What is the Cheapest Way to Vape in the UK?
We find the cheapest way to vape is by using a rechargeable, refillable vape device and either 10ml vape juice or Shortfills. On average you can save around £200 a month by switching from disposable vapes.
Disposable Vapes have become all the rage in the UK over the last 18 months, with more people opting to use them to help transition from smoking to vaping, thinking it will help them save money from the absurd cost of smoking, but using Disposables is definitely not the cheapest way to vape in the UK! People always want to know if vaping on a budget is possible when they start vaping, and I’ll give you a few tips that I’ve used over the years of vaping that I’ve found to save me money.
Using a refillable device, like a pod system, is without doubt the cheapest way to vape and will save you a lot of money compared to the aforementioned way of using disposables.
Consider bulk buying your juices as well, as you may get a discount on multibuys as well as saving on postage.
Sign up to a subscription service to get extra benefits also. Speaking of which, we offer one here at Vape 69 called Subscribe and Save which is well worth checking out if you want to save money!
Buy coils in packs rather than singularly as this is the best value for money and will save you money instantly. Some vape shops will charge anywhere from £2-3.49 for a single vape coil, whereas you can buy a pack of 4 for around £10.
Look after your vape kit as well, as this will help the lifespan of it and save you from buying another one. I’ve still got devices I bought two years ago that still function perfectly fine like they did when I first bought them, because I’ve looked after them.
You’ll find your initial cost lay out will always be the most expensive part of vaping, as you need to get yourself set up, but it’s a fraction of what it would cost to continue smoking, or consistently buying disposable vapes.
How much would you spend in a year if you smoked, used disposables or used e-liquid?
If you didn’t already know, Vaping is cheaper than smoking, by quite some margin. The average 20 a day smoker could spend upwards of £4000 a year on cigarettes, where as a vaper using a refillable vape device could spend as little as 5% of that a year.
However, if you’re a Disposable user, your costs are going to be considerably more than those who use refillable devices, but considerably less still than those who smoke. Have a look at my comparison table below;
£12 a pack (20)
£4 per device
69p per 10ml
2 days per 10ml
How to Vape Cheaper: Switching from Disposable Vapes
While we’re not a fan of disposable vapes here at Vape69, they are helping people transition from tobacco to vaping. As Public Health England stated back in 2016, Vaping is 95% safer than smoking. This was a huge boost for the vaping industry, to have such backing from a huge governing body.
Action on Smoking and Health released their yearly survey results and it showed the amount of adult users of E-Cigarettes in the UK currently sits at a record high of 4.3 million people, which equates to 8.3% of the adult population of the UK.
ASH also compiled reports on what devices these adult users were using, and unsurprisingly, Disposable Vape use had spiked drastically compared to the previous year. In 2021, ASH reported that Disposables were being used by 2.3% adult users, but fast forward to 2022, and the amount of Adult users opting to use a Disposable sky rocketed to 15%, six times more than the year previous!
As mentioned, Disposables are a great way to get someone started on their transition from smoking to vaping, but they really are not a cost effective way to vape, nor are they an environmentally friendly way to vape either! Let’s look into that in a bit more detail…
The negatives of using a Disposable Vape
As mentioned above, Disposables are neither a cost effective or environmentally friendly way to vape, especially if you’re a heavy vaper.
The average cost of a Disposable vape is around £4 per device, and they normally have a 600 puff limit which is equivalent to around 1.2ml of vape juice. I’m going to go into the cost of these in more detail below, but to give a quick insight, people have reported going through one of these a day, pricey way to vape for sure and there’s just no need to spend this much money to vape.
The other huge problem with these, is that they are causing massive harm to the environment, due to them not being recyclable as they contain a lithium ion battery therefore they have to be put into landfill. New reports that have come out this week have reported nearly 3 million units are being dumped into landfill every single week. I wrote an article on Disposables around six weeks ago, and the figure was sitting at 1 million units a week going into landfill, so that’s almost tripled in such a short space of time which is truly scary to read.
So not only is using a Disposable not a cost effective way to vape, it’s definitely the least sustainable way to vape also, and something that should make your choice of upgrading from disposables that little bit easier to make.
What are the Best Alternatives to Disposable Vapes?
Disposables are appealing to most, not only for the flavour profiles, but the fact they are discreet and subtle, and don’t give out a lot of vapour when they’re puffed on. My suggestion for the “best alternative” to a disposable vape would be a Pod system.
Pod systems are normally small and discreet in size like Disposables are, really simple to use, gives the user a mouth to lung style vape the same as a disposable, doesn’t create much vapour just like a disposable doesn’t, but the thing which is different and much more cost effective…you can refill the pods with your vape juice of choice, and not have to buy a whole new device every time it runs out, unlike a disposable!
At Vape69, we pride ourselves on offering only the best quality vape juice to our customers, but that also applies to the vape devices we sell.
The Uwell Caliburn G2 is one of the best pod systems on the market today, and was suggested by myself after using one for a while and being blown away by the quality of the device, and just how good it is. We’ve kept the price of this device low, just like our vape juice prices, and even giving you three free 10ml bottles from our 5050 Freebase range, so you save money right from the word go!
The same price as 5 disposable vapes, but it will last you twice as longer than what they would…no brainer really!
How much does vape juice cost?
Vape juice prices vary from retailer to retailer, with some places charging more depending on the manufacturer, or whether it’s Nic Salts or Freebase. This is where we stand apart from other retailers and manufacturers, as all of our cheap 10ml Vape juices are just 69p, regardless of if they’re Freebase or Nic Salts! We are the leading manufacturer of cheap vape juice in the UK, with all of our juices being fully TPD compliant, adhering to all regulations to ensure nothing goes in to our juices that isn’t allowed, and everything is made in house from start to finish. We don’t import any ingredients from outside the UK to avoid paying excess fees, thus not having to charge you the customer, more money to buy our vape juices.
Can you use Vape69 E-Liquid in Pod Systems?
Absolutely you can. It’s ideal to use in a pod system as our Freebase range as well as our Nicotine Salts range are made with a 50 VG 50 PG ratio base, so they’re perfect for mouth to lung style vaping.
What is Vaping and How Does it Work?
Vaping is the act of inhaling vapour, produced from e liquid that has been heated up from a coil in an electronic cigarette or vape device, to produce a cloud of vapour, similar to when somebody exhales on a cigarette and blows out smoke.
Vaping essentially simulates smoking cigarettes, but in a much safer and much less harmful manor.
Depending on what the user opts for, if the vape liquid contains nicotine, this also delivers nicotine to be absorbed into the body and provide a nicotine kick.
Vaping “correctly” all comes down to which style of vaping you are wanting to do, as well as the vape device you’re using.
There are two styles of vaping; Mouth to Lung (MTL) and Direct to Lung (DTL) vaping. These will be explained in more detail later in this blog.
If you are wanting to replicate smoking, by getting a throat hit, and only producing a small amount of vapour, MTL vaping would be the correct way.
If you are wanting to get the most flavour, and produce thick dense clouds of vapour, and not get any throat hit or inhalation, then DTL vaping would be the correct way.
The length of inhalation is quite different to that of smoking as well as in MTL vaping and DTL vaping. MTL vapers tend to have short sharp inhales similar, but longer in duration to a cigarette. Where as DTL vapers tend to take longer deeper inhales, due to the liquid not giving a throat hit, and the longer the inhale, the more cloud of vapour is produced.