As a parent, it’s your job to protect your children, because their safety is your number one priority. This is probably a contributing factor as to why you chose to stop smoking combustible cigarettes. Most people need help combating their nicotine cravings and often turn to vaping as a means to fulfill their dependency. Whether you vape because of nicotine addiction, as a stress reliever or because you are drawn to the fix that traditional cigarettes used to give you, it’s important to look at how your everyday choices may impact those around you. While vapor may be a safer alternative to the lingering smoke that is left behind from combustible cigarettes, e-cigarettes still do pose a risk to your children if you’re not careful. Here’s a few things that you should be mindful of when you vape around your kids or anyone else.
E-liquid is not safe for consumption
Part of understanding vaping safety is being aware of potential risks and finding ways to safeguard against them. While you may be well aware that e-liquid doesn’t belong in your mouth, your child certainly does not have the same ability to read warning labels. Although ingredients in your e-liquid — PG, VG and various flavorings — are consumed safely in many foods that we eat every day, nicotine is a poison that is incredibly toxic to ingest and is even dangerous if it’s absorbed through your skin. That’s why disposable e-cigarettes, zero nicotine e-cigarettes and smart, pre-filled cartomizers are advantageous choices for vapers who are worried about their children coming into contact with their vaping gear.
Disposable e-cigarettes, such as Logic Platinum Label Tobacco, are designed to be used and then disposed of when the flavor cartomizer is finished. It’s not as easy for little hands to get a hold of e-liquid if the technology uses pre-filled flavor cartomizers which are spill-proof and vacuum sealed to prevent any accidental spilling. If you really want to be a cautious vaper, zero nicotine e-cigarettes are also a much safer option. Since they don’t contain any nicotine substance, many of the risks that are associated with its ingestion — vomiting, increased heart rate, dizziness, rapid breathing and many other symptoms — are eliminated when you vape zero nicotine e-cigarettes.
How do you keep your vaping gear away from your children?
The best way to promote vaping safety in your home is to take all the proper precautions and prevent children from gaining any access in the first place. Here are a few tips we have to help you out:
- Lock up your device: When you’re not using your e-cig, store it away in a locked draw or a cupboard that is out of arm’s reach of your children. If you keep your device in your purse, store that away as well.
- Charge your device in another room: Leaving a device charging on the counter invites curious minds to experiment, so rather than charging it on a table or counter, place it in a cupboard or locked room while it’s charging.
- Express the dangers to your kids: Just like you tell them to not touch your kitchen stove because it’s hot, be sure to explain the dangers of your vaping device to your children as well. Just simply state this is for adults only.
- Vape outside: The less you expose your kids to your vaping gear, the less questions they will ask. Vape outside out of sight rather than in your home where they might feel the need to mimic your actions.
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