Disposable vapes have been around almost since vaping started, but over the last couple of years they have skyrocketed in popularity – becoming one of the most popular ways to start vaping in the process.
They are an easy way to get started, and provide a convenient and hassle-free way to get your daily dose of nicotine without having to commit to a full vape setup. However, they do come with some drawbacks, especially when used long term.
In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about disposables vapes, including their pros and cons and the best brands to try. You’ll also learn how to switch to a refillable device when you are ready – a switch that will save you money AND reduce waste.
What is a disposable vape?
A Disposable Vape is an electronic nicotine delivery system that requires no assembly or setup. Instead, it comes pre-filled with e-liquid and is ready to use right out of the box. The e-liquid usually (but not always) contains nicotine. After the battery and/or e-liquid is used up, the device is disposed of.
Anatomy of a disposable device
1 A battery, usually lithium-ion, which provides the power.
2. A coil which absorbs the e-liquid and provides heat.
3. A pod, which contains the e-liquid. In a disposable vape this is usually built into the device.
4. E-liquid, which contains propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine and flavourings. It usually (but not always) also contains nicotine.
5. A mouthpiece.