News broke today on January 29th 2024 that disposable vapes are going to be banned from sale in the United Kingdom as part of the government's crackdown on the youth vaping numbers from rising any further.
We give some advice on how to prepare yourself if you are a Disposable Vape user and offer some alternatives for disposable vapes that you can start using which are not only cheaper than regularly using disposable vapes, but a lot friendlier to the environment also!
Why Are Disposable Vapes Being Banned?
Disposable vapes have taken the vaping world by storm over the last couple of years with the popularity of these vape devices reaching levels never seen before.
Since 2020, the number of adults using Disposables as their preferred device of choice has more than doubled from 15% to 31% according to surveys conducted by Action on Smoking and Health.
But unfortunately, it’s not just adults getting hold of these devices and using them regularly.
In a separate survey conducted by ASH, the number of underage users aged between 11-17-years-old that use Disposable Vapes has increased SEVEN-FOLD over the course of a 3-year period, with 69% of those surveyed admitting they use a Disposable Vape like Elf Bars as their preferred device.
This is the main driving point for the Government to want to intervene and initiate a ban on the supply and sale of these devices as they shouldn’t be getting into the hands of 11-17-year-olds and used the amount that they are.
As well as this, Disposable Vapes are causing massive amounts of harm to the environment due to their lack of sustainability.
Despite being made from plastic, they are not able to be recycled due to the fact they contain a small lithium-ion battery. Meaning when they are finished with, they must go into general waste that is then taken to landfill.
It’s estimated that over 1 MILLION units a week are being dumped in landfills across the country and they are littering the streets as well where people are simply discarding them on the floor when they’re finished with rather than in a bin.
And it's the above factors which have played a pivotal role in making the government's decision an easy one to ban disposable vapes from sale in the United Kingdom.
It's currently unknown when the disposable vape ban will come into effect, but it's worth getting ahead of the curve and exploring your options on how to continue vaping without using disposable vapes.
We have a few suggestions available to buy right here on LiQuid and we will explain what they are in detail below!
Alternatives For Disposable Vapes
Not only are disposable vapes a non-sustainable way to vape, but they’re also not a cost-effective way to vape either!
Costing around £5 per device, if you’re using one of these a day which is completely viable to do considering they only contain 2ml of vape juice and a small 350mah battery, that’s £35 a week you’re putting out just on disposables!
Whilst still cheaper than what buying a pack of 20 cigarettes a day is, buying disposables regularly chips away at the overall savings of vaping compared to the cost of smoking.
These are a great alternative for disposables and especially if you wanted to keep to the “no fuss” approach to vaping by not having to refill your vape or buy coils etc.
Edge Go is a Disposable Pod system that is very user friendly, and a cost-effective way to vape also.
You can buy the Edge Go Battery from us at LiQuid for £8.99 and a pack of 2 2ml Pods are only £4 mean you can get yourself a full set up for just over the cost of 2 Disposable Vapes!
The Edge Go battery is 450mah and is rechargeable via USB-C cable (included in the box) and only takes an hour to fully charge.
Pod refills are available in 5 great flavours and 3 different nicotine strengths to cater for each individuals nicotine requirements.
Bar Salts Vape Juice
Bar Salts are our latest range of e liquids that we have added to our already extensive catalogue here at LiQuid.
One of the main reasons people want to use Disposable Vapes is the flavours of the vape juice used, and this is how we came to be inspired to make our Bar Salts vape juice range.
We have taken some of the most popular flavours of Disposable Vapes according to market research and put our own unique twist on them using only the highest quality raw materials and made a pretty special range of vape juices if we say so ourselves!
For just £2, you’ll get 10ml of premium quality e liquid for less than HALF the price of what a Disposable would cost you. And on top of this, you’ll get FIVE TIMES the amount of e liquid compared to what you get in a Disposable!
Available in a 5mg, 10mg or 20mg nicotine strength and over 30 different flavours to choose from, this range is an excellent alternative for Disposable Vapes.
Refillable Vape Device
If you do opt to give our range of Bar Juice’s a try, then you’re going to need to get yourself a refillable vape device to use them and we have a fantastic selection to choose from. We will give some recommendations on the most popular choices by our customers below:
Vaporesso are one of the leading manufacturers of vape devices on the market today and the Xros 3 is the latest offering of a pod system by them.
Available in 8 different attractive colours to choose from, the Xros 3 boasts a 1000mah battery with up to a 48-hour lifespan.
The device uses disposable pods, but these are refillable with any kind of 50/50 vape juice, whether it be Freebase or Nicotine Salt e liquid, the choice is yours!
The coils used in the pods come in a range of different ohms which suit your personal needs. If you’re looking for more vapour production and less restricted airflow, go for the 0.6/0.8ohm pods. If you’re wanting a more restricted airflow and a tighter draw for the throat hit, try the 1.0 or 1.2ohm pods.
The Aspire PockeX is one of the longest standing vape devices on the market today which is still as popular as it was when it first arrived on to the scene 5 years ago!
We offer the PockeX in three different colours and it’s a sleek slimline pen style device which is perfect if you’re just starting out with vaping or even for a seasoned vaper looking for a powerful and reliable device!
This device uses replaceable coils and the two options available opens the door for sub ohm vaping as well as Mouth to Lung (MTL) vaping.
Using the 0.6 coil allows you to use High VG vape juice like 80/20 VG:PG ratio which will produce more vapour clouds on exhale.
The 1.2ohm coil is designed for MTL vaping and to use 50/50 VG:PG ratio vape juice which is what our Bar Salts range is made at. We only recommend that Bar Salts is used with the 1.2ohm coil in the PockeX.
We have many other vaping devices available to choose from which pair perfectly with our Bar Salts vape juice range, be sure to check them out and make the change from Disposables today!