Puff Bar boxes and devices with magnifying glass on scratch off code and verification sticker floating above. Purple background with smoke. Guava Ice and Blue Razz flavor example included

Real Vs Fake Puff Bars - How to Tell the Difference

Fake Puff Bars have infected the disposable vape market. It's not easy to find a real e-cigarette nowadays. That said, authentic Puff Bars do exist and are available now.

The official Puff Inc. company cleared up a common misconception — Puff Bars were NEVER banned in the United States. The e-cig organization voluntarily stopped U.S. sales to build a proprietary anti-counterfeiting solution, which was recently implemented.

In August, 2021, Puff Bar Inc. resumed sales to carefully selected vape businesses that passed their approval process. Puffin Vape Shop, a certified reseller of authentic Puff Bars, provides the latest information and resources to confirm nicotine device authenticity. 

Make sure you’re vaping on the real thing and not puffing on an imposter with the latest Puff DNA anti-counterfeit technology. 

New Puff Bar Authentication Method

Use your camera phone to scan the circular Puff DNA sticker. After scanning the proprietary sticker, you will be automatically redirected to Puff Bar’s verification confirmation page. This will tell you whether the device is real or fake. 

The new and improved Puff Bar system does not require you to manually scratch off a sticker or enter the SKU code. Each product is assigned a unique signature that’s impossible to duplicate, similar to a fingerprint. The tech is powered by Cypheme and comes with five layers of security, including: Unique chemical imprint, artificial intelligence, secure online cloud, hyper-photometry, and reaction to UV light 365 nm.

Old Authentication Method

Scratch off the label on the back of the pack and enter your verification code into the official Puff Bar Website authentication page: https://verification.puffbar.com


Puff Bar resumed USA business sales in 2021. Official Puff Inc. selected a handful of e-cigarette companies to represent the brand and sell Puff Bars. Approved vape organizations can now purchase authentic products directly from PVG2 LLC, the official producers of Puff Bar.

New Puff Bar Devices

Recently, Puff Bar introduced new packaging and hardware while maintaining their unrivaled e-juice flavors. The official company offers three models: Standard, Plus and Flow. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the new shape, packaging and specifications to avoid counterfeits. 


  • Sealed wrapper containing individual electronic cigarette 
  • One-use vape pen 
  • 1.8ml pre-infused e-juice capacity
  • 350mAh pre-charged internal battery
  • 400 puffs of liquid that doesn’t taste burnt or strange!
  • Wrapping and package are the same color 


  • Sealed wrapper containing individual e-cigarette
  • Single-use vaping device
  • 2.5ml vape juice capacity
  • 550mAh pre-charged internal battery
  • 800 puffs of salt nicotine e-juice 
  • Silicone material that is inserted INSIDE of the mouthpiece
  • Wrapper and pack colors are usually consistent 


  • Sealed wrapping containing one vaporizer
  • One-use vaping product
  • 6.5ml vape juice capacity
  • 850mAh pre-charged internal battery
  • 1800 puffs of nic salts vapor 
  • Wrapper and pack colors are the same 

How much do real Puff Bars cost?

The retail price for an authentic Puff Bar is $12 per disposable vape. Puff Bar Plus usually runs around $16. Puff Flow goes for $20 to $23. 

With overwhelming authentication issues and the emergence of several new e-cigarette brands, companies are selling counterfeit devices for way cheaper. If you come across a store that’s offering premium e-cigs for a ridiculously low price, there's a strong chance that they are fake or the business is stuck with inventory. 

On the other side of the coin, make sure to avoid overpriced Puffs. Certain retail businesses are capitalizing on the scarcity of this device and selling a single piece for up to $30! There are online vape shops selling Puff Bars at a reasonable price, so you should completely avoid overly expensive e-cig devices.

Coloring and Design

Watch out for discolored or pixelated imprint and fonts. Also, make sure that the pack, inside wrapping and actual device are all the same color. There are some deviations in design, so the most surefire way to verify whether the Puff Bar is a counterfeit is by snapping a picture of the PUFF DNA sticker.


Puff Bar used to have ‘Kado’ printed on every bar and wrapper in an attempt to combat counterfeiters The official manufacturer released new e-cigarette devices and packaging in 2021 that have “EVO” imprinted. The newer one-use vaping products do NOT have the Kado text. Counterfeiters are now producing fake Puff Bars with the Kado design.

October 13, 2020 Update: Counterfeiters are now producing fake Puff Bars with the Kado design. Again, the only guaranteed way to confirm your device is by entering the code into PuffBar.com's verification page. 

Pay Attention to Taste

If a Puff Bar tastes burnt or strange, it’s most likely a counterfeit. Puff brand has done a great job of delivering consistently great flavors and clean hits. If you are a seasoned Puff Smoker, you might be able to tell the difference between counterfeits and official Bars by just hitting the device. With that being said, you will run into the occasional defect. Make sure to buy from a company that offers a satisfaction guarantee to ensure your money doesn't go down the drain. 

Blue Light

Puff Bars have a blue light on the bottom of the device that’s activated with every hit. If the glow is white, red, green, or any color other than blue, it’s probably not real.

What is a Puff Bar?

Almost every electronic cigarette business carries Puff Bar disposable e-cigarette pens. The vape community can’t get enough of these beautifully designed and deliciously flavored nicotine e-cigs! The standard single-use vaporizer device holds 1.4ml of mouth-watering e-liquid and a quality 280mAh battery with enough power to generate perfect puffs until the last drop of e-juice.

Puff Bar Files $75 Million Dollar Lawsuit

On May 18, 2020, DS Technology Licensing, the company that owns registered trademarks for "Puff Bar" disposable vape pens, and Puff Inc., an authorized American distributor, filed a lawsuit against several Chinese and American businesses that have been accused of selling phony e-cigarette devices or knockoff products. Here is the full list of defendants and original article from Business Wire. These include e-commerce stores, American distributors and Chinese manufactures. As a company that prides itself on only selling real Puff Bars, we hope this action will help minimize and prevent the sale of counterfeit nicotine delivery systems. It is difficult competing with counterfeiters, as they sell the product for way less than the real original product costs. 


Puff Bar ceased sales in the US after receiving a stern warning from the FDA. The official Puff Inc. company found a loophole in the flavor ban - There was no mention of disposable e-cigarettes. Unfortunately for smoke shops and consumers, this exemption only applies to companies that were founded after 2016. PVG2, the official providers of Puff Bar, officially decided to cease US sales. Fortunately, the company revamped the Puff Partner Program in 2021 and carefully selected approved resellers to carry their product.

Where to Buy?

Puff Bar Inc. carefully selected compliant vape companies to represent their brand and sell authentic Puffs. It’s important to purchase from an approved reseller that purchases directly from Puff Bar. Certain vape businesses, including Puffin Vape Shop, are clearly selling legitimate or high quality Puff Bars only. We are listed on the official store locator page. If a company is not listed on the approved Puff partner page, they're probably selling counterfeits. You can shop for all your favorite Puff flavors here: Real Puff Bars and Great Prices. The new authentic Puff devices will be available by September, 2021.


The brand's meteoric rise to success in the disposable vaporizer industry inspired many factories to produce fakes. This is an attempt to deceive and steal official Puff customers. Are factories that counterfeit another company’s device truly committed to providing a safe nicotine delivery system? This raises concerns that the phony manufacturer is not following proper safety protocol. Purchase from a business that you can trust. You can puff with confidence when you shop with us.

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