According to the latest news in e-cigarette industry, a sailor will no longer be allowed to smoke e-cigarettes at sea. What? How? Read on…Don’t worry! We have got you covered.
In the last few days, there were lots of navy mishaps due to e-cigs which have caused physical injuries to sailors. The data obtained from Naval Safety Center shows – Between October 2015 and June 2016, at least 15 mishaps on navy happened due to sailors’ first and second-degree burns and facial disfiguration from e-cigarettes battery explosions.
Nope! We aren’t trying to scare you with this news but trying to say that how a good battery plays a significant role for your vaping experience and health!
Let’s get back to the news now! So, the two explosions have occurred in the mouth of soldiers causing facial and dental injuries. This has caused a full ban of vaporizer devices on US Navy by US Fleet Forces. Similarly, vaporizers were banned in aircraft last year, though no care has been taken to save passengers from unwanted exposures to aerosol fumes.
This ban on navy will begin on 14 May 2017 and will remain effective until a final determination on policy is made. The sailors currently deployed will have to remove batteries from their e-cigs and store them in non-conductive containers.
However, navy is still allowed to use these devices on shore/land at designated areas.
The commanders told that it has been temporarily done to make sure that the sailors and the fleet stay protected.