Advantages & Disadvantages of Disposable Vape Kits

If you’ve been shopping for a new vape kit lately, you may have seen disposable vape kits as an option. These devices are great for beginner vapers and those who want a pocket friendly device, but there are other vape devices that offer a similar or better vaping experience at a lower cost overall.

If you’re not familiar with disposable vape devices or want to learn more about them, you can read more here.

This article takes a deep look at disposable vape kits and compares them to other pod kit devices available, and also suggests some vape kits for you to try and enjoy your vaping journey.

Pros of Disposables Disposable devices have many benefits for vapers, especially for those who want to quit smoking and switch to a healthier alternative. Below we explain and expand on the benefits of disposable vape kits.

Easy and simple to use Disposable devices are very easy to use with no buttons, coils or settings to deal with. Because of their simplicity, disposables are great for beginner vapers and provide an easy entry level option for vaping, which is ideal for new vapers and can serve as a good starter kit for many.

No Maintenance As mentioned above, disposable devices do not have any coils or replaceable parts to worry about, the simplicity of disposables means there is no need for maintenance as when the battery or e-liquid runs out, it’s time to throw it away.

Wide Selection With the rise in popularity of disposable vape kits, the flavours available have also increased to suit the preferences of most vapers. Disposable devices are available with tobacco, menthol, dessert and fruit e-liquids to choose from.

Cheaper (up front) Disposable vape kits are the cheapest e-cigarettes available on the market from the start. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced ‘grab and go’ e-cigarette, then disposable devices are for you, however as highlighted below they are not cheaper in the long run and there are many other devices that offer a much more cost-effective alternative.

Cons of Disposables Although disposable devices offer a simple and cost-effective way to vape upfront, there are also many disadvantages to disposables when looking at the bigger picture. Below we explain the negatives of disposable vape kits.

Wasteful (lifespan) The name says it all when it comes to disposable e-cigarettes, they are made to be disposable and their lifespan is much shorter than other rechargeable pod kits available. Because they only last for about 500 puffs (equal to 20 cigarettes), many former heavy smokers can use up a disposable device each day, which is not very eco-friendly if thrown away in regular waste.

Non-Rechargeable One of the biggest drawbacks of disposable devices is that they are not rechargeable. Besides only having one single charge, you’ll never really know how much charge you have left with your device and you could run out. It’s also common for disposable e-cigarette batteries to last longer than the e-liquid left, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Non-Refillable Another big downside of disposables is that you can’t refill them. With the added limitation of not being able to recharge the device either, once your e-liquid is gone or the battery dies, it’s time to throw away the device. This also means that if you buy a device with an e-liquid you don’t like, you can’t change the flavour without changing the device altogether.

Fewer Options Although there is constant improvement with the e-liquid flavours available in disposable devices, there are still much fewer options than with buying e-liquid separately and using it with a rechargeable vape kit. The flavours available are usually the most common e-liquids among vapers, but they may not include your favourite(s).

Expensive (long run) As briefly mentioned earlier, disposable vape kits are a cheap option in the short term, but if you’re vaping often, the cost can quickly become much higher than if you were to vape with a rechargeable pod kit or All In One (AIO) kits. If you plan on vaping for a while, then we highly recommend you look at the alternatives to disposables below.

Alternatives to Disposables If you’ve been thinking of buying a disposable device or using them lately, it’s important to know that there are many pod kits in a similar style that can offer a much wider range of e-liquid flavours, device styles and customisability, while also being much cheaper in the long run.

Smok Acro Pod Kit The Smok Acro pod kit is a very light vaping device that offers easy usability and a similar experience to smoking a cigarette. The Acro kit is small in size and will fit in your pocket as well as a disposable device, making it an ideal everyday vape device.

Vaporesso Xros Pod Kit The Vaporesso Xros pod kit is an ideal grab and go vape kit and perfect for those who want to quit smoking, that’s why we picked it as our “Stoptober Quit Kit Bundle”. With top fill design and leakproof pods, the Xros is easy to use and delivers great flavour and a great option for an everyday vape.

Uwell Caliburn G Pod Kit The Uwell Caliburn G is based on the best-selling and customer favourite Caliburn pod kit. It offers a slim pocket friendly device with dual airflow and replaceable coils, giving you everything you’ll get in a disposable device plus much more customisation to suit your vaping preferences.

Smok Nfix Pod Kit The Smok Nfix Pod Kit is a great lightweight device that offers everything you’d get in a disposable device, making it an ideal starter kit for any vaper or for those who want to quit smoking. Plus, the Nfix has variable wattage, replaceable pods and Type-C fast charging features.


By reading this article, you now know more about disposable vape kits and how they compare to pod kits and other vape kits available. No matter how you choose to vape, you’ll still be choosing a much healthier option than smoking cigarettes!

Although disposable vape kits are great for many by offering a good vaping alternative, there are many devices available at Royal Flush Vape that can save you money in the long run and offer more customisation to improve your vaping experience.


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