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Disposable Vs Refillable Vapes

Those who are new to vaping will likely want to know whether they need a disposable vape or a refillable, and it is a very good question to ask, as a device can make or break your vaping experience depending on your personal preferences. Both types of devices are designed to help you quit smoking, but each device will help you to achieve this in different ways.

Choosing a vaping device that’s right for you can be a tricky decision when you’re new to vaping, and you’re not sure which device would best suit your needs. Both disposables and refillable vapes have their benefits and cater to different vaping styles, which we’ll go through in this post.

Disposable vs Refillable Vapes

Disposables and refillables have many differences, from the product design to the type of vapour they can produce.

Disposables are single-use devices that come prefilled with e-liquid. They also have a built-in coil and battery, which makes them an all-in-one package. Once the battery or e-liquid runs out, just throw the whole kit away.

Refillable vape kits are reusable and will last much longer than a disposable. Although they also have a 2ml tank, this can be refilled with e-liquid for multiple uses.

Pros and Cons

Before choosing your device, it’s important to know the Pros and Cons of each. Depending on your preferences, this should help you along the way to choosing the perfect vape for you.

Disposable vs refillable

Disposable Vapes Pros

Refillable Vape Pros
 Convenient  Better for the environment
 Stronger flavour  Customisable
 Low initial cost  Cheaper in the long run
Disposable Vape Cons Refillable Vape Cons
 Not good for the environment  Requires regular maintenance
 Expensive in the long term  More complicated to use
 Restricted to one flavour with each kit.  Initially the cost is higher than a disposable

Disposables Vs Refillables: Nicotine Content

Disposables and Nicotine

Some disposable kits offer the choice of different nicotine strengths, from 0mg to 20mg. These are great for when you first switch from smoking to vaping, as they can settle nicotine cravings.

However, if you’re looking to gradually reduce your nicotine intake, disposables may not be the best choice in the long term. This is because they mostly come in a 20mg strength and occasionally in 10mg and 0mg options. Although this does allow you to reduce your nicotine intake, it is much harder as the difference between strengths is much higher compared to 10ml e-liquid.

Refillables and Nicotine

Refillable devices allow for more flexibility when it comes to nicotine strength. If you’re trying to gradually reduce your nicotine intake, a refillable kit would be the best option for you, as you can slowly reduce the amount of nicotine that you are inhaling. Plus, there are a variety of different types of e-liquid, some of which allow you to add nic shots to customise the strength.

Disposables vs Refillables: Flavour and Vapour Production

Disposable Vape Flavours

Although there are less flavour options available in comparison to refillable devices, disposables still have a variety of tasty flavours to choose from. With disposable kits, flavour is limited to the availability of the brand you have chosen, whereas a refillable kit allows you to choose flavours from any brand.

When it comes to vapour production with disposables, you are limited to the e-liquid that is contained within the device. However, other kits such as the IVG 2400 allow you to have some extra control over the flavour compared to other disposables.

Refillable Vape Flavours

Refillable vaping devices offer a much larger selection of e-liquid flavours, with each e-liquid brand offering a unique variety of flavours to cover all the bases, from sweet and fruity lovers to minty and tobacco flavourings. If you prefer having unlimited flavour options, then you’ll probably be more interested in a refillable device.

Refillable vape kits allow you to customise the PG:VG ratio to best suit your vapour production preferences. If you prefer bigger clouds, you may want to choose a high VG e-liquid. If you prefer a more balanced flavour and an even amount of vapour, you may prefer a 50:50 e-liquid.

Who Are Regular Vapes Best Suited To?

Refillable vapes are best suited to vapers who prefer complete control over their e-cig. It isn't restricted to a single flavour and can be refilled multiple times, making it much cheaper to use. It is also the best choice for those who are conscious about the environmental impact of disposables. Most starter kits are very simple to use, so making the transition from a disposable isn’t difficult.

If you’re new to vaping and would like to check out your options, we have a handy guide to vaping starter kits to help you with your decision.

Now that you’ve narrowed your choice down, you can get started on your vaping journey, whether you’re brand new to vaping or you’re making the switch between a disposable and a refillable.

For further help choosing your new device, contact our expert team using the live chat function or call us on 01254 269380.

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