Lower Nicotine Vapes: Puff Bar, Zaero, Ziip ZPods, Cali Bars

Disposable Vapes

Disposables vapes do not require charging, filling or even swapping pods. Just open the package and puff. They are ideal for adults who are looking for an easy to use device.

The federal flavor ban has knocked out all the vape pod and cartridge flavors except tobacco and menthol. If you want to vape the flavors that adults prefer and don’t want to deal with a refillable vape pod kit , like the Smok Novo 2, disposable vapes are the only nic salt game in town.

Until recently, most disposables were only available in a single nic strength, for modern nic salt disposables meant 5, 6 or even 6.8 percent. But a new generation of lower nicotine disposables is changing the way the game is played.

Even bottled nic salt ejuices are generally available in only two nicotine strengths, usually a 2.5 and 5 percent option.

The lower nicotine disposables reviewed today are all stick style disposables. This class of disposable extracts tremendous flavor from the ejuice and uses a polyfill which is positioned above the battery. The resultant device is invariably about 4 inches in length.

Best Disposable Vapes

There are two rival disposable designs. The disposable mini vape positions the battery parallel to the ejuice reservoir. This cuts the length of the disposable to under 3 inches, although the ejuice capacity of mini disposables is usually a bit lower: 1 to 1.2ml of nic salt vape juice.

One characteristic that all disposables have in common is crystal clear flavor. This works perfectly with fruit and iced fruit vape juices. Disposables are also invariably autodraw devices and generally good for a couple hundred puffs, depending on how deeply you inhale.

If you want to learn more about the mini disposable vape competition, we compared the top disposable mini vapes in our deep-dive: Best Disposable Mini Vapes.

The currently one-off Posh Plus design is another disposable vape design but it is considerably larger than its rivals. It has a 480mAh versus the 280mAh battery found in just about every other disposable. It also holds 2ml of ejuice. This is significantly more than the usual 1.3 or 1.4ml found in a typical stick disposable, twice the capacity of most disposable mini vapes.


We reviewed every major disposable vape on the market in our deep-dive: The Best Disposable Vapes.

Lower Nicotine Disposable Vapes

Zaero Disposable

The Zaero Disposable is a 4 inch long stick style autodraw  disposable. What sets the Zaero apart is a unique lineup of flavors and 4 nicotine strengths. There is a 0, 1.8, 3.0 and 5 percent strength. The Zaero also has a larger ejuice capacity than many of its rivals: 1.8ml versus the usual 1.3 or 1.4ml.

The Zaero comes in 8 different flavors: refreshing Blueberry Lemonade, juicy Sweet Orange, ripe and creamy Banana Zaero, a Grape Zaero that is sweet without being overly candied, a brilliant and bright noted Blue Razz Zaero, ice cold Zaero Menthol, a decadent Chocolate Zaero and an authentic Zaero Tobacco.

Zaero Menthol brings a frigid chill that adult nic salt vapers and former smokers are bound to enjoy. It is one of the best Juul Mint Alternatives and packs an icy punch.

Puff Bar Disposables

Puff Bar disposables are one of the hottest items in vaping today. Their lineup is heavily loaded with fruit and iced fruit vapes. Adults looking for a Juul alternative have flocked to Puff Bar and because of their stacked lineup: Lush Ice Puff Bar, an exotic Lychee Ice, and a limited edition Banana Ice Puff Bar are just a few of their top flavors. With smooth nic salt formulas and bold flavors, Puff Bars appeal to former Juul users and adult smokers looking to make the switch to vaping.

The quality of the flavor generated by Puff Disposables is well known. Now they are adding a second lower nicotine strength. Puff Bars are now available in two nic strengths: 2 and 5 percent.

This equals most bottled nic salts and gives the Puff Bars disposable the flexibility to match its flavor. Puff Bar disposables are also about 4 inches long and holds 1.3ml of ejuice, almost twice the capacity of a Juul Pod.  

Cali Bars Disposable Vape

The Cali Bar is another convenient stick style disposable available in two nicotine strengths, 2 and 5 percent. Each cali bar contains 1.3ml of vape juice and is good for several hundred puffs.

The Cali Bar lineup is deep with fruit flavor options. With options like Cali Bar Blue Razz, and a Watermelon Ice Cali Bar that competes with the top lush ice flavors on the market, Cali Bar is one of the top disposables on the market. The addition of a lower nicotine option is the cherry on top.

For a run-down of the watermelon menthol blends on the market today, check out our feature on the Best Lush Ice Disposables.

Ziip Zpods

ZPods by Ziip are the only disposable that comes close to matching the Zaero’s level of nicotine flexibility. The four of the most popular ZPods are now available in four nicotine strengths: 1.8, 3.0, 5.0 and 6.0 percent. Zpods hold 1.4ml of ejuice.

The classic flavors chosen for multiple nicotine strengths by Ziip ZPods will probably be expanded but for the time being are:

Strawberry Milk ZPods

The classic Strawberry Milk Ziip flavor works great in a convenient disposable. All of the flavor elements are drawn out in crystal clear form. Ziip ZPods Strawberry Milk is creamy with a dash of sweet strawberry. Strawberry disposables have a capacity of 1.4ml, twice that of a Juul pod. Available in four nic strengths, ZPods offer more vaping flexibility than many bottled nic salt ejuices and prefilled vape pods, and prefilled vape pods are no longer available in the flavors adults prefer.

Mango ZPods

Mango ZPods boasts an upgraded nic salt formula which is bursting with even more flavor than previous the previous Mango Ziip Pod disposable Z-Pen. Despite the boisterous fruit tones, this is a flavor that does not venture into the world of candied mango. Instead, it holds the line with enough tart and ripe flavor notes to keep Mango ZPods perfectly balanced. ZPods are tight drawing, stick style disposable vapes.

One of the best Juul Mango alternatives, Mango ZPods were a no-brainer when it came time to pick disposables available in four nicotine strengths.

Watermelon ZPods

Watermelon has long been a favorite of vapers and this refreshing fruit flavor works incredibly well in a disposable vape. The watermelon nic salt is almost floral, and the smooth aftertaste captures the distinct watermelon flavor that you expect. ZPods Watermelon may like the menthol mint of a Lush Ice disposable but the fruity and bright notes more than offset the cold inhale and the sweetness does add an element of cooling to exhale.

Cappuccino ZPods

Coffee lovers will love Z-Pods Cappuccino. With a milky finish and earthy notes of coffee, there is just enough sweetness in each inhale to make this a delightful all day vape. The Z-Pods Cappuccino Disposable Vape is a great price performer too. With 1.3ml of nic salt vape juice, you will get a couple hundred puffs smooth vaping bliss. Available in 1.8%, 3%, 5% and 6% nic strengths.