are disposable vapes safe

Fearful of disposable vapes? So were we before we understood them.

It is generally a good practice to stay away from products you don’t know. But fear no more! Vapor Shop Direct is here with all the "are disposable vapes safe?" information you'll need. So... let's formulate our verdict on whether they truly are a lesser evil, or just cigarettes in pretty casing.

Vaping has rapidly gained popularity in recent years. In fact, a 2021 survey found that 6.4% of the UK population use a vape device of some kind. For comparison, the figures for vapers stood at around 2.2% in 2012.

Considering that a significant portion of those vapers uses disposable vape pods, it would be reasonable to reintroduce disposable vapes.

What are disposable vapes?

Disposable vapes are exactly what their name suggests. They usually come pre-charged and are meant to be replaced once you use up their pre-filled e-liquid. Doesn’t seem economically viable? That’s why disposable vape devices carry significantly smaller price tags than regular vapes.

Opting to buy disposable vape devices could be the better option considering several factors. For one, you get a hassle-free vaping experience. You don’t need to replace the coil, refill your vape pod with e-liquid, or be extra considerate about your device’s wellbeing. The coil in your vape device tends to decline after a certain number of puffs, and disposable vapes are designed to last only as long as the coil delivers peak performance.

Are disposable vapes safe?

A million-dollar question for anyone trying to kick their smoking habit, or for vapers looking for a tinge of convenience. The short answer is: Yes, they are just as safe as any other vape device. Despite all the speculation on various media, there is currently no solid evidence of disposable vapes being extra harmful to vapers or ex-smokers. However, the standard risks associated with consuming any nicotine-based product persist, just like with any regular vape device. This gives way to another interesting question:


Is vaping harmful?

It is no secret that vaping simulates smoking. However, vaping is relatively safe for adults. The e-liquid present in your vape device consists of water, flavours, propylene glycerol, vegetable glycerine and nicotine. As the vape juice is heated by the coil, these ingredients form the aerosol you inhale and exhale. Without a doubt, there are several chemicals present in the vapour you exhale; but there is no scientific research to back up any claims suggesting that they are exceedingly harmful. Interestingly, there is no evidence to support that the vapour you exhale is harmful to anyone around you.

Nonetheless, if you are suffering from any pre-existing health conditions, it is best to stay away from vaping (or at least consult a physician before starting to vape). The heated vapour you inhale could cause damage to your heart and lungs. Additionally, vaping is never completely void of the addictive and unfavourable effects of nicotine. To what extent these factors affect your health is a matter of debate. 


The damage caused by any nicotine-containing product has always been subjective. However, from the facts that are available to us, it is concludable that regular/disposable vapes are safer than a number of activities we engage in as a regular part of our lives.

An interesting point of view brought forward by Jeremy Irons is that the detrimental effects of even ‘so terrible smoking’ are minuscule compared to what we experience throughout the course of a day in the city. In his own words “Compared to what comes out of the back of motor cars, compared to what comes out of the beef we’re eating, compared to what is sprayed on the fruits and the land of everything we are eating… I mean please, have a sense of proportion”

While we certainly don’t encourage the consumption of nicotine, an excellent way to see how truly damaging something can be is to compare its effect with others.

If you are an adolescent or a teenager, it is highly recommended to stay away from any nicotine-containing product. The human brain indeed develops throughout the span of a lifetime, but your brain undergoes growth in critical areas during your childhood and teenage years. Nicotine could hinder the normal maturing process of parts of the brain that involve attention, learning, mood and impulse control.


Other concerns

Just like any other electronic device, disposable vapes are safe if used with a degree of caution. Disposable vapes use an electric current generated by the built-in battery to heat up the coil. If mishandled, you may end up burning yourself with the coil/heated vape juice. Additionally, there is the risk of fire if the device gets wet or if the battery gets damaged.

While these are legitimate concerns, all of these can be avoided by simply handling the device the way it is meant to. Take your time to read the safety instructions that come printed with your disposable vape pod before using it.


Vapes/Disposable Vapes vs Cigarettes

Disposable vapes and regular vape devicese do contain chemicals that are harmful to your lungs, but far less than even the ‘safest’ cigarettes. Vape devices deliver the same nicotine kick without the smoke induced by burning tobacco. Cigarette smoke contains several carcinogens such as tar and Carbon Monoxide (a toxic gas). Medical experts name these two harmful substances as the primary killers that stalk their cigarette smoking-prey.

There are over 7000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke. Even though vaping is still being studied, it is concluded that ‘vapour’ contains far less. A considerable percentage of the aerosol you exhale is actually just water vapour (though not completely).

With all its diluted impacts and safer features, vaping is unquestionably a much safer alternative to cigarettes. Those trying to kick their smoking habit could start by purchasing a disposable vape device such as the Geek Bar, Elf Bar,  Vapourcore Core Bar Disposable Vape Device.


Where Can I Buy a Disposable Vape Device?

Now that we have answered the question “are disposable vapes safe?”, you may be interested in buying one for a trouble-free vaping experience.

You could easily find a shop that sells disposable vape pods probably about anywhere in the UK, but if you are looking for a wide range of 100% authentic brands and flavours, you best pay our online or physical store a visit. At Vapor Shop Direct, you need not meet a minimum purchase requirement to buy your favourite disposable vape product, and we offer exclusive deals on wholesale purchases.

Elf Bar 600

  • 600 Puffs Per Bar
  • Inhale Activated
  • 20mg Nic Salt
  • 40+ Flavours

Lost Mary BM600

  • 600 Puffs Per Bar
  • Inhale Activated
  • 20mg Nicotine
  • 24 Flavours

SKE Crystal Bar

  • 600 Puffs Per Bar
  • Inhale Activated
  • 20mg Nicotine
  • 39 Flavours


Yes, disposable vapes are safe; safer than most other detrimental-to-heath activities we engage in on a regular basis, and just as safe as any regular vape device. The vapour produced by your disposable vape is safe, even for bystanders who may accidentally inhale it (but please don’t invoke someone’s wrath by puffing a cloud onto their face).

This doesn’t mean that disposable vapes are free of nicotine’s addictive nature, even though you could purchase nicotine-free vape pods if you prefer. If you are an adolescent or a teenager, it is best to steer well clear of any nicotine product in general.

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