Summer Safety & Vaping
With the weather practically warmer than ever, vape users are likely to discover that heat & the sun play more of a role in your vaping experience than you’d expect. With things like nicotine & batteries at hand, you can never be too safe when enjoying your vape experience. There’s nothing worse than an overheating battery, or a ruined e-juice thanks to heat. Today we’re going to be taking a look at five ways that you can vape safely in the summer! A Lot of these tips go hand in hand with each other & you will definitely notice some crossover in between these!
#1 - Don’t keep your device in your pocket when it’s hot!
As convenient as it may be to just throw your device in your pocket for easy on the go use, in the summer that might be a little risky. Aside from the risk of you possibly firing your device, or having your e-juice leak, you run the risk of overheating the device. Vapes use lithium batteries (we’ll be talking about these quite a bit in this post) which when overheated for excessive periods of time can lead to you burning your leg or the device catching on fire. This is a VERY RARE occurrence as most devices have overheating protection, but it is always better to be safe than sorry.
#2 Don’t leave your device in direct sunlight!
When you’re on the backyard patio puffing away, you’ll likely end up placing that device on the table in between pulls. After a couple minutes, you pick up your device and realize it’s much hotter than usual, take a hit and get a mouth full of juice. This happens too often for many, but this is very preventable! When our devices are exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time, this can cause a variety of things. For starters the heat can change the consistency of your E-liquid in your pod, causing your device to “spit”. This can lead to things such as your E-liquid thinning out or losing its consistency & flavour (which we’ll talk about in our next point). On top of this, your device battery runs the potential risk of heating up more than it should.
#3 Keep your E-Juice stored away
At its core, E-juice is really a scientific mix of different ingredients that have been properly dosed to deliver a certain level of nicotine and flavour. Therefore, it is important that we handle our E-juice with care and consideration, even when storing it. In the summertime, this is especially true as too much heat and sun can have some pretty bad effects on E-liquid. It is ideal that you keep the temperature of your liquid under 37 degrees celsius. When juice is exposed to heat for too long, you don't run the risk of overheating, but you do run the risk of things such as less potency in the nicotine rating, loss of flavor & discoloration. Ideally, you should be storing your E-juice in dark, room temperature spaces such as cabinets, drawers or purses & backpacks.
#4 Don’t vape in water!
This one may seem obvious, but it can get extremely tempting to take a puff off your device deckside in the pool, or while you dip your feet in the water. Simply put, it’s not worth it. Vapes are battery powered devices, just as a phone or anything else would be. Even the slightest bit of water in a vapes battery circuit can cause irreversible water damage. Even if the battery does somehow survive, you can kiss that pod or coil you had on that device goodbye. Water and coils do not mix and you will most definitely be treated to some not so tasty dry hits.
#5 Do not leave your vape equipment in the car!
There’s nothing worse than getting in a burning hot car on a sunny day and sweating away til that hot AC finally turns cold. Now imagine leaving your vape or E-liquid in there all day for hours on end! By doing this, you are putting all your equipment at risk at once. Everything we already mentioned in the points above have the potential of happening at a much greater risk. The last thing you want is your device overheating and something bad happening while you’re driving, because you had your device in the car for 9 hours.
At the end of the day, these tips go hand in hand and they can all generally be avoided the same way. Keep your gear out of direct heat and sunlight, and keep your gear out of the water's way. If something were to happen to your devices, we’re here to troubleshoot and help you find
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