If you had a night out to a bar or a club you have definitely breathed in some form of fruity flavored air. Elf Bars are the sweet and colorful disposable vapes causing dependence across all age groups. Elf Bars, Geek Bars or Solo Bars have been taking the world by storm, giving those who use these brightly colored tubes from 600 to 800 puffs per bar, which is the equivalent of 50 cigarettes.
While the government is looking to get rid of tobacco smokers, electronically delivered nicotine is still out of their authority. It’s affordable (sometimes it exempts from excise duties), costing between $4-15$, which is a lot cheaper than cigarettes. There are about thirty flavors on offer including Guava, Kiwi, Grape, Cola, Watermelon and Cotton Candy, but this is not the only one reason why so many young people feel attracted to these Chinese gadgets.
New Craze among Teenagers
In January 2021, less than 1% of 18-year-old vapers were addicted to disposable pens, but that figure peaked to 57 percent by January 2022, according to Department of Behavioral Science and Health at University College London. Some of the experts think that we are before the stage of expansion, which is great news for Shenzhen EGOBUY Technology Co. (Launched in 2018), the producer of the original Elf Bar.
One of the main reasons behind the likeability is that users do not feel as these could do any harm. It’s tasty, flavory, nicely colored and sexy, marketed towards children. There is no button on it, all you need to do is inhale and vape.
Traditional e-cigarettes use freebase nicotine and are usually harsh when vaped at higher temperatures – with a lot of sore throats and coughing! The Elf Bar disposable pen works with nicotine salt, which is free base nicotine with added benzoic acid to create a smoother delight. This way it’s less harsh with much higher nicotine content. Nicotine salts also absorb into the bloodstream more quickly to create a buzz and rush similar to smoking real cigarettes. That’s the main reason why nicotine salts in the Elf Bar have long-lasting flavors.
It is illegal to be sold anyone under the age of 18 (in England), or even prohibited in some countries, in real life this is no barrier.
Truly recommended to study a young teenager’s story and draw the consequences:
Risks which are not properly measured
Although we don’t know much about the long-term effects of vaping, there are some evidences which prove that it is bad for your teeth, mouth and gums. There are some people who are already claiming Elf Bars have given them gum disease. These tasty hits of nicotine could be wreaking devastation on our bodies.
While vapes and e-cigs don’t contain tar and carbon monoxide (regular cigarettes do), there are still concerns over the chemicals, vapers are putting into their bodies.
Dr. Gareth Nye, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Chester said: "Because e-cigarette liquid and smoke have been shown to contain nicotine and many of the same harmful toxicants and carcinogens as cigarettes, it is reasonable to assume that there is the potential for similar health effects for e-cigarette use, which include long-term cardiovascular damage, lung damage and cancer and other metabolic changes."
Dr. Nye, the writer of a recent study said: "Despite vapes generally being the better option than cigarettes, there is a worrying notion among young people that vapes and Elf Bars are 100 percent safe, which is simply not true". "Even no nicotine versions are not safe."
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