Vaping has become an attractive alternative to regular cigarettes. As more people get exposed to vaping culture, they have questions about the seemingly endless variety of products and accessories. Even people who already vape experiment with different products as they seek the best experience. One of the questions that always comes up is the difference between vape cartridges and vape juice. Put another way, people want to know if it is better to purchase pre-filled cartridges or to refill their cartridges with e-liquid.
Both options serve the same basic purpose. They allow you to choose the flavor of your e-cigarettes. You can opt for traditional flavors like tobacco and menthol. These are great if you enjoy the flavor and aroma of regular cigarettes. However, if you want to have some fun and try something new, you can get fruity or spicy flavors. You have these options whether you opt for eLiquid cartridges or vape juice.
There are, however, some key differences. Once you have a clear understanding of them, you’ll be able to choose the product which is right for you.
What are the pros and cons of Vape Cartridges?
Vape cartridges have existed for as long as e-cigarettes. They are easy and simple to use so they are quite popular with vapers. Simply purchase the flavor you want to try and pop it into your e-cigarette when you need it. You just keep them on hand and use them whenever you need them. There is no need to follow any specific storage instructions. When the cartridge is empty, or you don’t want it anymore, you simply throw it away.
Vape cartridges come in packs of varying sizes and each last for about as long as a pack of regular cigarettes. Cartridges typically come with their own atomizer so there is no need to replace this.
There are, however, some downsides. Cartridges tend to be brand specific. You will most likely only be able to buy the cartridges made by the manufacturer of your e-cigarette. If they make all the flavors you want, that won’t be a problem. However, you may find yourself wanting to try a flavor which they don’t provide. Vape cartridges can also be more expensive than vape juice.
What are the pros and cons of vape juice?
Vape juice or e-liquids give you more control over the flavor of your e-cigarette. You can use any liquid from any brand in your tank. There are lots more standalone flavors available when compared to packaged cartridges. You can even mix and match flavors from varying brands to create your own unique combo. You won’t be limited by what manufacturers have to offer.
Since you’re filling the cartridge yourself, you can ensure it is completely full and there is no spillage. If you’re a heavy user, you save money as well since e-liquid tends to be cheaper than cartridges. Vape juice also produces less waste since you don’t have any empty cartridges to throw away. This is better for the environment.
Vape juice has one main downside. One, it can be a little messy to refill cartridges yourself if you’re used to just popping in a cartridge.
The choice is up to you. If you don’t mind not having full control over the flavors, cartridges will suit you just fine. They’re easy and convenient to use. However, if you want to mix and match flavors regularly even if it gets a little messy, e-liquids are perfect.