22 December 2017
4 Things You Need To Know Before Vaping In Winter
Winter months can be harsh whatever your lifestyle or hobbies, with the cold and wet weather making you yearn for the spring. But what impact can winter have on vaping and what steps do you need to take when temperatures drop to make sure your e-cigs are in full working order? Here are the vaping tips you’ll need to know this winter.
Can E-Liquid Freeze?
One obvious question you might have about your e-cig is whether the e-liquid inside can freeze when the weather outside is frightful. The good news is that while it can freeze, it has a lower freezing point than water, so frozen puddles at your feet doesn’t necessarily mean frozen e-liquid. Water freezes at 0 degrees Celsius, while the two main components of e-liquid, propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin freeze at -12 degrees and -16 degrees respectively.
For this reason it’s going to have to be very cold indeed for e-liquid to freeze, though the freezing point may vary depending on how much PG or VG is in your e-liquid. One thing to bear in mind is that while your e-liquid might not turn into a ice pop, it may get thicker when cold, so you may need to pay extra attention to your clearomiser in the winter months to ensure you get a good flavour from your e-cigarette.
Protect Your E-Cig
It goes without saying that when winter rolls around you need to take extra care of your car, so it stands to reason that the same applies to your e-cig. One potential issue is that the cold weather can affect battery life, reducing it to around 70% of its usual capacity, so it is important to keep the battery from getting too cold. In relatively mild temperatures this can be as simple as keeping the battery in an inside pocket to prevent the cold getting to it or keeping it somewhere where it won’t be exposed to the chilly temperatures for extended periods.
Use Lip Balm When Vaping Outside
Winter can be harsh on the lips, especially when they get chapped by the biting winds and swirling gales. We’ve all laughed at movies and cartoons when people get their tongues stuck to lamp posts and flagpoles, but when your lips get dry during winter, this could happen with your e-cig too. If you’re vaping outside during winter you should consider using a lip balm to make sure there’s no chance of the tip getting stuck to your lips.
Don’t Get Lost In The Clouds
One side effect of the colder weather is that the clouds of vape you exhale are slightly bigger than usual. While this shouldn’t be a problem for most vapers it is something to consider if you’re vaping in your car. The colder temperatures could also cause your windscreen to fog up quicker if you’re vaping with the windows closed, so make sure to keep the car nice and toasty to stop this from happening.
Most of what you need to be aware of when vaping in winter is common sense and looking after yourself and your e-cig, but if you do have any problems with the latter, get in touch with our Customer Service team who will be happy to help.