From being championed as a benefit to the health
and finances of smokers, to exploding devices and house fires, there seems to
be a fair amount of conflicting information with regards to whether it is safe
to vape? Let’s take a look at the positives and the pitfalls of vaping
and what to keep an eye out for in order to maintain a healthy and positive
is a natural concern that as human beings we adopt
to anything new that is presented to us – from the auspicious to the
suspicious, we just like to know that we’re going to come out okay at the other
end. Learner drivers taking to their seats in ‘death machines’ err on the
expected side of caution. Standing atop a
60-metre slide at the waterpark before
you descend to the shallow splash pool below may present a similar prudence.
Whatever the weather we’re a precautionary people, which is why the question
‘is it safe to vape?’ should be met with as much trepidation as booking a
holiday to Tenerife.
With regards to the safety and longevity of
our bodies, to put it simply, vaping has not been
around long enough for us to determine any long-term health risks. Public
Health England published an expert independent review stating that vaping is
less harmful than smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes. Needless
to say, if you are a smoker, then vaping is a safer alternative to your
The vapour we create via our devices is formed as we heat the e-liquid
inside. E-liquid contains food flavourings which were of course not intended to
be inhaled and as yet we don’t know what effect this may be having on our
lungs. Vaping is big business and as with any lucrative venture, the market is prone to imitation. When making your
e-liquid choice, try and find out as much about the contents of the liquid and
what is being used to flavour your vape and check the e liquid expiry date. If you are on a quest to find the best
‘you’ and are already establishing a healthier and more natural lifestyle, then
why not adopt the same approach to your choice of e-liquid?
It makes sense right?
You may have seen and read the accounts by
journalists and onlookers as a family home goes up
in smoke – made all the more horrifying by the causality of a combusting vaping
device being identified as the main culprit. Immediate warning signs enter our
periphery as we ask ourselves if our very own devices could do such a thing. Should
I run home to see if my house is still there? When we look further into the
case in question, we soon discover that a battery being
charged by an incompatible device is more often than not the true liability. Rather
than a device spontaneously laying waste to its surroundings, it is more-so a
case of negligence with regards to reading the accompanying instructions or warning
signs. Always check the compatibility requirements of your devices, batteries
and charging options when purchasing a new kit,
simple. It only takes a second and you’ll soon be safe in the knowledge that
your device is ready and set for you to vape away.
Safety is so often determined by oneself, so
whether you’re vaping, swimming with sharks, counting shooting stars or
charging your device – stay safe out there.