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Elf Bars are renowned for their compact size, ease of use, and great flavour, and are one of the most well-known manufacturers of disposable vapes. However, you might wonder how they compare to traditional smoking - in particular, how many cigarettes are in an Elf Bar?
In this blog, we will explore this in more depth, particularly when it comes to how this specific e-cigarette compares to traditional cigarettes. By the end of this blog, you will be better informed about Elf Bars and whether they’re right for you as a smoker who would like to transition into vaping.
So, without further ado, let’s dive in!
TABlites stocks a wide range of vape products, including Elf Bars. Browse our collection of products to satisfy your vaping needs on our website.
One of the biggest similarities between cigarettes and Elf Bars is that they both contain nicotine.
The most popular model, the Elf Bar 600, is available in varying nicotine strengths. At TABlites, we stock the Elf Bar 600 in the following nicotine levels:
If you’re using the 20mg Elf Bar, one Elf Bar 600 is equal to 20 to 25 cigarettes.
Keep in mind that this number might vary depending on the model of Elf Bar, and the nicotine strength you’ve chosen. Nonetheless, 20 to 25 cigarettes might be a bit of a surprising figure!
But don’t be too concerned, as this doesn’t necessarily mean what you might think when it comes to the impact of vaping on your health.
First, let’s discuss the ingredients of traditional cigarettes. Tobacco cigarettes contain:
In comparison to an e-cigarette, the only real similarity is nicotine.
This means that when we say an Elf Bar 600 of 20 milligrams of nicotine salt is equivalent to 20 to 25 cigarettes, what we’re really talking about is its nicotine content.
An Elf Bar 600 lasts up to 600 puffs, and its 20 to 25 cigarette dosage of nicotine is spread out across these puffs. As a result, it simply has the same nicotine content as 20 to 25 cigarettes, but without the toxic chemicals that accompany the latter.
So, if you’re looking to start your journey to quit smoking, we recommend using a disposable vape like the Elf Bar 600 - you get the same nicotine hit to sate your cravings in a simple, easy-to-use, single device.
As mentioned previously, an e-cigarette like an Elf Bar offers advantages over smoking a pack of cigarettes, especially when it comes to user safety. While there is no doubt still a strain on the lung (you’re still inhaling something, after all), vaping is still healthier than smoking, based on all current evidence.
The best thing you can do for your health as a smoker is quit, and if vaping can help you do that, you’ll see many different health benefits.
In fact, vaping is considered to be an effective method of quitting smoking where you’re twice as likely to quit smoking entirely using a vape compared to other nicotine replacement products.
An Elf Bar 600 contains nicotine salts (nic salts) that are usually 20mg in strength. This makes it an ideal replacement for tobacco cigarettes as you will still be able to satisfy your nicotine cravings, especially if you were a heavy smoker.
20mg of salt nicotine in a disposable vape is known to replicate the nicotine hit that heavy smokers usually get from smoking more than one pack a day, so it’s a suggested nicotine strength for new vapers who are transitioning.
More than 7000 chemicals are in cigarette smoke, of which 250 are dangerous, and at least 69 are carcinogenic. Chemicals that are present in cigarettes like naphthalene and arsenic can be incredibly harmful.
You won’t find these chemicals in e-cigarettes. While other chemicals might exist in vapes, including flavourings, vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol, they are less harmful than many of the compounds that are present in tobacco products.
Secondhand smoke (from nearby smokers), plus sidestream smoke (from the lit ends of cigarettes) can be unpleasant and damaging to other people’s health too - they consist of more than 4000 toxins and irritants. Secondhand smoke affects your surroundings, meaning that anyone near you is at risk of breathing it in.
No tobacco smoke is produced when vaping. There is still limited research and evidence on the effects of secondhand vapour, but it’s generally thought to be considerably safer than secondhand smoke.
E-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury (EVALI), including ‘popcorn lung’ is a lung condition that develops due to inhaling a harmful chemical. Symptoms of vaping-related popcorn lung are:
In 2019, an EVALI outbreak occurred in the US - investigations discovered that the EVALI outbreak was related to contaminated illegal products, particularly harmful chemicals (such as diacetyl, the cause of so-called ‘popcorn lung’) in e-cigarette products. The contaminated vapes were found to be illegally manufactured THC (cannabis-containing) products, and are not legal in the US, or here in the UK.
In the UK, this isn’t a cause of concern as these chemicals are banned in e-cigarettes via the TPD. By purchasing your vape products from reputable and licensed suppliers like TABlites, you can rest assured that our products are regulated and won’t cause EVALI.
Many studies prove that smoking is dangerous, especially in the long term. However, research is limited when it comes to the effects of long-term vaping.
Nevertheless, the evidence that we do have currently points to vaping being a safer alternative to smoking. There are many benefits that you can reap when you switch from smoking to vaping in the long run.
After all, smoking has been found to cause at least 15 different types of cancer. This means that if you’re looking for a healthier option, then vaping is certainly the winner here.
Quit smoking with a recommended vape from TABlites. The best vapes to help you on your journey to quitting smoking can be found in our guide here.
Yes - nicotine-free disposable vapes with 0mg nicotine are available, including in Elf Bar models. An Elf Bar with 0 milligrams of nicotine is recommended only for vapers who have already quit smoking and are close to quitting vaping altogether.
If you are new to vaping and are transitioning from smoking cigarettes, then a vape with more nicotine is suggested to help your transition. As you continue to vape, you can gradually decrease the amount of nicotine as your cravings reduce.
While you might not receive the same nicotine high as other vapes with more nicotine content, nicotine-free vapes can still provide a mild lightheaded feeling.
Your ideal nicotine strength can depend on numerous factors. Learn more about nicotine salt e-liquid, freebase nicotine and the various nicotine levels in our guide here.
At TABlites, we supply a vast array of vaping-related products, from e-liquids to disposable vapes - including Elf Bars. Now that you know how many cigarettes are in an Elf Bar, you can decide whether they’re right for you.
Perfect for puffs on the go, Elf Bars offer excellent convenience and taste for both beginners and experienced vapers.
Your one-stop shop for all of your vaping demands, TABlites provides the opportunity to enhance your vaping experience with our selection of high-quality and premium vape products.
Browse our collection of Elf Bars today or get in touch with us for more information or if you have any questions about our products.