How to choose a better disposable electronic cigarette
Advantages of disposable vapes
Most of the advantages of disposables compared to other kinds of vapes come from the fact that they are convenient. They are compact, accessible, and beginner friendly. Here are some of the most important advantages of disposable vape pens:
1.They are very easy to use, making them ideal for beginner vapers.
2.Due to their low cost (as one-time purchases), they offer the easiest introduction to vaping.
3.Disposables come in a variety of flavors to choose from (especially if you like fruity vapes).
4.Flavors are stronger (coil longevity is not important so companies can use more flavoring).
5.They are usually more compact and pocketable than vape starter kits.
6.Disposables are widely available online as well as in B&Ms like gas stations.
6.Most disposable vapes don’t leak and require little to no maintenance.
7.They usually combine a tight cigarette-like draw with high nicotine, mimicking the experience of smoking a cigarette.
Disadvantages of disposable vapes
Most of the disadvantages of disposable vape pens have nothing to do with performance. In fact, nowadays disposables offer great flavor and dependability. But there are some drawbacks to using disposables as your main vape. Here are the most important ones:
1.Disposables are not the most environmentally friendly option due to the waste created.
2.The costs can add up with a disposable as your main vape.
3.You are limited to the available options, with no means to customize your vape.
4.Some people may find the colorful designs off-putting.
5.The majority of flavors currently available come with cooling (menthol).
6.Not many tobacco flavor options are available.
Disposables vs. refillable pod vapes
The nearest refillable equivalent to a disposable vape pen is a pod system. In fact, some pod vapes are indistinguishable from disposables; the main things that change are that the pods themselves are refillable and replaceable, and you don’t need to dispose of the battery when the device is empty.
Pod vapes are some of the most beginner-friendly devices you can get, and they have some clear advantages over disposables. They are cheaper in the long run, more environmentally friendly, and offer the liberty to choose the e-juice you are going to use.
If you are just starting your vape journey, a disposable is a great way to get accustomed to the experience and leave smoking behind for good. But if you feel limited by the options offered in disposables and want to take it a step further, we’d advise you to check some of the best pod vapes out there.
No matter how easy disposable vapes are to use, there are some things you should know that could be taken for granted:
1.Don’t store them in extreme temperatures; remember, they have small lithium-ion batteries inside.
2.Don’t try and hack them for a refill; this could also cause an auto-fire and potentially break the device.
3.Dispose of them like other lithium-ion powered devices in a designated drop-off for electronics recycling.
4.Make sure not to cover the airflow holes while drawing on the vape (the airflow holes are usually on the very bottom of the device); covering the air holes while drawing could cause an unfixable leak.
5.Make sure you draw from the mouthpiece ONLY; drawing from the airflow holes could cause the vape to auto-fire. Since there are no buttons, there would be no way to turn it off besides slamming it down on concrete, which would break the device and result in further safety concerns.
6.Dispose of after the flavor drops off, even if there is more battery life. You might get a nasty dry or burnt hit if you push it.
7.Don’t worry about counting puffs! The puff estimation of these devices is just a ballpark figure, usually tied to the battery capacity. In general, though, the puff numbers are accurate enough.
Frequently asked questions
What are the best disposable brands?
Some of the best disposable brands include Elf Bar, ZOVOO (DRAGBAR), FLUM, Hyde, Posh, BLVK, and Fume. Some popular brands like BLVK and Dinner Lady are using their vape juice in their disposables, so fans of their juice love them. Our list of best disposable vapes is updated often, so you can be sure to find the best brands on this page.
Where to buy disposable vapes?
Disposables are available in a variety of B&M stores, including vape shops and even gas stations. But you can always buy them online and take advantage of customer reviews, bulk offers, and bundles.
How to recharge a disposable vape?
You can only recharge disposable vapes that come with a charging port. Just use a cable (usually Type-C) on a charger or a computer USB port. If there is no charging port on your disposable, there’s not much you can do when the battery dies—don’t try to hack it, just dispose of it.
What does it mean when a disposable vape blinks?
Not all disposables have LED lights; for those that do, a blinking light may signal a couple of things. The most usual is that the battery is empty, but lights may blink while you are vaping or (rarely) in different colors depending on the charge level. If in doubt, check if there is a manual in the package (or online).
How long do disposable vapes last for?
Most disposables come with a puff count and a liquid capacity listed in milliliters. While it depends on how often you hit your vape and how long your puffs are, smaller disposables (up to 800 puffs) usually last for a day or two, while larger ones may last from a couple of days up to a week of daily use.
Why does my disposable vape taste burnt?
A burnt hit on a disposable means that the liquid finished before the battery—if no juice is left in the vape pen, you may get a nasty hit. That doesn’t happen often with one-use disposables, but if your disposable is rechargeable, make sure you stop using it when the vapor starts to diminish and feels dry. And while we are at it, no, you can’t fix a burnt disposable vape.
Which disposable vape has the most puffs?
The puff count has become a bit of a race, and you may be able to find disposables with 10000 puffs or more. But in our opinion, the highest puff count that makes sense is 5000-6000—you don’t want to carry a backpack for your disposable vape pen! There are many companies that make disposables in this puff range, and you can find some of them in our product list above.