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Pros And Cons Of Disposable Vapes

If you've walked down any busy street recently, you might have found your senses struck by fruity flavoured vapour. Chances are, if you were to glance down at their hands they may well have been clutching a brightly coloured disposable vape. There's no denying that disposable vape pens have taken the world by storm in recent times. They've become an extremely popular way to vape, and for good reason too!

We're going to break down the pros and cons of disposable vape kits to help you figure out if they're right for you or not.

What is a disposable vape?

A disposable vape is a small, self-contained vape device that comes pre-filled with e-liquid. These vapes are designed to be used once and then thrown away, and are usually very compact and easy to use, making them a great option for people who are new to vaping or looking for a convenient on-the-go vape option.

Pros of Disposable Vapes

Cheap and affordable

Disposables are the cheapest way to enjoy a vape on the market. They are not going to break the bank, and depending on how often you vape they can last you a good few days (even up to a week if vaping isn't so much of a habit for you). Because of the affordability of disposable e-cigs, they also provide a great way for someone to begin their vaping journey if they're interested in just trying it out or have just quit cigarettes and need a quick alternative.

Because they are cheap, disposables are also a great back-up option if your pod kit or other vape kit runs out of battery when you're out and about and you're in need of that nicotine hit.


The simplicity of disposable vape pens is a pro that really stands out. Unlike many other vape kits on the market, disposable vape pens don't have any buttons, coils or other pieces of hardware that can make vaping seem very complex and confusing. Many pod systems and mods use screens that display a varying range of vaping information which can be overwhelming, especially for those who are newer to vaping. They are also draw-activated devices making them easy to use. Simply put the vape between your lips, inhale and vape away!

No maintenance required 

Disposable vapes require absolutely zero maintenance and are completely hassle-free. What you see is very much what you get with disposable vape pens. You don't need to worry about tanks, pods, coils or even replacing vape juices. Forgetting to charge your vape the night before can be a headache, but this annoyance is completely removed with disposables as they come with a built-in battery. 

You'll know when your disposable is on its last legs because the vapour will diminish greatly and so too will the flavour. Eventually, you will be dragging on the disposable but no vapour will come out. Some disposables are even designed with a light on the end which will flash when it's time to dispose of your vape. When this inevitable time comes, all you need to do is get yourself a new one! 


This pro is for the vapers who also enjoy aesthetics, as disposable vapes are very stylish. They look cool, they're vibrant and they eye-catching. Disposable e-cigs are available in an enormous range of different shapes, sizes and colours. For example, Elf Bars are designed to be more of a disposable vape pen, with a long, sleek and clean design whereas Lost Mary disposable e-cigs are still very compact and stylish but have more of a square shape. 


Disposables are also very pocket-friendly vapes due to their sleek and slender design. Many of them take after vape pens and as such, are perfect for slipping into your pocket or purse without taking up too much space. Disposable vape devices are also very lightweight, so they won't weigh you down when you're on-the-go.

Great range of flavours 

Disposable vapes come pre-filled with their own e-liquid flavours. This ensures that there's a flavour to satisfy every vaper's taste buds. This also means there's no need to worry about picking out an e-liquid that you think you'll like. Choose from fruity, menthol and dessert inspired flavours.

Cons of Disposable Vapes

Not environmentally friendly

It's in the name, but disposable vapes are not intended to last forever. They're designed to be disposable, and as such they can be quite detrimental to the environment if they are not disposed of correctly. As previously mentioned, some disposable vapes such as the Elf Bar 600 have 600 puffs in them which is great for some, however, if you're a heavy ex-smoker you can get through a disposable in just a couple days which can result in a lot of waste.

Expensive in the long-run

Whilst disposable vapes are cheap as one off purchases, they're definitely the more expensive choice in the long-run. Purchasing one disposable after the other will certainly add up, and if you're someone who is used to smoking a lot of cigarettes and who's just made the transition to vaping, you may find that you get through disposable e-cigs extremely fast. You can purchase disposable vape kits whereby you get 5 or more at a time, however, we recommend if you're going to do this it would be a wiser option to invest in a vape kit. 

Fixed nicotine levels

As we've mentioned, disposables are pre-filled with e-liquid. This also means that they come with a fixed nicotine level as you are unable to mix in different e-liquids to create your own nicotine strength. For those who enjoy vaping for the ability to customise their experience, then this con will be a major one. Typically, disposable vape devices have 20mg of nicotine in them. For some, this may actually be quite a strong amount of nicotine and may be too much for those who do not smoke cigarettes regularly or just want to casually vape. 

Disposable vapes are non-rechargeable

Disposable vapes are designed for single-use only and are not made to be rechargeable. This is great for a short-term vape, however this con is important if you're someone who is trying to quit smoking cigarettes. If you're looking for a rechargeable device, disposables aren't for you.

Less choice 

Now, we may seem like we're contradicting ourselves here as in the pros section we spoke about how there is a wide range of different flavours. This still stands, as disposable vapes do come in a huge variety of flavours. However, this is small when compared to the huge range of different types of e-liquids out there today. 

What does the Doctor recommend?

If you've decided disposable vapes are something you want to try, we offer a wide range of delicious and fun disposables by some of the biggest brands such as Geek Bar, Elf Bar, Elux and our very own! Check out our fantastic collaboration with Geek Bar, where we combine their top-quality disposables with our very own e-liquids. The Dr. Vapes Geek Bar disposable vapes are available in a range of our most popular e-liquids such as Pink, Pink Ice, Black, Blue and more! 

Some of the most popular disposable vape pens out there at the moment are the Elf Bar 600's. Elf Bar have developed a delicious range of disposables in flavours including cotton candy ice and peach ice for a fruity and cool menthol kick and lemon tart for a sweet dessert inspires flavour

We also stock a wide range of Geekvape Geek Bars in delicious flavours such as sweets strawberry and sour apple for all those sweet tooths out there, as well as watermelon ice for vapers who desire a bit more of an icy, menthol kick. Alternatively, we also stock a range of Elux disposable vape pens available in a huge range of fruity blends such as Apple Peach Pear, Strawberry Kiwi and the very popular Vimto soft drink flavour!

Other choices

Vaping is a personal journey, and it's important to find the right one for you. If disposable vapes aren't quite for you, or you want more freedom with your vaping experience we also stock a wide range of other vaping devices.

If you are new to vaping or an ex-smoker who is looking for a similar vaping feel, then we recommend exploring our range of pod kits for a great MTL device. These pod kits are designed to mimic the feel of smoking more closely, as well as providing larger hits of nicotine. If you're someone who is more interested in big flavour and even bigger clouds, check out our range of direct-to-lung vapes and mods.

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