As the most affordable and easily accessible vape hardware option, disposable vapes have become an increasingly common option for people attempting to transition away from smoking and towards the relatively far safer option of vaping.
The NHS has taken note of the evidence that e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking and have been a part of schemes to provide a combination of therapy and starter kits to help long-term tobacco addicts quit for good.
Vaping is significantly less harmful than smoking and there are millions of former smokers who can attest to this, but where should someone looking to make the switch start?
A lot of people will opt for disposable vapes because they are often the first vapes that people see and are often found at the lowest prices, but are they really the best option for people trying to quit?
The answer is somewhat mixed, as it ultimately depends on exactly how a person smokes, their long-term vaping plans and how willing they are to invest in a good quality box mod.
Cheaper To Start, More Costly To Continue
A good place to start is with that price consideration. Much like how cigarettes became popular because they were cheaper than a good quality pipe and loose tobacco, disposable vapes are popular in no small part because they are cheap to pick up and immediately try.
Some mini disposables such as the Elux Legend can be bought for as little as £2 and many are available for less than £5 each. That is less than half the price of a packet of cigarettes.
However, whilst it is considerably cheaper than smoking, the most affordable long-term solution is a pod vape or box mod that can be regularly refilled as and when you need it.
The best way around this is to buy a disposable to start with and then shop around for an e-cigarette that is right for you.
Convenient And Simple But Lacking In Functionality
Disposable vape bars are by far the simplest vaping tools on the market, with some bars simply requiring the user to put their mouth on the mouthpiece to activate it.
This can make them very convenient, and since neither the battery nor the nicotine can be replaced they can be responsibly disposed of once used up.
However, they only provide one type of nicotine delivery, so as you get more used to vaping and get an idea of what you like, it may be best to look for a more permanent solution.
Easier But More Expensive To Experiment With
One of the great advantages of vaping compared to smoking is the range of flavours that you can try, which vary wildly from the sublime to the ridiculous.
This is true whether you are using a pod vape, a box mod or disposables. However, much like how vaping, in general, is cheaper with a refillable solution, it is much cheaper to try out new flavours by filling the tank of a box mod compared to buying a new disposable.
With that said, you do need to wash out the tank each time you want to change flavours, which takes a lot longer than simply using another disposable bar.