Euston Station Exploding E-Cig Brings Vaping Safety Into Focus Again

Euston Station ecig explosion

A recent event to take place at London’s Euston Station has brought e-cigarette safety back into focus once more. On August 29th, the busy London commuter hub was locked down for two hours after armed police officers rushed to the scene of a suspected bomb scare. After crowds of frightened passengers were escorted from both the mainline and underground stations, it turned out that the explosion actually came from a faulty e-cigarette.

A security alert was raised after a small explosion was reported at the station, however luckily there were no injuries reported. Although witnesses stated that police had informed them that they were being evacuated due to a suspect package, it turned out to actually be an e-cig which was emitting smoke from inside a bag on the concourse.

Injuries From Faulty E-Cigs

Although there were no reported injuries from this month’s incident, earlier this year we were brought the news of a man from Idaho, USA, whose vaping device exploded, severely burning his face and mouth, and causing him to lose seven teeth. The powerful explosion, which happened as he was vaping while getting ready to go to work, resulted in 2nd degree facial burns with chunks of plastic embedded in his lips, throat and mouth. There was even damage to his home, with scorch marks being left on his wall and ceiling and damage to the sink.

Why Do Vaping Devices Explode?

While there have been a number of other explosion incidents involving e-cigs reported in the media, it’s important to remember that most of them have been extremely minor, and usually occurred due to the fault of the user. For example, in April 2017, a vaping device in Idaho exploded while being charged in the bedroom. The vaper was not hurt and managed to quickly put out the fire. Although it may sound alarming, it was determined that the cause was probably due to the use of an incorrect charger. Another incident which was reported from Hull, UK, involved a man who

discovered that his e-cig, which was in his pocket, had become very hot and had burned a hole in his sofa. Again, although it sounds worrying, the probable cause was that the fire button had accidentally been held down while inside his pocket.

How To Prevent An Explosion

Although the chances of having an e-cig explosion are pretty unlikely, experts still advise the vapers take all possible precautions when it comes to safety. Here are some essential tips to avoiding an explosion:

  • Follow the guidelines for charging your battery – while many chargers look similar, that doesn’t mean that they are all the same. Some may deliver a current that is several amps more or less than a charger which looks identical. You should remember that chargers for many tablets and cell phones are designed to “fast charge” however e-cig batteries cannot always cope with this and this may result in overheating should the current be too high. Therefore, always use the charger supplied with your device.
  • Never leave a charging e-cig unattended.
  • Avoid charging your e-cig from the USB port on your computer.
  • Never leave your e-cig plugged into its charger for extended periods. Always unplug once the recharge has been completed.
  • Never carry your spare batteries around loose in a pocket. Always use a storage case.
  • Discard any battery that has visible damage such as a damaged wrapper.
  • Never allow your e-cig’s battery terminals to touch any other metal object since it will short and discharge the battery. This means you should avoid carrying a battery next to loose change or keys.
  • Avoid using mech mods or use them with caution – as mech mods have very little in-built safety protections, you need to be very careful, especially when it comes to loose leads and selecting the right atomizer resistance.
  • Use attachments with center pins on hybrid mods – if you own a hybrid mech mod, you should only ever use it with the atomizer or tank that it comes with. If you use a different attachment, always make sure that it features a center pin to avoid causing a short.

The Advantages In Living In A Healthy Lifestyle

Health is what people think about in every day of their lives. People have so many things that they wanted to do that they have to make sure that their bodies are strong and sturdy by living healthier lives. People already know what would happen if you don’t maintain your health. Your body will break down from eating unhealthy things, germs and bacteria will soon invade into your bloodstream because your immune system is weak and can be easily bypass and safe guard that your body has. Your body will no longer be strong enough to fight them off before you succumbed to illness. To be sure that this won’t happen to you it is best to do the things that are healthy for you and your family.

 

Here are some of the advantages that you might find when having to live a healthy lifestyle.

 

Advantages when eating healthy food:

 

  • You will receive the right vitamins and minerals that will be digested by your body. Your body needed these vitamins to keep it moving and giving the necessary strength to fight off any diseases that you might have. With these vitamins, you might have prevented yourself from an early death.
  • Your body will eventually lose the fat that you gained. Another good advantage when taking a good and healthy meal is that you will find your body beginning to change. Your body is slowly losing any fat that you might have and in replace of that loss you’ve gained more strength.
  • Help decrease the chances of having heart diseases. Living a healthy lifestyle is a great advantage to you because you might prevent any unwanted illness that might develop into your body. That is right; you might even decrease the chance of developing a heart problem.
  • Minimize the chance of getting cancer. Another thing that you also consider when eating healthy food is that you might minimize the chance of developing cancer as well. This is very important. If you want to live longer, then you must find ways to avoid this type of problem, and the only way to do that is eating right.

 

Advantages when performing exercise.

 

  • Gives you muscle strength. This is one of the good advantages when having to perform exercise so that you can bring your body in good shape. Your muscles will become strong and firm. All that fat would be gone and in replace are weak muscles the only exercise will fix that problem for you.
  • Help improve your mental faculties. This is also a good improvement for your mental abilities. Your mind will eventually work and be active as you work out. This will give your brain muscles a reason to perform some exercise.
  • Release any unwanted stress in your body. Sometimes your body has a lot of pent up stress, and the best way to relieve them is to work those stresses off from you. This way you can relieve yourself some of the tension.
  • Minimize the depression. Lastly, and the most effective way it is to minimize the chance of depression is to do some good exercise. It can decrease the chance of you having depression; believe it or not, it does wonders to you a lot of people who have them.

 

In the end, as you can see the effects that it has on you and the rest of the people, living a healthy life can guarantee you a healthy lifestyle. You can avoid meeting death early but instead you can live a good life.