A POPULAR disposable vape brand has been slammed for releasing a new chargeable E-cigarette with more harmful nicotine levels to keep people hooked on harmful chemicals.
Elf bar disposable cigarettes are available in newsagents and high street shops have become popular amongst young people and even school children.
Whilst the vaping kits appeal to ex-smokers to kick their habit, the vaping trend has also taken TikTok by storm, targeting younger people.
The E-cigarette brand’s original product comes in a range of sweet flavours and consists of around 600 puffs of e-liquid which equates to at-least 40 real cigarettes.
Due to its short lifespan, streets can often be seen littered with the colourful smoking devices prompting questions about the sustainability of the product.
Whilst the addition of a charging port may tackle this issue, it could also encourage more people to take on the harmful habit.
Flavours include tobacco and mint however they also offer more ‘exciting’ options including blue cotton candy, orange soda and strawberry watermelon, bubblegum.
Brits slammed the release of the new vape product.
One said: “How are these even legal, the amount of plastic and batteries used is ridiculous, all disposable vapes should be banned.”
Dan Walkley added: “The real pandemic
Another – called Caleb – said: “Promoting vaping to a young audience”. Shocked, Grant McArthur said: “600 puffs.”
In 2020 the World Health Organisation warned that e-cigarettes are not safe and do increase the risk of heart disease and lung problems.
According to the World Health Organisation’s site, Nicotine is highly addictive and some evidence suggest that never-smoker minors who use Electronic Nicotine Devices (ENDs) can double their chance of starting to smoke tobacco cigarettes later in life.
Nicotine is highly addictive. A non-smoker who uses ENDs may become addicted to nicotine and find it difficult to stop using ENDs or become addicted to conventional tobacco products.
Despite campaign efforts to keep kids off the addictive products, Elf bar have released a new product, ElfBar BC5000 Ultra with up to 5,000 puffs and a charging port so the e-cig can be reused.
The original vaping kit contains two milligrams of nicotine salt which is equal to 20 milligrams of nicotine however the new product comes with up to 50 mg of nicotine.
This law says that it’s illegal to sell any tobacco products to someone under 18 and to enter elf bars websites, users must confirm that they are at least 21 years of age.