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08/03/2020

Vaping

Vaping

Fires caused by smoking materials result in more deaths than any other type of fire. This is despite the overall number of people smoking falling. In 2018/19 smoking materials were the source of ignition in 34 per cent of fire-related fatalities in accidental house fires.

What NOT To Do

Vaping and using an incorrect charger
  • Do not assume any charger can be used with your vaping or e-cigarette device, as using an incorrect charger may lead to an increased risk of fire through overheating
  • Do not leave a vaping or e-cigarette device charging unattended or charging overnight
  • Do not use a vaping or e-cigarette device close to medical oxygen as it may cause it to ignite
  • Do not use a vaping or e-cigarette device if you use emollient cream as the cream builds up in fabrics and may ignite
  • Do not use any vaping or e-cigarette device that shows signs of damage

What TO Do

Vaping outside
  • Only use the charger designed for your vaping or e-cigarette device, as using an incorrect charger may lead to an increased risk of fire through overheating
  • Store vape and e-cigarette liquid refills in a safe and secure place out of the reach of children and vulnerable adults
  • Ensure you have working smoke alarms on each level of your home and test them every month
  • Consider requesting a Fire and Wellness Visit to review fire precautions within your home and receive additional advice and guidance

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