Many people think of E-cigarettes or vaping as a safer alternative to cigarettes as there is no tobacco smoke in it. However, recent studies have found that they are not that safe. Here are three reasons why.
The can blow up
There have been reports of E-cigarettes blowing up. A man in Colorado lost some of his teeth, broke his neck and had some facial fractures when his e-cigarette exploded. There have been other reports of teenagers having injuries caused by E-cigarettes. The number of such accidents is rising.
Use of lithium-ion battery
E-cigarettes and vape pens use a small lithium-ion battery to heat the aerosol cartridge for releasing a vapor that’s inhaled. If the battery is damaged, then it can be a problem. If there is a short circuit, it will cause the battery to overheat and catch fire. Not everyone uses a high quality battery for their e-cigarettes. So, there is a chance of exploding.
No regulatory rules
The chemicals that are found in the devices may be toxic. There are no regulations for these yet. FDA may soon classify electronic cigarettes and vaping products like tobacco. They will have warning labels, and sales of the minors will be banned.
The e-cigarettes are safer than tobacco, but their use must be limited as well. Good quality batteries should be used, and consumption must be restricted just like tobacco. Otherwise, they might have same problems that tobacco consumption has. They will pose a serious threat to public health.