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A Guide To Disposable Vapes

Disposable vapes have become increasingly popular for veteran vapers and vaping beginners alike. With their easy-to-use and simple design, disposables have quickly shot to the top of the vaping market with loads of new styles and flavours popping up regularly.

To help you understand the world of disposables, we’ve created this disposable vape hub to answer your commonly asked questions and equip you with all the information you need to buy and use your own disposable.

What is the Difference Between Disposable Vapes and Traditional Vaping Devices?

There are significant differences between a traditional vape kit such as a TECC arc 5 or VOOPOO DRAG X and a disposable vape.

What is a disposable vape?

Disposable vape kits are single-use devices designed to create a simple vaping experience to help smokers on their journey to quit smoking.

How does a disposable kit differ from a refillable vape kit?



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Disposable Vape Kits

Disposables come readily made with a single-charge battery, a coil, and they are pre-filled with flavoured e-liquid. These kits are closed system pods which means that they cannot be refilled once the vape juice is gone.

With traditional vape kits, on the other hand, each component of the device is separate and certain components such as a coil or wick will need additional maintenance such as cleaning, and they may need replacing over time. With these devices, you will need to refill or replace with new e-liquids. So traditional kits generally require more maintenance.

Disposables are to be disposed of and replaced once the e-liquid has run out, whereas a traditional kit can be refilled with a new e-liquid after each use.

The key differences between these two kit types are flavour and convenience. Disposables have managed to capture the attention of both existing vapours through the intense flavours and smokers who have struggled to adapt to vaping in the past.

How To Use a Disposable Vape

Using a disposable vape is one of the easiest forms of vaping.

To get started on your vaping journey with a disposable, simply follow these 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Remove the packaging, including seals or lids on your device. If the draw is tight and doesn’t produce vapour then the airflow seal hasn’t been removed.

Step 2: Position your lips over the mouthpiece, take a deep breath and inhale the vapour. Most will last up to 600 puffs, but this depends on how large your draw is.

Step 3: Dispose of the kit once it stops working. Make sure to check the packaging to find out the best way of disposing of it as some have removable parts that can be recycled.

How Many Puffs Are in a Disposable Vape?

Device Average Puffs Per Unit
Elf Bar 600

Lost Mary BM600

Element Klik Klak 600
Geek Bar 575
VLTZ Bar 600

When it comes to disposables, the amount of puffs per bar relates to the amount of e-liquid within a pod. For example, a vape with 600 puffs means that there is enough e-liquid in the device for 600 average puffs.

This doesn’t necessarily indicate the lifespan of your vape bar as the size of a puff will be different each time and for different people, however, it is useful to know how much e-liquid is in your vape.

As a general guide to puffs per disposable, we’ve created the following table to show the top 5 most popular disposable kits and their average amount of puffs:


Who Are Disposable Vapes Recommended For?

Disposable vapes are best suited to smokers looking for a convenient and affordable alternative to smoking cigarettes. These kits are designed to simulate the sensation of smoking so they can be an effective way of alleviating cravings.

A disposable is also a great choice for beginner vapers as they are much easier to use than refillable devices, and they require little maintenance. These kits are recommended for social smokers or vapers who prefer a more compact device that they can take out with them.

Even experienced vapers use disposables but for different reasons. The small and compact size make them great for vaping on the go as they can fit easily in a pocket. Plus, you don’t have to worry about losing one on a night out as they are a cheap initial investment compared to taking your main vape kit.

Why Should I Use a Disposable Vape?

As outlined within this guide, disposable vapes are a great alternative to smoking cigarettes but also to traditional vaping devices which often require more maintenance. With these all-in-one devices, you don’t have to worry about carrying additional components, making them the go-to portable option when it comes to taking your vape out and about.

Whether you’re a beginner vaper or have been vaping for years, a disposable kit can be a great choice if you want a simple kit that has the following:

  • A compact design
  • The option to choose a higher nicotine content to alleviate nicotine cravings
  • The option of lower nicotine content
  • The choice of many different flavours
  • No e-liquid refill required
  • Throw away and replace once empty
  • Intense flavour

When Should You Replace Your Disposable?

When your disposable kit runs out of e-liquid or runs out of battery, it’s time to dispose of the kit and pick up a new one.

It will be obvious when your kit is empty or low on e-liquid, especially when you notice that there is little-to-no vapour being produced or if you start getting dry hits.  Likewise, when the kit is out of charge it will stop activating when you inhale. These are signs to get rid of the old kit and pick out a fresh disposable!

We hope you found this guide helpful and now feel confident to pick out your own disposable vape. If you need any help choosing or have any queries, our customer service team would be happy to advise. You can contact us using our live chat.

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