The End of Disposable Vapes?On July 20th, 2020, the FDA notified multiple disposable vape manufacturers to remove their products from the market, as they had not been on the market or introduced before August 8th, 2016. All vapor products manufactured after this date must complete the FDA's premarket requirements and can not be marketed without their authorization. The most notable company that was hit by this letter was Puff Bar. Their disposable products have taken off like wildfire since the ban on flavored JUUL pods in January of this year. Since this letter has become public, their website now notes that "PUFF BAR HAS CEASED ALL ONLINE SALES IN THE US." These products have become incredibly popular for smokers looking to transition to vaping easily or current vapers who did not want the mess of refilling and changing coils. Since Puff Bars are being removed from the market, where will this leave the users who had finally found a way to get off of cigarettes? Are you a Puff Bar user and not sure how to continue vaping? Fear not! We are here to help you!
How to switch from a Puff Bar or Disposable Vape!The number of different options and devices can be overwhelming if you are a new vaper. But before we start talking about mods, you should ask yourself a few questions:
How Do YOU Want to Vape?Are you looking for the same experience as your disposable? Do you want to lower your nicotine levels? Disposables generally use higher strength nicotine, have less power, less airflow, and use a drawing technique called Mouth-to-Lung (MTL). Many larger devices use lower strength nicotine, have more power, more airflow, and use a different method called Direct-to-Lung(DTL).
Does Size Matter?While disposable devices are small and compact, larger devices can offer better battery life and recharge options. How big is too big?
How Much Power?Disposable devices do not offer any adjustability for power settings. These devices most commonly run between 8-20 Watts of power. While 100-200W may seem unnecessary if you are currently using a Puff Bar, it is essential to keep in mind that if you are planning on lowering your nicotine levels, this much adjustability could be crucial for your future success. Having more power is also beneficial in the long run, because this may help you from having to upgrade your device more often.
What About Features?The truth is that vaping will never be as simple as buying cigarettes and lighting them. But this does not mean you need a device with a touchscreen or Bluetooth. Ask yourself what features are essential to you. If you are tough on your devices, keep in mind that every additional feature is just something else to break!
There are Different Types of Nicotine?If you are using a puff bar or disposable device, you are likely using a salt nicotine e-liquid. Salt nicotine e-liquids generally only come in higher strength nicotine concentrations and are formulated to be thinner for better operation in lower-powered devices. If you are planning on lowering your nicotine levels, it may be important for your device to run traditional nicotine e-liquids. Learn more about Salt Nicotine and the differences in our video here.
Choosing the Right DeviceAfter you have asked yourself the questions above, you should have a pretty decent idea of what you want. As we mentioned before, there are many different options out there, so we will be taking a look at three different devices that we personally use and would recommend you give a shot.
ZampleBox ZBGO Vape Pod Starter Kit - $34.99
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