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What Different Types Of Vaping Devices Are On The Market?

If you are looking to quit smoking or simply enjoy vaping, you may be overwhelmed by the number of vaping products available on the market. There are hundreds of brands and types of devices available and choosing just one can be tricky.

Luckily this does mean that there are options out there regardless of your preferences. Whether you want something portable and discrete or loud and unique, there will be a device available that will meet your wants and needs.

Most vaping devices can be found anywhere from supermarkets to speciality vape shops, however, more specialised or specific equipment may need to be ordered online or from a vaping retailer.


Disposable Vapes

One of the most common types of vaping devices you will find anywhere from petrol stations to convenience stores to supermarkets are disposable vapes.

These devices are a great option for on the go if you have left your vape at home, if you want something small and discrete or are just looking to try out vaping for the first time.

Disposables come in a variety of sizes and flavours and there are many different brands to choose from. This means there is an almost endless choice of vapes for you to pick from and you are bound to find something you enjoy.

Disposables aren’t a great option for long-term use as they are designed to be used and then thrown away and are a more expensive choice.

This is what makes them so convenient and easy to get hold of, however, if you plan on taking up vaping to replace smoking, they may not be the best option.

Something important to remember when using disposable devices is to ensure you dispose of them correctly. As they contain batteries, you should avoid throwing them in regular bins and instead take them somewhere that can safely recycle or dispose of the batteries.



Cigalikes are some of the oldest vaping devices and have been around for many years now. They are small, discreet vapes that resemble a cigarette and often use replaceable cartridges instead of vape juice.

These are a popular choice for those who have just quit smoking and are trying vaping for the first time as they resemble a cigarette and can be much easier to get used to than other vapes.

They are simple, unembellished and easy to use as well as being portable and discrete, making them the perfect choice for those who want to try out vaping without committing to purchasing a more advanced device straight away.


Vape Pens

Vape pens are one of the most popular types of vaping devices and many people enjoy them because they are easy to use, come in a range of sizes and colours and can be filled with a wide variety of different vape juices.

These vapes allow you to choose your own flavour and strength of e-liquid and can be easily refilled and charged for everyday use. Most of the components of a vape pen can be bought and assembled easily and require little to know upkeep or maintenance.

It is however important to remember to change the coil of your vape pen when needed to avoid burning tastes and sensations and to allow your new coil to fully soak before using it to avoid premature burning.

Vape pens can be bought in most shops these days and there are many different brands and styles on the market making them a versatile and accessible option for those wanting to vape.

E-liquid for these vapes can also be bought in most stores too, meaning you don’t have to visit any specific stores or specially order any of the necessary equipment to use this type of device.



Pod Systems

These are very similar to vape pens, however rather than having a refillable tank you simply remove the existing pod once it is empty and replace it with a new one.

This type of device is perfect for those who want convenience and ease of use, without having to worry about changing coils and refilling the tank with vape juice when it runs out.

Most pod systems also have a draw-activated firing system which means there are no buttons to be pressed, making them much easier to use and more portable as they do not have to be turned off or stored in a specific way to travel with.

Pod systems come in a range of brands and have a large selection of flavours meaning you can choose something which you enjoy while still having the convenience of a pod system.

Alternatively, some brands offer refillable pods which can be filled with any vape liquid of your choice. This can be useful for those who like to mix their own nicotine strength and flavour but who like the convenience of a pod system.

These refillable pods can be filled and taken on the go and can be swapped out the same way regular pods can and many can be reused multiple times which saves on waste.


Box Mods

These are larger, more advanced devices which are usually favoured by those who enjoy the mouth feel and vapor of a vape rather than using it as an alternative to smoking.

These have a larger battery, are able to be customised and have lots of adjustable settings to allow you a completely customisable vaping experience.

These are usually popular with vapers who want a more advanced device that they have more control over and those who enjoy vaping as a hobby and experience rather than using it as a method of quitting smoking.

Box mods are a bit more difficult to maintain and require more steps to prepare and use than other types of vapes and many also require you to create and soak your own coil with cotton or thread, making them more of a hobby project than a convenient choice.

It is not recommended that you go straight into using a box mod as a beginner as you may find it too difficult or complicated to use and get the hang of over alterative options such as disposables or vape pens.