How to Dispose of E-Cigarette Cartridges

Electronic cigarettes are a nicotine replacement product that smokers use to stop smoking or provide the nicotine they require when they are in a place that prohibits smoking.

E-cigarettes can be used in places that restrict smoking.E-cigarettes can be used in places that restrict smoking.
The design of e-cigarettes emulates a real cigarette in size, shape and feel. They consist of three parts; a cartridge, an atomizer and a battery. The user inhales atomized liquid nicotine and exhales vapor, which eliminates secondhand smoke. The cartridges should be properly disposed of to prevent children or animals from ingesting them by mistake.

Remove the spent cartridge from the e-cigarette.

Rinse the cartridge under running water to remove any residual nicotine.

Wrap the cartridge in foil or tissue to add bulk. This will make the cartridge too big to swallow.

Place the cartridge in the garbage immediately.

Things You Will Need

  • Foil or tissue

Tip

  • You can use a small container or box to collect the cartridges, then throw the container away when full.

Warning

  • The United States Food and Drug Administration has concerns about the safety of electronic cigarettes because they have not evaluated them for safety or effectiveness.

About the Author

Specializing in business and finance, Lee Nichols began writing in 2002. Nichols holds a Bachelor of Arts in Web and Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.