E-liquid Safety Precautions

We haven’t seen this topic gain the importance that it actually needs because we think that it definitely is serious enough to talk about it. We all know vaping has been around for a very long time, vaping goes hand in hand with E liquids actually, vaping is nothing without E-liquids.

Why do we need to handle E-liquids safely?

They’re affected by light, heat, and air.

  • Heat: affects the specific compounds that are responsible for the flavor of your e-liquid, so if any of them change, it will alter the taste of your vape fluid.
  • Light and Air: affect because air allows oxygen to react with nicotine to produce cotinine (this “oxidation” process involves the loss of two hydrogen atoms and the gain of one oxygen atom). Light affects because UV light provides energy for this process which will cause less nicotine in your e-juice.
  • Harmful for children: because children are little curious being and keeping e-liquids in their reach can cause serious harm if they swallow some of it.

The feeling of dried up and flavorless e-juice has been described in this sentence so perfectly. “I can’t find the words to express my disappointment, when – several months later – the “rainy day” came, I eagerly filled my vape tanks with the juice and took a vape. The flavor had died. I was left with a peppery, bland mess that barely even contained the ghost of the flavor I’d loved so much.” - Lee Johnson (a fellow author).

What We Need To Do To Prevent All These Situations From Happening

  • You should always store e-liquids in their original containers, so people around know exactly what they are.
  • If you are a parent, you should keep them somewhere you know your kids can’t go or some place they can’t reach.
  • Keep all e-liquids tightly capped and preferably use child-proof caps if you have younger children.
  • If your kids are old enough to understand, it is better to thoroughly talk about this topic and make them understand the do’s and don’ts.
  • If you are refilling your e-cigarette manually, you should be even more careful. Nicotine can be absorbed through the skin so, just clean up any spills immediately and wash any exposed body part or cloth as quickly as possible with soap and water.
  • Last but not least if you have to dispose an e-liquid, don’t just spill it anywhere. Take a sealable bag of absorbent cat litter, pour the fluid in it and then throw it in the trash can. This will prevent nicotine from soaking in-ground or run in the drains. It also will prevent stray cats and dogs from getting sick from the liquid.

Vaping is fun, we don’t deny this fact but along with that fun, it comes with some responsibility. We should take care of people, animals, and the environment and prove vaping to be safe.