Tips to Help Avoid "Vape" Battery Explosions 0
You may have heard that e-cigarettes, or "vapes," can explode and seriously injure people. Although they appear rare, these explosions are dangerous. The exact causes of such incidents are not yet clear, but some evidence suggests that battery-related issues may lead to vape explosions. The safety tips below may help you avoid a vape battery explosion. Please report a vape explosion or any other unexpected health or safety issue with a vape to the FDA.
What Else Can I Do?
Until all vapes and vape batteries conform to strong and consistent safety standards, your best protection against vape battery explosions may be knowing as much as possible about your device and how to properly handle and charge its batteries.
- Make sure you read and understand the manufacturer's recommendations for use and care of your device. If your vape did not come with instructions or you have further questions, contact the manufacturer.
- Don't remove or disable safety features—like fire button locks or vent holes—that are designed to prevent battery overheating and explosions.
- Only use batteries recommended for your device. Don't mix different brands of batteries, use batteries with different charge levels, or use old and new batteries together.
- Charge your vape on a clean, flat surface, away from anything that can easily catch fire and someplace you can clearly see it—not a couch or pillow where it is more prone to overheat or get turned on accidentally.
- Protect your vape from extreme temperatures by not leaving it in direct sunlight or in your car on a freezing cold night.
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Vaping is safer than smoking cigarettes, according to long-term study 0
Every few months, a new study about the effects of smoking e-cigarettes concludes the opposite of whatever came before it. It’s a cycle that started when the popularity for the cigarette alternatives exploded a few years ago and has led to a lot of confusion over whether vaping is bad for your health.
We have, over the decades, mostly come to a consensus on the dangers of smoking combustible cigarettes—a conclusion founded on countless long-term studies. Until now, e-cigarette studies have simply either analyzed the product or investigated the effects on animal and cell models.
A new study funded by Cancer Research UK is the first to explore the effects of e-cigarettes by looking at long-term human body-level exposure. The results are promising.
The study looked at five groups: combustible cigarette users, former smokers who now smoke e-cigs, former smokers on nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), and current smokers who also smoke e-cigs or also use NRT.
The study concluded that e-cigarette-only and NRT-only users had significantly lower levels of carcinogens than combustible cigarette-only, smokers of both cigarettes and e-cigs, and smokers of cigarettes who are also NRT users.
After analyzing the urine and saliva of 181 participants, researchers found that levels of NNAL, a chemical linked to cancer, was 97.5 percent lower in ex-smokers who vape compared to continuous smokers.
"The take-home message for smokers and e-cigarette users is that using e-cigarettes long-term is likely to carry substantial health benefits, certainly in relation to cancer risk, compared with continued smoking. E-cigarettes are certainly safer than combustible cigarettes," Lion Shahab, one of the scientists working on the study, told Digital Trends.
Cancer isn’t the only risk when smoking cigarettes. Shahab says the next test will need to look at smokers over a longer period of time to determine their respiratory and cardiovascular health.
Until that happens, e-cigarette smokers can worry more about their devices exploding than anything else.
H/T Digital Trends
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Apple Crumb Wins "Best Dessert" Flavor at EXPOVAPE Spain 2016 0
The Votes are in... Apple Crumb is #1!
We are very pleased to announce the great news and results from the EXPOVAPE Spain 2016 Voting Awards: Apple Crumb has been chosen for "Best Dessert"! In the midst of stiff competition between other very notable apple pie flavors, Apple Crumb seems to have "crumbled" the competitors and rose above. It's time all other vape flavors like apple pie, apple butter, and apple dessert step aside... The new (and delicious) dessert flavor king, Apple Crumb, has been crowned and taken its rightful place as #1 on the flavor throne.
Recipe for success.
It's no wonder why everyone is going crazy for our delicious Apple Crumb. Our perfected recipe is a sweet and savory apple, baked in brown sugar with hints of cinnamon in crumble pie crust. Apple Crumb is oozing with flavor in every drop that drips out of our innovative 60ml Chubby Gorilla bottles, that give you more value and flexibility to take your juice wherever you go! See what all the craze is about and find out why Apple Crumb is the "Best Dessert" flavor out there!
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