Disposable vape pens are the perfect entry point for anyone who wants to dabble in the world of vaping and e-cigarettes. These are also good for anyone who vapes, not for the love or passion for vaping – but just for fun and experimenting.
As a device, they define ‘convenience’. The learning curve is basically nonexistent. All you have to do is take out the pen from the box and start drawing. The drawing alone will activate the atomizer and you’ll get vapors from the oil reservoir.
With such simplicity, there are still certain mistakes a new user could make. In this post, we talk about some essential tips that are good to know as a new user.
HOW TO PICK A DISPOSABLE VAPE PEN?
Everyone is different. Therefore, everyone has different preferences. The same goes for vape pens too. To find the best disposable vape pen, you should factor in a couple of important things like –
The whole appeal of vape pens, in general, is their size. They are super portable. To give you some reference they are a bit shorter and a little wider than a typical writing pen. The sizing is to ensure the convenience factor. They look discreet and they are easy to carry around too. Vape pens are easy to pocket and most people are happy with this standard size.
But, if you need something even more discreet and a lot easier to carry around, something that fits in your wallet – you do have smaller choices to shop from.
- Vape Oil
The next big thing to think about is the oil that went into each vape pen. Once again, you get a wide assortment of choices here and each one has different benefits. But, you should look at the distillation process and see that there are no solvents or harmful additives in the oil. For cannabis vapes, you get two common choices – CBD vs THC and Indica vs Sativa strains.
There are a lot of arguments and debates over which strain is good but it’s speculated that the two are not all that different from each other. However, if you talk about CBD versus THC – they do carry major distinctions.
For one thing, THC is psychoactive. Tetrahydrocannabinol is the very cannabinoid that causes mind-altering effects and the ‘high’. The majority uses it for recreational purposes. There might be some medicinal value to THC though. Which one? It’s hard to tell. CBD, on the other hand, is completely non-psychoactive. It has no mind-altering effects. So, weigh your options before buying. The majority uses CBD for its anti-inflammatory and pain-management properties.
The coil is not something a lot of new users think about when searching for a vape to set the tone right for all future experiences. But, the coil is a super important factor. After all, the quality of flavor depends on the quality of the vape you invest in. In coils, you get 3 popular options – Quartz, Wick, and Ceramic. The ceramic ones are supposed to be the highest quality because they produce purest tasting vapors with no burnt taste. Wick ones might be cheaper but they don’t always give you the most flavourful experience.
- Quality and Number of Puffs
It’s not sufficient to buy only top quality cannabis oil. You should also be careful about investing in an overall high-quality product; even if that means spending a few more bucks. Remember, you’re not just buying a product. You are also buying an experience. It’s a well-known fact that a quality product offers quality flavors, better handling, consistency across products, and a well-performing battery.
Another thing you should be mindful of is the number of puffs each pen will give. A typical pen should give roughly 200-250; though some offer up to 500 puffs also. Think about how long a typical vaping session of yours lasts. Accordingly, pick a product that offers an adequate number of puffs.
HOW TO USE THEM?
As a new user, avoid reading online forums with endless discussions on how to use gazillion different types of pens. All those big, complex, unfamiliar terms like Mods and sub-ohms, could throw you off. As a casual, first time vaper, you don’t need to worry about so many things. Just pick a good vape pen and start vaping.
Here’s a quick guide on how to use a typical disposable vape pen –
Take it out and start inhaling. Unless there’s an ON button with an indicator light (which is uncommon for disposable vape pens), you can just take it out of the package and start inhaling. Most of these pens are built around a draw-activated mechanism. Start inhaling to activate the atomizer.
Stick with smaller draws initially to ensure fewer vapors entering your lungs. This is to avoid overwhelming yourself or having that unpleasant first experience. Smaller inhales also allow you to figure out and slowly build your tolerance for the ideal range of effects.
STORAGE AND DISPOSAL
Disposable pens are not meant for long-term storage. But, you do need to store them properly to avoid ruining the battery and the oil. Ideal storage conditions are essential to preserving the flavor profile. Also, because they come with smaller batteries which are more prone to damage, you should keep them in a cool and dry place. Avoid exposing them to heat, high temperatures, and direct sunlight otherwise it could ruin the batteries. High temperatures can ruin the chemical integrity of the oil and result in clogging. Keep them out of children’s reach for safety measures.
You can either drop them off at a dispensary from where you bought as part of their ‘recycling program’. This is an environmentally friendly option. You can also dispose of them at a ‘Hazardous Material Management Facility’. Try Googling for a ‘battery recycling near me’. If you can’t go to all that trouble, try disposing of them at least somewhere in a safe place where they store electronic waste.