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It’s been known for years that smoking causes all manner of carnage in your lungs and arteries and with the price of a pack of 20 costing a small fortune, people are turning to e-cigs in their droves.

But even they’ve started causing problems for the smoker.

Sixty-four-year-old Jean Booth from Sheffield had her face blown off when one allegedly ignited her oxygen supply at her hospital bedside. And 18-year-old Laura Baty had her arms and dress set on fire when her vapour stick exploded in a pub.

The irony is, after all the stress, I reckon they’ll be straight back on the oily rags.

And who can blame them – all of a sudden smoking seems a lot safer than putting a small IED in your mouth.