Vape Safety Tips


Knowing safe vaping practices can help reduce risks when using an electronic cigarette device. Some of you may have heard about the Texas man who recently lost his life while vaping a mechanical mod (see article link below). Most all BCV customers do not use a mechanical mod. They use a regulated mod (or device) with a whole host of safety protections already built-in. However, knowing some simple safety tips can boost common knowledge you should know about e-cigs and how to vape safely.  

Vaping safely is easy to do with some basic understanding about e-cig use. Here are some of the basic things you need to know about vaping safely:

- Mechanical mods do not have a chipset so they do not have safety protections. Therefore mechanical mods are referred to as an unregulated device. Regulated mods, like all the devices we sell at BCV, operate using a sophisticated chipset designed to make the vaping experience safe and customizable to your specific demands.  
- Only use a slow amp charger on your e-cig. Only charge batteries as specified by manufacturer. Never use a charger rated for cell phones as most cell phones charge too rapidly. The same goes with car chargers. 
- Using devices with built-in safety mechanisms such as overcharge protection, over discharge protection, over temperature protection, short circuit protection, and reverse battery protection help prevent vapors from user errors. Most all non-mechanical mods today have these basic protections built-in to their chipset.
- When using external batteries, be sure to protect your batteries. If the outer wrap becomes nicked or damaged, replace the battery or wrap (we rewrap batteries at no charge).
- Use proper carrying case when transporting batteries outside the your device (aka MOD). 
-If the outer wrap becomes nicked or damaged, replace the battery or wrap (we rewrap batteries at no charge). Most often damage occurs when removing batteries from an external charger. 
-If using a mechanical mod, do not discharge battery below 3.7 volts (all non-mechanical mods have this protection built-in).
- If batteries are getting hot to touch when in use, stop using device. Consider replacing batteries and taking your device to a trusted vape shop for advice. 
- Most batteries should be replaced every 6 months to a year, depending on use. Batteries deplete their strength over time whether being used or not. Do not purchase old batteries.

These are only some of the tips you need to know about vaping safely. Most chipsets have many safety features built-in leaving you with little to be concerned about. Mechanical mods do not have any safety features about them and are risk factors you, as a vapor or parent, should be concerned about. If you have questions about these tips or vaping safely, please come by and discuss it with any of our staff. Vape safely!

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