Worryingly, they point out “There are currently no specific guidelines on the management of burns due to Lithium-ion battery exposure.” Addressing this, they detail a number of steps for emergency-care staff should the worst happen in future.
While exploding batteries are a hot topic, European teens in Finland know what’s cool – and it isn’t smoking. “Many think that other tobacco products like the smokeless tobacco product snus and e-cigarettes are safer,” according to researchers – and snus remains popular despite its ban in Finland.
Sulabha Parasuraman, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, wants to stamp out harm reduction products (which makes him distinctly not cool). “There is no huge consumption of e-cigarettes in surveyed population. But…” this will not stop the push by The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration to obtain an outright ban on vaping in the province.
The state aims to follow Punjab, the only one currently banning vape products, in a drive to eliminate smoking. It’s an odd approach, especially as this week sees news that Mexico’s smoking rate continues to rise.
Unfortunately for vendors, the Thai law enforcers aren’t as lax as they are in Mexico, but it has a similar impact on the vape community. Sivanut Poonpol and his girlfriend Natthanicha Duangthong arrested them for being in possession of 40 electronic cigarettes and 3,500 bottles of vaping liquid. The haul was valued at around two million baht in total (£23,000).
A Worthing newsagent has also been caught red-handed after a sting operation. Following an employee selling eLiquid to a 16-yr old, the newsagents problems were compounded as Trading Standards went on to discover a haul of illegal cigarettes. As a result, Worthing Borough Council’s licensing committee revoked the shop’s licence to sell alcohol.