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Geek Bar vs Cigarette

Published 18 August 2021, Updated 10 April 2024

Geek Bar vs Cigarette


So you're thinking of quitting smoking and starting vaping using the GeekVape Geek Bar. You've come to the right place. In this blog, we shall be walking you through the basics and comparing the difference between vaping Geek Bar disposable devices and smoking.

Introducing the Geek Bar Disposable Pod

Many ex-smokers have begun their vaping journey using disposables or other cigalike vape devices. As a person who smokes, we assume that you are fully aware of the many negative side effects that come with smoking, including the bad breath and terrible taste of cigarettes, the lingering smell on your fingertips, the yellow-stained teeth and the thousands of harmful chemicals you are inhaling with every single puff.

IndeJuice are happy to present one of the many disposable vapes on the market, the unparalleled Geek Bar! Geek Bars have all the convenience of smoking, minus none of the negative effects. Geek Bar come in numerous flavours and once you have depleted disposable vape kit, simply dispose of your device in an appropriate manner.

Please remember that these devices contain lithium-ion batteries and should not be disposed of with general waste.

Geek Bar vs Cigarette Puff Count

The puff count can be described as the number of puffs you will get out of either the cigarette or pod device. When looking at cigarettes, there are between 15 and 20 puffs per cigarette on average, so in a box of 20, one can estimate a maximum puff count of 400 puffs.

When looking at the Geek Bar, there are 3 types of products (only 2 of which are legal in the UK due to the TPD directives). The two legal Geek Bar vape kits are the Geek Bar and Geek Bar Lite. These are deemed legal as they do not exceed the vape juice ml maximum capacity of 2ml, whereas the Geek Bar Pro contains 4.5ml of e-liquid.

The Geek Bar Lite has the least puff count, with a maximum puff count of 400, while the Geek Bar has a large 575 puff count, and lastly, Geek Bar Pro has the largest puff count of them all, with a whopping 1500 puffs.

Battery Duration

The Geek Bar comes with a built-in lithium-ion battery and has a battery capacity of 500mAh. This will last the duration of the device, which is approximately 575 puffs. The Geek Bar Lite also comes with a built-in lithium-ion battery and has a battery capacity of 450mah, which again will last the duration of the device, approximately 350 puffs. Remember that these are disposable devices and, therefore, won't be rechargeable.

Other features of the Geek Bar

The Geek Bar has a small airflow inlet at the bottom of the device. Be sure to keep your hand clear of this; otherwise, you won't be able to inhale through the device. Another cool feature of the device is the LED lights which light up as you are inhaling—the LED flashes when the battery has been depleted, and the device is no longer useable.

The Geek Bar has no buttons to push to activate. Simply place the device's mouthpiece in your mouth and inhale through the mouthpiece. This means that there will be no activation of the vape kit whilst it is in your pocket. A lit LED will indicate to you that the device is firing.

Geek Bar vs Cigarette Flavours

As mentioned previously, the Geek Bar disposable pod come in numerous flavours, and these are mainly fruit flavours and 1 dessert tart flavour. Naturally, cigarettes are primarily tobacco or mint flavoured. We shall be taking you through each one of these Geek Bar flavours, including Geek Bar Tobacco.

Geek Bar Lite

  • Passion Fruit - a delicious and fresh passionfruit taste.
  • Mango Strawberry - combines a sweet mango flavour with sweet strawberries.
  • Banana Smoothie - Sweet bananas blended into a sweet smoothie.
  • Green Apple - That slightly sweet but sour apple flavour.
  • Lush Ice - Watermelon with an ice-cool kick.
  • Lemon Mint - Fresh mint with zesty lemon.
  • Grape Raspberry - Delicious grapes and sweet raspberry flavour.
  • Peach - Only the sweetest peaches make it into this flavour.
  • Mixed Fruit - A very tasty fruit mix.
  • Blueberry - Sweet but slightly bitter blueberries.


Geek Bar

  • Geek Berg - The best fruit mix flavour imaginable. All your favourite fruits on ice.
  • Blueberry Bubblegum - Sweet blueberries with bubblegum.
  • Blackcurrant Menthol - Blackcurrant and fresh mint.
  • Blueberry Sour Raspberry - Sweet blueberries with slightly sour raspberry flavour.
  • Pink Lemonade - Red berries with a citrusy lemonade.
  • Blueberry Ice - Sweet blueberries with a cold ice kick.
  • Peach Ice - Sweet peach ice.
  • Watermelon Ice - Sweet mouthwatering watermelon with a cold ice kick.
  • Sweet Strawberry - Sweet strawberry, nothing else.
  • Banana Ice - Sweet foamy banana ice.
  • Lychee Ice - Fresh lychees on ice.
  • Sour Apple - A tangy sour apple flavour.
  • Mango Ice - Sweet mango ice
  • Lemon Tart - Tangy lemons on a baked tart.
  • Strawberry Ice Cream - Sweet strawberry in a thick cold fresh vanilla ice cream
  • Green Mango - Sweet green mangoes.
  • Passion Fruit - Simple and elegant, sweet passion fruit.
  • Tobacco - A pure tobacco flavour.
  • Grape - The tastiest and sweetest grapes.
  • Menthol - Fresh cool mint.

Geek Bar vs Cigarette Ingredients

The Geek Bar being a vape device contains pre-filled e-liquid, while the cigarette contains over 3000 chemicals. The type of nicotine in these GeekVape Geek Bar disposable pods is nic salts (tobacco-free), whilst in cigarettes, nicotine is obtained from tobacco.

If you are new to vaping, then in this section, we shall be briefly explaining the difference between nic salt e liquid, freebase nicotine, Vegetable Glycerin (VG) and Propylene Glycol (PG). The VG/PG ratio within the Geek Bar e-liquid is 50% PG and 50%VG, providing an all-round great vape experience.

E-Liquid Basics

When compared to cigarettes, there are only 4 main chemical ingredients in the manufacture of e liquid. These are VG, PG, nicotine and a variety of flavourings.

Both VG and PG are widely used in many other industries, including the pharmaceutical, food and make-up industries. These have been proven safe for consumption for many years. All the flavourings used to create the delicious nicotine salt e-liquid you taste in the GeekVape Geek Bar (and any other vape juice) binds better to PG than it does VG. VG is the main component for vapour production and provides the satisfying clouds all vapers enjoy exhaling.

Flavourings: these are the various flavourings used to produce all the wonderful flavours you can taste in the GeekVape Geek Bar and other e liquid flavours.

Nicotine the extremely addictive chemical which your body craves as a smoker or soon to be former smoker.

Geek Bar vs Cigarette Nicotine

Freebase Nicotine

Freebase nicotine can be thought of as old technology. Essentially the nicotine here is the same kind that is used in other quitting smoking products such as patches and gum. When vaping freebase nicotine, this tends to be harsher on the throat and takes longer to be absorbed into the bloodstream.

Nicotine Salt

Nicotine salts are much newer to the market, and they have been specially developed for vaping purposes. When vaping nic salts, you, the vaper, will find that these provide a smoother throat hit when compared to freebase nicotine and in addition to this, they are absorbed into the bloodstream much quicker.

Nic salts tend to be preferred by many ex-smokers as they provide a nicotine hit much quicker than their freebase counterparts. They are also much smoother on the throat than freebase nicotine. Many manufacturers are able to achieve higher nicotine concentrations when using nic salt. The legal maximum concentration for nicotine is 20mg, which is only achievable when using nic salt e liquid. When using freebase nicotine, the maximum achievable is 18mg.

Geek Bar vs Cigarette Price

A box of 20 cigarettes in the UK costs on average around £11. Depending on which brand you smoke, this could be a little bit more or a little bit less. A Geek Bar on IndeJuice will cost you just £5.99, and the Geek Bar Lite will cost you just £4.99.

When you compare the puff count from a box of cigarettes and Geek Bar, you are getting the same (if not slightly more) puffs with the Geek Bar (and Geek Bar Lite) vape kit for approximately £5 less. Right now, IndeJuice is running a promotion where you can purchase 3 Geek Bars for just £12.95. That is (in terms of puff counts) approximately threefold the number of puffs.

Where To Buy Geek Bar

Thanks to the NHS and Cancer Research, we now know that vaping is significantly less harmful than cigarettes. Hence, if you are a smoker wishing to quit smoking.

Remember, Geek Bar is just one of many disposable vape devices on the market, so if Geek Bar doesn't feel like the one for you, it will definitely be worth trying out disposables from one of the many other brands.

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