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Ultimate Buying Guide for Disposable Vapes

We don’t have to tell you that disposable vapes are some of the hottest products in the vaping industry today. That’ll quickly become evident to you when you read about vaping online or spend a few minutes in your local vape shop. If you’re actually interested in trying disposable vapes for yourself, though, it may not be immediately obvious whether disposable e-cigarettes are appropriate for your particular situation or what specific device you should buy. After all, it’s not as though you’re just going to see one or two different types of disposable vapes at a well-stocked vape shop; you’ll probably have hundreds of choices available.

So, should you buy a disposable vape – and if you do, how do you choose the right one? In this buying guide for disposable vapes, we’ll help you make the right choice for your needs. First, though, let’s learn a bit about why so many people are buying disposable e-cigarettes these days. If you’ve been vaping for a while, you’re going to learn that today’s disposable vapes are definitely not the same as the disposable e-cigarettes you may have seen in stores in the past.

Getting Started: What Are the Benefits of Disposable Vapes?

The main benefit of disposable vapes is the same as it has always been throughout the history of the vaping industry. A disposable e-cigarette is a vaping device that’s filled with e-liquid and fitted with a fully charged battery at the factory, and it comes out of the box ready to use immediately. When the device runs out of e-liquid or battery power, it’s time to replace it. Disposable vapes are the easiest vaping devices to use because they require no setup. That’s the main reason why they’re are so popular. They’re the only devices that are as convenient as cigarettes, and some people don’t want their vaping devices to feel like gadgets that require constant tinkering.

These days, though, disposable vapes are even better than they used to be. They’re more popular than ever because:

  • They’re larger and offer more battery life.
  • They produce bigger vapor clouds.
  • They use higher-strength e-liquids and are more satisfying.
  • They’re available in more flavors and offer a wider variety of possible experiences.
  • They’ve become just as inexpensive as other types of vaping devices.

In short, you can expect a modern disposable vape to provide a vaping experience that’s just as good as what you’d get with a small refillable device such as a vape pen or pod system. Today, more vapers than ever are using disposable vapes on a full-time basis instead of buying refillable vaping devices.

How Many Puffs Will You Get with a Disposable Vape?

Disposable vapes come in several different sizes, ranging from small “puff bars” that look a bit like USB sticks to larger vape pen-sized models. Even the largest disposable vapes, though, are still highly portable and will fit comfortably in your pocket.

On the package for a disposable vape, you’ll always see the approximate number of puffs that the device supports. They tend to start at around 200 puffs – about the same number of puffs as a pack of cigarettes – and slightly larger models may support up to 400-800 puffs.

It’s even possible to find some disposable e-cigarettes that contain up to 10 ml of vape juice and have rechargeable batteries. In this case, the packaging may advertise that the device supports 4,000 puffs or more. These very high-capacity disposable vapes have rechargeable batteries. You’ll need to charge the battery a few times to exhaust the device’s e-liquid supply – and when the e-liquid is gone, it’s time to replace the device.

Rechargeable disposable vapes are not available in all regions of the world. In the United Kingdom and the European Union, regulations limit the e-liquid capacity of pre-filled vaping devices to a maximum of 2 ml. In regions where rechargeable disposable vapes are available, though, a single device can conceivably last a week or more before it runs out of vape juice.

What’s the Best Nicotine Strength for a Disposable Vape?

A disposable vape will generally use high-strength nicotine salt e-liquid and may be available in two different nicotine strengths. The available nicotine strengths will vary depending on the region in which you live.

  • If you live in the United Kingdom or Europe, disposable vapes are generally available in nicotine strengths of 10 mg/ml and 20 mg/ml.
  • If you live in the United States or elsewhere, disposable vapes are generally available in nicotine strengths of 25 mg/ml and 50 mg/ml.

If you’re already a full-time vaper, we suggest starting with the 20 mg/ml nicotine strength in the United Kingdom and Europe or the 25 mg/ml strength in the United States and elsewhere. We suggest using the lower strength in the United States because, as someone who has switched to vaping, your nicotine requirements are probably lower than those of a smoker. If you are currently a smoker and are buying your first disposable vape, start with the highest available nicotine strength and switch to a lower strength if you feel like you’re getting more nicotine than you need.

What Are the Best Flavors for Disposable Vapes?

The last thing that you need to do when choosing your first disposable vape is select the flavor you want – and these days, the sky really is the limit here. That’s because many manufacturers of disposable vapes are now sourcing their e-liquids from the most popular vape juice makers. In the past, you needed to buy bottled e-liquid if you wanted to experience the best flavors on the market. That’s no longer the case because almost all of those same flavors are now available in disposable vapes.

If you’ve never vaped before, you might like to start with a tobacco or menthol flavor that’ll give you an experience reminiscent of smoking. However, we highly recommend trying at least one sweet flavor as well because that’s what most vapers prefer. The flavor of an e-liquid comes from a combination of food-grade flavor concentrates, and it’s difficult to replicate the flavor of a cigarette with those ingredients. However, a disposable vape can give you a very convincing rendition of a fruit, candy or dessert flavor – and life is a lot more fun when your nicotine tastes like key lime pie instead of cigarette smoke.