Electronic cigarette safety information

Exploding chargers

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute advise users that e-cigarettes should not be left charging for long periods of time or plugged in overnight or while you are out of the house.

How to stay safe

  • avoid leaving e-cigarettes charging overnight because they can overheat and they may catch fire
  • do not leave e-cigarettes unattended even when they are not 'alight'
  • exercise caution when you buy e-cigarettes because they are not regulated therefore it is unknown if they are safe
  • if you buy e-cigarettes, ensure that they are from a reputable UK retailer