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The UK's Disposable Vape Ban: your Alternatives

The government is set to ban disposable vapes and implement multiple vaping restrictions, such as flavour bans, plain packaging, and display controls, responding to a 2023 consultation where 70% supported a disposable e-cigarette ban. While acknowledging vaping's efficacy in achieving a smoke-free England by 2030, the government remains concerned about its popularity among young people, despite the success of disposable vapes in aiding smoking cessation.

What's the deal with disposable vapes? Why are they so popular?

Disposable vapes are one-time-use e-cigarettes that mimic smoking without the hassle of setup. They're preloaded with flavoured e-liquid and nicotine, featuring a non-rechargeable battery activated by inhaling. Known for their sweet flavours and attractive packaging, they've been criticised for appealing to kids. These vapes are a beginner-friendly way for smokers to quit, with users sometimes transitioning to more sustainable options. Unfortunately, the massive popularity of over 30 million disposable vapes monthly in the UK leads to significant waste issues.

Why does the UK Plan to ban Disposable Vapes? 

Disposable vapes are on the chopping block due to a surge in youth vaping, fuelled by colourful packaging and sweet flavours that attract kids. Stats reveal a nearly twofold increase in youth vaping, with 69% favouring disposables. Led by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the UK government is cracking down on disposables, aiming to tighten regulations on packaging, display, and flavours. 

The environmental impact is also significant, with five million disposables trashed weekly, four times more than in 2022. Recycling efforts are low, and Greenpeace highlights the disposal of over 40 tonnes of lithium batteries in 2023, enough to power 5,000 electric cars. The ban targets not just environmental concerns but also aims to prevent disposables from filling landfills and polluting water.

When is the Disposable Vapes ban hitting the UK?

The exact date for the disposable vapes ban in the UK is still up in the air. The bill needs to pass through parliament, but with support from both the Conservative and Labour parties, it's expected to become law by the end of 2024 and kick in by early 2025. After that, there's a 6-month grace period for businesses to phase out disposables and adjust to the new rules, likely resulting in disposables disappearing from shelves around the middle of 2025. The government's challenge is dealing with the thriving black market that might benefit from the ban, and strong support for Trading Standards teams is crucial in curbing sales to kids.

What's the deal with the vape flavour crackdown?

The UK is mulling over flavour bans for vapes, eyeing restrictions on sweet flavours like desserts and candies. The concern is these flavours are too tempting for teens. On the flip side, flavours are a lifeline for smokers trying to quit. A recent survey found that 29% of vapers would go back to smoking if sweet e-liquids were banned, and 15% might turn to the black market, raising safety concerns. Adults love their fruity and sweet flavours, with over 50% opting for them. If a flavour ban hits, there's a risk of people ditching vaping for smoking, and the black market might take over the flavoured e-liquid scene.

Are Refillable Vapes also facing a ban?

Absolutely not! In England, the government is enthusiastically endorsing vaping as a robust strategy to help individuals kick the smoking habit. Collaborating closely with the Department of Health and Social Care and the NHS, they are championing a groundbreaking initiative known as the 'Swap to Stop' program. Under this scheme, they are actively distributing vape starter kits, coupled with dedicated counselling services, to assist a substantial number—up to one million—smokers in their journey to bid farewell to traditional cigarettes.

The noteworthy aspect of these vape starter kits lies in their emphasis on refillable devices, offering users a versatile and customizable approach to their vaping experience. This innovative approach not only provides an effective alternative to traditional smoking but also aligns with the broader commitment to harm reduction. Despite the potential decline in the popularity of disposable vapes, the government's steadfast support for vaping underscores its pivotal role in public health initiatives and demonstrates its continued dedication to offering viable solutions for those seeking to quit smoking.

What alternatives do I have to disposable vapes?

Beyond disposable vapes, the vaping scene boasts a rich variety of alternatives, notably in the evolving realm of reusable vape kits. This category's substantial growth in the past four years stems from fierce competition, driving manufacturers to craft kits that not only match but exceed disposables in simplicity and performance. 

Reusable vape kits, equipped with rechargeable batteries and refillable e-liquid pods, present a sustainable and cost-effective solution for users to customise their experience.  Emphasising reusability aligns with the rising focus on environmental sustainability, making reusable vape kits a responsible choice. The market offers diverse options, from sleek, pocket-sized devices to advanced setups, ensuring a satisfying and personalised vaping experience without the limitations of disposables.

What are Pre-filled Pods?

Prefilled pod kits provide a cost-effective and user-friendly transition from disposable vapes, offering a comparable experience with potential savings of up to 20%. Utilising replaceable closed pods filled with e-liquid, these kits are rechargeable. Major disposable vape brands have introduced prefilled versions, ensuring a seamless shift for dedicated disposable enthusiasts. This option is particularly accessible for those with mobility challenges, such as arthritis, as it minimises strain on the hands.

Refillable pod kits offer a thrifty and eco-friendly vaping solution, priced at 35% less than disposable vapes and a substantial 70% cheaper than traditional cigarettes. With minimal setup, these kits contribute to environmental sustainability by reducing waste. Moreover, users can enjoy a variety of flavors and customize nicotine strength to suit personal preferences. In essence, refillable pod kits combine cost savings with environmental responsibility and a personalized vaping experience.

The Refillable & Rechargeable Hiit Reload Device

For the vapers who seek the great flavours of disposable devices, but don’t want to throw their money out with each device, they buy our 10ml HiiT Bar Shots! Our HiiT Reload Device allows you to refill & recharge at least 10 times, while we offer 9 amazing flavours providing a vaping experience personalised just for you. 

Enjoy the smooth throat hit thanks to 20mg Nic Salts and be satisfied with the perfect PG VG ratio to match its flavour and nicotine strength - delivering the best vaping experience possible! Who needs disposables?.....

Vaping shouldn't cost the earth !

The Hiit Reload Device is a revolutionary hybrid-disposable creation that seamlessly blends convenience, reusability, and versatility into a single vaping kit. Designed with user-friendliness in mind, this innovative device enables vapers to effortlessly refill and recharge the non-replaceable pod with their favourite e-liquid up to 10 times before disposal, presenting a sustainable and economical solution.

Boasting a potential of delivering up to 5,000 puffs throughout its lifetime, the Hiit Reload ensures a prolonged and satisfying vaping experience. Its built-in 650 mAh rechargeable battery enhances the device's durability, while the 0.8ohm resistance of the integrated coil provides abundant power for a lasting, all-day vaping session.

Our Hiit Bar Shots - which are 20mg Nicotine Salts, provide an exceptionally smooth throat hit beyond what traditional e-liquids offer. Whether you crave the perfect Nicotine HIIT or seek an exhilarating flavour journey, our line-up of nine outstanding and adventurous profiles guarantees a vaping experience like no other.

There is no limit on flavours with us. Dive into the world of hiit Bar Shots and explore flavours such as Red Grape Ice, a refreshing fusion of rich grape with a cooling twist. Embrace the summer vibes with Watermelon Ice, where the sweetness of watermelon meets the invigorating chill. For those who enjoy a tangy kick, Sour Apple Ice tantalizes your taste buds with a perfect blend of sour apple goodness and icy freshness. With these enticing options and more, hiit Bar Shots promise an extraordinary vaping journey that goes beyond the ordinary.