Electronic cigarettes are supposed to be the safer way to get your nicotine fix. But old fashioned cigarettes don’t explode in your pocket or blow up in your face. And that’s what’s happening across the country with some e-cigarette batteries.
There have been numerous local media reports of exploding electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, in recent months from devices exploding in users’ pockets , while charging and in people’s faces . A hospital in Seattle reports that e-cigarette injuries used to be a rare occurrence, but now it is seeing at least one patient a month from e-cigarette-related injuries, according to local media. The mounting concern over these devices has led the Transportation Department to ban the devices from all commercial flights and has renewed calls for federal regulation of the industry.