Vaping Safety Tips
While most of us know the rules of the road when it comes to vaping, it’s never a bad idea to brush up on some safety tips. Often these are good reminders, allowing us to see any bad habits we’ve fallen prey to; and if you’re a new vaper, some of this might be completely new information.
So read on, refresh, learn…and if you have any safety tips of your own, by all means, leave them in the comments section below. They may help out a fellow vaper!
While vaping batteries usually perform very reliably, if mishandled, they can become hazardous. If your mod has a built-in battery, you don’t have much to worry about. However, replaceable batteries can become problematic, especially if you modify your device and do not use it as specified by the manufacturer. Don’t let the discharge rate of your build be greater than the max discharge rating of your battery.
And never carry your extra battery in your pocket. Other items in your pocket (your keys, for example) can accidentally complete the circuit between the negative and positive ends of the battery and set your pants on fire (liar, liar…). Grab a battery case to store that extra battery (and yes, you can carry that in your pants’ pocket).
Make sure those batteries are properly wrapped, too. The wrapping on your battery may seem like it’s just decoration, but it actually serves a purpose: it keeps you, and your battery, safe. If the wrapping is loose, it can cause shorting. If you do notice your wrapping coming lose, you can purchase replacement battery wraps. Of course, make sure to rewrap it correctly (otherwise, it’s no better than it was).
Storing Those Batteries
When it comes to storage, remember heat is your enemy. Never store your batteries in the sun or in an area of your house which gets really warm. One of our general safety tips is not to leave your mod or your battery in the car because cars can turn into ovens when it’s hot outside.
When it comes to charging your batteries, buy a quality charger with the right voltage and never leave them unattended. A cheap battery charger can actually overcharge your battery which will make them more susceptible to venting.
Don’t Reuse Your E-Liquid Bottles
Watch Your Mod Temperatures
Watch the temps when it comes to your mod. If you are using it regularly, it can get a little warm to the touch; however, if you notice it’s actually getting hot to the touch, this is a sign the battery is being overworked and it is time to back off for a while. A really hot mod can overheat and produce gases; without the right ventilation, those gases could cause your mod to explode. So, don’t let that happen. Just take a break. But if you do put it down for a while and you notice it’s not cooling off, you’ll need to get rid of that battery (dispose of it correctly at a battery recycling center).
Keep E-Liquids Away from Pets and Children
Some e-liquids look really pretty and delicious; kids (and pets) don’t know that drinking nicotine can be deadly. Keep your bottles out of the reach of both children and pets, keeping them sealed at all times. Remember, never, ever provide vaping products to anyone underage. By law, they are not allowed to purchase nor use them.
If your mod is acting odd, buy a new one. If it’s turning on and off on its own, or auto firing, etc., it’s time for a new device.
Maybe you’re someone who likes to purchase a variety of flavors all at once, or maybe you like to buy in bulk to get a discount. Either way, you will probably be looking to store a few bottles of e-juice. Remember to store your bottles, tanks and cartomizers in a cool and dark place. Dramatic changes in temperatures, as well as direct sun or heat, can negatively affect the flavor and potency of your e-liquid.
Don’t take the cartomizers out of their packaging until you are ready to use them. If you do remove the cartomizers from their packaging before you need them, just make sure to store them in a cool, dark place.
Don’t refrigerate or freeze tanks and cartomizers. This can distort the flavor or even crack your tanks.
So, did we forget anything? What safety tips would you share with new vapers?
The opinions and other information contained in these blog posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Nicopure Labs LLC, owner of the Halo and HaloCigs marks.
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