Make the Switch this Stoptober

From Disposable Vapes to Rechargeable and Refillable Devices

Stoptober 2023 is a Government backed campaign that encourages smokers to quit the habit during the month of October. Research shows that not smoking for the entire month of October increases the chances of quitting smoking permanently by 5 times.

Disposable vape bars like Lost Mary, Elf Bar and Elux offer convenient, maintenance-free devices that require no previous vaping knowledge to get started. But, the single-use nature of disposables is very wasteful and there are more eco-friendly alternatives available.

The Guardian reported that people in the UK are throwing away 5 million single-use vapes every week. This is around 8 vapes being discarded every second.

We have teamed up with the Green Wings Project which is on a mission to minimise disposable vape waste and reduce the environmental impact of single-use vape devices.

Green Wings Project disposable Vape Recycling at Tablites Vape Stores

You can find Green Wings Recycling points at our vape stores in the UK and at Tablites HQ in Manchester. These points make recycling easy. It's available for both online customers and those visiting our vape shops.

Read our Green Wings Disposable Vape Recycling article for more information.

It’s time to make the switch this Stoptober

This Stoptober, we want people who use disposable vapes and are 18 or older to switch to refillable and rechargeable devices. This will greatly reduce vape waste in the UK.

If you are new to the world of vaping we are here to help and guide you on your vaping journey.

What is a rechargeable and refillable vape?

A rechargeable and refillable vape kit is made up of a battery, pod, coil and e-liquid. Let’s take a look at how the individual components of an e-cigarette work.

Rechargeable Battery

Rechargeable Vape Battery Diagram

The battery is what powers the vape. Lithium-ion batteries are most commonly used as they can be recharged and reused again. The advancement in vape battery technology has come a long way since the bulky and heavy vape kits from 10 years ago.

Small palm sized devices that are not much bigger than disposable vapes that feature large capacity batteries (up to 1000mAh) are now available offering a compact and lightweight option ideal for on-the-go vaping. Pod system kits provide ample power for a full day of vaping contained in a portable and low-profile casing.

Vape Pod or Tank

Vape Pod with Built-In Coil Diagram

The vape pod is a cartridge where the e-liquid is stored. Some vape pods feature a built-in coil to remove the need for messy coil changes. Many tanks offer adjustable airflow, allowing you to tailor the texture of the vapour by opening and closing the airflow port.

If you are making the switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes this Stoptober a closed airflow will provide a cigarette-like inhale to closely mimic traditional cigarette smoking.

Prefilled pods are also available with devices like the SKE Crystal Plus kit. These pods are fitted with an integrated coil (fitted heating element) and come pre-filled with 2ml of nicotine salt vape juice in a wide range of vape flavours, designed to provide up to 600 puffs.

Pre-filled pods offer an additional layer of convenience, a great choice for those looking to advance to more permanent vape devices this Stoptober.

Vape Coil or Atomizer

The atomiser is one of the most important parts of an electronic cigarette. Coils are responsible for heating the e-liquid and turning it into a vapour to be inhaled. A vape coil is made up of a wire coil or meshed coil and wicking material.

The wicking material is most commonly constructed from cotton, which absorbs the vape juice in your vape pod or tank. When the battery is powered, it heats the coil to vapourise the e-liquid turning it into a vapour to be inhaled.

Vape coils are available in a range of resistances which is a measurement of electrical resistance of the coil being used. Resistance is measured in ‘Ohms’ (Ω). When using entry-level vape starter kits most common coil options are 0.6ohm, 0.8ohm, 1.0ohm and 1.2ohm.

The 0.6ohm and 0.8ohm coil options will provide denser clouds with a restricted direct-to-lung (RDTL) inhale. The 1.0ohm and 1.2ohm coil options are best suited for mouth-to-lung (MTL) vaping with a cigarette-like inhale.

Vape coils will need to be replaced regularly to ensure a pleasurable vaping experience with crystal clear flavour from your e-liquid.

E-liquid or Vape Juice

Vape Juice Diagram

E-liquid, also known as vape juice or e-juice, contains ingredients like PG, VG, flavourings, and nicotine (if desired). Each ingredient plays an important role in your vaping experience.

Read our E-Liquid Guide to VG and PG for more information.

What are the advantages of making the switch to rechargeable e-cigarette devices?

Rechargeable vapes offer several advantages compared to disposable vapes, making them a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly option for many users. Here are some of the key advantages of rechargeable vapes:

High Quality

Quality rechargeable vape devices are durable and made from higher quality materials, built to last. With proper care and maintenance, a lithium-ion vape battery can last anywhere from 6-12 months. Disposable vapes have a limited lifespan.

More Cost Effective

While the initial cost of a rechargeable vape kit may be slightly higher than a disposable device, over time, rechargeable vapes are more cost-effective. You only need to purchase the device once. The only additional costs when purchasing a new vape kit are replacing atomizer coils and topping up vape juice. Much cheaper than replacing the entire device after every 600 puffs when using disposable vapes.

Refillable vape devices offer a cheaper vaping solution in the long run, much cheaper than buying multiple disposable vapes.

More Power

Rechargeable vape devices feature larger and more powerful batteries than disposable vapes. This means you can use them for longer periods between charges, making them more convenient for daily use.

Rechargeable vape devices will inform you of the status of your battery giving you ample time before your vape kit needs recharging. Disposable vapes will run out of power with no notice.

Inhale to Vape

Many rechargeable vapes like pod vape kits feature inhale-activation, which means by puffing on the mouthpiece will automatically activate the kit and produce vapour.

If you have been using disposable vapes, look for a vape kit with auto-draw technology to mimic the inhale from disposable vapes.

Better Performance/Customisation

Rechargeable vape kits offer ways to customise your vape to suit your specific needs. Adjustable wattage allows you to tailor the power output of the device to switch between a warmer or cooler inhale.

Adjustable airflow allows you to alter the texture and temperature of the vape to suit your preference.

Rechargeable vapes provide more consistent performance over time compared to disposable vapes, which may lose flavour or power as they are used.

Coil Options

Many rechargeable vape devices offer a variety of coil options, allowing you to choose between different resistance levels and coil materials. This can affect vapour production and flavour, giving you more control over your vaping experience.

Rechargeable vapes can be used for different vaping styles. These styles include mouth-to-lung or restricted-direct-to-lung. The specific style depends on the device and coil. This versatility can cater to different user preferences.

Better for the Environment

Disposable vapes contribute to electronic waste, as they are discarded after a single use. Rechargeable vapes create less waste as you only need to replace the e-liquid or cartridges and recharge the battery. This is a more eco-friendly choice.

E-Liquid Options

When levelling up from disposable vapes to refillable and rechargeable devices you can choose from a variety of e-liquids, flavours, and nicotine strengths, tailoring your vaping experience to your preferences. Disposable vapes usually offer limited flavour options.

Strength Choice

While disposable vapes are mostly available in 20mg nicotine strengths, the highest strength legally allowed in the UK. When making the switch to bottles of vape juice you have so much more choice to find the strength to suit your specific needs.

Flavour Choice

Most disposable vapes feature overly sweet fruity flavours mostly with the addition of ice. When making the switch to bottles of e-liquid the flavour options are endless. Find a flavour you truly love.

At Tablites, we offer multi-buy vape deals on all our e-liquids so mix and match flavours in search of your new favourite.

What are the Best Vape Kits to choose This Stoptober?

Aspire Gotek X Vape Kit Diagram

Pod System vape kits are the best alternatives to disposable vapes. Mouth to Lung (MTL) refillable and rechargeable pod kits are designed to emulate a real smoking sensation.

These devices feature 2ml capacity vape pods that are compatible with 10ml bottles of nic salt e-liquid to closely replicate the draw from a 600 puff disposable vape.

Due to the reusable nature of refillable and rechargeable vape kits, they work out much cheaper, whilst providing a more satisfying vaping experience when compared to disposables.

Pod vape kits feature a rechargeable battery that can be charged with the cable supplied with the kit. Many vape pod kits have a Type-C USB port for fast charging. When your battery is low, you can quickly charge it again.

Tablites offers budget-friendly vaping options that are not only environmentally conscious compared to disposable alternatives but also come at an affordable price point. You can easily find an open pod vape compatible with salt nicotine-based e-liquids for as low as £10.

If you're new to vaping and want to learn more about the best vape kits to choose this Stoptober read more here.

What are the Best Pre-Filled Vape Kits to Buy Under £10?

·        SKE Crystal Plus Pre-filled Pod Kit £9.99

·        Elfa Pro Elf Bar Pre-filled Pod Kit £5.99

What are the Best Vape Kits to Buy Under £10?

·        Aspire Gotek X Pod Kit £9.99

·        Voopoo Doric Q Pod Kit £9.99

·        Eleaf iStick IORE Lite 2 Kit £9.99

What are the Best Vape Kits to Buy Under £20?

·        Uwell Caliburn AZ3 Pod Kit £17.99

·        Aspire Cyber G Pod Kit £17.99

·        OXVA Xlim SE Pod Kit £18.99

What are the Best Vape Kits to Buy Under £25?

·        Vaporesso XROS 2 Pod Kit £23.99

·        Aspire Cyber X Pod Kit £24.99

·        Aspire PockeX AIO Pen Kit £24.99

What are the Best Vape Kits that Resemble Lost Mary Disposables?

What are the Best Vape Kits that Resemble Lost Mary Disposables? Vaporesso Xros 3 Nano

·        Vaporesso XROS 3 Kit £27.99

·        OXVA Xlim SQ Kit £19.99

·        Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano Kit £24.99

What are the Best Vape Kits that Resemble Elf Bar Disposables?

Elf Bar 600 Alternatives - OXVA Xlim Pro Kit

·        OXVA Xlim Pro Kit £26.99

·        Aspire Flexus Q Kit £24.99

·        Geek Vape Sonder Q £14.99

What are the Best Vape Kits that Resemble Elux Legend Disposables?

Elux Disposable Vape  Alternatives - OXVA Xlim C Kit

·        Uwell Caliburn A3 Kit £23.99

·        OXVA Xlim C Kit £21.99

·        Smok Novo 2C Kit £17.99

To learn more read our Best Pod System Vape Kits for Beginners article for a comprehensive list of our 8 best pod style vape kits for new vapers.

Disposable Vape Flavoured E-Liquids

Disposable vape flavoured e-liquids are designed to provide an enjoyable and satisfying vaping experience for use in refillable MTL vape kits. You can now enjoy the same great flavours found in disposable vapes like the Elf Bar 600 and Lost Mary BM600 in 10ml bottles of vape juice.

To make the switch a little bit easier this Stoptober we have created a list of the best-selling disposable vape flavours and the best nic salt e-liquid alternatives.

Find your favourite flavour in the list and enjoy the same flavour in a bottle of salt nicotine e-liquid to replicate the draw from your favourite disposables whilst being more eco-friendly and saving money too.

What are the Best Apple Peach Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Apple Peach Elux Legend Vape Juice

·        Apple Peach Elf Bar Elfliq

·        Apple Peach Bar Juice 5000

What are the Best Blueberry Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Blueberry Elf Bar Elfliq

·        Blueberry Bar Juice 5000

What are the Best Blue Razz Lemonade Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Blue Razz Lemonade SKE Crystal Vape Juice

·        Blue Razz Lemonade Elf Bar Elfliq

·        Blue Razz Lemonade Bar Juice 5000

What are the Best Blueberry Sour Raspberry Disposable Vape E-Liquids?

·        Blueberry Sour Raspberry Elux Legend Vape Juice

·        Blueberry Sour Raspberry SKE Crystal Vape Juice

·        Blueberry Sour Raspberry Elf Bar Elfliq

What are the Best Cherry Ice Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Cherry Ice SKE Crystal Vape Juice

·        Cherry Ice Elux Legend Vape Juice

·        Frozen Cherries IVG Nic Salt

What are the Best Cola Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Cola Elux Legend Vape Juice

·        Cola Elf Bar Elfliq

·        Cola Ice Doozy Vape Seriously Bar Salts

What are the Best Cherry Cola Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Cherry Cola Elf Bar Elfliq

·        Cherry Cola Bar Juice 5000

What are the Best Cotton Candy Ice Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Cotton Candy Ice Elf Bar Elfliq

What are the Best Elfbull Ice Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Elfbull Ice Elf Bar Elfliq

What are the Best Fizzy Cherry Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Fizzy Cherry Elux Legend Vape Juice

·        Fizzy Cherry Bar Juice 5000

·        Fizzy Cherry IVG Bar Favourites

What are the Best Grape Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Grape Elf Bar Elfliq

·        Grape Bar Juice 5000

·        ASAP Grape Nasty Juice Nic Salt

What are the Best Gummy Bear Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Gummy Bear Elux Legend Vape Juice

·        Gummy Bear Bar Juice 5000

What are the Best Kiwi Passion Fruit Guava Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Kiwi Passion Fruit Guava Elf Bar Elfliq

·        Kiwi Passion Fruit Guava Bar Juice 5000

·        Kiwi Passion Fruit Guava Doozy Vape Seriously Bar Salts

What are the Best Lemon and lime Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Lemon & Lime SKE Crystal Vape Juice

·        Lemon & Lime Elux Legend Vape Juice

·        Lemon & Lime Riot Squad Bar EDTN

What are the Best Mad Blue Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Mr Blue Elux Legend Vape Juice

·        Mr Blue Bar Juice 5000

·        Mr Blue Doozy Vape Seriously Bar Salts

What are the Best Mango Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Triple Mango Elux Legend Vape Juice

·        Mango Elf Bar Elfliq

·        Triple Mango Bar Juice 5000

What are the Best Menthol Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Menthol Elux Legend Vape Juice

·        Fresh Menthol Bar Juice 5000

·        Menthol Mist Double Drip Nic Salt

What are the Best Strawberry Ice Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Strawberry Ice Elf Bar Elfliq

·        Strawberry Ice Bar Juice 5000

What are the Best Peach Ice Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Peach Ice Elf Bar Elfliq

·        Peach Ice Bar Juice 5000

What are the Best Pineapple Ice Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Pineapple Ice Riot E-liquids Bar EDTN

What are the Best Pink Grapefruit Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Pink Grapefruit Elf Bar Elfliq

What are the Best Pink Lemonade Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Pink Lemonade SKE Crystal Vape Juice

·        Pink Lemonade Elux Legend Vape Juice

·        Pink Lemonade Elf Bar Elfliq

What are the Best Strawberry Kiwi Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Strawberry Kiwi Elf Bar Elfliq

·        Strawberry Kiwi Bar Juice 5000

·        Strawberry Kiwi Doozy Vape Seriously Bar Salts

What are the Best Watermelon Ice Disposable Vape E-liquids?

·        Watermelon Ice Elux Legend Vape Juice

·        Watermelon Ice SKE Crystal Vape Juice

·        Watermelon Ice Doozy Vape Seriously Bar Salts

To learn more read our Best Vape Juice Flavours Inspired By Disposable Vapes article for a comprehensive list of our 7 best disposable vape e-liquids right now.

Make the switch for Stoptober 2023 from single-use disposables to rechargeable vapes. Let’s all do our bit for the planet and save money in the process.

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