Energy Shisha: Caffeine Infused E-Cigarette


We’ve seen a plethora of caffeinated products come across our desk at Caffeine Informer over the years, but caffeine infused electronic cigarettes probably takes the cake!

This product is actually called Caffeine Infused Electronic Shisha and they aren’t really “e-cigarettes” since they contain no tobacco or nicotine.

I was recently sent a few free samples of Shisha from the company to review. They operate out of the USA.

The best way to describe these to people is to describe Shisha as caffeine e-cigarettes because that is how they look and function.

I inhale the caffeine/ taurine infused vapor, the end of the device lights up and I exhale a water vapor that resembles smoke.

Side note: I have never been a smoker, but I have to admit this product is pretty innovative and was fun to try. It was really hard to stop after the recommended “no more than five 3 second puffs per session“.

This potentially makes Energy Shisha a tad dangerous, but I’ll get to that later. First, let’s look at what’s in this caffeine e-cigarette-like stick of wonder.

Caffeine Infused Energy Shisha Ingredients

Contains: Propylene glycol, Glycerol, Energy Shisha ® flavoring, Caffeine (0.3% per ml) and Taurine. Nicotine and sugar free.

Seems pretty simple and the product states that there are up to 300 puffs per Shisha. Now the hard part: figuring out the caffeine content.

Here’s what we know:

  • The caffeine content is 0.3% per ml of product.
  • The website states that “300 puffs can equate to the effects of drinking 15 regular cans of energy drink
  • 15 standard energy drinks at 80mg/can is 1200mg of caffeine.

What we don’t know:

  • How many milligrams of caffeine is in each Shisha.
  • Is the stick equivalent to the caffeine in 15 energy drinks or the “perceived effect” of 15 energy drinks?

Our guess is that this caffeine infused electronic cigarette actually contains very little caffeine.

Here’s why:

  • There is only .8ml of liquid in the Shisha due to room needed for the casing, electronics, etc. only .3% of that is caffeine.
  • Since there isn’t room for 1.5 grams of caffeine in the Shisha, they are referring to the “perceived effects” of 15 energy drinks.
  • The product needs very little caffeine to produce results since it’s entering the body through the lungs. This sends caffeine directly to the brain, bypassing the liver, which would start metabolizing the caffeine as happens with energy drinks.

Its Effect on Me

I took 5, three second long inhales one after the other as directed. In about 5 minutes I began feeling more alert and after 10 minutes I had a slight caffeine buzz going.

So, these caffeine Infused e-cigarettes do indeed work as advertised and I’m impressed given the fact that they aren’t delivering that much caffeine.

The effects of 5 puffs don’t last long (about 15-20 minutes) , so I guess that is why they recommend no more than 20 puffs in an hours time.

Are These Caffeine E-Cigarettes Dangerous?

This is clearly a tumultuous time to be launching a caffeinated product of this nature in light of all the recent uproar over caffeine in products, however, Shisha is doing some things right.

They label the product as only for those 18 and older and include recommended dosage warnings.


I see this product as being highly attractive to those under 18 and they could probably get their hands on them pretty easily if they wanted to.

But then again….

There just isn’t a dangerous amount of caffeine in Energy Shisha to cause caffeine overdose in children or adults.

  1. Is caffeine harmful to lung tissue long-term?
  2. Will caffeine e-cigarettes encourage the use nicotine based ones or the smoking of real cigarettes?
  3. Does this product just add to the world’s growing addiction to caffeine?

A recent study showed that the chemicals in these devices does pollute the air and potentially cause harm to the lungs. Here’s a part of their conclusion:

Our data confirm that e-cigarettes are not emission-free and their pollutants could be of health concern for users and secondhand smokers. In particular, ultrafine particles formed from supersaturated 1,2-propanediol vapor can be deposited in the lung.

We certainly don’t have the answers to all of those questions, but Caffeine Infused Energy Shisha is an interesting and innovative caffeinated product that will for sure get some attention.

Energy Shisha started in the UK, but ships to most places around the world and now has official USA distribution.

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  • Daniel Christopher Holt

    How does it feel to take 20 puffs in the first few minutes of puffing the energy shisha?

  • Ted

    Not Sure, I didn’t take that many puffs at one time.

  • Daniel Christopher Holt

    I’ve heard that electric cigarettes have blown up in people’s faces before but it might not be the same type as this.

  • Daniel Christopher Holt

    I was just thinking that 20 puffs at once time you’ll feel more of the effect, and then you’d just relax until that effect runs out. It sounds like it’s a good caffeine buzz and that it’s different than drinking caffeinated beverages.

  • Daniel Christopher Holt

    Like you get a caffeine high buzzing through your brain and it relaxes you.

  • windy52

    ordered two weeks ago still being promised delivery. very chaotic ordering system and no one in customer services has any interest in returning calls or delivering goods.

  • Ted

    This was sent to us by the folks at Shisha.

    ” Biggest problem for us delivering World Wide is customers only want to pay the cheapest way possible and unfortunately this can take in some cased up to 14 days, but usually 8-10 –
    If a parcel is ever lost (or claimed to be lost) we just send another with our no quibble guarantee
    In the New Year we are going to re introduce another postage option especially to USA for signed for door to door, however this can cost up to £50 a time, but at least its there as an option”

  • B-RAD

    check out HIGH VOLTAGE.. energy infused e-liquid.
    highvoltagevaporz on instagram & facebook…. AMAZING STUFF!!!

  • Deeboy SF

    I put my nicotine e-juice in my coffee…lol…quit smoking 1 yr ago.

  • Caffeine can’t be smoked….it has to be converted to it’s freebase form before it can be smoked so it’s just a good marketing ploy and the “buzz” you’re feeling is from the taurine as that is the only thing that can be smoked.

  • Ted

    Shisha isn’t smoke. The caffeine is suspended in a water vapor, which is inhaled.

  • Smoked, vaped….whatever. It can’t be inhaled unless it’s in a freebase form- research it!

  • cuvtixo

    Doing some quick googling and finding about Aeroshot “inhaled caffeine,” I found that it is suspended in water vapor and absorbed by the mouth and throat then into the digestive tract. While the lungs will not absorb caffeine, the “smokers” system will indeed absorb it.

  • cuvtixo You are mostly correct. The caffeine in the water vapor collects in the mouth and throat to eventually be swallowed. It never reaches the lungs.

  • Eli

    You say it’s hard to find the caffeine content yet you give us the published value of 0.3% caffeine. The only thing we need to know is if that is (v/v) or (w/v). Once we know that, all you would have to do is crack one of these babies open, weigh it, and then you would know the caffeine in a stick. Divide by 300 and that’s a puff.

  • asm-wolf

    Perhaps they contain freebase caffeine dissolved in the liquid…

  • Ted

    you are exactly right. There’s also the problem with then determining how much of that actually gets absorbed from the vapor, since some of the vapor is exhaled.

  • Shreddi

    seriously? be careful, too much ingested will hurt. One drop of pure nicotine will Kill an adult.

  • Shreddi

    So might as well drink coffee. Making some now. Thnks for the info. I guess we cant use one of those glass bubble pipes to smoke ground coffee haha.

Last Modified: April 30, 2015


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