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The best disposable for every occasion

The best disposable for every occasion

John Boughey |

Last fact-checked 30 December 2023 | Report a content error

Our disposables department has more than 700 flavour/model combinations to choose from. This is great news for experienced vapers who already know what they want. For beginners, all that choice can be overwhelming. 

We're frequently asked which is the best disposable vape. In our experience, the ‘best’ disposable vape all depends on what you want a disposable vape for.

In this guide, we’ll give you the information you need to pick the perfect disposable vape for youWe’ll show you the best disposables for quitting smoking, saving money and reducing your impact on the planet. We’ll also give you tips on how to vape disposables safely and responsibly, and when to consider upgrading to a longer-term vape kit. Whatever you need a single-use vape for, this guide is here to help you pick the perfect one! 

The best disposable vape for quitting smoking

Single-use vapes work straight out of the box — you don’t need to charge, fill or mix anything. This makes disposables the perfect starting point for cigarette quitters who don’t know how to vape yet. 

If you’re at the start of your quit-smoking journey, there are a few things to bear in mind when you’re shopping around for a disposable vape. 

  • First off, if you’re planning to quit, book in with your local NHS stop smoking service. You stand a much better chance of successfully quitting with the support of a trained smoking cessation counsellor (source: The NHS Stop Smoking Service is free, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. 
  • Second, if you’re using disposable vapes to quit smoking, you need a vape with nicotine. Vaping mimics some of the actions of smoking, but it’s the nicotine in the e-cigarette vapour that sates your cravings. Most disposables contain either 10mg or 20mg of nicotine, but some brands sell a 0mg option. Take care when making your purchase and get something appropriate to your needs. If in doubt, ask us for advice — we’re happy to help. 
  • Third, pick a tobacco-flavoured disposable. Starting out with the familiar flavour of tobacco means that you have one less thing to get used to as you try to break your cigarette habit. 

The best-selling tobacco-flavoured disposable on our site in 2023 was the SKE Crystal Original Disposable Vape (Tobacco, 20mg). This is a clear favourite with the majority of our disposables customers, but if you don’t enjoy it, there are alternatives. The Elf Bar 600 Disposable Vape (Snoow tobacco, 20mg) tastes very smooth and slightly creamy. Alternatively, the Nasty AirFix (Vanilla Tobacco) has a sweetness to it. You can also buy it in 20mg or 10mg nicotine strengths, which is helpful when you’re trying to wean yourself off nicotine. 

If cigars are your thing, there’s a disposable for you, too! The XO Havana Cigar Disposable Vape looks and tastes like a real cigar. You can choose from 8 different cigar-leaf flavours, and the design feels a lot like a corona. 

The best value-for-money disposable vape 

If you're trying to vape disposables for a low price, it's best to buy more than one vape at a time. We offer mix and match deals (3 for £12 and 3 for £15) to keep costs as low as possible. If you are determined to just buy one vape, then you’ll always find the cheapest disposable for sale on our site at the top of this list. Before you buy, just check that the vape has the right level of nicotine to suit your needs. 

If you want to experiment with different brands and flavours and you’re willing to spend a little more, then a Gourmet E-Liquid Disposables Mystery Box could be just what you need. You get 10 different disposable vapes, all picked at random, with different flavours and nicotine strengths. Mystery box contents vary depending on stock levels, but we try to keep duplicates to a minimum. It’s all about quality and variety for the best possible price. The price per-disposable is much lower than average, and at the moment postage is free on orders over £20.

Disposables are not the cheapest way to vape. The most cost-effective way to vape is to invest in a rechargeable box mod and tank. The up-front costs are higher, because you have to buy e-liquids, a tank and a battery, but longer-term it’s a much cheaper way to vape. E-liquid is much cheaper per-millilitre when you mix your own shortfill and nicotine at home. You can recharge most box mods with a USB charger, which means your batteries last much longer, too. 

If you’re nervous about switching from your favourite disposables brand, drop us an email or visit our Manchester showroom (67 High Street, Oldham OL4 3BN). We can help you pick a rechargeable and refillable kit that closely resembles the experience of vaping from your favourite disposable. We can usually find a match for your favourite flavour, too.

The longest-lasting disposable

By law, disposable vapes containing nicotine can’t contain more than 2ml of e-liquid. This limits the capacity of most disposable vapes to around 600 puffs. You might occasionally see a disposable vape that promises more than 600 puffs — this might be for one of two reasons:

  1. The vape has no nicotine. The 2ml law only applies to disposable vapes with nicotine. If a disposable vape has no nicotine in it, then it can hold more e-liquid in its tank. This is how the Elux Legend 3500 Disposable Vape can claim to offer 3,500 puffs per device.  If you’re trying to quit smoking, this kind of disposable vape is not what you need. You need to pick a 600-puff (2ml) option that can help you manage your cravings.
  2. The vape has interchangeable pods. The IVG 2400 Disposable Vape can offer 2,400 puffs of nicotine-infused vapour without breaking the law. This is because its 2ml e-liquid reservoir can be replaced with a fresh 2ml pod when it runs out, and you get 4 e-liquid pods in the box.  The IVG 2400 is very similar to a pod kit, but it’s still classed a single-use vape, because the pre-charged battery is designed to run out after  all 4 pods have been spent. The IVG 2400 is a popular product with excellent flavour choices, but a proper rechargeable pod kit works in the exact same way and is much better for the environment. Browse our vape pod kit department here.

One very important thing to mention here: if a shopkeeper tries to sell you a disposable vape that promises more than 600 puffs, with nicotine, from a single device (no swap-out pods), then you should report that shop to trading standardsDisposable vapes that hold more than 2ml of nicotine-infused e-liquid in a single device are illegal in the UK. Illegal disposables have not been sufficiently tested for public consumption, and anyone who sells them is risking the health and safety of their customers. 

The most environmentally-friendly disposable

First off, it’s important to understand that disposable vapes are not environmentally-friendlyDisposables contain rare metals and hard-to-recycle plastics and they have a very short lifespan compared to standard vaping equipment. There’s no such thing as a biodegradable disposable vape, and no single-use vape is fully recyclable. 

If you’re concerned about sustainability, then you should invest in a refillable, rechargeable vaping system as soon as you possibly can. There is still some waste with the long-term vape kits (wicks and coils need replacing, batteries will wear out and so on), but overall it's much better for the environment than disposables. To reduce your impact on the planet when vaping disposables, you can:

  • Drop spent disposables in a vape bin. The best thing to do with any brand of disposable vape is to drop it in a vape bin so that it can be disposed of responsibly. There are vape bins all over the country and it just takes a few seconds to find the one closest to you. Learn more about this on our recent article: How to dispose of a disposable: recycling tips for single-use vapes
  • Pick a disposable that is easy to recycle. The Innokin Lota Enviro Disposable Vape is available in 10 different flavours and can be taken apart for responsible disposal at home. The cardboard casing can go in your paper bin and some local authorities let you recycle the silicone seals. You still have to drop the battery off at a battery disposal point and the e-liquid reservoir needs to go in your normal bin.
  • Pick a rechargeable disposable. The Aspire R1 Rechargeable Disposable Vape has a refillable 2ml capacity tank that can be refilled up to 8 times before you have to dispose of the whole device. Just like the IVG 2400, the Aspire R1 is technically a disposable because it has a limited lifespan, but in every other respect it’s a pod system. If you’ve reached the stage in your vaping journey where you’re ready to recharge and refill, you might be better off just investing in a full vape kit.

I hope this article helps you pick the best disposable for your needs. Please remember that, while disposables are great for grab-and-go convenience, they cost more money in the long run and they’re bad for the environment. Box mods, pod systems and refillable e-cigarettes are a much better long-term choice.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We love what we do, we have years of experience and we are happy to help.

Stay safe and happy vaping!

John Boughey

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