How to Use a Disposable Vape?

How to Use a Disposable Vape?

Disposable vapes are an excellent introductory device for those who are looking to get into vaping, regardless of what you plan on vaping. But while they’re simple and straightforward in regards to design and use, that doesn’t mean you can’t or won’t make mistakes when you first get your hands on one.

If you’re interested in vaping and want to start with a disposable vape, let’s take a look at what you need to know about how to use a disposable vape when you purchase your first one. 

popular disposable vapes

Key Takeaways

  • While disposable vapes are very basic devices, it can be easy to make mistakes when you first purchase them. 
  • Using a disposable vape for the first time is as simple as taking it out of the packaging, priming it, taking a few puffs with a full inhale and slow exhale, and assessing the experience. 
  • Some disposable vapes are featureless to streamline the user experience while others have features like on/off buttons, turbo/pulse modes, and adjustable airflow. 
  • If your device is rechargeable, take care to only keep it on the charger for as long as it takes to fully recharge your device and use a charger that is designed for your specific disposable vape device. 

How to Use a Disposable Vape for the First Time?

There are some important steps that you should follow regardless of what type of disposable vape you purchase. Here’s an overview to help you get started. 

Take it Out of the Box and Unwrap the Packaging

The first and most obvious step is to take when you buy a disposable vape is to take it out of the box and unwrap the packaging. Take care not to damage the packaging or any other items when you get your disposable vape.

While these are supposed to work right out of the package, there’s always a possibility that the product could be broken or defective. Make sure you understand the return and refund policy of any vendor you buy from in case you do need to get your money back for an item that doesn’t work. 

disposable vape wrapper

Take a Hit and Blow it Out 

As with any product, you’ll need to give your disposable vape some time to start working. This begins with taking a hit (without inhaling), and blowing out whatever little vapor comes out. This serves to prime the device so that the next few hits you take as well as any hits you take moving forward meet your expectations. 

Take 2-3 Second Puff 

After you’ve primed your disposable vape, take a two to three-second puff to get a better feel for the vape, how it works, and whether or not you like it. Are you a fan of the flavor or the feel as you puff on your vape? Do you feel like there’s not enough airflow or that not enough vapor is coming out? Does it perform as well as you expected? Take some time to assess how you feel about your device as you start to introduce yourself to it. 


The whole point of vaping, whether it’s strictly vape juice or anything from nicotine to hemp derivatives, is to achieve a certain feeling. Take a brief puff and inhale some of the vapor. Take care not to inhale too much at the risk of overdoing it and getting too much of the ingredient or hacking after an intense throat hit. Inhale just enough to see how you feel. 

Blow it Out Steadily

It’s important to take it just as slow when you’re blowing out the vapor as when you’re inhaling it. Blow it out steadily and enjoy the effects and the feel and visuals of the vapor. This might also be the perfect time to adjust any of the features on your disposable vape or find a new one if you’re not a fan of the overall experience. 


Some disposable vapes have a bare-bones design while others have a few extra features to enhance the overall experience. Here are a few of the features that you might come across or even look for in your disposable vape. 

Turbo / Pulse Mode 

Some disposable vapes come with more modes than just one that helps produce vapor when you draw from them. Two options include turbo mode and pulse mode. Turbo mode produces more intense puffs by increasing the wattage being sent to the coil. Meanwhile, pulse mode helps you strike the perfect balance between flavor and clouds, making sure you enjoy every aspect of the experience.

turbo mode disposable vape

Adjustable Airflow 

If you feel like you’re struggling to get a good hit or your hits are too hot and intense, using the adjustable airflow feature on your vape can help you cool things down and make it easier to use your vape. Just keep in mind that adjusting the airflow could change the overall flavor experience. Every tradeoff comes with its own set of unique advantages and disadvantages. 

On / Off Button

The on and off button on disposable vape devices may be present or not, depending on the type of device you choose. If it is there, you may need to hit it a few times in quick succession in order to turn the device on or to alternate between available presets. Make sure to read the guide that comes with your disposable vape device so you know exactly how to use it. 


If you do have a disposable vape that can be recharged, you may have some questions. Here’s what you need to know about charging disposable vape devices

Charge No More than 45 Minutes at a Time

When you’re charging a vape, you don’t want it to sit any longer on the charger than it has to in order to reach full power. Why? If you leave your disposable vape device on too long, it can compromise the battery life and leave you with a disposable vape that will have to be thrown away sooner rather than later. No one wants to waste money on devices that could be reused but end up having to be thrown away due to simple mistakes like this. 

Use the Right Charger

Not every charger is suitable for your disposable vape. If you use a charger that’s inefficient, it could potentially damage your whole vape. If you use a charger that is too powerful, the same principle applies. Use the right charger for your vape, which can be easier if you have a charger that comes with it. 

Disposable vapes are a good fit for everyone, but there’s still a minor learning curve for those who are new to vaping altogether. If you’re getting a disposable vape for yourself, use the guide above to understand how the whole process works so you’re using it optimally. 

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