Alternative to Smoking: Guide to Rechargeable vs. Disposable E-Cigarettes
There are many vape options out there and sometimes it can be hard to choose which device you need and when. Many people often find it hard to decide on buying a rechargeable e cig or a disposable unit. Many people come to us when they want an alternative to smoking, and they are either looking for rechargeable units or disposable e cigs to help get them started. Whether you’re new or a seasoned e-vet, this article should come in handy.
Disposable E-Cigarette (E Cig)
A disposable e-cigarette (or vape) is a pre-filled and ready to use e-cig that is perfect for someone on the go, or if you’re heading out for a night on the town and want simple, convenient, and easy to use. Disposable ecigs are a great choice for someone who is looking to stop traditional cigarette smoking without the fear of missing out on time with friends and family. These units are small, easy to take anywhere, and can be purchased in two distinct flavors and various nicotine strengths – making for a more custom and versatile unit compared to traditional cigarettes.
Cost is a big factor when choosing any vape device so let’s dive into more detail on that….
While ANY e-cigarette or vaping device is going to cost more than a traditional cigarette at first, once you factor in the added health benefits and look at how e-cigs compare, it becomes an easy decision to move away from traditional smoking.
“....given that the propylene glycol in e-cigarette aerosols is a potent bactericidal agent, switching from smoking to regular vaping is likely to produce additional lung health benefits.” - BioMedCentral
The average cigarette pack costs $5.50 (some states the average is between $6.00 - $8.00). New York has the highest cost at around $12.85 per pack! Wow. In Australia, a pack of cigarettes will cost $20!
ONE disposable cigarette will last as long as a full pack of cigarettes and costs only a few dollars more than the national average, and significantly less than New York prices. Factor in various flavors and nicotine strengths to choose from, this only continues to add to your pleasure.
Pros of Disposable E-Cigarettes
- Easy to use
- Super convenient
- Cost effective
- Small investment to get into vaping
- Flavor and color options
- Carry only 1 e-cig vs. a full pack of traditional cigarettes
- Great taste and experience
- No refilling or cleaning needed
- No need to charge it
Cons of Disposable E-Cigarettes
- Not as many flavor options as rechargeable units
- Cannot change nicotine strength unless you purchase a new one
- Can be more expensive than regular pack of cigarettes
A rechargeable e-cig is a more robust and involved unit for someone who likes being able to try new flavors and wants to keep the look and feel of traditional smoking. These devices can be recharged using a USB charger and have replaceable batteries along with interchangeable cartomizers so you can try new flavors and nicotine strengths as often as you’d like.
Rechargeable units are more for vapers who enjoy being able to change out parts of their device and try new things.
Rechargeable e-cigs also have more flavors since you’re able to change cartomizers to match your mood, the season, or your personal taste.
We find that people often start with disposable units to see if vaping fits their lifestyle and to make sure they will enjoy the experience. Once they decide, usually they will bump up to the rechargeable kits and those last for a very long time.
“.....e-cigarettes are almost certainly less lethal than conventional cigarettes. Cigarette smoking is a uniquely dangerous addiction. In fact, cigarettes might be the only consumer product that kills when used as directed. Cigarettes are the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, killing 480,000 people every year.”
Pros of Rechargeable E-Cigs
- Many flavors and strengths to choose from
- Easy and convenient
- HUGE long-term cost savings vs. traditional smoking
- Replaceable batteries and cartomizers
Cons of Rechargeable E-Cigarettes
- More items to keep track of
- Higher initial cost
We hope this helps you make the best decision for your style and taste.