E-Cigarette Safety Tips

Learn more about e-cigarette safety, including maintaining your battery, to ensure you are vaping safely.

Millions of people in the UK have turned to e-cigarettes to help them beat their nicotine cravings in a safe, effective, and flavourful way. Read our tips on how to vape safely and maintain your e-cigarette to get the most from vaping.

Take Care of the Battery and Charger

There have been reports of accidents in the home that make some people ask the question: "Are e-cigarettes safe?" Thankfully, there are some simple e-cigarette safety rules you can follow to minimise the risk of electrical faults or fires.

  • Always use the right charger for your e-cigarette. Using the wrong one could mean that you supply more current to your battery than is appropriate - which may cause the battery to leak or vent
  • Never use a battery if you have damaged it or hit/dropped it
  • Just like any other electrical devices, you shouldn't leave your e-cigarette charging when you are not in the room
  • Don't overcharge your vaping battery, as this could damage it. Unplug your battery as soon as it has been charged
  • You'll also extend the battery life if you only charge the battery when it lets you know it needs recharging, rather than when it still has power left
  • Turn your battery off when you're not using your e-cigarette
  • Keep the vaping battery unit clean and dry for extra safety and longevity by cleaning the terminals with a cotton bud

Be Safe With E-liquid

Most e-liquids are made from just four ingredients, and are far safer than smoking tobacco. In fact, it has been estimated that e-cigarette safety is such that vaping is around 95% safer than smoking. There are ways to handle e-liquids and things to look out for that can make them even safer still.

  • Buy e-liquid from trusted suppliers, like big name retailers who stock a range of brands
  • Check the ingredients - e-liquids should mainly contain PG, VG, nicotine and flavourings
  • Take care when refilling your clearomizer as you don't want the e-liquid to spill on your skin - the nicotine can be potent, and damaging
  • Don’t overfill your clearomizer – only fill up to the line indicated, otherwise it could leak
  • It goes without saying, but you should never ingest e-liquid - it's made to be vaped in an e-cigarette, not drunk
  • Just like anything else not recommended for people under 18, you should always keep your e-cigarette and e-liquids away from children and animals

Maintain your Vape Pen

For great e-cigarette safety and a better experience when you vape, you should also make sure that you keep your vape pen maintained.

  • Clean the clearomizer regularly according to the instructions – usually a piece of kitchen towel can be used to soak up any liquid residue inside
  • When you’re not using it, you should store your e-cigarette upright, with the battery turned off
  • Get yourself a case for your vape pen, to stop it from breaking or from putting unwanted pressure on the battery, and to keep it free from dirt
  • Make sure you purchase a good quality vape pen that’s suited to your needs, and that works for the e-liquid type you want to use

If you keep these e-cigarette safety tips in mind, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the vaping!