Lower Nicotine Puff Bar Disposable
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Provided you do not live in a state where even more onerous restrictions are in place, an adult vaper is left with only two options: a refillable vaping device or a disposable vape.
Advances in technology and form have made open vaping devices, especially refillable vape pod kits, extremely simple to maintain and operate. But it turns out that most adult vapers are looking for something even easier to use. Disposable vapes fit the bill perfectly. They are autodraw devices, still available in the flavors adults prefer and are fueled by smooth nic salt ejuices.
Satisfying and flavorful, it is easy to see why so many adult vapers and former smokers have transitioned to disposable vapes. For a complete rundown of what the vaping industry has to offer, check out our feature deep-dive into on the best disposable vapes.
Types of Disposable Vapes
There are two basic disposable designs that make up the bulk of the market. The Puff Bar is a stick style disposable. At about 4 inches in length, this style of disposable generally holds between 1.2 and 1.5ml of vape juice and has a 280mAh battery. Juice is stored in a polyfill and is located above the battery. The Zaero, standard Posh, Eon Stik, Sea Stix, Pop, Blow Stix, Mr Vapor and countless other disposables have adopted this form factor.
The other style is the disposable mini vape. The Stig, Mojo, Myle and Twst are the heavyweights in this category. This style of disposable places the ejuice and wicking parallel and to the right of the battery.
By placing the battery and juice next to each other, mini disposables are less than 3 inches long. There is a slight capacity penalty as they usually contain 1 to 1.2ml of ejuice.
Both styles of disposable vape work quite. A vaper is much more likely to pick a stick or a mini disposable based on flavor than device design. After all, they are only built for one use.
Check out our feature on the best disposable mini vapes for a detailed breakdown of this subset of disposable vaping devices.
The Puff Bar Disposable Vape is one of the hottest vaping products on the market today. It is available in a variety of bright and enjoyable flavors. These are the flavors that adult vapers prefer, as demonstrated in Dr. Farsalino’s survey of 69,000 adult vapers.
Despite being a one-time use device, Puff Bar priced competitively with the leading prefilled vape pod kits. Puff Bar disposables contains 1.3ml of nic salt ejuice. This is nearly twice as large as the 0.7ml Juul pod. As mentioned above, the Puff Bar is a stick style disposable and a bit under 4 inches long.
How many puffs will a puff bar puff if puffer will puff puff bar? It depends on how long of drags you take. When released, the Puff Bar had a nic strength of 5 percent, making it about equivalent to a pack of cigarettes. You should be able to get a couple hundred puffs out of your Puff Bar disposable.
Puff Bar Disposable Flavors
There are a number of comparable stick style disposables on the market. There are also a number of mini disposable vapes, such as the Stig, which are widely popular.
What makes the Puff Bar stand out is an amazing selection of well-executed flavors. There are over a dozen to choose from. These flavors range from an exotic Lychee Ice to their commendably authentic Tobacco. There is not one weak link in the Puff Bar flavor lineup.
Puff Bar Lush Ice easily competes with the heavy hitters in the crowded watermelon and menthol flavored vape arena. Puff Bar adopted a more fruit centric approach than some of their esteemed Lush Ice rivals. If pure ice is your thing, Puff Bar Menthol and a classic Peach Ice give even more depth to their menthol lineup.
A few of Puff Bar’s other top flavors include a rich Grape Puff Bar, a candied Blu Razz, the sweet and airy Puff Bar Watermelon, and a complex Sour Apple.
Low Nicotine Puff Bar Disposables
The knock on the new breed of disposable vapes is a lack of nicotine strength options. The most popular disposable vapes lean heavily on potent nic salts to bring life to their high resistance coils and smallish batteries. It is for this reason that both stick style disposables like the Puff Bar and the smaller disposable mini vapes typically boast a nic strength of between 5 and 6 percent.
This is great for adults making the switch to vaping. This potency provides satisfying vaping experience and makes disposables a viable option. But for some vapers, a strength of 5 or 6 percent is a bit stiff. This drawback sticks out when comparing a device with only one nic strength to a refillable vaping device which can be used with myriad flavors and nic strengths.
Puff Bar has addressed this issue head-on and their popular disposable is now available in both 2 and 5 percent nic strengths. This is equivalent to the nic strength options available for either the Vuse Alto or Juul prefilled vape pod kits, which come in 2.4 and 5 percent nic strength.
How does the lower nicotine Puff Bar stack up to the 5 percent original? Puff Bar does a good job with nic salts in the 5 percent, so the starting point is fairly smooth to begin with and the 2 percent is silken. You can detect the dropoff in nicotine, but 2 percent is not an insubstantial amount.
The experience remains fairly satisfying, if not as much of a one-hit wonder as the 5 percent. If you can discipline yourself into not taking twice as many puffs of the disposable that is half as strong, switching to the 2 percent is a great option.
If you are looking for lower nicotine disposables, there are several choices but only one provides a zero nicotine option: the Zaero Disposable Vape. The Zaero provides the most flexibility of any disposable. It is available in four nicotine strengths: 0, 1.8, 3.0 and 5 percent.
Even bottled nic salts aren’t available in this range of strengths. Nic salt ejuices are generally available at a strength around 5 percent and in a lower nicotine version around 2.5 to 3.5 percent.
This makes the Zaero Disposable the ideal choice for anyone looking to reduce their nicotine intake with the goal of achieving a vaping free lifestyle, regardless of whether they prefer refillable devices or disposables. For a complete summary, check out our Zaero Disposable Vapes review.
Cali Bar Disposables match the Puff Bar in flexibility and are also offered in 2 and 5 percent nic strength. They are the new kid on the block and were not included in our initial review of lower nicotine disposable vapes.
One disposable vape that we did cover was the ZPod by Ziip Vapes. An old hand when it comes to compact devices and nic salts, Ziip came come closer to matching the Zaero, with nic strength options of 1.8, 3.0 and 5 percent nicotine.
Ziip ZPods are available in a wide range of popular and unique flavors. Old stalwarts like Froopy and Strawberry Milk remain extremely popular with adult vapers.