If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to quit smoking, you may be considering e-cigarettes. E-cigs and vaping are an alternative to smoking cigarettes, which many believe to be less dangerous. They’re even thought of as a one of the best smoking cessation programs.
But, what you need to know is that some 200+ e-cigarettes have reportedly exploded. Basically, an e-cig has a battery, heats up liquid which contains nicotine and may have flavors. E-cigarettes are touted as a smoking cessation aid: if you want to stop smoking, switch to vaping with e-cigs and cut out the tobacco part of smoking all together. But some, like the CDC warn that it’s still not “safe.”
Claims say that overcharging the e-cig units can cause them to explode. Research is not complete as to what causes these explosions.
These e-cigarette explosions have caught the attention of lawmakers all over the world – from the US to the World Health Organization (WHO). Many are calling for a ban.
If you do a quick Google Image Search, you’ll see why these explosions are no joke! [Warning: graphic images of bodily harm; not for the queasy!]
A U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut is joining upcoming Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an immediate recall of those brands of e-cigs reportedly involved in a new surge of explosions in recent months.
“Anybody who is smoking an e-cigarette ought to be aware for the potential of it to explode in your mouth,” Blumenthal stated.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has little to say about e-cigarettes exploding, and much to say about their impact on health.