Disposable Vape Kits Pros and Cons

If you’ve been looking for a new vape kit to buy recently you may have noticed disposable vape kits as an option. Although these devices are great for beginner vapers and those looking for a pocket friendly device, there are many other vape devices available which provide a similar, if not greater vaping experience at a fraction of the price overall.

If you've never heard of disposable vape devices or want to know more about them you can read more here.

This article takes an in-depth look at disposable vape kits and compares them to other pod kit devices available whilst highlighting recommended vape kits for you to experience and get the most out of your vaping journey.

Pros of Disposables

Disposable devices provide numerous benefits to vapers, especially to those first looking to quit smoking and move to a healthier alternative than smoking. Below we highlight and expand on the benefits disposable vape kits provide.

Pros of Disposable Vape Kits

Simple and easy to use

Disposable devices are incredibly easy to use with no buttons, coils or settings to worry about. Because of their simplicity, disposables are a great for beginner vapers and provide a simple entry level route into vaping which is ideal for beginner vapers and can act as decent starter kit for many.

No Maintenance

As highlighted 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 it comes to the point of the battery or e-liquid running out it’s time to dispose of it. 

Wide Selection

With the increase in popularity with disposable vape kits, the flavours available have also expanded to cater for the majority of vapers preferences. Disposable devices are available with tobacco, menthol, dessert and fruit e-liquids to choose between.

Cheaper (up front)

Disposable vape kits are the cheapest e-cigarettes available on the market from the get go. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced ‘pick up 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 numerous other devices that provide a much more cost-effective alternative.

Cons of Disposables

Although disposable devices provide a simple and cost-effective means to vaping upfront, there are also numerous disadvantages to disposables when looking at the broader picture. Below we highlight the negatives of disposable vape kits.

Cons of Disposable Vape Kits

Wasteful (lifespan)

The clue is somewhat in the name when it comes to disposable e-cigarettes, they are created to be disposable and their lifespan does not come close to other re-chargeable pod kits available. Due to only lasting approximately 500 puffs (equivalent to 20 cigarettes), many ex heavy smokers can go through a disposable device each day which is far from environmentally friendly if disposed of in general waste.


One of the biggest downsides to disposable devices is that they are not rechargeable. In addition to only providing one single charge, you’ll never really know how much charge you have left with your device and could fall short. It’s also common for disposable e-cigarette batteries to outlive the e-liquid remaining and there’s not much you can do about it.


Another big downside to disposables is the inability to re-fill them. With the added restraint of not being able to recharge the device either, once your e-liquid has been vaped or the battery runs out it’s time to dispose of the device. This also means that if you purchase a device with an e-liquid you’re not so keen on you can’t replace the flavour without replacing the device in general.

Fewer Options

Although there is constant advancement with the e-liquid flavours available within disposable devices, there are still much fewer options available than with purchasing e-liquid separately and utilising with a rechargeable vape kit. The flavours made available are generally the most common e-liquids amongst vapers however these may not include your favourite(s).

Expensive (long run)

As briefly highlighted earlier, disposable vape kits are a cheap option in the short term, however if you’re vaping frequently the cost can soon become much more than if you were to vape with a rechargeable pod kit or All In One (AIO) kits. If you plan on vaping for some time then we highly recommend you look at the alternatives to disposables below.

Alternatives to Disposables

If you’ve been looking at purchasing a disposable device or being vaping them recently, it’s important to note there is a wide range of pod kits in a similar style which can provide a much wider range of e-liquid flavours, device styles and customisability whilst also being much cheaper in the long run.

Smok Acro Pod KitSmok Acro Pod Kit Banner

The Smok Acro pod kit is an ultra light vaping device providing simple usability whilst replicating an experience close to that of a smoking a cigarette. Compact in size, the Acro kit will take up as much room as a disposable device in your pocket providing an ideal everyday vape device. 

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Aspire Vilter Pod KitAspire Vilter Pod Kit

The Aspire Vilter pod kit is a perfect vape device for those looking to make the switch from smoking with innovative paper filter tips including to closely match that of a cigarette. Measuring just 95mm in height and weighing around 30g, the Vilter is another great alternative to disposable devices. 

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Vaporesso Xros Pod KitVaporesso XROS Pod Kit

The Vaporesso Xros pod kit is a perfect pick up and go vape kit and ideal for those looking to quit smoking, that's why it was chosen as our "Stoptober Quit Kit Bundle". With top fill design and leakproof pods the Xros is simple to use whilst providing excellent flavour and a great choice for an everyday vape.

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Uwell Caliburn G Pod KitUwell Caliburn G Pod Kit

The Uwell Caliburn G builds its foundation on the best-selling and customer favourite Caliburn pod kit. Providing a slim pocket friendly device with dual airflow and replaceable coils, the Caliburn G offers everything you'll find in a disposable device plus much more customisation to tailor your vaping experience to you liking. 

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Smok Nfix Pod KitSmok NFIX Pod Kit

The Smok Nfix Pod Kit is an excellent lightweight device providing everything you'd find in a disposable device making it the perfect starter kit for any vaper or for those looking to quit smoking. In addition, the Nfix provides variable wattage, replaceable pods and Type-C fast charging capabilities. 

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By reading this article you now have a greater understanding of disposable vape kits when compared to pod kits and other vape kits available. Whichever way you decide to vape you'll still be selecting a much healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes! 

Although disposable vape kits are ideal for many by providing a great vaping alternative, there's a wide range of devices available at Royal Flush Vape to save you money in the long run whilst offering a much wider range of customisation to better your vaping experience. 

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Thank you for sharing your blog, seems to be useful information can’t wait to dig deep!

Tony Somers

Tony Somers

I’ve just started using the re-usable Aspire R1 vapes which are great as they are just like disposable vapes but better value for money with more bang for your buck. I also like the style of them.

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