How many cigarettes are in a disposable vape? That’s actually a surprisingly complex question, but we’ll attempt to answer it here.
Without a doubt, the latest disposable vapes that have come out over the past few years have been a tremendous benefit to the smokers of the world. As long as vaping has existed, there have been some people who were reluctant to switch because vaping wasn’t as convenient as they needed it to be. When you’re a smoker, you don’t have to maintain a device – you just pull a cigarette out of a pack and light it when you need to satisfy your cravings.
Traditional vaping devices, on the other hand, require charging and filling. For many people, that’s simply not an acceptable replacement for smoking. If vaping can’t be as simple and convenient as smoking, they’re just going to lose interest and light up a cigarette as soon as they don’t feel like going through the work involved with replacing a coil, refilling a tank or performing some other maintenance task.
Disposable vapes remove the tedium of maintaining a traditional vaping device. They’ve enabled many people who were previously unable to switch to vaping to finally quit smoking and never look back. A disposable vape is ready to use as soon as you remove it from the box – all that you need to do is puff on it. When the device runs out of e-liquid or battery power, you don’t need to recharge or refill it – you just dispose of it and switch to a new device.
Since you’re here, though, there’s a good chance that you already know about the many benefits of disposable vapes. You’re already convinced that disposable vapes could work for you – you just want a little more information before you buy. Specifically, you want to know how disposable vapes compare to tobacco cigarettes in terms of their nicotine content.
So, how many cigarettes are in a disposable vape? That’s actually a surprisingly complex question, but we’ll attempt to answer it here.
How Much Nicotine Is in a Cigarette?
Before you can understand how many packs of cigarettes are in a vape, you need to know how much nicotine is in a cigarette. That’s not a question with an easy answer, though, because there’s a pretty big difference between the amount of nicotine in a cigarette and how much of that nicotine you’ll actually absorb from smoking the cigarette. Cigarettes contain anywhere from about 6-29 mg of nicotine each, with the average nicotine content hovering around 10-12 mg. The exact nicotine content of a cigarette depends on whether it’s a low-yield brand, a high-yield brand or somewhere in between. On average, though, only about 1.1-1.8 mg of that nicotine will actually enter your bloodstream.
It’s not too difficult to find the nicotine content of a given cigarette brand by searching online, but you shouldn’t put too much stock into what you find because only a small portion of the nicotine in a cigarette is actually available to the body. If you assume that you’re absorbing about 1-2 mg of nicotine from each cigarette you smoke, you’ll probably be close to the mark.
How Many Cigarettes Are in a Disposable Vape?
Now that you have a better understanding of the nicotine content of cigarettes, it’s time to answer the question that brought you here: How many cigarettes are in a disposable vape?
At Premium Vape, we carry disposable vapes in two nicotine strengths: 5% (50 mg/ml) and 2.5% (25 mg/ml). If you’re not sure which strength to choose, you might find our article about how to choose the right nicotine strength helpful. In short, we usually recommend the 5% strength to those who are still smoking and haven’t switched to vaping yet. The 2.5% strength is appropriate if you are an infrequent smoker, are trying to lower your nicotine intake or have already switched to vaping and are currently using a refillable device with a low-strength e-liquid.
To understand how many packs of cigarettes are in a disposable vape, you need to know the device’s total e-liquid and nicotine content. Using the Puff™ Bar brand as an example, the Puff™ Plus disposable vape contains 3.5 ml of e-liquid and delivers up to 800 puffs. You can compare the Puff™ Plus to tobacco cigarettes either by comparing the nicotine content or by comparing the total number of puffs that you can get out of the device.
- A disposable vape with a strength of 50 mg/ml and 3.5 ml of e-liquid has 175 mg of nicotine. That’s equal to around 120 cigarettes or about six packs.
- A disposable vape with a strength of 25 mg/ml and 3.5 ml of e-liquid has 87.5 mg of nicotine. That’s equal to around 60 cigarettes or about three packs.
- On average, you’ll puff on a tobacco cigarette around 10 times before putting it out. In that sense, a disposable vape that’s capable of delivering up to 800 puffs is equal to around 80 cigarettes or about four packs.
Taking all of these figures into account, it should be clear that how long a disposable vape will last for you is largely going to depend on your personal vaping patterns. If you’re a pack-a-day smoker, though, it’s probably safe to assume that a disposable vape with specifications similar to those of the Puff™ Plus will last anywhere from about three to six days of full-time vaping.
Watch Your Nicotine Intake with Disposable Vapes, but Don’t Worry Too Much
From reading this article, we hope you’ve gained a better understanding of how much nicotine is in a disposable vape and how long you can expect each device to last. If you’re using disposable vapes with specifications similar to those described above and find that the devices don’t last anywhere near three days, it’s possible that you’re using more nicotine than you require. If you’re somewhere in the range that we outlined above, though, chances are that you’re using the correct amount of nicotine for your needs. Nicotine users typically manage their intake appropriately without even thinking about it. If you’re craving nicotine, you should probably use your disposable vape – and if you’re not, it’s probably time to put the device down.