How much nicotine is in an e-cigarette?
There are many different brands of e-cigarettes, which contain different nicotine levels.
The legal amount of nicotine in an e-liquid capacity in the UK is 20mg/ml, which equates to between 600 and 800 puffs.
One of Britain’s most popular vapes, the Elf Bar 600 is advertised as being available in nicotine strengths of 0mg, 10mg and 20mg.
How many cigarettes are there ‘in’ an e-cigarette?
The Elf Bar 600 holds the equivalent of 48 cigarettes, analysts say.
It delivers 600 puffs before it needs to be thrown away, which means that in theory every 12.5 puffs equals one cigarette.
Experts say that for many e-cigarettes, 100 puffs is equivalent to ten regular cigarettes.
Eleven Bars is a brand of e-cigarettes often sold in hip colors and with kid-friendly names and flavors, such as blue razz lemonade and green gummy bear
Is vaping better for your health than cigarettes?
Vaping products are considered better than cigarettes because users are exposed to fewer toxins and at lower levels, according to the NHS.
The health department adds that vaping, rather than smoking cigarettes, reduces your exposure to toxins that can cause cancer, lung disease, and diseases of the heart and circulatory system, such as strokes and heart attacks.
Public Health England, now defunct, published an independent expert review in 2015 which concluded that e-cigarettes are about 95 percent less harmful than cigarettes.
However, vaping is not without risks, as even though the levels in tobacco products are much higher, e-cigarettes still contain harmful toxins, according to a study by researchers at the Medical University of Silesia in Poland.
And dr. Onkar Mudhar, a London dentist who posts videos to TikTok, said Eleven bars can cause gingivitis, swelling and bleeding.
He said this is because nicotine dries out your mouth and reduces saliva, causing irritation from a buildup of bacteria and food that can’t be washed down.
Nearly 350 hospitalizations due to vaping were recorded in England in 2022, which are believed to be mainly due to respiratory problems, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, pneumonia and, in severe cases, respiratory failure.