Many smokers are trying electronic cigarettes as alternatives to tobacco cigarettes, but e - cigarettes come with dangers of their own.

Fox News reports that 14-year-old Leor Domatov was blinded in one eye and may have permanent damage to both hands after allegedly testing an e-cigarette at a mall in Brooklyn, New York.

The e - cigarette exploded after a salesperson plugged it into a battery. Domatov's cornea is damaged and both hands badly burned.

Domatov's father hired a lawyer to investigate since the seller was targeting his underage son.

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