The United States</a>'s new super-powerful disposable electronic cigarette products are sweeping the United Kingdom, some of which have nicotine equivalent to 125 cigarettes, which is triggering health warnings for children. According to the "Daily Mail" report, Geek Bars is a powerful and brightly colored nicotine device that is widely used online and in stores, and comes in various flavors such as bubble gum and ice cream. The social media site Tik Tok even has users claiming to be as young as 12 to boast that they have tried these products, and posts and videos discussing these products are uploaded under the geekbar tag and have been viewed more than 46 million times so far.
At the same time, someone and friends on Facebook claimed that they vomited blood, nosebleeds and chest pains due to the use of e-cigarettes. The price of this disposable e-cigarette device is about 5 pounds, pre-loaded with 20 mg of nicotine, usually lasts 500-600 puffs, and then throw it away.
However, a model called Geek Bar Pro is said to contain the nicotine level equivalent to 125 cigarettes, which is twice the legal limit in the UK, which means it does not meet the requirements set by the drug and health products regulatory agency. Geek Bar Pros is usually marked with the words For the USA on its packaging. It is not clear how Geek Bar Pros entered the UK, which prompted a leading scholar to call its growing popularity a great crisis for young people.
Andrew Busch, professor of pediatrics at Imperial College London, also cited the case of Ivan Fisher in 2020. This Nottinghamshire teenager finally fought for his life after smoking for 6 months. The doctor called him an 8-year-old lung." Andrew Busch said that this makes young children addicted to nicotine. This is really very worrying. No one knows exactly what these liquids contain. I can’t see how hot and unaffected Putting controlled chemicals in your lungs is a bad idea. A government spokesperson said that products that do not meet MHRA requirements should comply with local trade standards.