Public Health England (PHE) state that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking. Cancer Research UK have found that second-hand vapour doesn’t harm those around you. Here in the UK vape devices and e-liquids are closely monitored for safety and quality. E-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco and don’t produce carbon monoxide, two of the most harmful constituents in cigarette smoke. Electronic cigarettes do NOT contain tobacco so they do not burn in the same way as traditional cigarettes. They do not produce ash, carbon monoxide, benzene or any of the other dangerous by-products which result from burning tobacco.
Ensuring that your vape is in good condition at all times is so important! Majority of batteries are regulated, 10 second timers are implemented on all regulated mods to ensure no over heating and burning coils etc. Make sure your regularly cleaning your vape. Everytime you change your coil get into the habit of cleaning your tank, you can do this with cotton buds, rolled up tissue and rinsing under warm water. This will ensure that your getting the best performance from your device.
Be aware of heat, do not leave your vape in hot place or in direct sunlight. As this can cause your device to leak, over heat and could be very dangerous.
If you have a removable battery, use a trusted external charger, most people make the mistake of charging via USB. This will ruin your battery’s and they’ll never get a full charge. For internal batteries, make sure the USB charger is compatible with your mod. Never use a fast charging plug unless your mod states that it is compatible with fast charge. This prevents any damage to the cells of the battery and keeps its longevity. We always recommend using a 1amp plug. If your ever in doubt, just give us a shout!
Never carry loose batteries in your pocket! Another battery rule is not carrying batteries in your pocket. Carrying batteries in your pocket can be quite hazardous under some circumstances. If loose change or a set of keys accidentally completes a circuit between the positive and negative ends you could end up with your pants on fire – literally. Pick up a battery case or be extremely careful not to put anything else in your pocket with a battery.
Most vapers along with our selves would recommend replacing your batteries every 6 to 12 months. You will know your battery needs replacing if you notice your charging it as usual but only getting a fraction of what your used too or in comparison to when you first purchased it.
Also if you’re using an external charger and the battery doesn’t go up to 4.2V it’s another sign that it needs to be replaced. Good external chargers are excellent for preserving battery life and that’s why we always recommend them.
The most dangerous aspect of vaping is, undoubtedly, the lithium ion batteries that are used to power most mods. While these can be counted on to perform reliably, they can easily become hazardous when mishandled. Knowledge of battery safety is often ignored, leading to serious accidents with could have been avoided.