Doctor Says Smoking One Elf Bar Is Equivalent Of Disturbing Amount Of Cigarettes
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A doctor on TikTok is firing out warnings that disposable vapes like Elf Bars are seriously hazardous to your health.
Sold as a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes, the number of people vaping has shot up so much in recent years that it can be hard to walk down the street without striding through a cloud from someone's vape.
One new popular product is the colourful and sweet flavoured disposable vapes like Elf Bars, which come in various flavours and are meant to be thrown away after being used up.
While they might be a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes, vapes are not free of health risks and behind the sweet flavours and bright packaging is a health risk many vapers don't know is there.
Taking to TikTok, Dr Onkar Mudhar shot out the warning that smoking a full Elf Bar was 'equivalent to about 48 to 50 cigarettes'.
In his video captioned 'don't do it', he warned that the vapes were packed full of 'super addictive' nicotine
He said: "Not only is nicotine in these devices super addictive, it also puts you at risk of developing gum disease, dry mouth, tooth decay and early tooth loss.
"Furthermore, they can also cause bad breath. So try and avoid these at all costs."
Other experts have also warned about the dangers of vapes like Elf Bars, with Dr Gareth Nye predicting that in 10 years time a 'whole generation' of 30-year-olds could be suffering from lung issues.
He warned that the liquid in some vapes contains nicotine and other harmful substances also found in cigarettes, meaning that while vaping is safer than smoking it's not risk-free.
Dr Nye said there was a 'worrying notion' among younger people that vaping was completely safe when that was 'simply not true'.
The problem with younger generations getting into vaping is so serious that some schools in Australia are installing vape detectors to catch their pupils in the act.
The decision to crack down on vapes was made after students as young as 12 were caught vaping on school grounds.
Students had been informed about the health risks of vaping but plenty had still been caught puffing away.
It seems as though having a quick vape in the school toilets has become the new sneaking behind the bike shed for a cigarette.
Other parts of the world are cracking down on flavoured vapes too, with the EU proposing a potential ban on the devices over fears that children were getting addicted.
The use of disposable vapes such as Elf Bars has shot up recently, with a recent study showing that 16.7% of vapers in the UK using them, well up from the previous figure of 1.2%.
Last year there were around 3.6 million Brits who vaped and a growing number are turning to flavoured vapes.
LADbible has reached out to Elf Bar for comment.