Disposable Vapes have seen a recent surge in popularity amongst the UK Vaping Market, bursting onto the scene and being sold just about everywhere from your local vape shop to the corner filling station!
With their relatively sudden introduction comes a lot of questions about disposable vapes, this includes questions such as but not limited to:
- How Many Cigarettes are in my disposable vape?
- Which is the best disposable vape?
- Are disposable vapes better than traditional vape kits?
- What ingredients are there in disposable vapes?
- Are disposable vapes getting banned in the UK?
Throughout this article we aim to answer these questions, which should provide just about everything you need to know about using disposable vapes, however if there are any other questions you would like to get an answer to, drop a comment below this article and we’ll get back to you with an answer as soon as we can!
How Many Cigarettes are in my disposable vape?
In order to determine how many cigarettes are in a disposable vape, we must first determine how much nicotine is in a cigarette. According to Nicotinell there can be anywhere from 8 milligrams (mg) to 20mg of nicotine in a single cigarette, this can vary between brands, batches and even individual cigarettes in a pack. Although this seems like a large variation, due to the fact that you ignite tobacco when smoking traditional cigarettes your body will actually only absorb between 1mg and 2mg of nicotine per cigarette.
So therefore, if you smoke a 20 pack a day you are ingesting between 20mg and 40mg of nicotine a day. All disposable vape pens that we sell have a nicotine concentration of 2% Nicotine per millilitre of E-Liquid. This means that in a 2ml, 600 puff disposable there is a total of 40mg of nicotine, which therefore is approximately equal to 20 cigarettes.
This type of comparison does a good job in giving us a base level idea of roughly how many cigarettes are in the disposable vape pens, but although you may be a 20 a day smoker, the disposables may be too strong for you. Therefore, we would recommend you try a few different strengths of nicotine as well as perhaps some nicotine salts as well as normal freebase nicotine until you determine what is right for you!
What is the best disposable vape?
What disposable vape is the “best” is largely up to who you ask, therefore we thought it would be best to highlight some of our best selling flavours & brands, allowing you to have a rough idea of what people who shop with ELQD ECIGs enjoy the most!
Number 1 on the list of best selling disposable vape is the Blueberry Sour Raspberry Lost Mary BM600. Lost Mary’s are designed by the vaping experts over at Elf Bar HQ, they come with a 550mAh internal battery & are pre-filled with 2ml of Nicotine Salt E-Liquid. This one provides a fruity blueberry flavour, finished with notes of tart raspberry.
Number 2 is Cherry Peach Lemonade Lost Mary BM600, it provides a delightful blend of cherry and peach, highlighted by the fizz provided by the lemonade!
Number 3 is Strawberry Raspberry Cherry Ice Elf Bar 600, the flavour from this disposable vape is a really delicious blend of Succulent Strawberries, Tart Raspberries & delectable Cherry.
Are disposable vapes better than traditional vape kits?
When making the comparison between disposable vapes and traditional vape kits, there are few different areas of pros and cons to both instances, for example, the ease of use factor for the disposables is usually much higher, as they do not require refilling, recharging or coil changes. However there are kits such as the Vaporesso Xros Mini (or the XROS 2, or XROS Nano) which aim to eliminate the hassle of changing coils by using pods instead, removing the messy part of changing coils.
The second factor that is a major influence on why a lot of people want to quit smoking traditional cigarettes is the cost. In the case of disposables versus traditional vaping kits, the kits take the win on this.
To use the example of someone smoking a single 600 puff disposable per day for a week, against someone who purchased a Vaporesso GTX GO 40 Super Bundle, which includes a pack of coils, 4 bottles of E-Liquid and a Vaporesso GTX GO 40, the super bundle works out at least 15% cheaper in the first week, then in the weeks after, with getting 4 bottles of liquid a week for £10 the GO 40 increases to almost 80% cheaper per week than disposables!
The main reason that people find switching from disposables to vape kits so difficult is the intensity of flavour that the disposables provide, this is due to a number of different factors but the main one is the quantity of sweeteners that can be found in the liquid used in disposable vapes.
When companies are making E-Liquid designed for refillable vape kits they need to be mindful of the quantity of sweeteners that they use in their liquids, as when sweeteners are vaporised they can stick to the coil & cause the coil life to deteriorate rapidly.
When suppliers are making liquids for disposables they do not need to limit themselves as much when it comes to the sweetener content of their E-Liquid as the coil only has to last until the 2ml of E-Liquid inside the disposable has been used up.
However when it comes to the variety of flavours available, the traditional vape kits take the point on that front as well. With well over 250 flavours available just at ELQD ECIGS there’s something for everyone!
What ingredients are there in disposable vapes?
The E-Liquid found in disposable vapes is made up of the same constituents as normal E-Liquid, those 4 ingredients are Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), Nicotine and flavourings. What follows is a brief explanation of each of these ingredients and what they’re responsible for when used in E-Liquid. Interested in a more in-depth look? We’ve written an entire article on each of these ingredients, check it out HERE!
PG & VG act as diluents, the mixing ratio of these will determine how the E-Liquid you use vapes. PG is responsible for carrying the flavouring to your taste buds, as well as controlling how intense the throat hit you get while vaping is. VG is responsible for the vapour production side of things, with a higher concentration of VG meaning larger, richer clouds.
Nicotine is the important bit, the bit that helps everyone stop smoking, when inhaling nicotine, it triggers receptors in your brain to release dopamine. The flavourings are there to make E-Liquid taste like anything you could possibly imagine, from desserts to fruity concoctions to sweet shop favourites. There really is something for everyone!
Are disposable vapes getting banned in the UK?
As of writing this article, there is no news on whether or not the selling of disposables in the UK will be completely banned, however, according to Sky News, Scotland are currently undergoing a review on the sale of disposable vapes. This review is in relation to their impact on the environment, not based on the safety of their use as smoking alternatives. However it remains to be seen what the results of this review are.
Here we are at the end of what we hope has been a highly informative article on the new kid in the big bad world of vaping. Again we would like to reiterate that if you have any questions that haven’t been answered in the text above, feel free to drop a comment below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!
Thanks for taking the time to read this article on disposable vapes!