Stay Safe Vaping This Winter
Friday, 23 December 2016
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It was recently reported that between the year of 2015 and early 2016, around a total of 66 vape’s exploded, causing a number of house fires. This is comparable to 2457 fires caused in only a year from actual cigarette’s. Death rates proved fatal on the basis of cigarette related fire’s, with 35 people being killed per 1000. This puts the danger caused by e-cigarettes into perspective massively. In fact, vaping seems more a solution to prevent fires caused by cigarettes, seeing as figures prove to be much lower.
Those individual’s sceptic about e-cigarette’s due to the increased media attention need to realise the true effect that e-cigarettes have in relation to household fires in the UK. Data from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that the chance of an e-cigarette exploding whilst in use is 0.0000001% when used correctly. Education surrounding this would benefit multiple people in a number of ways. It would allow those who are cynical about switching to vaping, to not only benefit them on the basis of health, but would also decrease the number of house fires massively.
As with any electrically powered item, it is vital to ensure that it is used in an appropriate way. Every electric compliance has the ability to cause danger, either minimally or in a severe way. Take a plug for example, from a young age we were taught never to touch a plug with wet hands, and to not get wires tangled up. The issue at large is not so much the fact that e-cigarettes explode, but what makes them explode.
What is it that make e-cigarette’s explode?
The device in e-cigarette’s that make them explode is the battery itself- Lithium batteries. The chemical elements mean that any of these batteries have the ability to explode, being so powerful for a battery which is so small. In such a small device, they encompass lithium, sodium, potassium and a number of other chemicals which prove to be flammable. This unfortunately can cause the battery to overheat, triggering it to explode or swell.
However, as mentioned, data proves the likability of your cigarette exploding being extremely unlikely. Nonetheless, there is still a risk, and we want to lower that. Follow our tips to ensure you remain in the green zone when it comes to ensuring you keep safe when vaping.
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