How Long Do Disposable Vapes Last?

Feb 06, 2023

Disposable vapes are growing in popularity by the day. More and more smokers are kicking the cigarette habit and switching to disposable vapes to satisfy their nicotine cravings. One question seems to be more pertinent in the minds of potential new vapers: how long do disposable vapes last?

This question isn’t the easiest to answer as several different sizes, and types of disposable vape pens are available on the market these days. Of course, much also depends on how regularly you’re vaping.

Fortunately, many disposable vape brands indicate the number of puffs included in their products, so it’s easier to work out a timeframe depending on the number of puffs taken daily. Let’s delve into how long the average disposable vape should last and other options new vapers have at their disposal.

How Many Puffs Does a Disposable Vape Have?

A more relevant fact to consider is how many puffs a disposable vape has. Most disposable vape devices contain between 300 and 800 puffs, with the average lasting approximately 600 puffs.

Vape Battery

The batteries in a disposable are built-in and cannot be removed nor can they be recharged. This means that when the battery is out of charge, it’s time for a new disposable. The battery size will often be labelled on the device itself and is measured in mAh which stands for milliampere hour. The larger this number, the more powerful the battery and the longer it will last. This is an important factor when looking at disposables, as a device with a 500mAh battery will last longer than a 400mAh battery. However, it is very common for the e-liquid to run out before the battery in the disposable device even loses its charge.

With most disposable vapes, there’s no way to charge the battery. Several vape brands have now released disposable vapes with rechargeable batteries, such as the Elfa Bar Pod Kit. Being able to recharge your disposable vape means you can finish it entirely and not have to throw away any of the valuable juice.


Most disposable vapes have a pre-set temperature that cannot be adjusted. However, it’s worth noting that any disposables that have a bigger battery and are higher powered will use up the e-liquid faster and use up more battery power faster.

Keeping your disposable vapes stored at the right temperature can also help them to last a lot longer than otherwise. Keep your disposable out of direct sunlight, especially in the hotter months of the year, as if your disposable gets too hot it can damage the battery and affect the taste of your e-liquid too. Not only that, but cold weather can also create problems for your vape battery. Batteries that have been exposed to very cold temperatures will take a lot longer to ramp when it hasn’t been used for a while.

Draw Length

The number of puffs you get from a disposable vape also depends on your draw length. Your draw length is how long you inhale with the vape to your lips. Usually, the length is between three and five seconds, but certain people draw more intensely for longer.

Experimenting with different disposable vapes will allow you to find the draw length that works for you. Drawing on a vape is different from drawing on a cigarette, which you’ll find out soon enough when you start vaping. Each vape has a different resistance, so your draw length for other brands of disposables could vary substantially.

If you take long draws on your disposable vape, you should expect that it will run out quicker than somebody taking small draws. The reason behind this is simple. With each long draw you take, your consumption of e-liquid is more significant than a slight draw.

Disposable Vape Kits to Try

The type of disposable vape kits you use makes a difference to the length of your vaping experience. We’ve listed various ones you can try in the hope of finding the most suitable one for your vaping style.

Elf Bar

These disposable vape pens, or bars, by Elf Bar are prefilled with enough nicotine salt e-liquid to provide 550 to 600 puffs with each. Each one has its own 550mAh internal battery.

Geek Bar

The Geek Bar disposable pens by Geekvape each have a pre-installed 500mAh internal battery and provide up to 575 puffs of various strengths of e-liquid containing nicotine salt.

Crystal Bar

The SKE Crystal Bar disposable vape pen contains enough nic salt e-liquid for 550 to 600 puffs and is powered by a 500mAh battery.

Lost Mary

The Lost Mary disposable vape pens are a range that features the QM600, a mesh-coiled addition with enhanced flavour. These vapes come with nicotine salt e-liquid and a 550mAh battery.

What to Try Next After Disposables

After you’ve grown tired of disposable vapes, you could consider using a refillable vape starter kit like a pod. Although a disposable vape will last up to a week, if you’re using it regularly, it may run out without you having a replacement.

The Innokin Endura T18 2 Kit is a great starter kit for those who are graduating to their first rechargeable device as the pen-style design closely resembles that of a disposable and it couldn’t be simpler to use. This vape kit uses T18-E coils which are available in high resistances of 1.5ohms – perfect if you’re seeking an authentic MTL vape.

The Elfa Pod Kit is another great choice, made by Elf Bar to directly resemble the popular elf bar disposable. This pod system looks very similar to the Elf Bar, featuring the same pen-like shape, cylindrical shape and mouthpiece. The main difference being that mouthpiece doubles as the pod where the e-liquid is held. This device uses Pre-filled Elfa Pods that come in a variety of flavours and have a 2ml e-liquid capacity.

Finally, the Uwell Caliburn G2 Pod Kit is another favourite amongst MTL vapers due to the pro-FOCS technology used to create much more flavorful hits. Simplicity and style is embedded into everything Uwell creates, and the G2 is no exception to this.

Using refillable devices means you’ll likely have your own e-liquid, allowing you to experiment with flavours and strengths. It’s easy to refill a pod vape kit, and it’ll work out more cost-effective in the long run. It also allows you to become more knowledgeable about the whole vaping experience.


Disposable pens or other devices won’t last forever in vaping terms. They’re a great starting point for those converting from cigarettes or just wanting to give the vaping experience a go.

Ultimately you’ll look to move on to a more economical vaping solution, but until then, you’re free to contact us at Oxford Vapours. One of our experts will be waiting to assist with all your vaping needs, whether of a disposable or refillable nature.