For decades now, it has been common knowledge that smoking isn’t good for your health. Plenty of studies have shown that smoking can increase your chances of getting several forms of cancer. As a result, several ‘safer’ forms of smoking have hit the market over the years to provide people with alternatives.

One of the most popular forms of ‘safer’ smoking is e-cigarettes.  These electronic smoking devices produce a vapor that mimics the feeling of smoking tobacco.

So when 25-year-old, Matt Yamashita, went to smoke his beloved e-cigarette he probably thought he was making a smart choice for his health and his safety.

However, a malfunction with the device caused the cigarette to explode in Yamashita’s mouth causing him to lose four teeth.

Continue to page 2 to see shocking images from the incident…