The controversial and misguided vape flavor ban targeted reusable vaping devices, imposing draconian restrictions on them. The recent FDA ruling banned most flavored vaping cartridges. Under the policy, companies must cease the manufacture and distribution of “unauthorized” flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes, other than tobacco or menthol flavor, within 30 days. Ignoring the fact that flavors have been shown to be important to adults who vape, and to be preferred by those who want to use vaping as a means of quitting smoking, the FDA claims that their action protects against use of e-cigarettes by children.
Vaping products, like tobacco and alcohol, are already age-restricted.
Adults who still enjoy flavors still have options, and many are starting to turn to disposable vape pens, which are not covered by the flavor ban, and are still widely available with a good selection of enjoyable flavors.
A cartridge-based vape device, which has specifically incurred the wrath of the FDA, is a type of closed system that uses replaceable closed cartridges filled with vape e-liquid. Open-tank systems on the other hand require the user to refill the liquid manually.
Disposables, on the other hand, are remarkably easy to use, and do not require any action to activate other than simply drawing on them like you would a combustible cigarette. There are no settings or batteries to change, and the disposable vape does not need to be refilled – you simply throw it away after vaping.
Commercial disposable vape pens are completely safe. There was something of a scare recently with reports of lung disease, which has since been tied to illicit THC vape cartridges which used a dangerous carrier oil. Commercially-available nicotine vape cartridges have never been tied to the illness. By the same token, there have been no confirmed reports of disposable e-cigarettes exploding (a very rare outlier event in any case). Because it is not rechargeable, there is absolutely no way to use one in such a way to cause any sort of accident, such as using the wrong type of power supply. In those few cases when a rechargeable e-cigarette explosion has occurred, it has almost always been due to using an incorrect or mismatched charger. As such, disposable vapes are without a doubt the safest types of vaping devices on the market when compared to rechargeable vapes.
Before buying a disposable vape pen, take time to do a little research as to which brand may be best for you. Look at the label. Check the nicotine strength. Disposable vapes are available in different nicotine strengths, which makes this format ideal for those who may be using it as a nicotine replacement therapy. Another thing to consider is how many hits will it give you? What is the e-juice capacity of each disposable? Also you will need to decide between a stick or a mini. The minis tend to have a lower capacity due to their smaller size, but they do also tend to have a bigger mouthpiece and have a looser draw than sticks.
Disposables may be a little more expensive than refillable tanks, but the convenience, and greater availability of flavors, will often make the minor price differential worthwhile.