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E-Cigarette Burn Injuries On The Rise In Louisiana

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a rising number of incidents being reported across the state of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) exploding and causing severe burn injuries to users. The Fire Marshal’s investigation was prompted by a couple of recent incidents involving electronic cigarettes that malfunctioned with serious consequences. A Baton Rouge man is being treated for second- and third-degree burns to his hands and legs after an e-cigarette he put in his pocket suddenly began popping and blasting flames. In Houma, another e-cigarette user suffered serious burn injuries to his leg when his device also exploded inside his pants ... Read More