Is it safe to vape in the home?
With most of us spending more time in the home, inevitably, the question about the safety of vaping in the home environment will come up.
It is a well-known fact, smoking in the home can cause long-term health problems, a direct result of the harmful chemicals contained within second-hand smoke, and most families do not allow smoking in the home.
In contrast to the known dangers of inhaling second-hand smoke, vaping has proven to be much safer, with no evidence to-date indicating that others suffer harm from the exposure to e-cigarette vapour. The reason for this is because the many harmful chemicals found in cigarette smoke are non-existent, or in such small quantities, that they have little or no effect. The most likely effect is limited to a slight irritation to the throat.
Vaping Keeps your home smoke free.
It is widely reported that 7 out of 10 people in England do not allow smoking in the home, which has resulted in 9 out of 10 children now living in a smoke-free environment. By switching to vaping, you could make your home a smoke-free zone.
Vaping reduces the risk of fire in the home.
Latest studies by the Cheif Fire Officers Association have shown that there are about 2,700 smoking-related fires each year that result in around 86 deaths. The only fire risks associated with vaping is attributed to the use of faulty, or poor quality chargers, or as a result of not replacing worn, or damaged batteries in vape devices. However, this is very small in comparison and easily avoided.
Reduce the risks of vaping.
It is important to remember that if you are going to start vaping in the home, vape liquids contain nicotine which is a poison and can cause harm if swallowed, or severe irritation if it comes into direct contact with the skin. As with medicines and cleaning chemicals, ensure that vape liquids are stored safely and out of the reach of children.