E-cigarette use is on the rise as an effective way to facilitate to fight to quit smoking tobacco. Although it might be healthier than smoking tobacco it still has effects on residence where they vaped. It is easy to spot a person using an E-cigarette from the cloud of vapor surrounding them, whether it be in public places or residential areas. Although initially considered harmless, E-cigarette smoking can leave deposits of hazardous substances and can result in expenses from cleaning the filmy residue left behind. Because of this potential residue it may have expensive ramifications on your residence. We advise that owners of single-family rentals prohibit E-cigarette usage and include this is your lease, just as you would prohibit other forms of smoking.
This is the primary reasons landlords do not allow E-cigarette smoking inside rental properties. The vapor emitted from E-cigarettes leaves behind a filmy residue on windows, mirrors, doors, walls and carpets that is tough and expensive to eliminate.
Aside from its tough and hard-to-remove residue, E-cigarette smoke consists of properties that are disadvantageous to the body. Research shows that vapors from these cigarettes are toxic. According to an analysis conducted by the FDA, the vapor expelled from this device contains hazardous ingredients such as diethylene glycol, nitrosamines, and nicotine. Other sources also found carcinogenic substances like formaldehyde and benzene in some devices, these substances are harmful to the bodies immune system, have shone to be link to cancer, and pollute the environment.
An article posted on landlordtalking.com states that two people have reported recent incidences of car fires due to the E-cigarette battery charger. Also, a man recently reported that his own charger suddenly caught fire in the middle of his sleep. This event forced him to leave his apartment. These types of fires, although rare, are well documented with devices that use Lithium Ion batteries such as E-cigarettes, cell phones and laptops.
Once you have the facts about E-Cigarettes it should be clear that your no smoking policy including E-cigarettes should be a section included in your lease agreement. We want you to be the most educated on the substances and situations which put your assets at risk or put you in a position of expensive repair.
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