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. After Puff Inc. ceased US sales in 2020, it became even more difficult to verify these super popular devices. Puffin Vape Shop provides the latest information and resources to confirm salt nicotine device authenticity. 

Simply scratch off the label on the back of the pack and enter your verification code into the official Puff Bar Website authentication page:     

Image Displays the verification code that appears after scratching off the covering. You will also see Kado text on both sides of the registration sticker. We will go into more detail about this later on in the article. The images displayed above the scratch-off section represents different warning and safety measures. Puffin Vape Shop is certified by IATA to ship internationally. These signs are essential when exporting good to different countries 

How much do real Puff Bars cost?

The retail price for an authentic Puff Bar is between $5.99 to $9.99 per disposable vape. Puff Bar Plus usually runs around $7.99 to $12.99 With the recent authentication issues and emergence of several new e-cigarette brands, companies are selling these 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 $20! Considering the massive drop in price, you should completely avoid expensive Puffs. 

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 scratching the back of the package and entering it into the official website’s verification link. 

‘Kado’ is Imprinted 

Puff’s latest batch of authentic vapes has ‘Kado’ printed on every bar and wrapper. This is a guaranteed way to know whether you’re vaping the real thing or puffing on an imposter. If your Puff device is missing the Kado imprint, do not automatically assume that it’s a fake. Any puffs that were produced before these newly released batches do not include the Kado imprint. With that being said, many factories are now scrambling to imitate this new design development. For the time being, any Puff Bar with the Kado imprint should be considered authentic, at least until other factories have enough time to imitate them. Fakes with the Kado imprint should be hitting the market soon, so always verify your Puff by scratching off the label and inputting the code.

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'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.

Standard Pack Includes:

  • Sealed wrapper containing individual electronic cigarette 
  • One-use vape pen 
  • The latest batch of packs contain a small piece of paper that reminds customers that they must be of legal age to purchase these e-cigs
  • Any legit Puff Bar that has hit the market recently will have Kado imprinted on the wrapper within the pack, and on the e-cig itself
  • 300 puffs of liquid that doesn’t taste burnt or strange!
  • Wrapping and package are the same color 

Puff Bar Plus Pack Includes: 

  • One imprinted wrapper
  • Single-use vaping device
  • Silicone material that is inserted INSIDE of the mouthpiece
  • Kado Imprint on device and pack 
  • 800 puffs of salt nicotine e-juice 
  • Wrapper and pack colors are usually consistent 

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 salt 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.

Plus Versus Standard?

Puff Bar Plus is a newer model from the official company that provides 800 hits, holds 3.2ml of vape juice, and contains a 550mAh battery! Unlike its predecessor, this device has a protruding mouthpiece and thicker body.

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. 

No USA Sales 

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. Cool Clouds Distribution Inc., the official providers of Puff Bar, officially decided to cease US sales

Where to Buy?

Certain vape businesses, including Puffin Vape Shop, are clearly selling legitimate or high quality Puff Bars only. We provide a link to the verification page on Puff Bar's official website - That's how dedicated we are to transparency! You can shop for all your favorite Puff flavors here: Real Puff Bars and Great Prices. That said, Puff Bars are no longer being shipped to the United States and the usual method for detecting fakes has become unreliable. It is the perfect time to try another e-cig brand


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.