How To Use A Disposable Vape Pen

Posted by Derek Champoux
5 years ago / June 15, 2019

How To Use A Disposable Vape Pen

Disposable vape pens lead the cannabis vaporizer market. They are convenient and extremely user-friendly, making them an ideal choice for cannabis retailers.

The extractor uses a filling machine to insert their product into the pen. They then sell the pen to a retailer who puts the pen on the shelves, already charged. So all the customer has to do is pick it up and puff – no learning curve, no charging, and no packing.

Cannabis retailers and users alike prefer this product because of the clear advantages of disposable vape pens, including:

  • Convenience
  • Cost
  • Simplicity
  • Reliability

In this article, we guide you through how to use a disposable vape pen for the first time. To start, we look at selecting your vape pen.

Choosing A Vape Pen

There is no one single best disposable vape pen. The right vaporizer for you depends on your needs and desired experience. We take a look at three of the key factors to consider when using a vape pen for the first time.


Cannabis vape pens are already a convenient size and shape. They’re very portable and easy to handle. The standard size fits comfortably in your hand and can be handled similarly to a cigarette. It’s a little shorter and wider than a typical pen.

For most people the standard size is fine. However, if you’re looking for more discrete vaping or something that is even more convenient to carry around, smaller sizes are available. The GT M8 Slim, for instance, is one of the lightest and slimmest disposables on the market and can be concealed and consumed easily on the go.

mini vape pen

Vape Oil

The next thing to consider is the extract formulation. There are a wide variety of vape oils with different uses and benefits. So it’s important to check what substance is in a prefilled vape pen before purchasing.

The most common distinctions for cannabis vapes are Indica vs Sativa strains and CBD vs THC. There remains a debate as to whether Indica and Sativa are actually all that different. However, CBD and THC have different impacts on your body.

A THC vape pen has a high concentration of Tetrahydrocannabinol. This psychoactive ingredient makes it popular for recreational use. However, it does have some medicinal uses, including pain management, epilepsy, and asthma treatments.

CBD vape pens, however, do not possess the psychoactive ingredient. Instead, it has Cannabidiol, which is often used for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Many vape pens use both THC and CBD for a fuller profile of effects. For a better look at the different oils and their uses, consult The Vaper’s Guide to Oils.


The type of coil is another important consideration. Most noticeably, this will affect the flavor of the vapor. The three main types of vape coil are ceramic, quartz, and wick. The best option for this is ceramic coils. These use indirect heating for purer taste and no burnt flavor.

Ceramic VS Quartz Coil

Learn more about the difference between wick, quartz, and ceramic in What’s The Best Coil Type For Vape Pens?


In choosing your disposable vape pen, you don’t just want top-quality cannabis. You also want a high-quality vape. Better quality vapes offer better flavor, more consistency, and a battery that outlasts the substance. You don’t want to run out of battery before your pen runs out of oil.

Instructions: How To Use A Disposable Vape Pen

Online forums can make vaping seem more complicated. People debating over the best mods, packing and sub-ohm vaping can seem overwhelming to a newcomer. But those aren’t techniques that you need to know as a casual or first-time vaper. Anyone can pick up and use a disposable vape pen in these simple steps:

  1. Remove vape from the packaging.
  2. If there is a button, click it, and an indicator light should turn on. If there is no button skip to step 3.
  3. Inhale through the mouthpiece. If there was no button, inhaling (or drawing) on the vaporizer will light up the indicator.
  4. Exhale the vapor.

Generally, it’s best to take small draws if you are using a vape pen for the first time. This means you take in less vapor so you don’t overwhelm yourself. For some, deep inhalations are unpleasant.

As well, shorter draws mean smaller doses. This allows you to figure out your tolerance and get the effects you want. It also helps to preserve the pen longer.

A typical .5ml vape pen lasts for about 225 puffs. But the temperature and draw length can affect this.

How To Store A Vape Pen

A disposable isn’t really intended for long-term storage, but you do want to make sure it lasts as long as you need it. Proper storage will make sure it stays good to the last puff.

It’s best to store your vape hardware in a cool, dry place. Moisture can damage the equipment and extreme heat or cold can affect the battery life and performance. As well, keep it out of direct sunlight. Otherwise, there is potential for the concentrate to oversaturate the heating core which can lead to clogging.

Also, make sure wherever you store your vape pen is out of the sight and reach of children. This is best practice, even with child-resistant vape pens.


When your disposable is done, you can throw it out in any garbage receptacle. If you want to look for a more environmentally friendly disposal method, you can drop them off at a Hazardous Materials Management Facility. Alternatively, you can do a Google search for, “battery recycling near me.”

Generally speaking, you cannot just throw a disposable vape pen in your recycling bin. However, Greentank is currently developing a disposable vape with recyclable components in an effort to reduce waste.

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