How long should a disposable vape last you? Virtually every disposable vape on the market has a puff count advertised on its package. The Innokin INNOBAR Enviro, for example, lasts up to 600 puffs. The Innokin Innobar K3500, meanwhile, lasts up to 3,500 puffs. That’s a substantial difference. One device is likely to last at least a couple of days, while the other may last multiple weeks. So, how long does a disposable vape last – and how can you make a disposable vape last longer?
In this article, we’re going to provide some tips that can help to get substantially more puffs out of a disposable vape. Before we begin discussing those tips, though, we’d like to talk about how long a vape lasts at a more basic level. What does the puff count advertised on the package actually mean?
Understand That a Puff Count Is Only a Guideline
The first thing that you should do as you learn how to make a disposable vape last longer is understand that the puff count advertised on the package is only a guideline intended to give you a general idea of how long the device will last before it runs out of e-liquid or battery power. Manufacturers typically use automatic vaping machines to test their devices, which ensures a consistent puff length. The puff length used in testing is usually quite short – about one second.
The testing process allows the manufacturer to determine approximately how many puffs the disposable vape will produce under ideal circumstances, and that’s the number of puffs printed on the package. Unless you use a disposable vape in an extremely consistent way, though – essentially duplicating the performance of a machine – you’re not going to get exactly the number of puffs printed on the package when you use a disposable vape. Instead, you should think of the puff count as an approximation that gives you an idea of how long the device will last and allows you to compare different devices and choose the one that’s right for you.
Reduce the Length of Your Puffs to Conserve Your E-Liquid Supply
When you read the previous section of this article, it might have struck you that an average puff length of one second is a little short. It makes sense to measure the performance of disposable vapes in that way, though, because it’s completely normal to puff on a cigarette for about a second at a time, and disposable vapes are designed to recreate the experience of smoking as closely as possible.
When people vape, however, they sometimes tend to take longer puffs. That’s partially because chasing clouds is fun and partially because a vaping device doesn’t become harsh during long puffs like cigarettes often can.
It’s important to use a disposable vape in a way that satisfies you and keeps you away from cigarettes. However, you should remember that If you always take very long, deep puffs with a disposable vape, you won’t get the number of puffs advertised on the package.
Use Your Disposable Vape Only When You Would Have Smoked a Cigarette
Another thing that makes disposable vapes and cigarettes different from one another is the fact that a disposable vape is always available to use – as often as you want – until the battery dies or the device runs out of vape juice. When you smoke, on the other hand, you can’t puff on a cigarette just one time and put it away – you make a conscious decision to light the cigarette and smoke it until it’s used up.
Because lighting a cigarette and not smoking the whole thing is a poor decision from an economic standpoint, you’re likely to hold off on lighting up until you really need the nicotine. With a disposable vape, on the other hand, the fact that you can puff any time you want may lead you to consume more nicotine than you actually require.
With those things in mind, one of the best ways to make a disposable vape last longer is by vaping only when you would have smoked a cigarette. Keep your device out of reach, so vaping becomes a conscious decision. You’ll consume significantly less nicotine in the long run, and your disposable vapes will last much longer as well.
Avoid Chain Vaping and Overheating Your Device
When you use a disposable vape, you should always wait several seconds after each puff before vaping again. That’s important partially because you need to give the device’s wick sufficient time to absorb more vape juice after each puff – if you don’t, you may experience an unpleasant burnt flavor. It’s also important, though, because the device’s battery and atomizer coil will become hotter if you chain vape. A hotter atomizer coil does produce bigger clouds – which can be nice – but it also increases your consumption of e-liquid. The increased heat can also drain the device’s battery more quickly, which will shorten the device’s life if the battery isn’t rechargeable.
Switch to a Higher Nicotine Strength
If you find yourself replacing your disposable vapes more often than you’d like because you puff on them constantly without ever feeling satisfied, the problem could be that the nicotine strength you’re using is too low to meet your requirements. It might be worthwhile for you to try a higher nicotine strength if one is available in your region; many manufacturers offer their disposable vapes in multiple strengths.
In regions that have no restrictions on e-liquid nicotine strengths – such as the United States – the highest nicotine strength available for disposable vapes is usually 5 percent or 50 mg/ml. The European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada all have regulations in place that limit vape juice to a maximum strength of 2 percent or 20 mg/ml.
Here at Innokin, we know that a disposable vape with a nicotine strength of 20 mg/ml often needs to provide a little extra in terms of cloud production in order to feel as satisfying as a cigarette. We use mesh coils in our disposable vapes to maximize their cloud production while also conserving battery life.
Using a disposable vape with the highest possible nicotine strength always helps to maximize the life of the device because it means that you won’t have to puff as many times in order to satisfy your nicotine cravings.
Try More Neutral or Savory Flavors to Avoid Triggering Your Sweet Tooth
Have you noticed that disposable vapes often come in sweet flavors meant to resemble things like fruits and beverages? That’s because people tend to lean toward sweeter flavors in their e-liquid preferences. When you think about it, that’s not very surprising – nothing in the world can cover the harshness of cigarette smoke. Once you learn that you can satisfy your cravings while enjoying a flavor that’s smooth and pleasant instead of one that’s harsh and makes you want to cough, it’s understandable that you might want to stay as far away from cigarette-like flavors as possible after making the switch to vaping.
If you’re the type of person who can’t stop eating candy once you start, though, it’s possible that sweet e-liquids aren’t actually ideal for you because they could trigger your sweet tooth and cause you to overconsume. In this case, you might want to consider switching to a more neutral flavor like tobacco, menthol or coffee. If you can feel satisfied without triggering your sweet tooth, it’s likely that your disposable vapes will last longer because you naturally won’t use them quite as often.
Buy a Longer-Lasting Disposable Vape to Save Money
Here at Innokin, we offer a wide range of disposable vapes with different puff counts. The specific models available vary depending on the region in which you live, but here’s the full selection organized by puff count at the time of writing.
- Innokin Innobar F3: 600 puffs
- Innokin Innobar Enviro: 600 puffs
- Innokin Innobar F600: 600 puffs
- Innokin Innobar K2000: 2,000 puffs
- Innokin Innobar K3500: 3,500 puffs
- Innokin Innobar S3: 5,000 puffs
When you buy a disposable vape, you’re making a trade-off between size and capacity. When you buy a device with a smaller puff capacity, you’re getting a device that’s sleeker and more compact. That might be a priority for you if you want to use a disposable vape that you can carry comfortably. You might want to buy a lower-capacity disposable vape because you don’t want to carry something that feels overly heavy or bulky in your pocket.
On the other hand, buying a disposable vape with a higher puff count also has a significant benefit in that the device will last longer before you need to replace it. All of the advice that we’ve provided in this article still applies regardless of your device’s puff count, but you can definitely be sure that a device with a larger puff count will last longer than one with a smaller puff count – and buying devices with higher puff counts is the best way to ensure that your disposable vapes will last as long as possible.
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