How to Check if Your Vape Device is Authentic?

September 07, 2023 4 min read

How to Check if Your Vape Device is Authentic?

Whether you've been obsessed with IGNITE for a few days, weeks, or even years—you know that quality is always our #1 priority. We don't cut corners or half-ass anything we do. You're always getting the best of the best when you invest in anything IGNITE—that's our promise to you. 

If you recently purchased an IGNITE vape or nicotine product with an unpleasant flavor or a poor battery life—it may be a counterfeit vape. 

Yeah, it sucks. But this happens more often than you might think. 

Fake vapes are commonly sold at gas stations, liquor stores, and smoke shops. These products may look like an IGNITE vape at first glance, but they are actually made with unverified materials and low-quality ingredients—and you don't deserve that.

Many counterfeit vapes can be very convincing, so it pays to know how to tell if a vape is fake and know when an IGNITE vape is genuine. 

Here's what you need to know about fake disposable vapes and how to check the authenticity of your recent purchase. 

Check Your IGNITE Vape Authenticity 


If you recently purchased an IGNITE vape from a vendor and you find yourself questioning the authenticity—check the packaging. All IGNITE packaging will include our iconic logo, a nicotine warning, and a scannable sticker. 

This scannable sticker is on the packaging of all of our nicotine products. It's a QR code that can be scanned to verify the authenticity of your IGNITE vape. If your packaging doesn't have a sticker or a scannable QR code—well, it's not one of ours.

Once you scan the QR code, you'll be brought to a verification success landing page. If your new vape doesn't have a QR code or brings you to a website that isn't connected to—sorry, it's not one of ours.

Make Sure You Purchased From a Verified Reseller 

If you're looking for a verified reseller of IGNITE vapes in your community, use our store locator. From Los Angeles to London—hundreds of stores around the world proudly offer our premium products—and we have them all pinpointed on a map just for you. (You can thank us later.)

All you need to do is type in your zip code or address, and we'll share what stores in your area carry our products. 

How to Spot a Counterfeit 

Don't let the fake vapes fool you. Many of them look damn good, but they'll never have the superior quality of a real, genuine IGNITE vape. 

While they may look like an IGNITE vape at first glance or puff—you'll likely start to notice that it doesn't have the same superior taste or quality as one of our premium products.

Here are some common inconsistencies that you may notice with a counterfeit vape:

  • Changes in packaging, brand colors, fonts, or messaging 
  • No sticker on the packaging 
  • Problems with taste or flavor 
  • Poor battery life
  • The device is overheating or malfunctioning
  • The flavor doesn't last as long as the batter
  • Flawed vaping experience 
  • Vape comes in a flavor we don't actually carry

At IGNITE, we strive to bring our customers the best of the best. Nothing less. If you feel like the quality isn't there, it's probably because it's not one of ours. 

I Bought a Counterfeit Vape. Who Cares?


Fake vapes are made with low-quality ingredients, resulting in undesirable flavor and taste. Fake disposable vapes are also made with low-quality batteries and heating elements—which means they're more prone to malfunctioning or overheating during use. 

We're not going to tell you how to spend your money, but we won't let fake IGNITE vapes cheapen our brand or literally leave a bad taste in your mouth. 

When in Doubt, Buy Straight From the Source

We get it. Life can get busy. Sometimes, you just want to walk into a liquor store, buy your favorite flavor, and go on with your day. But if the quality that you're paying for isn't there…what's the point?

We can ship your favorite IGNITE vapes directly to you. When you order directly from us, you can choose from the widest selection of vape flavors and number of puffs. 

All you need to do is pick your vape, place an order, and wait patiently for your IGNITE vapes to arrive at your front door. It will be worth the wait. We promise. We'll do you one better—if you can't get enough of one of our flavors, you can sign up for our subscribe and save program. We'll auto-ship your favorite IGNITE vapes directly to you, and you'll save 25% on every order. 

In the meantime, it doesn't hurt to know how to tell if a vape is fake at your local gas stations or liquor stores.

IGNITE's Promise of Superior Quality 

IGNITE vapes are made with high-quality ingredients and superior components. Everything we do is for the vaping experience we want to provide each and every one of our customers. That's why we make quality our #1 priority. We have a less than .00% defect rate, significantly higher than the industry average. If you purchase an IGNITE vape, you deserve the high-quality experience you paid for. 

Every puff should be as great as the last—that’s why we’re giving our customers the tools to know how to tell if a vape is fake. 

Explore our selection of vapes today and buy straight from the source so you never need to worry about counterfeits. 

Counterfeit Warning to Sellers 

Buying and selling fake nicotine vapes is criminal liability. We reserve the right to take further legal action if a customer reports they purchased a fake vape from your location.

If you suspect you recently purchased a fake disposable vape from a liquor store, smoke shop, or gas station, please report it to our team here. We’ll take it from here.