The Benefits of Rechargeable E-cigarettes Over Disposable Cig-a-Likes
There are times in life when disposability makes sense. No one needs a long lasting Q-tip, and when we fondly remember things Grandma used to do, washing out used plastic baggies is probably not on the list. (We just buy new ones.) And really, if some people didn’t truly appreciate the “one time only” mentality, would Tinder be so successful?
But when it comes to vaping, are throwaways the best choice? We’re here to weigh in on some of the issues to consider when deciding between single use and rechargeable E-cigs.
When it comes to a cost-effective vaping option, rechargeable E-cigarettes are the way to go—unless your income is as disposable as the standard convenience store E-cig. Disposable E-cigarettes typically pack the same punch as one to two packs of analog cigarettes and will you set you back around $11 each. For many vapers, this could add up to anywhere from $40 to $80, or more, per week.
In contrast, a product like Halo’s G6 electronic cigarette does cost some cash upfront but starts paying dividends almost instantly. At the outset, vapers must invest in batteries, re-fillable cartomizers, and chargers. The upside is that a starter kit with those products that will last many months (for batteries and cartomizers—chargers last for ages) and will only set you back about $45 or what you could spend on one week’s worth of the disposable models sold in convenience stores.
You’ll need to buy some E-liquid, too, but the price is affordable even for the pre-filled options. Shopping both locally and online can yield some amazing deals on bottles and sampler packs. Depending on how heavily you vape, 30ml bottles can last well more than a week or two, making them a real bargain.
Bottom line? After the initial startup costs, the only ongoing output of cash with a rechargeable is for the juice and even buying high-quality E-liquid every week or two is significantly cheaper than paying disposable prices.
Sure, you can grab a disposable cig-a-like at the convenience store, but do you really need one more stop on the way home from work? With the batteries on the charger and some vape juice in the drawer, you’re set for vaping whenever you choose with a rechargeable.
Worried you’ll run out of battery power? Discreet mobile chargers that fit in a pocket or purse are easy to carry to keep one battery in waiting should the other run out.
Once you find something you like, you stick with it, right? So if you have your favorite disposable, you know that the corner store has it. But what if you’re on vacation? Visiting family? Out for a drink and nowhere near a store? These aren’t the good ol’ days when nicotine products were stashed for purchase behind the bar or loosies were available at beach boardwalk shops.
With a rechargeable, and your own stock of E-liquid and refillable cartomizers or mini tanks, you can vape when and where you choose without worrying you won’t be able to find your E-cigarette of choice. Load up your cartomizers, toss them into the handy carrying case provided, and tote them along with you wherever your travels take you.
Not all disposables perform the same way, even those from the same brand. There are few moments for a vaper that are as disappointing as grabbing an E-cig and not getting the expected flavor or throat hit.
Rechargeables offer the convenience of consistency. Thanks to the steady performance of today’s lithium-ion power supplies, there’s almost no chance of disappointment in the way the battery operates. Meanwhile, you are at the helm in terms of choosing flavors, and can fill your cartomizers with what you already know you enjoy.
Speaking of flavors, the number of flavor options available in disposables is woefully low. In a pinch, you might be able to get by, but why should a dedicated vaper settle for subpar choices?
An abundance of flavors are available to users of rechargeable E-cigs. Companies like Halo produce everything from standard tobacco and menthol, to gourmet flavors with tones of vanilla and caramel or chocolate. Independent local shops can carry anywhere from dozens to hundreds of flavors that cover the spectrum from typical tobacco or the popular RY4, custard or bacon, and even tropical flavors like mango or passion fruit.
If you’re a newbie to vaping looking to try it out, a one-time-use E-cig might be the initial answer. But for those looking to vape for a period of time, investing in a proper rechargeable product is often the smartest solution.
Agree or disagree? Let us know what you think in the comments below, and share your own experiences.
The opinions and other information contained in these blog posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Nicopure Labs LLC, owner of the Halo and HaloCigs marks.
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