Kicking a smoking habit can be tough, and if you’ve ever thought about or tried to stop smoking you know how difficult it can be. The Centres For Disease Control and Prevention claim nearly 70% of adult smokers want to quit, and nearly half of all smokers have tried to quit in the last year. However, only 7.5% of those of that tried to quit successfully kicked the habit for good. Luckily, here in the United Kingdom we have a strong support network and multiple nicotine replacement products when it comes to putting down the cigs. Cutting out smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health and an NHS study found that participants with support were twice as likely to quit smoking using e-cigarettes to cut out combustable tobacco. Out of the thousands of chemicals that you ingest every day as a smoker, nicotine is the only one that vaping replaces – and you take in substantially more of those chemicals than the average smoker. Vaping, but more specifically disposable vapes have seen a huge increase in popularity within the UK due to their no nonsense and easy to use approach to vaping. The question is though, as a heavy smoker; which one is most suitable for me? A disposable vape is the easiest, and most hassle free type of vaping available on the market today. There’s no arguing that in its form, it makes the switch from smoking to vaping as easy as it can possibly be. Throughout this blog, we’ll discuss which disposable kits are most suitable for heavy smokers. What flavour disposable should I choose? There’s such a vast array of options, flavour choice can be an almost overwhelming factor when choosing your first disposable vape kit. We advise in nearly all cases that people quitting smoking choose a flavour away from a variation of tobacco that attempts to directly replicate the flavour of their chosen cigarette, cigar or roll up. As someone quitting smoking, you are more likely to quit for good if you choose a completely different flavour to tobacco. Doing so will create a disassociation with tobacco and thus make you more likely to give up the cigs forever. However, this doesn’t mean we don’t have any suggestions based on what you currently smoke. The below suggestions have been based on positive feedback we’ve received from real customers who have used the style of flavours to help them quit smoking: Cigars / strong cigarettes: A desert style flavour adds another level of depth to the vape. Something like the Lemon Tart from Elf bar available here. Menthol cigarettes: You’ll want something cooling, a fruity mix with a menthol exhale. Check out the Reymont Disposable – Grape here. Light cigarettes: A smooth, full fruit based flavour. Something like the Geekvape Geek Bar. Roll ups: Roll ups have a certain edge to them, and you’ll need the same in your vape. Check out the Peeky Blenders range here. Obviously flavour is an extremely personal experience, so don’t take the above suggestions as a ‘one size fits all’ which can be applied across the board, everyone will have different taste preferences. It’s important to note that you may not find your favourite flavour on the first go, but don’t let this deter you from your vaping journey. The reason there is so many flavours on offer is to provide everyone with something they like. But don’t worry, these aren’t the only recommendations we have; later in the blog we’ll discuss some of our favourite flavours from our favourite brands. What strength Disposable should I go for? For clarity, we are benchmarking ‘heavy smoker’ as anyone who has any more than 15 cigarettes a day. This means that heavy smokers should choose a 20mg Nicotine disposable to ensure that the nicotine craving is satisfied. Luckily, this is the most commonly found strength of disposable you will find. This means you’ll have the largest choice of flavours and brands when it comes to finding one in the 20mg category. What should I look for in a disposable vape as a heavy smoker? Although disposables all carry similar attributes, it’s worth understanding they differ slightly in performance. Differences can include: Amount of vapour – the actual amount of vapour produced by a kit is an important element when selecting your disposable. Kits that boast cloud production aren’t discreet, and are therefore the complete opposite of smoking. However you want something thats full enough so it feels like you’re getting some level of hit from each puff. Lifespan (or amount of puffs) – amount of puffs vary between each kit, and from a value for money perspective you want to try and get as close to 600 puffs as possible. All disposables can have up to 2ml of E-liquid in, and kits that are below 550-600 puffs probably only have 1.3ml of pre filled nic salt e-liquid inside. A disposable vape kit should last you around the same time as 20 cigarettes, and at an average price of £5 this makes it far more cost effective than smoking. Flavour production (how strong or weak a certain flavour is) – a strong flavour will simply just make your vaping experience more pleasurable. As a smoker, there’s nothing at the moment that can compare to lighting up a cigarette, however I promise a disposable vape kit will taste way better than a cigarette. Top 5 Disposable Vapes for heavy smokers 20mg Elf Bar – 5 for £20 600 puffs each 20mg Geekbar – 5 for £25 575 puffs each 20mg Reymont Disposable – 5 for £22.50 600 puffs each 20mg Salt Switch – 1 for £5.99 450 puffs each 20mg Peeky Blenders Bar – 5 for £27.50 600 puffs each Top 5 Disposable vape Flavours Grape – 20mg Reymont disposable Blueberry Sour Raspberry – 20mg Elf Bar Kiwi Passion Fruit – 20mg Geek Bar Winston Churchill – 20mg Peeky Blenders Lush ice – 20mg Salt switch How much should I vape as heavy smoker? Vaping as a whole is more convenient, easier and safer for you than smoking. Some people express concerns around their friends or family picking up their kit every 10 minutes, but it’s important to remember vaping is 95% safer than smoking. With this being said, the term used to describe this situation is ‘over vaping’. An easy way to combat over vaping is by treating your disposable as a cigarette. When you feel the urge for a cigarette, go outside and have 10-15 puffs on your disposable and then come inside. Keeping this relationship the same with how you satisfy your nicotine craving will help you to not over vape. It also means you won’t be using up your disposable extremely quickly. However, if like me one of the biggest benefits to quitting smoking is the fact you don’t have to stand outside and shiver to get your fix, then vaping inside is a big benefit. But carry the same principal, only vape when you actually have a craving.