Are e-cigarettes safe?

 The number of people using electronic cigarettes has increased dramatically in recent years – but this rise in use has also seen a  rise in safety concerns.

 Worries about possible health implications aside, there have been a number of reported incidents involving e-cigarette  chargers, including numerous alarming reports of chargers that have exploding whilst in use.

 Want to avoid the dangers of e-cigarettes? Then just follow this simple advice:

  • Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer carefully – battery capacities and charging voltages vary according to manufacturer so it’s important to check you are using the correct charger.
  • Pay close attention to any warnings supplied with the product. Over-tightening of the screwed connection to the rechargeable battery, for example, can cause mechanical damage which can in turn create heat problems, product failure or even injury.
  • Ensure that e-cigarettes are not left charging for long periods of time.
  • Never leave e-cigarettes plugged in overnight or whilst you are out of the house.
  • Look out for the CE mark that indicates chargers comply with European Safety standards.

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 Welcome to our e-cigarette page here we will provide you with  information on the safety  of e-cigarettes.


​ info courtesy of electrical safety first 

 E-cigarettes: the facts

  • E-cigarettes date back to at least 1963, when Herbert A. Gilbert patented a non- tobacco  cigarette that heated a nicotine solution and produced steam – but he wasn’t able to  interest any investors in the idea at the time.
  • E-cigarettes were first introduced to Europe in 2006.
  • An estimated 2.1 million adults in Great Britain currently use e-cigarettes.
  • In a survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics, over half of e-cigarette users said their main reason for using them was to stop smoking, and around one in  five said it was because they thought they were less harmful than cigarettes.
  • Most of those using e-cigarettes use a rechargeable product with either replaceable,  pre-filled cartridges or a reservoir/tank.
  • More current smokers use a rechargeable kit with replaceable cartridges than ex-  smokers (49% compared to 42%).
  • Ex-smokers favour a rechargeable product with a reservoir or tank (53% compared to only 35% of current smokers).