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Everything You Need to Know About Disposable Vapes

Disposable vapes are popular with adult nicotine consumers looking for tobacco-free nicotine without smoke, smell or ash*. But what’s going on inside? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about disposable vapes.

What are disposable vapes?

Disposable vapes are electronic cigarette devices that comes pre-loaded with nicotine-containing e-liquid. They’re available in various flavours and nicotine strengths (including nicotine-free options).

How do disposable vapes work?

Like all vapes, disposables work by heating up nicotine-containing e-liquid. When the e-liquid reaches a certain temperature, it transforms into vapour, ready to be inhaled through the vape mouthpiece. Disposable vapes are called ‘closed-system’ devices because consumers can’t tinker with the circuit like other device types. They usually don’t have any buttons but are ‘puff activated’.

How much do disposable vapes cost? 

Disposable vape prices vary by brand but usually cost between £5 and £10. Since they can’t be recharged or refilled, consumers who choose disposable vapes generally buy a new one each time it runs out.

Disposable vape flavours

Disposable vapes are available in an assortment of flavours to suit adult nicotine consumers’ diverse tastes. The three most common flavour types are mint and menthol, fruit and tobacco.

Mint and menthol

For those who prefer a fresh flavour, mint and menthol disposable vapes include:


If your taste is sweeter, you might prefer a fruit-flavoured disposable vape. There are many fruit flavours, including some familiar and unique blends.


If you prefer the taste of tobacco, you can choose from the below disposable vapes:

Why do vapers use disposable vapes?

Disposable vapes are a fuss-free option for adult nicotine consumers. They come pre-loaded with e-liquid and are ready to use straight out of the box. They don’t require refills and are straightforward, with no buttons or parts that can be switched.

Disposable vapes vs recharagable vapes 

Disposable vapes contain enough e-liquid and battery for a limited number of puffs. Rechargeable vapes can be refilled and recharged, which means they last longer if you care for them properly. Disposable vapes can be more straightforward, designed to be used out of the box, with less upkeep – when they’re gone, they’re gone and ready to be disposed of responsibly.

Where can you use disposable vapes?

The UK has smoking laws that ban smoking cigarettes in indoor public spaces. Vaping can seem like more of a grey area in comparison. While no UK law prohibits vaping indoors, most venue owners and service providers have rules regarding the space they have jurisdiction over.

For example, most restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs ban vaping indoors, asking consumers to go to outdoor smoking areas before activating devices. Similarly, you can’t vape in airports, on planes, on trains or in train stations.

Learn more about where you can use disposable vapes in our guide to where you can vape.

How should you dispose of disposable vapes?

Disposable vapes should be recycled responsibly to avoid ending up in landfills. We’re committed to minimising the environmental impact of all Ten Motives products. That’s why you can return all used Ten Motives vapes to us for safe disposal. Send your used returns and packaging to us at the following address:

10 Motives Recycling, Clipper Logistics, Hellaby Lane, Rotherham, S66 8HN.

Learn more about our recycling policy here.

Vaping with Ten Motives

Whether you choose disposable or rechargeable vapes, explore our starter kits, refills and accessories online to find what you want. From Vuse Pro devices to Ten Motives e-cigs, Cirro and VIP e-liquids, we have all your vaping products in one place.

* These products are not risk-free and contain nicotine, an addictive substance.

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