Summer Vaping – Guide to Vaping in Hot Weather
By JC Connington
Date published 07/10/2022
When the summer months come around and the weather gets warmer, you might want to grab your vape and head outside to soak up the sun.
However, hot weather can affect your vaping experience. Heat can damage a vape or negatively affect the taste of e-liquid, so it’s worth taking some simple steps to ensure that you can enjoy vaping as normal. Read on to find out all you need to know about vaping in the UK in hot weather and what you should avoid below.
Can I Vape in Hot Weather?
Heat can damage your vape battery and the device itself. Even if your battery is one that is built into the vape rather than being external, it can still be affected. If your vape is getting hot you may want to put it away for a while, storing it somewhere cool and dry.
Likewise, it’s best not to leave or charge your e-cigarette in a hot car for a long period of time. You risk overheating your battery, which can be dangerous, and shorten the battery life.
Can Vape Juice go Bad in Heat?
As well as damaging the vape, heat can affect your e-juice too. When e-liquid is left in the heat or direct sunlight, the flavour and colour might change. While the colour changing won’t affect the vaping experience, the flavour could even disappear altogether.
Not only that, but e-liquid can start thinning out in warmer temperatures. This means that sometimes, it can start leaking out of the tank – particularly if it’s rebuildable or is a little older. With the heat, the seals on the tank can shrink a little too and combined with the thinning e-liquid this is less than ideal. However, one option is to change to a higher vegetable glycerine (VG) e-liquid, as these are thicker.
Vaping in Hot Weather
You can vape in hot weather, but to avoid damaging your vape or risking an overheated battery, there are a few things you can do.
Firstly, make sure that you store your vape in a cool, dry place when you’re not using it. Ideally, this is something all vapers should be doing, but it becomes more important in the summer months when temperatures rise.
Similarly, don’t leave your device, or batteries, in direct sunlight. This can damage or overheat them, something that has the potential to not only spoil your vaping experience but be dangerous too. And again, it’s best not to charge your vape in a hot car.
If your vape is getting hot, it’s worth checking for any leakage
Can Vape Juice go Bad in Heat?
As mentioned, it can not only lose its flavour but thin out in hot weather too, so keep an eye on your vape when it’s warmer and perhaps consider swapping out your e-liquid for one with more VG to reduce the risk of seepage.
Finally, don’t get your device wet. Even in the summer, it can rain, or you might be spending more time around bodies of water. However, water can damage your vape, so it’s best to play it safe and keep it away – choose somewhere cool and dry to store it instead.
Vaping in the summer might come with different risks to vaping at other times of the year, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply follow our guide to vaping in hot weather and you’ll be able to keep your vape safe while enjoying your vaping experience too.
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