Harm reduction of E-Cigarettes
A 2015 report from Public Health England said “it has been previously estimated that [electronic cigarettes] are around 95% safer than smoking,” which “appears to remain a reasonable estimate.” Given this huge difference in risk, it is completely irresponsible for government officials and medical authorities to discourage smokers from switching to vaping by implying (or stating outright) that tobacco-free, noncombustible e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as the real thing.
Information on black market THC cartomizers
Vitamin E acetate is a thinning agent being used in black market THC cartridges. This is a very harmful thing to inhale which causes lung injuries. It is NOT found in nicotine e-liquid because it is an oil and nicotine e-liquid is water based.
A vaporizer battery is no different from a battery that you use every day with your hands, keep in your pocket, and hold up to your ear in order to make conversation on a daily basis. That’s right, your phone battery. Vape batteries come in many different shapes and sizes and most are made up of lithium ion chemistries which provide an incredible amount of power and can also be found in laptops, tablets, and medical devices. As with any electronic device, there is always a risk of explosions or fires and vapes are no different. However, what makes vape batteries so different from cell phone batteries is that cell phone batteries use custom-made lithium ions that are made specifically to meet the device’s demands.
Many vaporizer’s batteries work a little differently as they are not ‘manufacturer approved’. It has become a popular trend for vapers to choose their own vape batteries as well as to customize their devices in order to produce more power and bigger vape clouds. As a result of this, many vapers who don’t possess the right knowledge are at risk. Explosions can also be attributed to incorrect use, cheaply bought products and poor-quality devices
Buy a quality vape – A high-quality vape is a good investment to make as it greatly reduces the risk of explosions which are common in cheaply made products.
Do research before selecting the right battery – if you’ve purchased a vaporizer that doesn’t come with a built-in battery, you’ll need to choose your own. Most standalone vape mods are battery not included, and so buying high quality rechargeable 18650 batteries for them from reputable brands is crucial.
Buy a quality smart charger – explosions can occur due to overcharging or discharging of batteries. A smart charger offers more safety features than a regular charger.
Use a battery case for transportation – it’s crucial to always carry your extra batteries in a case and not to leave them loose in your bag or pockets. If batteries come into contact with metal objects such as coins or keys, a hazardous explosion can occur as the interaction can complete a circuit between a positive and a negative.
Be aware of the weather – Fluctuating temperatures, either extremely hot or extremely cold can damage your device’s battery which could lead to explosions. Batteries are generally safest between 50- and 115-degrees Fahrenheit.
Use the correct charging cable – Using a different cable to what your device came with can cause problems because the charger you are using may have a higher voltage than your battery which will cause your device to overheat.
Never use damaged batteries – using a damaged battery will never end well. If there appears to be fault, if the wrapping is damaged or frayed, or your battery fails to keep charge, expose of the battery safely.
Don’t leave battery charging unattended – not keeping an eye on your vape while it’s charging is a safety risk. Most well-made mods have a cut-off point where they stop charging when they are full but unfortunately this function fails sometimes. In order to avoid overcharging your battery, make sure you check it regularly and never charge at night while you’re sleeping.
Don’t exceed the amps of your battery – understanding Ohms Law is a vital part of battery safety. Take the discharge rate (the amps) divide it by your voltage level by coil resistance (ohms) and never exceed this rating.
Don’t charge or rest your device on flammable surfaces – Never rest your mod on a pillow or flammable device and it’s important to prevent exposure to direct sunlight. Therefore, don’t leave it in your car or on your windowsill for long periods of time.
Don’t mix and match sets of batteries or battery chargers – while many batteries and chargers may look the same, you should never mix and match these components because the voltage output may be different which will damage your batteries.
Never over-discharge your battery – This can be as harmful as overcharging your device as it causes serious damage and weakens your battery.
E-cigarettes do not contain actual tobacco or other harmful ingredients such as carbon monoxide and tar, which are found in traditional cigarettes. Instead, e-cigarettes use a liquid nicotine solution know as e-liquid. What exactly is e-liquid? E-Liquid is made up of four basic ingredients; Nicotine, flavorings, propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin.
What is vaping?
Vaping means using an e-cigarette or vaping device. Both have a heating element that converts liquid into vapor which you then inhale. Vaping liquid comes in many different flavors and nicotine strengths; Some have no nicotine at all.
Is vaping dangerous?
Research done by Public Health England showed that vaping was 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco cigarettes, most of the harm caused by cigarettes, including cancer, comes from tar. There is no tar in vaping liquids.
Does E-liquid have nicotine?
You can choose to vape with e-liquids that have no nicotine, or various strengths of nicotine.
What’s the difference between volts & watts?
You can alter the power output of a battery by controlling the voltage or the wattage. Changing the wattage provides an easier and a more consistent vaping experience.
What is a Clearomizer?
Every vaping device is made up of a battery, an atomizer, and a tank for the e-liquid. The atomizer turns the liquid into vapor. A clearomizer is a tank with an atomizer in it. A clearomizer has a glass or clear plastic tank so that you can see how much e-juice is left in your tank. Different clearomizers have the heating coil or coils in different positions along with different wick sizes, allowing you to customize your vaping experience.
What is an Atomizer?
An atomizer is a part of the vaping device that has a coil of wire and a wick. The wick soaks up e-liquid and the coil heats the e-liquid soaked wick, turning the liquid into vapor.
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