I decided to do an experiment. Can I go through a full day using nothing but a disposable e-cigarette? Talk about dedication…
This is the Fling Disposable, from White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes. It’s about as non-threatening as an e-cigarette can be, and it’s extremely straightforward too: remove it from its packaging and start vaping. When it stops producing vapor, throw it away. I cannot think of a better way to experience e-cigarettes for the first time.
It comes in an extremely wide range of nicotine strength: from nicotine-free all the way up to “Double Extra” (that’s Juul-class 5.4%). I tested “Full Strength” (a very respectable 2.4%), right in the middle. It also comes in quite a few different flavors (14), and while today I’m testing the “Regular” (tobacco) flavor, I plan to review a few of them in the near future.
So… A disposable e-cigarette? How bad is it? Well, actually, it’s very good!
The unit itself is fairly small, and shockingly light. It’s slightly larger than White Cloud’s rechargeable offerings, yet it still feels very good in the hand. It’s a rather plain looking device, but I have to admit that I’m very fond of the all-white design. It contains 1ml of e-liquid, and they seem to last a while. The end cap has a reassuring orange LED glowing whenever you have a draw. It’s one solid piece, since it cannot be recharged. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.
How does it vape? As you can imagine, it doesn’t produce clouds of vapor, but it’s still very effective. The throat hit is very respectable, too. For a smoker, the effect is extremely convincing – I really wasn’t expecting that kind of performance from a disposable e-cig. If someone would have given me a few of these when I was smoking, it probably would have made me stop.
The taste of the “Regular” flavor is very nice as well. It’s hard to describe, but I think most smokers would be quite happy with it. It’s not overpowering, not too sweet, not too harsh either. There’s a slight woody aftertaste that’s somehow growing on me.
Overall, I think that White Cloud got it right with the Fling. While I don’t think I could be using this as my main device, I will definitely stash a few of these around. I often worry about running out of e-juice or battery, but not if I have a Fling on me.