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How can you avoid an e-cigarette explosion?

When e-cigarettes first were marketed, they seemed like a great alternative to a traditional cigarette. They had less of the damaging chemicals found in cigarettes, and no tobacco was needed. They wouldn't emit dangerous second-hand smoke, making them safer to use inside, too.

The problem is that some of these devices have actually exploded when being used, scarring, disfiguring and burning the faces of the victims. If that's happened to you, you know how suddenly your life can change. You did something you thought was safer for you and the people around you, and now you've suffered as a result. Fortunately, the manufacturers do need to take responsibility, and you can file a claim to receive compensation.

What are some things you can do to avoid having this happen to you if it hasn't? First, buy American-made products, because the U.S. products must adhere to very specific production standards. Second, choose a well-known brand. You should do this to avoid getting defective or cheaply made substitutes, but also because a well-known brand is more likely to compensate you if you have a problem with the product.

Third, always follow the instructions, and don't let the atomizer overheat. If you hold down the atomizer button for too long, it can get hot and can lead to burns or an explosion. If you notice that the e-cigarette has gotten very hot, put it down and let it cool.

Finally, keep it away from water, because electronic devices can be damaged with it. This could lead to an explosion or a malfunction that causes one later when you're using it.

Source: Info Electronic Cigarette, "8 Tips to Avoid E-Cigarette Explosions," accessed Dec. 23, 2016

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