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How long does a disposable vape last?

by Gary Clark 17 Mar 2023

Disposable vapes are one of the most convenient ways to enjoy vaping. Perfect for picking up when you’re on the go, they’re designed to be compact, flavourful and satisfying. If you’re new to disposable vapes or making the switch from a rechargeable device, we’re here to answer all your questions; starting with our most common FAQ. 

So, how long does a disposable vape last?

It’s fair to say that not all disposable vapes are made equally. This means that the type of vape you choose will determine how long it lasts. Most disposable vapes will give you around 600 puffs, making them ideal if you need one for a weekend or for a night out if you’re a heavier vaper. If you opt for one of the leading disposable vape brands such as Elf Bar or Elux, you can enjoy peace of mind that your vape will last the specified time. In fact, moderate vapers will likely get a couple of days vaping out of one of these quality devices. 

If you are a heavier vaper, it’s obvious that your vape will run out a lot sooner due to the constant use. 

We’ve already explored the dangers of buying fake vapes in an earlier blog post, but it is worth reinstating that you should only buy disposable vapes from reputable suppliers or retailers. 

Will a disposable vape expire?

If you’re thinking about stocking up on disposable vape pens or you’ve found an old device in bag and you’re wondering if it’s still okay to use; this question is for you! The short answer is, yes. Disposable vape pens normally have a shelf life of around 1-2 years, plus there is the issue of the battery inside the device degrading. 

Disposable vapes are designed to be picked up while you’re on the go, used and then disposed. The convenience and the great value price point means that you don’t need to stock up, which explains the limits on their lifespan. If you’re looking for a device that’s designed to last longer, a classic rechargeable vape pen or mod is your best bet. 

How much battery life is in a disposable vape?

Disposable vapes are powered by an internal battery which cannot be recharged. When you come to the end of a disposable vape, it is usually because either the battery or the e-liquid has ran out. Again, the battery performance will depend on the type of vape you’re using. A quality device from a reputable brand should last the specified time. One of the major issues with illegal vapes is the poor quality electrical componants within them. If you’re finding that your disposable vapes are dying after a short time, it might be worth trying a new brand. 

What to do when your vape dies

Once your vape dies, you simply get another one! The joy of these vapes is that they are designed to be used once and then replaced, making it easy for you to pick up new devices on the go or switch to new flavours. 

Disposable vapes are already becoming an environmental issue, with many carelessly throwing the devices away when they’re finished, so you should always dispose of your vape pen responsibly. In a previous blog post, we looked at how to safely dispose of a disposable vape, exploring the importance of recycling your vape pens properly. 


Ready to try disposable vapes for yourself? At UK Vape Supply we offer a wide range of disposable vape pens from leading brands such as Elf Bar and Elux. Shop the full collection or get in touch with a member of the team if you have any questions. 

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