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What Is Disadvantages Of Disposable Vapes?

2023-10-07 10:15:12

Ongoing expense

Disposables may be a cheap way to start vaping, and they are cheaper than smoking for most people - but they are not a particularly cheap way to continue vaping.

Each disposable contains 2ml of e-liquid. With an average price of around USD 8.00 that works at around USD2.50 per ml. In contrast, e-liquid usually costs 30p or less per ml.

You can buy an excellent vape kit for less than USD 20.00, so savings soon start to mount up. See our list of Best Cheap Vape Kits for inspiration.


Disposables are also bad for the environment. Each one contains a lithium-ion battery which could be used many times, but is instead disposed of after only one use.

If disposables are not disposed of properly, they can also lead to littering and leaking of chemicals into the environment. 

As many disposable devices contain a battery and e-liquid in one device, which is difficult to split apart, they are difficult to recycle.

Infographic showing the impact on waste of using disposable vape devices.


Reusable vapes offer a tremendous amount of control over the experience of vaping. Depending on the device you have and the e-liquid you use, you can control the airiness of the vapour,

 the amount of vapour you get, the throat hit and more. However, disposable devices offer one experience only, which may not be the right fit for you. 

How to use a disposable vape device

A woman holds a yellow disposable vape device while exhaling vapour.

There’s really not much to using a disposable vape device, but the following tips might help!


It can help first to prime your device before using it - take a few short puffs without inhaling to ensure the juice is saturating the coil.


When you inhale, remember that a disposable device is slightly different from a cigarette. Typically you take long, 

slow puffs with a disposable instead of the short, sharp puffs you’d take with a cigarette.


Ensure your device is stored upright if possible, which helps ensure the e-liquid continues to saturate the coil. The device is best stored at room temperature.

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