Counterfeit products have become a problem in many industries The disposable vape market has been affected by counterfeit versions of popular products as well. So, how can you know fake vape products and pick the legit ones instead?
1. Purchase from a Reputable Source
To avoid purchasing fake vaping products, you should buy from a reputable store, whether it is online or in person.
2. Check the Authenticity Label
Manufacturers of vaping products label their products with a code to protect consumers from counterfeit products.
3. Check the Maximum Capacity
If the capacity is larger than the maximum allowable size or the size that is stated on the manufacturer’s website, it may be a counterfeit product.
4. Check nicotine strength
5% is a common concentration for disposable vapes. If the nicotine strength is significantly higher or lower, it may be a sign that the product is counterfeit.
5. Check the Total Number of Puffs
Some disposable vapes indicate the total number of puffs instead of the tank size. In Europe, the number is typically limited to 600 puffs. If the product claims to have significantly more or fewer puffs, it is a counterfeit product.
Refill Bottle Volume
For refillable e-liquid bottles, the largest volume is 10ml. If you come across a refill bottle with a larger volume, it is a counterfeit product.
Compare the Packaging
Comparing the packaging of a vaping product to that of a legitimate manufacturer will help detect a counterfeit. Real manufacturers invest time and money into creating high-quality packaging. However, counterfeit manufacturers may prioritize cost savings over quality.