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Man seriously burned after e-cigarette exploded

Posted on February 21st, 2012 No Comments

A Florida man suffered serious burn injuries after an e-cigarette he was smoking suddenly exploded in his face.

E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, are not FDA approved but are used by many to quit smoking. The device mimics the flavor and physical sensation of smoking tobacco.

The 57 year-old was smoking the e-cigarette last week when his wife heard an explosion that sounded like a firecracker. All of the man’s teeth were knocked out, and he lost part of his tongue. Debris from the explosion were so hot that they melted some items and started a fire.

The local fire chief believes the rechargeable battery in the e-cigarette caused the explosion.

If you or someone you love has been severely burned due to another person or company’s negligence, contact the burn injury lawyers of the Sampson Law Firm today by calling 502-584-5050.

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