Kicker: Motivation to quit smoking

NICK EICHER, HOST: Well, we all know that cigarettes are hazardous to your health: you smoke, you increase your risk of disease.

And a man in England learned another way cigarettes are dangerous.

He was driving down a busy street in the town of Halifax when his car burst into flames. 

The blast blew out all of the car windows and bent the roof of his sedan. The shockwave even cracked windows of nearby businesses.

Amazingly, the driver was able to climb out of his vehicle largely unharmed. 

As to what caused the explosion? Fire officials believe he sprayed a little too much aerosol air freshener in the car just before he lit up. 

Here’s hoping that’s all the motivation he’ll need to kick the habit!

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Photo/Creative Commons, Flickr)

WORLD Radio transcripts are created on a rush deadline. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of WORLD Radio programming is the audio record.

Like this story?

To hear a lot more like it, subscribe to The World and Everything in It via iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher, or Pocket Casts.







Pocket Casts

(Requires a fee)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.