Disposable vapes are by far the simplest option on offer. You can use each device straight out of the box and there’s no refilling or recharging to deal with. An all-in-one device, the battery in each will last long enough to heat the e-liquid inside. Once empty they can be replaced. They are not always the most cost-efficient solution over time, for many people though the convenience of these kits far outweighs the price tag - especially if they want to start vaping for the first time or after a break. If you’re looking to save more money through vaping, you may find you get on better with a prefilled or refillable pod kit.
As the name suggests a disposable vape device is a single-use, all in one device, which when used up is thrown away and replaced. They work in the same way as a standard vape kit, but everything is built into one compact device and there’s no set-up or assembly required. Lightweight and very compact they’re ideal for travelling with, fitting neatly into a pocket or bag. You may remember the early disposable kits and the new versions are based heavily on their design, but have come a long way from the first cigalikes.
Inhale activation means you can pick them up and use them just like a cigarette, while at the same time never having to worry about menu systems or button combinations. The lack of upkeep, simple operation and all-in-one design makes them a very popular choice - especially with people looking to try vaping for the first time. They’ve also proven to be a hit amongst more experienced vapers as a back-up device or a more portable option when a normal vape kit might be too big.
Almost all disposable vape kits have been designed to support MTL (Mouth To Lung) vaping, producing a discreet amount of vapour and allowing for an inhale that’s similar to a cigarette, which in turn makes the transition to vaping feel more natural when you use one of these devices.
Each disposable device will contain around between 1.2 - 1.5ml of e-liquid and how long they last is normally measured in ‘puffs’ (an inhale and exhale). The average cigarette will allow for between 10 - 12 puffs and most disposable devices will deliver between 200 - 300 puffs, meaning they can easily outlast a twenty-pack of cigarettes. This equals a big cost-saving compared to smoking.
When you consider the puff count, you can quickly work out how long a disposable device will last depending on how many cigarettes you smoke a day. You won’t be able to see how much e-liquid is left in your device, so we do recommend that you carry a spare with you in case it runs out. This is very easy thanks to the device’s small size.
We recommend you check out our full range of disposable devices to help give you a better idea of what’s out there. If you’re considering this type of device, you may have just started vaping and if you’d like to learn more we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide To Vaping. If you’re looking for a personal recommendation please contact our Customer Service team, they have all the information on the latest products and can help you pick the right kit.
As a first-time vape device, the disposable ranks very highly. Factor in the compact design and simple operation and you have an easy solution to start vaping. These devices do however have their limitations.
You may find that costs begin to rack up because of their disposable design. While undoubtedly cheaper than cigarettes, there are more cost-effective solutions on offer. For example, a prefilled pod is almost as easy to use, requiring you to only recharge the battery, but by only having to change the pod you can find yourself making a significant saving. This is doubly true for refillable pod kits where you save more money by refilling the pod yourself.
There’s also the environmental impact, disposing of an entire device creates a lot of plastic waste and you could be disposing of multiple devices per week. Again, they don’t create as much waste as cigarettes, but it’s still a point to be considered. That being said if you’re after convenience and a quick way to start vaping, the disposable remains the obvious choice - but it will probably not be your preferred vape forever.
Nearly all disposable vape kits work the same way, they’ll feature inhale activation and will produce a small amount of vapour. The premise may be very simple, but there are still a lot of options to choose from. When it comes to picking the best disposable, you should always consider which will be best for you. This will largely come down to both nicotine strength and flavour. Check out our handy e-liquid guide for help on picking the nicotine strength that’s right for you.
When it comes to flavour, a lot of people choose something familiar such as tobacco or menthol, you may find you get on better with a flavour that doesn’t remind you of smoking such as a fruit or dessert blend. We recommend experimenting with different flavours to find which ones work for you. If you’re looking for a head start, why not see what the most popular flavours across the UK are?