It’s a well known fact that the cost of vaping is considerably less than the cost of smoking, with the price of cigarettes being at the highest price they’ve ever been. And on today’s market, you can pick up a bottle of cheap vape juice for as little as 69p per bottle and it can last three times as long as what a packet of cigarettes would last someone!
But what is the cheapest way to vape? That’s what I’m going to endeavour to answer within this blog, and look at the options available on todays market and establish what the best and cheapest way to vape is if you’re looking to start vaping on a budget.
Disposable Vapes have seen a very sharp rise in popularity in the UK, and they are an extremely convenient way to vape as a “grab and go” as they are fully ready to go as soon as you take them out of the packet. They’re convenient for someone who may not want to spend money on bottles of vape juice or coils, as these are prefilled with nicotine salt e-liquid and charged ready to go. These devices are becoming available to purchase everywhere from vape shops, to convenience stores to most major supermarket chains as well, so they’re freely accessible to anyone who may wanting to dip their toe in the water and try them out!
However, whilst they are convenient, Disposable Vape devices do have their downsides which I’ll now document. Disposable Vapes cannot be refilled, nor can they be recharged. This means that once the 2ml of vape juice that’s inside the Disposable runs out, or the small lithium-ion battery runs flat, the device will not work and it’s then disposed of, hence the name “Disposable”
Whilst convenient, these can be a costly way to vape, with the average cost of each Disposable being around £5 and sometimes they can only last for one day before running out if you’re a “heavy/frequent” vaper. This equates to £35 a week, and over £100 a month, just on Disposable vapes which isn’t a small amount of money in hindsight!
So in my opinion, if you think that you’re going to be a frequent/heavy user of a vaping device to ensure your nicotine cravings are satisfied, then I would say Disposable Vapes are definitely not the cheapest way to vape.
Refillable Disposable Pod Systems
Pod Systems, or Pod Mods were the most popular option for vaping devices before Disposable Vapes boomed in popularity, and I believe that they still are the cheapest way to vape without doubt.
Pod Systems/Mods are vaping devices that are fully rechargeable via USB, and normally comes with a decent sized battery that should last you all day depending on how much you use it. The other advantage of these are that they are all refillable with e liquid that you just top up as and when it’s needed. Grabbing a 10ml bottle of cheap e liquid will cost you an absolute fraction of what a Disposable Vape would cost you for example, and it has 5 times the amount of e liquid in that a Disposable does.
The only upkeep/maintenance you need to do with a pod system is regularly changing the coil/pod within your device. Coils are essentially the heart of any vaping device, and if it’s not functioning properly, then your e-cigarette won’t function either! Coils will need to be changed every 1 to 2 weeks, and they only cost around £2.50 a coil, which isn’t a cost that’s going to break the bank, nor it is a frequent one you’ll have to regularly put out.
And recently, there’s even been the introduction of Disposable Vape Kits on the market today that you can refill with Bar Salts e-liquid a certain number of times before having to dispose of it. These devices are able to be recharged, as well as being classed as refillable too. So getting one of these and filling it with cheap e liquid is going to better than picking a standard Disposable as they are not refillable nor are they rechargeable.
Shop around for the best deals
If you’re anything like me, you love a bargain, and shopping around for the best deals is something I just can’t resist doing with whatever it is I’m planning on buying! This also applies to vaping as it’s worth shopping around to get yourself the best deals on things like cheap vape juice, or cheap vaping devices. I also recommend that you always buy your cheap vape juice and/or devices from a reputable UK seller. This could be an established online shop, or a bricks and mortar store in your local area.
If you’re buying cheap vape juice, make sure that is good quality and made in the UK where possible. All e liquid that is made in the UK must adhere to the regulations set out by the Tobacco Products Directive that was introduced in 2016. Any e liquids that do not adhere to this will not be allowed to be sold in the UK.
Vape69 offer a superb range of cheap vape juice that is made in the UK for only 69p per 10ml bottle. They offer a range of nicotine strengths in their Freebase Nicotine vape juice range, as well as 10mg or 20mg Nic Salt e liquid for just 69p per 10ml.
As well as this, they have just launched their own range of Bar Salts, which feature flavours inspired by the flavours seen in Disposable Vapes, and these Bar Salts are only £1.69 per 10ml and come in 10mg or 20mg nicotine strength!
Also, they offer the Aspire R1 device, which is a refillable disposable vape device like I spoke about earlier. And if you buy 20 or more bottles of their fantastic Vape Bar salts range, you get an Aspire R1 device completely free with your purchase, be sure to check out what they offer!