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A Guide to Disposable Vaping

A guide to disposable vaping

With so many different vape devices available, it can be hard for new vapers to know how to start.

If you’re looking for a simple, no-frills, hassle-free vape device to start your quit smoking journey, then a disposable vape may be the right option for you.

Here at RED Box Vape, we offer a range of disposable vapes from top-quality brands as well as amazing E-Liquid deals in the UK.


What Are Disposable Vapes?

To put it simply, a disposable vape is a vape device that you dispose of once the E-Liquid or the device battery has run out. Unlike other vape devices, a disposable vape is simple to use and perfect for those who want a quick nicotine fix on the go.

Typically, a disposable vape will be made up from just a battery, a cartomiser and E-Liquid all of which will be sealed within the device. This means no charging ports and need to refill the E-Liquid when it runs out.

Someone holding a yellow disposable vape


How To Use Disposable Vapes

When it comes to vape devices, disposable vapes are definitely the easiest to use. Most disposable vapes don’t have any buttons and they’re used by inhaling the vapour as you would with a cigarette.

Advantages of Disposable Vapes

There are plenty of advantages that come from using a disposable vape over a vape pen or even a vape mod.


As vapes go, a disposable vape is arguably the most convenient on the market. Not only do they not require refilling or charging, but they are also widely available at most supermarkets, newsagents or anywhere that tobacco products are being sold.

Disposable vapes are also pocket-perfect and are much easier to carry around than some chunkier vape mods. You can also use them more discreetly.


Since disposable vapes have none of the customisation or frills found on some later generation vapes, they’re also a lot more affordable.

With disposable vapes, you get what you pay for. There’s no extra tools or accessories needed and they work at the same level for their entire use. And when it’s gone, you just buy another.

In today’s market, you’re unlikely to find a single disposable vape costing more than £10 making them a great option for someone on a budget.


As we’ve stated, disposable vapes are super easy to use. There’s no faffing about with air flow or temperature changes and there’s no buttons that need to be pressed.

All you need is to inhale and you’ll find your vape working like a dream.
Multicolour disposable vapes in a row

How Long Do Disposable Vapes Last?

As with everything else on the market, disposable vapes are available in a variety of sizes. How long your disposable vape will last depends on:

  • The size of the vape.
  • How often you use it.

The standard period a disposable vape will last is approximately 300 puffs. This is equal to about 1.3ml of E-Liquid making it perfect for nights out, weekends away, or a quick grab and go to scratch that nicotine craving.

Other brands such as Geek Bar disposable vapes come with around 540 puffs which is equivalent to 2ml of E-Liquid. These vapes are ideal for those who use their vapes more frequently over short periods, or someone who wants their disposable to last just a little longer.

What Flavour are Disposable Vapes?

Much like with general E-Liquids, disposable vapes are available in a wide range of flavours.
The most common flavours for disposable vapes tend to be menthol and tobacco, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a whole host of other flavours available.

Brands such as Elf Bar and Geek Bar have plenty of flavour options including, but not limited to:

  • Watermelon
  • Blueberry Sour Raspberry
  • Lemon Tart

Are Disposable Vapes Safe?

Vaping as a whole is shown to be far safer than smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products since they don’t include anywhere near as many of the extra harmful substances.

E-cigarettes of all kinds are also tightly regulated in the UK to ensure safety and quality for all users and the sale of vape products is also banned for those under 18.


Who Can Use Disposable Vapes?

Disposable vapes are ideal for anyone who is looking to quit smoking with vapes but isn’t sure where to start. Thanks to their simplicity, they’re a great introduction to vaping and work well with heavy smokers who are looking to mix and match smoking with vaping.

Thanks to them being so widely available, disposable vapes are also ideal for people who are constantly on the move and tend to forget their vape mods at home. They’re also ideal if you’re in need of an emergency nicotine fix since they’re widely available to grab and go.

If you’re looking for a customisable vape experience, such as cloud chasing, then disposable vapes might not be the one for you.

If you’re looking for a hassle-free way to make the switch from smoking to vaping, then a disposable vape device might just be the one for you.

For more information on different types of vape devices or for advice on how to make the switch between vaping and smoking, check out our blog.

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