Safe Storage of Vaping Devices & Accessories

After vaping, adult users should store vapes in a safe location. By storing a device correctly, you can help protect it from damage, prolong its longevity, and also reduce the risk of losing or misplacing equipment. No adult vaper wants to replace their device sooner than necessary, and this guide provides information on how to safely store yours. 

Why is Safe Storage of Vaping Equipment Important?

While vapes can pose an electrical hazard if handled improperly, devices that are looked after with care are unlikely to present issues. Incorrect care of the device and its battery could result in a malfunctioning vape over time. By reading the instructions for a vape or e-cigarette you can ensure proper care of the device and its battery. 

How to Store a Vape

The correct way to store a vape depends on the instructions provided by the manufacturer - so do check the guidance provided and follow this as closely as possible. Different vapes have different requirements, and the following tips may not be suitable for specific devices. If you are unsure, check with the device manufacturer. The below precautions may be helpful when storing your vape. 

  • It is best to prevent batteries from coming into contact with keys, coins or other metal items, as this could cause the device to short-circuit. Spare batteries can be stored in a case to keep it safely away from your other personal items. 

  • Keep the vape at room temperature - devices work best when protected from extreme temperatures. 

  • Store the vape upright to help prevent it from leaking.

  • Inspect the vape’s battery regularly to check its condition. 

How to Store a Vape's E-Liquid

It is equally important to store a vape’s e-liquid correctly. Correct e-liquid storage may help prevent damage and degradation. First, ensure the e-liquid container is in a sealed and airtight container. Light and heat may impact the taste and consistency. The best practice is to store e-liquid in a cool, dark and dry place that isn’t too cold or too warm. If you only intend to store e-liquid for a few weeks or months, a dark cupboard is a suitable storage space. Generally speaking, you should store e-liquids at room temperature, i.e., around 20–22 °C.

The VG and PG (Vegetable Glycerine and Propylene Glycol, respectively) within e-liquids cool at different temperatures. Store e-liquids in a cool, dark place to avoid separation of ingredients. 

Keep e-liquid in the packaging/container it came in. Transferring e-liquids from the manufacturer’s packaging to a plastic or glass container may contaminate the e-liquid.

Above all, always follow manufacturer guidance on how to store vape e-liquid correctly. Vaping liquids come in various flavours and with various ingredients, so the storage method may differ.

What are the Best Vape Accessories For Storage?

Adult vapers looking to provide a vape with some added protection can explore some of the different vaping storage accessories on the market. For example, a range of vape storage boxes/stands are available to purchase.

A vape storage box or case (essentially a small, handheld carry bag) may be useful if you carry a vape around with you regularly. Hard-shell cases and bags could protect a device, and they typically offer extra room for e-liquids and accessories. Alternatively, you might look into larger vaping equipment storage options. Larger storage options that include sections like shelves or containers may be suitable for storing vaping equipment. This would work well for larger collections of vapes, accessories and e-liquids.

It is important to note that vapes are not risk-free and typically provide nicotine, which is addictive. Smoke-free products are not designed as cessation aids and are not alternatives to quitting. The best decision any adult smoker can make is to quit tobacco and nicotine consumption altogether.

This article is for general information and educational purposes. Some of the information in this article is based on external, third-party sources and we make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the accuracy, validity or completeness of such information.  

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