How can I tell if my disposable vape is counterfeit?
Some counterfeit vapes look like the real thing and are difficult to spot, luring you into a false sense of security. We have put together a list of things to look out for, along with some red flags, to help guide you away from fakes:
All disposable vapes at TABlites are 100% genuine products and are fully TPD compliant so you know you are in good hands when shopping with us.
Illegal vapes in the UK
We recommend you avoid purchasing illegal vapes that have been designed for international markets that are not compliant with laws within the UK. Vape products in the UK must be tested for:
Packaging must provide correct labelling, including warnings, nicotine content, nicotine dose per puff and instruction manual.
Disposable vapes that contain more than 2ml of e-liquid, nicotine strength higher than 20mg, and products that don’t include the warning on the front and back of the packaging that states ‘This product contains nicotine which is a highly addictive substance’ should be avoided because you can’t be sure they are safe to use.
By reading the list of disposable vape cons outlined above, you may realise that disposable vapes may not be the best solution for you and your needs.
If you are ready for a more permanent vaping solution that offers the simplicity of a disposable with additional ways to tailor the vape to suit your needs, we recommend taking a look at our excellent range of pod system vape kits.
Pod vapes are compatible with nicotine salt vape juice. Many offer inhale activation. They are small, compact and lightweight and available in bright colours to make the transition from a single-use device to a kit you can charge and refill with your vape juice of choice.
Now that we’ve got you familiar with the mechanism of disposable vapes and how they work, let’s take a look at some of the top questions asked about the different vape juices on the market.
What vape juice is used in disposable vapes?
Nicotine salt (or nic salt) e-liquid is used in disposable vapes as it is less harsh on the throat when used with high nicotine concentrations like 20mg, making the transition from smoking to vaping smooth and comfortable.
Nic salt vape juice is absorbed into the body within 6-7 seconds to provide a faster and longer lasting nicotine fix.
What are bar salts?
Bar salts is a term for the e-liquid in disposable vapes. A popular name for disposable vapes is ‘vape bar’, combined with ‘nic salts’ and you get ‘Bar Salts’.
The name Bar Salts usually refers to nicotine salts that have been inspired by the popular flavours found in disposable vapes, like Elf Bar and Lost Mary.
You can now enjoy your favourite disposable vape flavours in 10ml bottles.
What are nic salts?
Nic salts are an excellent e-liquid choice for ex-smokers as they provide a strong hit of nicotine without the harshness on the throat, creating a similar smoking sensation to cigarettes. They are suited to a MTL (mouth to lung) vaping style and will work perfectly with entry-level vape kits including pod kits and low-powered vape devices.
Nic salts are most often available in a 50/50 PG/VG mix for small and subtle vape clouds. To cater to medium or high-strength vapers, nic salts are served in 10ml bottles and are available in a variety of flavour profiles, including fruit, candy, menthol, tobacco, dessert, along with fruit with ice to name a few.
Take a look at our blog: Top 10 Best Nic Salt Vape Juice Flavours.
Why are disposable vapes much smoother?
Disposable vapes like Elf Bars are prefilled with nicotine salt vape juice that have a low pH level (around 7) for a smooth and satisfying inhale.
The vape juice in disposable vapes saturates the wicking material inside the disposable over a long period of time, from when it is manufactured to when you open the packaging. So when your disposable arrives, it’s ready to vape. Well-saturated wicks feed the e-liquid to the coil (heating element) of your disposable to provide smooth and flavourful vapour clouds.
You can get a similar draw with a rechargeable vape by using salt nicotine. Once you fill your vape pod with juice, leave it for up to 10 minutes. Leaving time for the coils to absorb vape juice is known as ‘priming’ and will result in improved flavour, and your coils will last longer.
Are bottles of vape juice cheaper than disposable vapes?
Yes, 10ml bottles of vape juice work out much cheaper than disposable vapes.
Legal disposable vapes in the UK hold up to 2ml of e-liquid.
Take a look at our very own TABlites Nic Salts: 19 delicious flavours inspired by the most popular disposable vape flavours. They are better for the environment, more cost effective and have added nicotine strength options (10mg and 20mg).
Are bottles of vape juice better for the environment?
Yes, 10ml bottles of vape juice are much better for the environment. Disposable vapes provide around 600 puffs. When they no longer produce vapour, they are ready to be replaced with a new one.
Disposable vapes contain valuable materials like lithium, copper, as well as plastics that end up in landfill. According to Sky News, vapers in the UK are throwing away about two disposable vapes every second, resulting in about 10 tonnes of lithium being sent to landfill or waste incinerators each year. That’s enough metal to make batteries for 1,200 electric cars.
Read the full Sky News article here.
Why do disposable vapes taste so good?