What Are Disposable Nicotine Vapes?

Dec 31st 2020

What Are Disposable Nicotine Vapes?

Vaping can be a great avenue for people looking to cut down on cigarettes or cut some of the harsh chemicals out of their smoking routine, but many would-be vapers are hesitant to go down this route either because they're overwhelmed by the variety of different models on the market, or they fear vaping might prove an unnecessarily finicky experience. 

The seemingly endless array of vape pens on the market, each with their own accessories and add ons would be enough to make some people give up on the idea entirely. Enter disposable nicotine vapes. This type of vape is easy to use, completely low maintenance, and handy to carry around with you wherever you go.

Today we'll take you through everything you need to know about disposable vapes: their benefits, how to use them, how to choose the one that's right for you, and some of the good-to-know terminology surrounding vape pens in general.

The Basics of Vaping

If you're completely new to the world of vaping and aren't quite sure what it's all about, don't worry, we're here to help.

All vapes are made up of a few basic components. You'll have your mouthpiece, a lithium-ion battery, a tank or cartridge to hold the liquid and something called an atomizer, which is the heat source that turns your liquid into vapor.

You may find that different types of vape pens may have more features or add-ons, but these are the important ones to know when it comes to disposable vapes.

Either the press of a button or puffing on the mouthpiece will activate the heating element, which will then turn the liquid inside the cartridge into a vapor, creating a smoke-like effect.

How do Disposable Nicotine Vapes Differ from Standard Vapes?

The simple answer is: the clue is right there in the name! Disposable vapes, as their name would suggest, are single-use only, while the majority of other vapes you're likely to come across can be reused and as a result, will come with accessories such as chargers and changeable cartridges.

For many people, this puts disposable vapes at a distinct advantage in relation to their reusable counterparts. Why? Less muss, less fuss. Disposable vapes are easy to use, you don't have to charge any batteries or press any buttons, simply start puffing just as you would with a normal cigarette.

They're also much easier to carry around. All you need is the pen itself. No chargers to forget at home or cartridges to refill. You just use it until it's done, then safely dispose of it and go about your day.

A Good Alternative to Smoking?

If you're trying to cut down on or quit smoking, electronic cigarettes or vapes can be a good first step to take. It can help you to wean yourself off of nicotine in a more controlled way and without many of the harsh chemicals or additives, such as tobacco and tar, that come along with traditional cigarettes.

Many people trying to quit smoking report that not knowing what to do with their hands in specific situations is one of the top things that will have them reaching for a cigarette.

Countless articles have been written about how to keep your hands busy to avoid picking up a pack. Disposable vapes or electronic cigarettes offer the sensation of holding and smoking a real cigarette, without many of the adverse effects.

How do I use a Disposable Vape?

Whether you're trying to quit smoking or not, one of the best things about disposable nicotine vapes or disposable e-cigarettes is that they mimic the feel and sensation of smoking pretty closely.

Another great feature? There's nothing to plug in or put together. Disposable vapes even come with pre-charged batteries, so all you need to do is take it out of its package and it's already good to go.

Due to their compact nature, and lack of buttons or required maintenance, disposable vapes are generally the easiest type of vape pen to use, so no need to be intimidated, even if you're a complete novice.

What Kind of Different Disposable Vapes are Available?

Not all disposable nicotine vapes are created equal, so below we've outlined some of the most important things to look out for, to help you make an informed choice and pick the vape pen that's right for you

  • Price
  • Nicotine Level
  • Flavor
  • Puffs Per Vape


It will come as no surprise that disposable vapes can vary greatly in price, and while it can be tempting to just buy the cheapest one you can get your hands on, you may find that when you do this that you'll be sacrificing on things like throat hit or battery life. Generally, a decent disposable vape will set you back anywhere between $5 and $12 dollars.

Nicotine Level

One advantage of electronic cigarettes and nicotine vapes is that the packaging clearly states the exact amount of nicotine they contain. The levels will generally range from around 1.8mg up to 18mg, and the level of nicotine you choose is completely up to you.


Another advantage many appreciate about vape pens, in general, is that they are available in a range of different flavors. Whether you're looking for something fruity, menthol, or with no added flavor at all, you're sure to find something to suit your tastes.

Puffs Per Vape

As disposable vapes and disposable e-cigs can't be charged, they come with a finite amount of battery power. This means you'll only ever get a certain amount of puffs per vape. In general, with a decent quality disposable vape, you should be looking for no less than 100 puffs. For most people, around 200 puffs should be enough to last the whole day.

I'm Sold! What's my Next Step?

If you're interested in learning more, why not check out our blog, or better yet, come visit us in-store. Located in Silverdale, WA, Granite Vapor has one of the largest selections of disposable nicotine vapes in the area, and our knowledgeable store assistants will be happy to help you with any questions you have.