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What are Geek Bars? Are these safe? Fully Reviewed

What are Geek Bars? Are these safe? Fully Reviewed

What are Geek Bars?

 

Geek Bar is the brand name for a range of disposable vaping products. Their parent company is Geekvape, a reputable and long-standing brand in the vaping market who previously focused mostly on the design and manufacture of high-end, advanced vape kits.

Geekvape created Geek Bar as their flagship disposable vape pen in order to cater to a new, rapidly growing market sector. Disposable vape devices in general are designed to be both more portable and convenient than standard vape kits. The basic functionality of disposable vapes is largely similar to that of standard vape kits, which we’ll get into further down. As we’ve mentioned that these devices were created to cater to a new market, you may be asking: who are disposable vapes for?

As with all vape kits, disposable vapes are aimed at people who already use nicotine. They are not a toy, or a hobby, or in any way a novelty item.

Here at Eliquid Base, we sell vape products for one reason: to help smokers give up smoking for good. Vape products are simply a tool for smoking cessation. They are produced, marketed, and sold as such —and disposable vapes are no exception.

For us, our marketing of disposable vapes caters to two main groups. Firstly, we sometimes suggest them for smokers as an accessible entry point for making the switch to vaping. Secondly, we offer them to regular/pre-existing vape users as a portable backup device.

So, Geek Bars are nothing more or less than a simple, entry-level vaping product, aimed specifically at smokers transitioning into vaping, or as a backup device for regular vape users on the go.

Geek Bar Safety Health Scare - Reviewed!

 Recently, there’s been some reporting on “super-strength” Geek Bar vape devices finding their way into the hands of teenagers, their popularity further fueled by social media posting. News outlets have written on what they call a “teenage vaping health scare” suggesting that these “super-strength” devices are readily available to teenagers. To be sure, underage vaping is a genuine cause for concern, as are vape devices that are either fake or otherwise not market regulated.

The fact is that Geek Bar devices themselves are safe, legal, and fully regulated for the UK market. However, the issue lies with people managing to acquire stronger devices not meant for the UK market, and/or counterfeit devices.

We aim to take you through what Geek Bar devices are; how they work, and who they’re aimed at. Primarily, we want to set the record straight in regards to these recent reports, and regarding Geek Bar and disposable vaping in general. We want to provide you with the correct information, so that you’re not left feeling like you have unanswered questions —not least if you’re reading this as someone who is actually interested in using vaping as a way to quit smoking.

In addition, being a member of UKVIA we’ll also cover the key points of vaping laws and regulations in the UK, as well as how to identify legitimate Geek Bar products and issues surrounding underage vaping. 

Are Geek Bars Illegal in the UK?

 

In May of 2016, the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) came into force in EU member states. TPD lays out rules and regulations for the manufacturing and sale of all tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes and all other vape products.

When it comes to disposable vape pens, these are the key TPD rules to be aware of:

●A maximum vape tank capacity of 2ml.
●A maximum nicotine strength of 20mg/ml (20%) for e-liquid.
●All products must be submitted to MHRA before being approved for sale.
●All products must contain relevant warnings and information

As such, vape products containing e-liquid —such as disposable vapes —are only available to purchase in select strengths and volumes in the UK.

However, the rules for the volume and strength of vape products are different in other countries, for example in the U.S.

When it comes to Geek Bar specifically, they have three different models of their signature vape pen.

Geek Bar Lite

  • 1.8ml of e-liquid
  •  20mg/ml strength
  •  2% nic salt
  • ~ 400 puffs
  • UK APPROVED

Geek Bar (Standard)

  • 2ml of e-liquid
  •  20mg/ml strength
  •  2% nic salt
  • ~ 575 puffs
  • UK APPROVED

Geek Bar Pro

  • 2ml of e-liquid
  •  20mg/ml strength
  •  2% nic salt
  • ~ 1500 puffs
  • USA APPROVED ONLY

Is Geek Bar Safe?

 

In short: Yes they are safe! Geek Bar is a product from Geekvape, who are a trusted, recognised and reputable hardware brand in the vaping industry. As noted in the previous section, like all other genuine vaping products in the UK, they are in compliance with TPD rules including MHRA approval.

Some of the concern regarding vaping in general often stems from the suggestions that we don’t know what’s in vape kits and e-liquid, as well as concerns regarding unknown long-term effects. However, vape devices —disposable ones in particular —are relatively simple. Geek Bar vape pens consist of an internal lithium-ion battery, a 2ml tank which holds the e-liquid, a coil for heating the liquid, and a mouthpiece —all of which is contained within a plastic casing.

The e-liquid itself contains nicotine salts (extracted from tobacco leaves), and two food-grade carrier liquids: vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol. As such, because they are both TPD-compliant and manufactured by one of the biggest brands in vape hardware,

Geek Bar vape pens are entirely safe to use. In addition, because disposable vapes are sold ready to use —they are already filled and charged —there is little room for operational error.

 “Safe” is however a relative term, so it’s absolutely worth reiterating: these products contain nicotine, and are intended solely for use by adults, as an alternative to smoking and as a smoking cessation aid. They are not for sale to, or to be used by, minors —and nor, for that matter, should they be used by adult non-smokers. A final point to note here is that all of the above holds true only for genuine Geek Bar brand disposable vapes.

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