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Elf Bars can be a great brand to check out when you’re first starting to vape. The Elf Bar brand has appeal for both beginner vapers and more experienced vapers, and you’ve likely seen many ex-smokers using Elf Bars to get their nicotine fix.
One of the most common questions we get here at TABlites about our disposable Elf Bars is “how much nicotine is in an Elf Bar?”
The simple answer is that it very much depends on the specific Elf Bar product. However, the nicotine content in an Elf Bar can certainly help you in your mission to wean yourself off traditional cigarettes.
Given the well-publicised health benefits of switching from smoking tobacco cigarettes to vaping e-liquids, you could understandably be looking to buy an e-cigarette for the first time. But which one should you buy?
The disposables in Elf Bar’s most popular range of e-cigarettes — Elf Bar 600 — come pre-filled with nicotine salt e-liquid. The nicotine strength of the Elf Bar 600 e-liquid is 20mg/ml — or, as it can otherwise be represented, 2%.
This nicotine strength strikes an ideal balance, being powerful enough to sate cravings for nicotine without being so powerful that vapers are regularly left feeling overwhelmed by what the e-liquid does to their throat!
It is also possible to find some Elf Bar disposable vapes that have lower nicotine levels than this. The brand’s offerings include nicotine-free vapes, too.
Elf Bars contain a form of nicotine called nicotine salts, rather than freebase nicotine. Though both are ultimately sourced from the tobacco plant, nicotine salts have been specially processed to bring nicotine’s purity right to the fore. This means that while either form of nicotine can give you that ‘rush’, nicotine salt is more concentrated and gives you a bigger hit in smaller quantities.
When vaped as part of e-liquid, nicotine salts can also, compared to freebase nicotine, be absorbed more easily by the body’s bloodstream. This results in a hit that is less abrasive or scratchy on the throat.
Conversely, freebase nicotine packs a heftier punch to the throat. For this reason, freebase nicotine e-liquids — like those available from TABlites — are usually offered at relatively lower nicotine levels. For example, nic salts usually come in 20mg/ml, 10mg/ml or 5mg/ml concentrations, whereas freebase usually comes in 3mg/ml, 6mg/ml, 12mg/ml, or 18mg/ml concentrations.
When travelling abroad, such as to the United States, you might have seen Elf Bars with an e-liquid capacity exceeding 2ml. However, in the UK, these particular Elf Bars cannot be legally sold, and so are not available from reputable sellers.
Under vaping regulations, the maximum e-liquid capacity permitted for any vape device sold in the UK is 2ml. This caps the legally allowed capacity of puff count for an electronic cigarette at roughly 600.
Here are examples of Elf Bar disposables you are unlikely to see on UK retail shelves, with the number of puffs that can be taken per unit:
As you can see, then, an Elf Bar’s model number is often a good guide as to how much e-liquid the tank can hold at a time.
Though you may notice some UK suppliers offering these larger Elf Bars, you need to keep in mind that these will have been brought into the country illegally and may not have passed safety checks like those imposed on Elf Bars we offer at TABLites.
Those checks cover, for example, electrical safety. This means that, if a UK retailer does sell you an Elf Bar that is larger than the legal requirements, there is the potential risk of it leaking, sparking, or even exploding!
In addition, In the US, Elf Bars are available with e-juices containing the following milligrammes of nicotine salt per millilitre:
Meanwhile, in the UK, you can legally buy disposable vapes and e-liquids with a maximum nicotine concentration of 20 mg/ml (2% nicotine strength).
As a responsible retailer prioritising customer safety, at TABlites we make sure that all of the e-cigarettes delivered to our online store and physical shops across the UK have been subjected to stringent safety assessments as required by UK law.
What UK legislation places limits on how much nicotine is in an Elf Bar? The answer: the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR).
These regulations were implemented in order to bring the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into force in the UK.
Two other pieces of legislation were later enacted to ensure that the TRPR would continue to function as the UK left the European Union:
The TRPR as it currently stands has a number of notable implications for Elf Bars — both disposable and refillable vape models — sold in the UK. For example:
We also offer nicotine salt e-liquids from Elf Bar’s ElfLiq range. The TRPR has relevance here, too — as UK retailers are legally barred from selling refill containers each holding a volume exceeding 10ml of nicotine-containing e-liquid.
For beginners to vaping, disposable vapes are highly recommended. Each of these devices comes with a pre-charged battery and is already filled with e-liquid, meaning that you can just start vaping straight away.
The charity Cancer Research UK has confirmed that electronic cigarettes “contain nicotine, which is addictive, but isn’t responsible for the major health harms from smoking.” Conventional cigarettes can have the following adverse health effects:
In contrast, Public Health England reports that e-cigarettes cause about 95% less harm compared to traditional, tobacco-based cigarettes.
If you are a brand-new vaper looking for an accessible vaping experience, rest easy that you can get exactly that with an Elf Bar disposable vape pen.
Once you have gotten used to that, you could switch to more advanced vaping technology, such as from Elf Bar’s Elfa range. We also offer e-liquids in a wide range of flavours.
We have Elf Bar devices and supplies available to buy from our online store as well as brick-and-mortar TABlites shops dotted across the UK.