Are e-cigarettes safe?

The number of people using electronic cigarettes has increased dramatically in recent years, but this rise in use has also seen a rise in safety concerns.
Worries about possible health implications aside, there have been a number of reported incidents involving e-cigarette chargers, including numerous alarming reports of chargers that have exploding whilst in use.
Want to avoid the dangers of e-cigarettes? Then just follow this simple advice:
• Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer carefully – battery capacities and charging voltages vary according to manufacturer so it’s important to check you are using the correct charger.
• Pay close attention to any warnings supplied with the product. Over-tightening of the screwed connection to the rechargeable battery, for example, can cause mechanical damage which can in turn create heat problems, product failure or even injury.
• Ensure that e-cigarettes are not left charging for long periods of time.
• Never leave e-cigarettes plugged in overnight or whilst you are out of the house.
• Look out for the CE mark that indicates chargers comply with European Safety standards.
• Never keep loose e-cigarette batteries in your pocket, particularly next to keys or coins – they are more likely to cause fire