I’m sure you have heard of vapes and e-cigarettes given their rise in popularity these days. However, not many of you have heard of disposable vapes, or understand how one works. These devices are designed to be used for a limited amount of time, which makes them the perfect choice for convenience and simplicity.
Though these only arrived in the vape market later, they have boomed in popularity and are a common staple amongst beginner vapers. Hence, we have created this guide to introduce you to disposables vapes while also explaining to you their uses and benefits!
What Are Disposable Vapes?
Whilst e-cigarettes are made as a healthier and cheaper alternative to cigarettes, disposable vape are made to be a more convenient option to e-cigarettes. Disposable vapes are e-cigarettes without the charging of the device and the maintenance. They are hassle-free and are meant to simulate the experience of smoking a good old cigarette. Disposable vapes also have no buttons and simply work when you inhale from its tip. Thus, saving you from all the complicated technical difficulties.
How To Use Them?
There are three components of the disposable vape you need to know, these are the battery, the pod, and the coil. For the battery, they are normally between 400 mAh to 750 mAh, which is the unit of measurement for the power each battery can hold. A great feature of disposable cigarettes is that there are no buttons and they work as long as you inhale from the tip. This works thanks to a chip in the mouthpiece, thus this makes things easier for the user! Without a manual switch on the disposable vape, you would not need to worry about unintentionally switching the device on and off in your bag or your pocket.
Altogether, the majority of disposable vapes have a lifespan of about 400 to 700 puffs, which varies with the battery and pod size. For the pod, disposable vapes have a closed system and prefilled pod along with a coil that has very high resistance. It is the coil that stimulates the drag of taking a puff from a cigarette stick. The coil contains a heating element that is wrapped with cotton. The cotton then absorbs the e-liquid from the pod and thus, creating the flavour in your vapour. When you inhale from the mouthpiece, the battery heats a metal which then evaporates the e-liquid in the cotton which creates the cloud of flavour in your mouth. This might sound like rocket science but it isn’t. The e-cigarette burns the vape juice, evaporating it and turning it into a vapour that you exhale and inhale!
Why Disposable Vapes?
There are a couple of reasons why you should use disposable vapes over the standard refillable ones. Firstly, for people who are new to vaping, you might value the convenience disposable vapes have over the conventional ones. With its design based around the idea of simplicity and minimalism, there are no buttons to press, all you have to do is to inhale. Also, there are no refilling of juices, charging of batteries, replacing of coils, and so on. All you need to do is to use it and when you’re finished, dispose of it!
Secondly, for those who still struggle to convert from cigarettes to e-cigarettes, disposable vapes might be the better choice. Thanks to their higher nicotine concentration, as well as the almost identical inhaling experience, disposable kits might be the best to start with.
Also, for people who value convenience, disposable kits might be the one for you. They are small enough to bring around, convenient as you need not handle all the necessary maintenance, and cheap to replace if you’re one to misplace your things easily!
Dry heat refers to the moment when your vape gets too hot upon your inhalation where you will then have a vaporous and burnt taste in your mouth. This happens when you inhale too often and quickly in a short period, heating the e-liquid inside and coils in the disposable kit too quickly than it can handle.
As the coils in disposable kits are much smaller and less heat resistant compared to the standard refillable vapes, it burns out quicker and overheats. So, when you inhale too quickly between each puff on your disposable kit, you are burning the cotton and wick out. This will then result in having no liquid in the next puff, hence the metallic burnt taste.
You can also get dry heat when your device is running low on liquid. To prevent dry heat from happening, keep an eye out for how much juice is left in your device. It might help to keep your disposable vape upright so that the coil can actively soak up every last bit of juice. Not only would this help you get the most out of your vape, but it also avoids getting any dry hits.
Replacing Disposable Vapes
A problem you may face is not knowing when to replace or dispose of your disposable vape. You need to dispose of it when the battery has run out, or the juice has run out. So if you inhale and there is no flavour, that’s when the juice ran out. When you inhale and the device does not work, that happens when the battery has died.
Replacing your disposable kit is not costly and in fact, is rather cheap. However, do know that in the long run, if you’re going to keep replacing your disposable vape, it is not an economically wise decision. This is also considering the quality of the juice in disposable kits. They are built to be cheap and convenient, so don’t expect exceptionally first-grade, premium flavours from their juice.
All in all, even though disposable vapes are convenient and cheap, they might not be the best long-term choice. If you plan to continue vaping, you should fully convert to a refillable vape after you’ve got off cigarettes. This is because refillable vapes, in the long run, are a better choice financially as well as in terms of experience.
Because refillable vapes allow you to customize and refill juices, you’re able to explore and taste better quality juices with all types of unique flavours! Do note that if you’re trying to quit eventually, disposable vapes do come with a higher nicotine concentration. Instead, try switching over to refillable vapes –– these allow you to control and curb your nicotine intake gradually, which will wean you off nicotine in the long run. In conclusion, we recommend using disposable kits as a transition from cigarettes to e-cigarettes, instead of using them as your main source of nicotine.