Is A Geek Bar Safe?
Yes, Geek Bars are safe as long as they are used in moderation. If used correctly, the Geek Bar is a safe and effective way of getting your daily nicotine fix rather than smoking more harmful cigarettes.
Geek Bars are safe. However, they become unsafe when not used in moderation. People who consistently vape Geek Bars or vapes may experience a dry mouth, sore throat and headaches due to the nicotine.
The inner workings of disposable vape devices, such as the Geek Bar, are pretty simple. They consist of a built-in lithium-ion battery, a 2ml e-liquid capacity that stores the vape juice, a coil to heat the juice, and a mouthpiece. All this hardware is encased in a small plastic cover.
The vape juice is a nic-salt e-liquid and two food-grade carrier liquids known as vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol. These chemicals have all been approved by MHRA.
Geek Bars are manufactured by Geekvape, a trusted and credible name in the vape industry. Like every other authentic vape product in the UK, they are TPD-compliant and MHRA-approved. Furthermore, Geek Bars are filled, charged, and ready to use upon purchase, minimising the chances of operational error.
However, the definition of the word “safe” is subjective, so we would like to remind everyone that Geek Bars contain nicotine, which is a highly addictive substance and was made as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. They are meant to be used by adults over 18 and are strictly not to be used or sold to minors.
Do Geek Bars Give You A Sore Throat?
Yes, the Geek Bars can give you a sore throat; this could be caused by too much nicotine, high propylene glycol concentration and dry hits.
Sore throats are a common side effect of using a Geek Bar.
Too much nicotine can cause a sore throat. Remember not to overindulge yourself with a Geek Bar and only vape when you need to.
High propylene glycol concentration: Vape juices with high propylene glycol concentration can dry up your throat and make it sore. Dehydration can worsen this, so remember to drink plenty of water if you are constantly puffing on your Geek Bar.
Dry Hit: When not enough e-liquid is vapourised, you may experience a “dry hit”. Doing so will result in a sore throat as there is no juice to vaporise, leaving your throat with a burning sensation. Make sure you leave your Geek Bar to rest after a few puffs to allow e-liquid to be soaked into the wick.
Are Geek Bars Harmful?
No, Geek Bars are much less harmful to people who are already cigarette smokers. Still, they could be detrimental to someone who isn't a cigarette smoker as there is a possibility that the user will develop a nicotine addiction.
A lot of people will argue that, yes, Geek Bars are harmful. Ingesting hot, foreign substances into your lungs does not sound harmless. However, remember that vapes were made for people who already consume nicotine to help them quit. They are not something you use for fun and do no more harm than cigarettes. Geek Bars are simply a casual vaping product suitable for those who have just started vaping or serve as a secondary vape device for more experienced vapers.
How Addictive Are Geek Bars?
Geek Bars can be very addictive for someone who has never smoked before, but if you are a previous smoker, then Geek Bars are a much safer alternative for nicotine consumption than cigarettes.
The standard Geek Bar contains two per cent of nicotine and is a listed product on the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency register. However, the Geek Bar Pro contains five per cent of nicotine and is illegal in the UK. The company’s website states that each Geek Bar Pro has the same amount of nicotine as 125 cigarettes. There have even been reports of users getting nosebleeds, headaches, chest pains, dizziness, and coughing up blood.
Despite being prohibited in the UK, smugglers can still get the Geek Bar Pro into the country and sell them illegally through channels such as social media.
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