Disposable Vapes 101: What You Need To Know

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✅ Simple To Use

Disposable vapes are simple devices. There’s no buttons, settings or moving parts. You unpackage it and it is ready to go – it couldn’t be simpler.

🧃 Great Flavors

With flavors, disposable vapes are brilliant. There’s a universe of awesome flavors to try, covering every possible taste and quirk.

😶‍🌫️ Loads of Puffs

You can get disposable vapes with puffs ranging from 600 all the way up to 17000 puffs

🌎 Terrible For The Environment

Because they’re single use products (and they don’t last long), they contribute massively to e-waste. It is much better to use refillable pod vapes for this reason.

Disposable vapes are the most popular type of vaping device on the market. They’re convenient and easy to use. But is this a good thing?

Key Takeaways 📝

  • What Are Disposable Vapes? Single-use e-cigarettes with pre-filled e-liquid and a pre-charged battery. Ideal for convenience and ease of use. No refilling or recharging needed. When done, dispose of the entire unit.
  • How They Work 🔋: Inhale to activate a sensor, heating the e-liquid into vapor. Mimics smoking without the smoke.
  • Disposable vs. Pod Vapes 🆚:
    • Disposables ✅: Best for those who value convenience and simplicity. Zero maintenance required.
    • Pod Vapes 🔄: Rechargeable and often refillable. More cost-effective and eco-friendly over time. Offers flexibility in flavors and nicotine strengths, along with better vapor quality and customizable settings.
  • Your Choice 🤔: Disposables are great for ease and portability, while pod vapes suit those looking for value, environmental benefits, and customization.

Understanding Disposable Vapes 🧐

  • How are disposable vapes made? 🏭 Manufactured with a battery, heating element, and pre-filled e-liquid chamber.
  • When were disposable vapes invented? 📆 The concept emerged in the early 2000s, with significant popularity growth in the 2010s.
  • When did disposable vapes come out? 🗓️ Became widely available in the late 2000s, with a boom in the 2010s followed by a huge spike in usage between 2015 to the present day.

Usage and Maintenance ⚙️

  • How long do disposable vapes last? ⏳ Typically until the e-liquid runs out or the battery dies – this can be a day to two to a week. There are now plenty of rechargeable disposables though.
  • How long do disposable vapes last opened? 🕒 Same as unopened, usage-based; opening doesn’t start a countdown.
  • How long do disposable vapes last unopened? 📅 Can last several months to a year if stored properly.
  • How long are disposable vapes good for? 📌 Depend on storage, but generally several months.
  • How long does disposable vapes last? 🔄 In the UK, most disposables are capped at 600 puffs. In the US, you can get disposable vapes with 7000 to 15000 puffs.
  • What disposable vapes last the longest? 🔝 Some brands offer extended-life disposables (rechargable) with more e-liquid and battery life. The 7 Daze Clickmate will do 15,000 puffs, so it is currently the longest lasting disposable.
  • Why do disposable vapes taste better? 💭 Often due to high-quality e-liquid and flavoring used in disposables. Personally, I find that a good pod vape is markedly better for flavor.
  • Why do all disposable vapes taste like menthol? ❄️ Not all do, but menthol is commonly used in a lot of flavors. Avoid anything with the words “ice” and “chill” in the flavor description; these tend to be menthol flavors.
  • Why do disposable vapes taste burnt? 🔥 When your disposable vape is out of juice, there’s nothing left to vaporize so the cotton inside the atomizer starts to burn. This is what tastes burnt.

Health and Safety 🛡️

  • Why do disposable vapes make me feel sick? 🤢 Disposable vapes run nicotine salt vape juice, usually in high quantities (anywhere from 20MG to 45MG). Nicotine at high doses can cause nausea.
  • How bad are disposable vapes for you? 🚨 While considered less harmful than traditional cigarettes, they still pose health risks, primarily due to nicotine and other chemicals. If you want to be in tip-top shape, do not vape or smoke. Or, use these tips to start cutting down on your vaping.

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Editor’s Note

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As someone that has vaped – and run a vaping site – for over 10 years, I’ve seen a lot of trends come and go. 

Back in the day, it was all rebuildable tanks, vape mods, and coil building

Nowadays, it is all about disposable vapes – and there’s an argument that this isn’t a good thing. 

Traditionally, vaping has been about stopping smoking.

But thanks to inevitable market forces, more and more youngsters (that have never smoked) are picking up vaping, thanks to disposable vapes. 

This means negative headlines and bad news for the rest of us. 

There’s also the environment impact too. Single use products, be they vapes or AirPods, are not great for the environment. 

They fill up landfills and, for the most part, cannot be recycled. My advice? If you’re going to vape, use a pod vape

And if you want my advice on which one to get? Here’s all the gear I’m using right now (including my pod vape of choice)

Why are pod vapes better than disposables? They’re cheaper, they’re not single use (so, less e-waste), and you get exactly the same level of flavor (and more performance). 

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