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How Long Does an E-Cig Last?
How Long Does an E-Cig Last?

How Long Does an E-Cig Last?

Find out how long an e-cig can last with this guide on disposable &pod vapes, and their lifespans.

How Long Does an E-Cig Last?

There are different types of vapes, also known as e-cigarette devices, and their lifespans can vary. There are two common types of vapes: disposables and non-disposables. Non-disposables, or pod vapes are designed to be reused with refillable e-liquid or replacement pods, while disposables can be disposed of once the e-liquid is consumed and the battery is depleted.

Disposable Vape Lifespan

Disposable vapes come in closed systems where the battery and e-liquid can’t be replenished. How long a disposable vape lasts may depend on the brand, power capabilities, or amount of e-liquid. Frequency of use also affects its lifespan. Since an e-cigarette has a fixed capacity, the disposable vape of an adult user who vapes three times a day will most likely last longer than one belonging to an adult user who vapes ten times a day.

Non-Disposable Vape Lifespan

Unlike disposables, non-disposable vapes – also known as rechargeable and refillable vapes-are usually designed to last longer. These particular vapes could work for up to a year or longer. There are several types of rechargeable vapes, such as mod systems, and they all provide slightly different experiences. A few examples can be found below:

Different Types of Devices

  • Vape pens can last for a while, although they may need to be disassembled so that the coil can be replaced. Coils are a component of a vape that can have a limited lifespan.
  • Modification is a pivotal feature of a mod system which can be configured with specific tuning. Devices should always be used in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines.
  • Pod system vapes feature a battery and a pod that contains e-liquid. The pod can be replaced once it’s run empty.

How long a non-disposable vape lasts depends on a number of factors, which varies across devices. From maintenance and cleaning to frequency of use - an adult vaper should consider the following advice in addition to manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Make sure your vape is stored correctly within its case.
  • Be prepared to replace certain parts over time.
  • Monitor the device’s coil and cartridge, and replace them in accordance to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Opt for a reliable, trustworthy e-cigarette. These are more likely to perform over long periods of time. The quality of a vape matters.

Rechargeable vapes can be more cost-effective than their disposable counterparts. Since they don’t need to be regularly discarded and replaced, a long-term option is better for the environment than a disposable.

It’s also important to consider how long an e-liquid will last once opened, or rather, how long until it’s no longer usable. Expiration dates will be clearly labelled on the packaging and should always be followed. Sometimes, an e-liquid will degrade before its expiration date. It’s important to know the tell-tale signs of spoiled e-liquid. Look out for a loss in flavour, vapour and discolouration. Best practice is to discard an e-liquid that’s showing signs of degradation.

Alternatively, how long an e-liquid lasts before it runs out depends on a number of factors. As we already know, how frequently something is used - in this case an e-liquid – often determines how long it lasts. Unfortunately, this means that there’s no simple answer, as it depends on the user and the circumstances around their device. We recommend users pay attention to how much e-liquid is left in their device or capsules to avoid any disappointment.

Reliable Vapes and Other Smoke-Free Alternatives

If you’re ready to make the switch from cigarettes to an e-cigarette, consider a closed pod vape. These vaping devices consist of individual parts like the battery and a pod which contain e-liquid. Users typically connect these parts to use the device. VEEV ONE is an example of this. VEEV ONE is VEEV’s most advanced pod device, which is reusable and rechargeable. It uses compact ceramic heating technology with 6.5W heating power. Discover VEEV in the online store.

Important information: VEEV is not risk-free.

The best decision any smoker can make is to quit tobacco and nicotine use altogether.

This article is for general information and educational purposes. Some of the information in this article is based on external, third-party sources and we make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the accuracy, validity or completeness of such information.