Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, Volume 16, Issue 8 (April-2 2019) – 168 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): As of 2015, nearly eight million US adults were current users (every day or some days) of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDSs), also known as e-cigarettes. ENDS batteries may be defective or may malfunction, resulting in overheating, fires, and explosions (O/F/E), which in turn can cause serious bodily injury and property damage. While the most serious cases of ENDS battery-related injuries in the US have been reported via case reports and media outlets, less-severe ENDS O/F/E may go unreported. To address this gap, a pilot study was conducted to assess the utility of social media monitoring for gathering information surrounding ENDS battery O/F/E. View this paper
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