E-Cigarettes have gained in popularity, and many people use them as part of a smoking cessation plan. However, e-cigarette batteries have been known to explode. Here are some smoking safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:
Never leave charging e-cigarettes unattended. E-cigarettes should be used with caution.
- Fires have occurred while e-cigarettes were being used
- Battery failures have led to small explosions
- While the battery was being charged
- While the device was being transported
- If you smoke, use only fire-safe cigarettes
- Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and other smoking materials up high out of the reach of children, in a locked cabinet
- If you smoke, smoke outside. Most deaths result from fires that started in living rooms, family rooms, and dens or in bedrooms.
Put It Out
- Do not discard cigarettes in vegetation such as mulch, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss, dried grasses, leaves, or other things that could ignite easily
- Use a deep, sturdy ashtray. Place it away from anything that can burn.
- Before you throw away butts and ashes, make sure they are out, and dousing in water or sand is the best way to do that
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