying Video Is the Best Case Against Smoking E-Cigarettes Yet


E-cigarettes may be less harmful for you than regular tobacco products. Or, they may be worse! The science isn’t settled, but that’s not really the point of this story. The point is that e-cigarettes do one thing far better than regular smokes: explode in your pocket.

Security cameras at a gas station in Owensboro, Kentucky captured the moment an e-cigarette battery exploded in resident Josh Hamilton’s pocket, according to CNN. The explosion, which looks like a firecracked going off in Hamilton’s pants, left the poor bastard with second-degree burns. Second-degree burns! 

E-cigarettes’ lithium-ion batteries are extremely combustible, and they’re known to explode fairly frequently. If you ever needed an incentive to stop vaping, this is it.