The ecigarette industry is quickly evolving and more and more people tend to choose this alternative rather than the hazardous tobacco smoking. They closely mimic the smoking experience but without the carcinogens and side effects.
As you probably know by now, these devices vary from brand to brand but they fall into two major categories when it comes to their intended usage: disposable ecigs and rechargeable ecigs which have their own advantages and disadvantages.
First of all, let’s talk about the most common type of e-cigarette found in any gas station, convenience store, smoke shop and supermarket: the disposable. As their name probably suggests, these devices are intended to be thrown away after usage and it’s probably the first thing that most vapers tried out before making the switch. Their primary advantage is the sheer convenience finding them and if you are a passionate vaper you will always get disposables at a local store near you. Typically, each disposable ecig is equivalent to 1 or 2 packs of analog cigarettes and once they are depleted you can easily throw them away.
Another advantage of these types of devices is their simplicity. Unlike rechargeables, there is no battery, no cartomizer and no eLiquid, you just turn it on and enjoy your nicotine without any fuss. Also no instructions are necessary, therefore no wasting of paper or of your time. Also disposables imply a low commitment, since they don’t cost a lot of money you won’t feel like making such a big decision and you can try them out quite spontaneous. It’s also a great way of tasting some of the flavors of each individual brand without the need to pay for a starter kit.
But of course there are some disadvantages to disposables. The first one is the poor choice of flavors and nicotine levels. Most big brands offer only limited aromas and 2 nicotine strengths at best. Also the quality of materials is quite cheap while vapor production, taste and throat hit don’t match those from the starter kits. They might be cheap to buy, but on the long run they tend to be more costly than most starter kits.
On the other hand, rechargeable e-cigs are the best choice for most vapers since they perform better, cost less over time and have so many available options. Unlike a disposable you can quickly recharge your battery (sometimes even on the go with accessories like the portable charging case), replace or refill your cartomizer and you’re ready to vape.
While disposables are limited in flavors and nicotine levels, most brands have a lot of aromas available for their rechargeable versions of ecigs. Some companies have over 40 mixtures to spoil your taste buds with. Although you will pay a lot more up-front for a starter kit, the investment will be cheaper on the long run since you will only have to buy replacement cartridges over time and rarely change the battery.
But rechargeables have also some disadvantages: some starter kits cost a lot of money and sometimes they seem like a carefully calculated investment. They also need constant recharging and refilling while some advanced models can be quite complex.
As a conclusion, you must know that in general, rechargeable ecigs are the best option for most vapers since they offer flexibility and improved performance. But if you are just looking for a quick nicotine fix, or you want to try out vaping for the first time then disposables are definitely devices worth checking out.