Have Disposable Vapes Changed Vaping Fashion Forever?
Before 2020, disposable vapes were perhaps the least fashionable products in the entire world of vaping. It’s incredible how much difference a year can make! In a very short span, disposable vapes have gone from completely irrelevant – and not even carried at all by most vape shops – to arguably the single most popular type of product in the entire vaping industry. What happened, and should you consider buying a disposable vape if you’re a smoker who hasn’t made the switch to vaping yet? Those are the things you’re going to learn from reading this article.
Why Have Disposable Vapes Become So Popular?
The first thing that we need to explain is why disposable vapes became relevant again in the first place. Until 2020, the average disposable e-cigarette was a pretty terrible product. Disposable e-cigs didn’t last very long, and they didn’t deliver nicotine adequately. They were also filled with inexpensive Chinese-made e-liquid that most people agreed didn’t taste very good. By the end of 2019, most of the companies that had once manufactured disposable vapes either didn’t make them anymore or had gone out of business.
In 2020, the U.S. federal government changed the trends of the vaping industry entirely when it banned most flavored pods and cartridges for rechargeable e-cigarettes. The only flavors that escaped the ban were tobacco and menthol; even mint didn’t make the cut. With little warning, users of JUUL and other pod-based vaping systems across America were unable to buy pods in their favorite flavors.
The ban, however, didn’t apply to disposable e-cigarettes.
Almost immediately, the factories producing vape gear began to ramp their production of disposable e-cigarettes back up. The new generation of disposable vapes, though, was nothing like the previous generation. These new devices worked better than ever, and some of them even looked a little like JUUL. By mid-2020, the rebirth of disposable e-cigarettes was in full swing.
So, that answers the question about why there are so many disposable vapes on the market these days. The next question is this: Should you buy one?
Should You Buy a Disposable Vape?
Whether or not you should buy a disposable vape is a question best asked in light of whether you currently vape or not. If you vape full time – and you’re a user of a refillable and rechargeable device such as a pod system, vape pen or mod – you’re not going to find much to like about disposable vapes. If you use a refillable vaping device, you can already buy whatever e-liquid flavors you like and aren’t affected by the ban on flavored vape pods. Using disposable e-cigarettes is far more expensive than using a device that allows you to buy e-liquid by the bottle.
If you’re currently a smoker, though, disposable vapes might appeal to you because they’re the perfect way to experience vaping for the first time. A disposable e-cigarette nearly always costs less than a device that you can refill and recharge, and disposable devices are also extremely convenient because they come out the package set up and ready to use. If you decide to become a full-time vaper, you may eventually decide to upgrade to a new vaping device that you can recharge and refill. As an introduction to vaping, though, you can’t ask for a better product than a disposable e-cig.
Disposable e-cigarettes are also perfect for people who smoke significantly less than a pack of cigarettes per day. If you’re the type of person who enjoys smoking a single cigarette at the end of the day – or only lights up at the bar during the weekend – you’ll probably love disposable vapes because they’ll last weeks before you need to replace them. A disposable vape is a perfectly convenient and affordable solution for a part-time smoker looking for a less risky alternative.
Disposable vapes may also be attractive to users of JUUL and other pre-filled pod systems. If you’re a big fan of your JUUL but hate the fact that you only have two flavors available now, disposable e-cigarettes present an option that’s only slightly more expensive while allowing you to enjoy any flavor you could possibly want.
What’s Improved About Disposable Vapes in 2020?
Apart from the availability of flavors, the second reason why disposable vapes have suddenly become relevant again is because they’re dramatically better than the disposable vaping products of the past.
These are just a few of the improvements that you can expect if you buy a disposable e-cigarette today.
- Disposable vapes aren’t just better than ever because they’re available in all flavors; they’re also better because the flavors themselves are improved. Disposable vapes have become a really big deal this year, and that’s encouraged popular vape juice makers across America to contribute their e-liquids to disposable products. With many modern disposable e-cigarettes, you’ll enjoy vape juices that are produced domestically and are incredibly tasty.
- Disposable e-cigarettes are better than ever from a functional standpoint. Their batteries last longer, and they hold more e-liquid. Advancements in atomizer coil technology allow them to produce bigger, more satisfying vapor clouds than ever. Some of the common problems with disposable vapes in the past included devices that stopped working before they were out of e-liquid. You’re not likely to experience issues like that today.
- The final reason why today’s disposable vapes are so much better than the disposable products of the past is because they deliver nicotine more efficiently. In the past, the highest nicotine strength you were likely to find in a disposable product was around 18 mg. Today, though, disposable e-cigarettes have nicotine strengths as high as 50 mg. That’s possible because of nicotine salt e-liquid, a new invention that allows a vape juice to produce a smooth, pleasant vapor even at very high nicotine strengths. With a nicotine strength that high, a disposable vape can deliver as much nicotine per puff as a cigarette. That development has made it possible for disposable e-cigarettes to be completely satisfying, even for heavy smokers.