Does ELFBAR contain nicotine? Is it bad for you? Restrictions and issues in Japan

ELFBAR Nicotine is bad for your body

ELFBAR is an electronic cigarette (nicotine vape) that is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide .
This article provides detailed explanations about information that may cause concern when actually using ELFBAR, such as "Does ELFBAR contain nicotine?" and "Is ELFBAR bad for your health?"
We hope that this article will help clear up any questions or concerns you may have about ELFBAR.
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1.What is ELFBAR? What is ELFBAR?

ELFBAR has been gaining huge popularity worldwide in recent years and is an attractive e-cigarette that is on par with JUUL .

In fact, it's extremely popular on TikTok, with over 1 billion views already.

With its cute appearance and wide range of flavors , it is treated like a fashion accessory by Gen Z overseas.

ELFBAR price, number of puffs, and nicotine percentage ELFBAR Price and Specifications

The price of ELFBAR is 5,000 yen, it can be puffed 5,000 times, and it has 5% nicotine. (1 puff: 1.0 yen)

Main features of ELFBAR

ELFBAR has the following five main features:

  • Tar Free
  • Great design:
  • A wide variety of flavors
  • Easy to carry
  • Good value for money

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2. Does ELFBAR contain nicotine? ELFBAR Nicotine

ELFBAR liquid does not contain nicotine.

However, they contain substances called nicotine salts that resemble nicotine.

We will discuss nicotine salts in more detail below.

3. What are nicotine salts? What are nicotine salts?

Nicotine salts are a promising ingredient that could revolutionize the e-cigarette industry.

This substance has properties similar to natural nicotine and provides a more satisfying smoking experience than traditional nicotine e-liquids .

4. Advantages and disadvantages of nicotine salts Nicotine salts: characteristics, advantages and disadvantages

Below, we will take a closer look at the pros and cons of nicotine salts.

The benefits of nicotine salts

  • High Nicotine Concentration : Nicotine salts contain a high concentration of nicotine, giving you a satisfying sensation comparable to that of a regular cigarette with just a small puff.

  • Reduced throat irritation : Compared to conventional VAPE nicotine liquids, nicotine salt causes less throat irritation (such as a tingling sensation) , providing a comfortable smoking experience even with long-term use.

  • Cost-effectiveness: Nicotine salts contain a high concentration of nicotine, allowing you to consume nicotine efficiently with a small amount, making them approximately twice as cost-effective as iQOS or cigarettes .

  • High similarity to cigarettes : Nicotine salts have properties similar to natural nicotine, providing a smoking experience similar to that of a regular cigarette .

Disadvantages of nicotine salts

  • Highly addictive : Nicotine salts contain high concentrations of nicotine, so their use can be addictive.

  • Risk of overdose : Due to the high concentration of nicotine, there is a risk of overdose, which can cause anemia, especially in non-smokers and those who do not understand how to use it properly.

  • Health Effects : Nicotine salts have the same effect as nicotine in increasing blood pressure and heart rate, so they are not recommended for people with health problems such as heart disease or high blood pressure.

  • Difficulty of acquisition : Due to restrictions in Japan on vape products containing nicotine salts, these cannot be purchased in Japan and can only be imported by individuals from overseas .

Nicotine salts are a revolutionary ingredient in the e-cigarette market, providing a high concentration of nicotine in a small amount that is just as satisfying as a regular cigarette, and is comfortable to use for long periods of time.

It is also cost-effective and is the ideal smoking method for many smokers .

However, it is necessary to consider the risks involved in use, such as the high addictive potential and risk of overdose, the effects on health, and the difficulty of obtaining nicotine salts in Japan. It is important to carefully choose nicotine salts according to your individual circumstances.

5. Nicotine salts regulations in Japan Nicotine salts regulated in Japan

In Japan, nicotine salts are classified as a medicine under the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Act (formerly the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act) under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare , and like nicotine, its sale, transfer, and manufacture are strictly restricted.

Therefore, it is prohibited to sell or manufacture e-cigarette liquids that contain nicotine (ELFBAR, etc.) without permission.

Currently, there are no approved e-cigarettes (ELFBAR, etc.) that contain nicotine, so they are considered unapproved drugs and are effectively banned from being sold in Japan.

Reference source: Ministry of Health, Labour and WelfareThere are electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine .

However, since use in Japan and purchase through personal import are not prohibited, it can be purchased through personal import from "countries where it can be sold (such as the United States)."

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6.Is ELFBAR bad for you? How does it compare to cigarettes? ELFBAR is bad for you

ELFBAR is said to be relatively safe compared to cigarettes, but it still contains nicotine salts, so it is not harmless to the body.

Unlike cigarettes, ELFBAR does not contain harmful substances such as tar and carbon monoxide , which reduces the health risks to the lungs and heart.

On the other hand, ELFBAR contains nicotine salts, which have similar properties to nicotine and are highly addictive and harmful to health if consumed in excess.

About PG, VG and fragrance contained in ELFBAR ELFBAR Ingredients

Propylene glycol (PG) , vegetable glycerin (VG), and flavors are the same components as those found in general VAPE products .

Propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) are widely used as food additives, and flavors (fragrances) are commonly used as food flavorings and beverage fragrances, so there are no safety issues.

The only harmful ingredient in ELFBAR is the nicotine salts.

Nicotine salts are more similar to the nicotine found in natural tobacco leaves than regular liquid nicotine.

Therefore, compared to conventional e-cigarettes, it provides a smoking experience closer to that of a regular cigarette; however, due to its similarity to nicotine, the following health hazards are predicted.

  • Addiction Risk:  Nicotine salts have a higher absorption rate than regular liquid nicotine, so continued overdose increases the risk of nicotine poisoning . For this reason, continuous long-term use should be avoided.
  • Cardiovascular risk:  Nicotine salts can constrict blood vessels and increase blood pressure, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, including the risk of heart attack and stroke. Excessive consumption or continued use may lead to toxicity.
  • Respiratory risks: Nicotine salts use can harm your lungs, increasing your risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer.

In addition, nicotine salts are categorized as "potent drugs, poisons, and prescription drugs" under the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Act , and therefore their sale and transfer within Japan is prohibited.

For this reason, it is common for people to purchase them through personal import, and transferring or reselling them to others is considered illegal.

Given these risks, nicotine salts should be used with caution, and it is important to understand the risks and stick to appropriate dosages, especially if you are using them for the first time.

7.Who is ELFBAR recommended for? ELFBAR Recommended

  • For those who are sensitive to the smell of tobacco : ELFBAR does not emit smoke or odor, making it the perfect e-cigarette for those who are sensitive to the smell of tobacco, such as those in the customer service or medical profession .

  • Cost-conscious smokers : ELFBAR offers a high cost-performance ratio compared to traditional cigarettes and other e-cigarette products, making it cost-effective for long-term use (e.g., 2.5 yen per cigarette, 1.96 yen per iQOS, 1 yen per ELFBAR).

  • For those who want to consume nicotine casually : ELFBAR provides a comfortable smoking experience even for long periods of time because it is gentle on the throat and does not produce any waste such as butts. In addition, because it is tar-free, it will not stain walls or teeth even if you smoke .

8. How to purchase ELFBAR in Japan


In Japan, there are strict regulations on electronic cigarette products (vapes) that contain nicotine, such as ELFBAR. While their use and possession are permitted, their sale and transfer are prohibited.

Therefore, it is common to buy ELFBAR from overseas through personal imports via the online shop ( . Also, since ELFBAR is a personal import, it is necessary to fully understand the tax-free range (up to 16,666 yen) and import restrictions (up to 12,000 puffs per order). For more information on personal imports, please click here.

Points to note about ELFBAR ELFBAR (Elf Bar) Notes

  • Underage smoking and health concerns : ELFBARs are intended for adult use and are prohibited for use by minors by law. Health effects must also be considered.

  • Carry-on restrictions on airplanes : Many airlines have restrictions on carrying e-cigarettes on board.

    ELFBAR is no exception, so when traveling by plane you must check the airline's regulations and carry it in the appropriate manner.
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