Are e-cigs safe - can I trust them?
Are e-cigs safe is a question you are going to be asking if you are thinking of quitting smoking. You will want to be sure that you are quitting for the healthier option.
As it stands, Public Health England declare vaping is 95% safer than smoking. Currently, smoking is the largest cause of preventable death, so if you are thinking of quitting, good for you.
Are e-cigs safe?
Smoking tobacco has been around for years. Thousands of years. However, vaping and e-cigs are relatively new in the grand scheme of things. We know, from the years of research and volume of data, that smoking causes cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Burning tobacco produces cancer-causing chemicals as well as produces poisons that are inhaled. In e-cigs, there are just a few ingredients. These include Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, flavorings, and nicotine if required.
E-cigs don't produce tar or carbon monoxide, these are two of the most harmful elements in tobacco smoke.
While research is ongoing for long term vaping effects, Public Health England and Cancer Research all back vaping as an alternative to smoking cigarettes.
Will my e-cig explode?
If you buy your e-cig from somewhere unregulated or one that is a ‘fake’ copy of a brand, then you run the risk of a faulty kit. A faulty electrical item can be a hazard.
We suggest that you always buy branded and regulated devices to avoid putting yourself at risk of incidents.
Other tips to keep your e-cig battery safe include:
- Read the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations for use and care.
- Only use batteries that are suitable and recommended for your device.
- Don’t use old and new batteries together.
- Keep your vape away from extreme temperatures such as in the car on a hot day or on a very cold night.
- Never remove or disable safety features from your device.
- Don’t charge your device on a surface that could catch fire, such as the arm of the sofa.
Should I start vaping rather than smoking?
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. Vaping is 95% safer. If you are worried about the question “are e-cigs safe” then you should quit smoking using nicotine replacement therapy.
Or alternatively, you could use vaping for a short time to reduce your nicotine dependence. Once you feel like you can manage without your nicotine dose and throat hit, you can gradually reduce your use of the vape device.