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Best Electronic Cigarette Brands for 2015

Quit Smoking Community believes that electronic cigarettes are one of the best ways to switch the way you intake nicotine. By publishing these reviews on the top electronic cigarettes, we hope that you will switch from smoking tobacco to vaping e-cigarettes to greatly reduce the harm you cause to your body.

eCigarette Rankings and Reviews for 2015

vapor fi logoVaporFi is the best brand on the market right now and our #1 pick! They have a fantastic selection of refillable, tank-style e-cigarettes. All of their most recent models have superior vapor production, taste, and battery life. On top of that, both their e-cigarette and e-liquid prices are very low compared with other brands. With VaporFi, you get a mix of customization, quality, and low prices. If you're on the market for an e-cigarette, you need to check them out.

V2 Cigs is one of the top e-cigarette options on the market right now. They are the largest online retailer of electronic cigarettes and have a gigantic fanbase. This is because V2 combines a huge variety of products with great performance, at prices that most competitors can't touch. Check out our V2 Cigs Review to learn more about this brand!

Mig Vapor


Mig Vapor is the fastest growing e-cigarette brand right now. Their tank and battery setups are powerful, and not sold anywhere else. For a power setup, go with the SR72 or the iStick 30Watt Kit. But maybe the best thing about Mig Vapor is their MIG21, the BEST miniature e-cigarette on the planet. It can vape with the big guys in both power and taste, yet it is the size of a traditional cigarette. Take a look at this revolutionary brand.

Halo Cigs is an innovator in the industry. Halo offers very competitive and advanced e-cigarette hardware that both new and experienced vapors will enjoy. We have reviewed their Triton Tank System, which we were very impressed with (click below for details). They are also very well known for their wide selection of flavors, though we thought V2 Cigs had a slight edge on them in that respect. Be sure to check out our Halo Cigs Review to learn more about what is possible with the Triton Tank System.

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apollologo2Apollo is a very good brand that we recommend particularly to more advanced e-cig users. This is because they offer not only the typical e-cigarette model, but the eGo model as well. eGos are fantastic batteries that connect to a wide range of tanks. You can fill these tanks with any brand of juice you can find, which makes a more personalized and open source experience. Check out our Apollo E-Cig Review for more information.

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south beach smoke logoSouth Beach Smoke has been around for a very long time. They haven't quite improved as much as some other brands but they are still a solid choice for beginning e-cig users. If you are interested in a brand that has a great selection of flavors and a solid history, than South Beach Smoke is definitely an option. For more information, read our South Beach Smoke Review.

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777 E-Cigs is a very well-respected electronic cigarette company. They have been around for a very long time and have a very respected company. Their product is top notch; it creates a fair amount of vapor and their flavors are top notch. But not only that, they also have premium customer service and take care of their customers in every way. Learn more by reading out 777 E-Cig Review.

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Revolver is a brand that is very similar to Apollo. They have a huge variety of products for many different types of e-cig users. They have disposables for entry level users all the way up to the "eVIC" model which is very advanced and can even plug into your computer to give you statistics about your e-cig use. Revolver is definitely worth a look. Check out our Revolver E-Cig Review for more information.

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Basic Information on Electronic Cigarettes

Many people put off the decision to switch to e-cigarettes because they are worried that the technology or amount of options will be too overwhelming. But as those of you who have actually made the switch know, e-cigarettes are actually very easy to use. We've put together this section in order to help new or potentially new e-cigarette users understand how these new devices work.

Our View on eCigarettes and Quitting Smoking

Here at Quit Smoking Community, we believe that electronic cigarettes are a perfectly acceptable tool to help you quit smoking. Some of the best electronic cigarettes available on the market will successfully replace your nicotine cravings, resulting in a pain free way to quit smoking.

We decided to order 10 popular e-cigarette brands and have a 3rd party reviewer (none of the staff here use nicotine) test each one and write up reviews for them. Armed with the best electronic cigarette for your needs, anyone can kick the tobacco habit.

The Essential Parts of Every Electronic Cigarette

As far as the average e-cig user is concerned, electronic cigarettes are really just composed of 3 main parts. Those two parts are the battery, the cartridge and the e-liquid.


eliquid vapor

E-liquid, sometimes called E-Juice, is the fuel of any electronic smoking device. It cointains flavoring and nicotine, along with a base to hold it all together. Once the device is activated, the e-liquid becomes vapor to be inhaled. There are almost an infinite amount of e-liquid flavors available all over the internet, so it's important to understand how it works.

E-Liquid comes not only in different flavors, but with different amounts of nicotine as well. Strength of the liquid is typically measured in milligrams of nicotine per millileter of liquid. You'll usually see strengths labelled with "mg/ml". Below is some information on typical nicotine levels and which one would be best for you:

6 mg/ml: Low volume smoker, less than half a pack per day

12 mg/ml: Average smoker, between half and full pack a day

18 mg/ml: High volume smoker, more than a pack per day

24 mg/ml: Chain smoker, this is typically the highest strength sold by any reputable retailer

Beyond that, there's not a lot more to know. If you buy a starter kit, which we recommend for first time buyers, it will include e-liquid. But it is the one part of an e-cig that you have to replace very frequently.

Recommended E-Liquid Vendors:

Vapor Fi - A huge selection, even have a "create your own flavor" feature

V2 Cigs - Their Menthol is Hugely Popular

Halo - They Are Well-Known For their Lineup

To learn more, read our Full E-Cig Liquid Guide

Cartomizers, Clearomizers, Tanks and Cartridges

cartomizers tanks

This piece of an electronic cigarette has many names. Cartomizer, cartridge, clearomizer, tank, and often any of those two words combined. But they all serve the same function. It is the piece that holds the reservoir of e-liquid and facilitates the process of vaporizing it.

Inside the cartridge is a small piece called an atomizer, which is the vaporizing element. As the user puffs on his e-cigarette, the cartomizer feeds liquid onto the atomizer via small fiber wicks. Cartridges are the most frustrating element because there are many things that can go wrong. However, some brands have very high quality cartridges that work very well and need to be replaced a lot less.

Brands With Starter Kits That Have Good Cartridges:

V2 Cigs - Recently released 2 new cartridges under the "EX" line, and they are fantastic.

Halo - Their Triton Tank System comes with a great tank that holds a lot of liquid and has very few issues.

Apollo - Their eGo Starter Kits come with a "CE4" clearomizer, which is cheap and decent quality.

Make sure you choose a brand with quality cartridges, they can make or break the flavor and smoothness of your vapor.


e-cig batteryes


The final piece of the puzzle is the battery, which provides the power needed to generate the atomizer and vaporize the e-liquid. Batteries are fairly straightforward: the bigger the battery, the longer it's going to last and the more vapor it's going to be able to generate. Some people prefer the miniature e-cigarettes because they want to mimic the tobacco cigarette experience. Others prefer the eGo style (sold by Halo and Apollo) because they are a bit larger and have a longer battery life. Some eGo models even allow you to adjust how much power you want your battery to release when you are puffing. Then others have gargantuan "mods" that have incredibly long battery life but are not portable at all.


The most popular types of electronic cigarettes are in the list below (click to read more about them)

Miniature e-Cigarette or 'Cig-a-Like' Models

eGo Style

Mods and APVs (Advanced Personal Vaporizers)

Mechanical Mods


There are a few different aspects of batteries that are variable beyond just their size. They are:

1. mAH - This stands for milli-ampere-hours and it's a measure of how much energy can be held in your battery overall. So basically, the higher the mAH, the longer that battery will hold a charge. eGo batteries typically range from 600 to 1300 mAH, while miniature "cig-a-like" brands are a little lower.

2. Automatic vs Manual - This used to be a big debate in the e-cig community around 2012, however since then manual batteries have become the more popular choice. The difference is just as it sounds, the automatic batteries will start to vaporize right when you start inhaling on the device. The manual batteries require that you push a button while inhaling. It's common knowledge that manual batteries can hold a charge longer, are safer, and create more vapor than the automatic ones. You'll still find automatic batteries around but we certainly recommend manual.

3. Voltage - Whereas mAH is the measure of how much energy a battery can retain, voltage is how much it can put out. So the higher the voltage, the hotter the atomizer is going to get, resulting in some very big, very hot vapor. The industry standard used to be 3.7 volts for the "cig-a-like" batteries, but things have gotten much crazier since then. Most eGo batteries are now "variable voltage" which means you can adjust the range of power you want the battery to output when you press the button. They typically start a 3.0 volts and top out at just below 5 volts, allowing the vaper to try and find the setting that they like best.

When it comes down to it, it's a personal preference thing. I don't like to draw a lot of attention to myself, therefore I wouldn't go around whipping out something like this thing at a party. I personally like to have an mid-size battery like the eGo around for when I'm working or sitting around, but for driving or working around the house, I love to have a "cig-a-like" in my mouth. I used to love working in the yard with a real cigarette loosely hanging out of my mouth, and I can have that again with a miniature e-cigarette.


Brands Whose Kits Have Great Batteries:

Halo - The Triton Tank System is a beautiful thing. The battery is short and squat, but it packs a punch.

V2 Cigs - They recently released an improved battery, also with the "EX" line. It is still the shape of a real cigarette but it has much more power

Apollo - Once again, their eGo starter kits are a great option, this time because of the eGo batteries included.

From Set Up to Maintenance

E-Cig Set Up

setting up starter kit

Now that we've gotten the basic setup of these devices out of the way, we can talk about how to use them and keep them running smoothly. And truth be told, it's really not all that hard. So let's get started.

So your shiny new starter kit just arrived in the mail. You peeked inside and saw a scene that was a bit more complicated than you imagined. But don't worry, it's just all of the accessories that come with the kit most likely. The only things you really have to worry about are the three components we covered above.

Charging the Batteries: The first thing you should do is take out the battery(s) and start charging them immediately. Hold off on setting up your e-cig until it's fully charged, this will cause it to work better and have a longer lifespan.

refill an e-cigarette tankPutting the Pieces Together - The next step depends what type of kit you purchased. If you purchased a kit with prefilled cartridges, than all you have to do once the battery is charged is screw one of the cartridges onto the end of the battery and you're ready to puff away. If you bought a kit with a refillable tank, you'll need to fill it first before you attach it to the battery.

Filling the Cartomizer: Start by taking the top off of the cartomizer, then hold the whole thing at a 45 degree angle. When you go to start dripping the juice, aim for the sides of the opening, you dont' want any liquid to go into the air hole that sits in the center. If that happens, you'll be getting e-liquid in your mouth for the next 2 minutes, and that's the worst feeling ever. Once it's filled up, just put the tip back on and you are good to go. Have a napkin on hand because this process can get messy.

Miscellaneous Preparation: If your kit didn't come with any sort of case, you may want to find something to hold your e-cigarette. Otherwise it ends up rolling around in your pockets when you're not using it. If your kit came with a "Personal Charging Case" you should also charge that fully once your e-cigarette battery has been recharged.

E-Cigarette Maintenance and Continued Use

vaping maintenance

Electronic smoking is not like being a traditional smoker, you don't simply finish up a tank of e-liquid and toss the whole thing away (unless you buy disposables, which you shouldn't be doing). Also, it's important to keep things clean so that the moving parts aren't interrupted by dirt or loose e-liquid. Here's some tips on making the most and saving the most during your e-cigarette experience.

Watch the E-Liquid Levels - If you use a refillable tank, than make sure to monitor how much is left. Try not to let the levels get below 1/4 because that can end up ruining the atomizer, meaning you have to buy a whole new cartridge. So just like you don't keep driving on empty, don't keep puffing on low e-liquid either!

Clean Stuff - You'll want to take the time to clean off the end of both the battery and cartomizer so that the connection between the two remains strong. When there's gunk in there, it interferes with the voltage.

Expect That You'll Have to Replace Things - Over time, every aspect of an e-cigarette wears down. The e-liquid, obviously, gets vaporized. The wicks and atomizers in the cartridges get worn down from the extreme heat. The batteries, over many months and years, eventually lose their ability to hold a charge. Even though there are some consumable parts with e-cigarettes, you'll still be saving a significant amount over regular cigarettes.

Shopping For the Best Electronic Cigarette

Shopping for electronic cigarettes can be a bit frustrating. We've seen some "review" sites out there that don't even sound like they have tried the product or even ever been a cigarette smoker in their life. But we're different. We've been there. Our entire goal is to help you quit smoking tobacco and so our analysis of the e-cigarette brands out there is going to be based on that and nothing more.

With that said, it's time to help you figure out which brand suits your interest. We'll go through a list of different types of smokers and suggest the e-cigarette brand that suits their style. Please check it out and figure out which brand will help you quit smoking!

Smoking on the Run

If you are constantly on the go and have no time to stand around for a smoke break, you are definitely a smoker on the run. You love to puff while you drive and take long drags as you stroll down the street.

We Recommend: V2 Cigs

Their new EX line of batteries offers the power of larger ones without the bulkiness. You'll have no problems with it getting in your way, plus their EX cartridges are fantastic. Check out their line of EX starter kits right here!

Big Puffs Every Time

If you're the type of person to light a cigarette and then immediately take a 10 second drag, you like the feeling of your lungs being filled with smoke. Well, you can still achieve that, only with much less harmful vapor. Many vapers favorite aspect of vaping is the "throat hit" or the feeling of the vapor hitting your throat and lungs, signifying that nicotine is entering your bloodstream. Yes, it sounds a little bit like a drug addicts thinking but that's essentially what smokers are. Regardless, if you like big clouds of vapor and powerful throat hits, we have the brand for you.

We Recommend: Halo E-Cigs

Their Triton Tank Starter Kit comes with two batteries that will provide you with the vapor production you're looking for. If you want big clouds, than go Halo all the way. Check out their site.

The Conoisseur

You are the person known to talk about the differences in taste between various tobacco brands, even though everyone pretty much felt they all tasted the same. You like things that taste good, which means you're going to fall in love with e-cigarettes.

We Recommend: Vapor Zone

Vapor Zone has a ton of flavors, plus they allow you to combine them into custom orders. You'll never run out of flavors to try.

Our Stance on Electronic Cigarettes

Many of us who have successfully quit, have done so with the help of electronic cigarettes. Many of us have tried other methods to quit smoking, such as the patch, nicotine gum, or even cold turkey. Those attempts generally ended in relapse.

Finally, a product was introduced that revolutionized smoking cessation: the e-cigarette. Non-smokers don’t realize that the allure of smoking isn’t just the nicotine, but also the ritual. Smokers enjoy the actions of holding up a cigarette to their lips and taking a drag of smoke. Although you don’t have to fumble with a lighter, e-cigs give the vaper almost the same experience as tobacco cigarettes. Although personally we feel that vaping is much more sophisticated that smoking. After all, discovering fire is a little primitive.

E-Cigarettes are a Miracle in Harm Reduction

best electronic cigarette brandsAt the very least, electronic cigarettes help to reduce harm. The vapor that e-cigarettes produce is much safer than tobacco smoke, which contains more toxins than you would imagine. Unlike secondhand cigarette smoke, secondhand e-cig vapor is rather harmless. It may contain a small trace of nicotine, but nothing to worry about. In fact, recent studies have shown that nicotine isn’t any more addicting or harmful than caffeine. It’s the other chemicals contained in tobacco smoke that is harmful.

At Quit Smoking Community, we believe that electronic cigarettes are currently the most effective way to quit smoking. We say this from our own personal experiences as well as the countless success stories that we have heard from all over the globe.

The Truth About E-Cigs

We feel that there are a lot of misconceptions about e-cigarettes. In fact, a lot of the stigma on smoking has been unfairly passed onto vaping. It is time to think of vaping as the opposite of smoking. Vaping is the future, and it will bring smoking to an end.

When first trying to make the switch from smoking to vaping, it can become overwhelming. There are so many brands out there. How do you know which one is the best? In our efforts to help those navigate the world of vaping, we personal review some of the brands that we recommend. Check them out and you will find an e-cigarette that is right for you. If you have any questions, just remember that the Quit Smoking Community is here to help. Don’t hesitate to ask questions on the forum.

Today is the first day of your healthier lifestyle!

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51 Responses to "Best Electronic Cigarette Brands for 2015"

  • Chris
    June 15, 2014 - 11:19 am

    I am interested to find out your opinion on the VIP brand. I have been using their Photon Tank model since I made the switch four months ago and it works great for me

  • Dutch
    September 5, 2014 - 10:42 pm

    I am ready to give up cigarettes but not sure what to switch to. I smoke about 1 pack a day, mostly on quick breaks during the work day. I think I am more of a long, fast hitter on the cigarette, but do not consider myself a throat smoker. Any recommendations as to what I should consider buying to start with?

    • Bill
      December 8, 2014 - 10:58 pm

      I started with a kit from Halo. I smoked 2 packs a day and now I have been smoke free for a year!

  • Diana
    September 8, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    I stopped 15 months ago and have been for last 12 months using 10 motives menthol e ciggs avail online at 10 motives or from most Tesco stores. They are amazing!!!! I havnt had even a sneaky wee puff in all that time!!! NOT EVEN ONCE!!!!! If they work for me who smoked 20 a day they will work for anyone. Dont waste time trying other brands like I did theses are the best. Goodluck and dont give in its best thing I ever did I save £200 per month WOW!!!!!

  • alan
    September 17, 2014 - 5:22 pm

    I tried 3 ecig brands in he UK – leaks – battery problems all cheap imports Im afraid – then I found V2 – proper electronic cigarette – tested eliquid and now in the UK
    ty QSC

  • Bj
    September 19, 2014 - 4:53 pm

    I too WAS a firm believer in the V2 e-cigarette ever since a friend gave me one to try on May 2nd 2013… and I never looked back. They indeed offered exceptional choices of styles, flavors, warranty and customer service. I was a firm believer and supporter in the V2 product and their line…Until;

    Five months ago I ordered a “starter kit” for e-liquids which contained a “New Style” USB charger that included a long cord which made it VERY versatile allowing the new style charger to be used in so many different configurations.

    I immediately ordered a second as a backup charger. However, what I received, was a “Switched” replacement of the old style USB charger. Even the box, showed pictures of the “Long Cord” charger.

    L O N G story short, after countless phone calls, emails, PROMISES, time, frustration and threats to switch to another brand; And Having Spent Hundreds Of Dollars On Their Products, I have yet to receive what I in fact ordered, Nor, have I been given any refund or any kind for something I did not order.

    I HATE a liar. And, like most, I hate a company that represents itself in any way to deceive it’s customers. ALL THIS OVER A SIMPLE CHARGER!

    So now, I am indeed looking for a new company. I will N E V E R trust V2 again. Never would I have thought, from past experience with V2, that they would treat a customer as they have treated me.


  • Dani
    September 23, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    I am truly confused on which brand of ecigs is the best. I purchased the Alternacig over a year ago, however, I have not tried to get off regular cigs yet. I needed to stop using excuse after excuse. Now that I have done that I feel ready to give quitting a go. My sister came for a visit after having pneumonia for the fifth time. She brought her V-2 ecig with. We compared her V-2 to my Alternacig the results ended up with the Alternacig cartridges lasted way longer than her V-2. We smoked at the same time so that we could see which was better. She was changing her V-2 cartridge within the first day. My Alternacig lasted a day and a half before changing the cartridge. Her V-2 battery lasted longer. As far as the taste we agreed they both tasted fine. As far as throat hits we decided the Alternacig was better. And finally we called customer service for the both of them and found that they both gave great service. Please know if my sister can quit ANYONE can. She was lighting her next cigarette with the one she was about to put out. She has not had a “real” cigarette in 2 and a half years. Her advice is this, find the ecig that works best for you and never allow yourself to purchase a real cigarette again.

  • Drew Anne Young (Yep, I'm a girl named Drew!)
    September 27, 2014 - 6:01 pm

    Finally, a website that covers the bases in a manner that I ‘get’. I quit smoking almost 6 months ago. I was a pack a day Marlboro reds girl….the ‘catalyst’ for me was the smell of smoke in my hair….I was sick of it.

    I went to my local mall and my first purchase of an e-cig was this skinny, black pen shaped thing that had a slim cartridge and recharged from the wall. I think they’re called ‘Spinners’, whatever the heck THAT means.

    Due to this little pen shaped miracle, I haven’t touched a nasty fag since.

    I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I have gone thru NUMEROUS e-cigs. The first one was retired after about month due to its inability to hold a charge. I got on the ‘net and was advised by a company (Altcig) to purchase an itaste v v battery along with a cartridge that held my juice in a peachy GLASS enclosure. It didn’t take me long to knock that bad boy off my counter onto the CERAMIC kitchen floor. ‘Shattered’ doesn’t describe the condition of that poor thing. Off I went, again, to search out the perfect e-cig.

    I then ended up with this cartridge made by Aspire. Stainless body…slim ‘window’ to check juice levels… Wasn’t too bad. I kept my battery, so the cost of replacing the cartridge wasn’t too painful. I even purchased a new drip tip in a fabulous pink color! The plastic drip tip lost its allure pretty quickly, so I once again put the stainless back on.

    I have this really bad habit of ‘stashing’ my cig in my back pocket of my jeans. It was in that back pocket the other day when I dashed out of a store, flew into my car…..oops….well sh**. I BROKE the tank….broke the threading right off. Aw geez….here we go again. Not to mention the loss of Five Pawns juice that I vape….all over my car seat. Car smells excellent, however.

    I then purchased an SSV Genie tank. Cute little ‘Jeannie bottle’ shape….performance SUCKS. I’ve never heard so much gurgling and gargling since I was in college after the girls had a long night in the bars. Damned thing….I am cleaning this thing EVERY TIME I put juice in it. I don’t understand this phenomenon, but the juice goes from the cartridge, travels down into the stainless band where it pools. Then, in its final, destructive voyage, it puddles around the top of the battery. This requires a total tear down of my cig to clean it. I need to buy stock in Bounty for all the towels I have used to clean this failure. I fill with a needle tip and do NOT get juice in the center hole. I don’t overfill nor do I let the liquid get too empty. WTF?

    Do you know how frustrating it is to have a stressful moment, reach for the sanity contained in an e-cig only to be rewarded with gurgling, snapping and popping and the inevitable mouth of juice that feels like electrical zaps???

    I think the design of most e-cigs is flawed as well. It’s just not possible to balance a car on the tip of a pencil and these damned things are so top heavy, there is no way to keep them upright….so the obligation to walk around holding them exists. Or you can put it in your back pocket and break it when you sit down. I’ve seen the lanyards….don’t go there.

    Here is my idea of the PERFECT e-cig. First and foremost, the bottom needs to be at LEAST twice the width of the top to get some stability. Second, let’s find a cartridge that doesn’t leak….what a concept! I like the idea of being able to adjust my cig from 3.0 to 5.0 cause when these things are first filled up and have a new coil they are badass and ready to go…..tastes like burnt toast so ya gotta crank down the voltage! I know that there is another air(?) adjustment type of dealio on some, but I don’t think I know what that’s for. I’m certainly not sophisticated enough with these to be able to build my own coils, so I would require one with replaceable coils. Oh, and by the way, my nickname is ‘coil killer’. I can burn one up in two days. Yeah, yeah….I know….we’re not sucking golf balls thru garden hoses here….I just like that chest and throat hit….what’s a girl to do when she’s stressed? I’m not a cloud chaser, but the idea is kinda fun.

    If you have managed to get thru this mini version of ‘War and Peace’, and if you have time, may I impose upon your knowledge to hook me up with my perfect e-cig?

    • ty
      November 12, 2014 - 6:07 am

      I feel ur paine, reading that was like reliving my experience. I’m using mark ten cig a like now, I like to pretend it’s a normal cig. Per these reviews I’m gonna try either the V2 or halo brands, probably V2 first.

  • Joshua
    October 9, 2014 - 5:44 pm

    I’ve been looking at different Vapor units and have seen some as low as 30 bucks and others that go up to 200 bucks. whats the main difference between a $20 unit and a $200 one? is there any “red flags” that I should look out for on

  • doris jarvis
    October 20, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    We are in Anderson, In. We did buis. with Low Bobs on 53rd. St. We have yet to find a battery of any quality. Worse yet distributors like low bob know it and sell them anyway. They then refuse any remedy for their junk. Tuff luck I guess. Can you recommend a product or company that is not the junk low bob sales?

  • cage
    November 19, 2014 - 4:06 am

    I got a Kangertech EVOD starter pack.. 2x 650mah batteries, 2x poly tanks, 5 replacement single coils, and charger. I really enjoy this unit. Just updated to the Kangertech Protank 3.

    Recommended highly

  • mike
    November 21, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    I’m a chain smoker who wants to switch to e cigs. I’ve tried the blu , mark 10 ( I like due to the lightweight and cigarette feel but cartridge is short and battery sucks) and the vuse. I want to switch but I want one that lasts and will hold me over so I don’t want an actual cigarette. What do you recommend ?

    • Brad Rickey
      December 22, 2014 - 3:27 pm

      I chose “Vuse” to help me quit, after several recomendations. It took me about 5 weeks to quit gradually, but smoke free for 3 days now. I am really satisfied with vuse use and highly recomend it. The taste is phenomenal. I didn’t realize that e-cigs could accually have a better taste than my formerly used swishers. The starter kit is only 10 bucks and includes 1 cartomizer, ( which lasts about 2 days.) the cartemizer replacement is about 3 bucks is the simplest, cheapest, most expediant alternative to help you quit. Although Phillip morris makes no claims that it is a cecession device, but it worked for me. Thanks to the e-cig alterative, I’ll never have a need to return those nasty, expensive, killers.

      • Mary edel
        January 1, 2015 - 3:39 pm

        I started with ecig this am. Vuse menthol, my first drag made me cough like crazy can anyone tell me why. I am a heavy smoker, I smoke pall mall lights. Do I need to get less nicotine or what’s the reason? Thanks

        • Tyler Bullock
          January 7, 2015 - 9:51 pm

          Yep exactly, your nicotine levels are probably too high. People generally cough a lot from e-cigs when they first start using them, so your body has to get used to it as well.

      • bzfgt
        April 26, 2015 - 5:13 am

        And you don’t work for them I suppose.

    • Ben
      May 9, 2015 - 6:09 pm

      Hey Mike, I was a chain smoker myself. I have tried about 30 different E-cigs mods rebuildables etc. First I started with a standard 15 watt unit with a tank. I used 24 nic juice and satisfied the throat hit. Then I wanted to get more vapor and went to a driper, which is a rebuildable mod for clouds of smoke which was satisfying and fun. The downside was having to drip after 3-4 hits because I use it heavily. I finally ended up with the IPV4 100 watts of power and a good tank. I still get the same big clouds but without the annoying dripping all the time. The 3 things I think most important are 1. Finding a unit that you like 2. Finding a flavor that you enjoy. 3. If it taste better then your cigarette and your nicotine and smoke sensation is satisfied. You most likey will not want to smoke a stinky cigarette with that horrible aftertaste anymore. You will be too busy enjoying yourself and loving the flavor. Also I didn’t use the E-cig as a way to quit smoking. I used it as an alternative form of smoking. I will smoke my E-cig forever because I enjoy smoking.

  • Amber
    November 22, 2014 - 5:50 am

    I recently got a ecig and it makes me feel sick. I am trying to figure out why. I feel like I am high and like I am going to be sick. I only take one drag off it and feel this way. Thanks guys.

    • tolstoy
      December 9, 2014 - 1:21 am

      could be that your nicotine is too high. Some people are also allergic to PG (propoleyne glycol *misspelled) which is a main ingredient in ejuice.

      look up vegetable glycerine based ejuice (VG) and lower your nicotine to 12 or 6 for average light smokers.

  • will
    November 25, 2014 - 8:53 pm

    V2 and VaporFi have great hardware and customer service. VaporFi specifically, has wonderful vaping power, awesome tank/coil design and they last for quite some time. Highly recommended. Green Smoke is alright as well, particularly for beginners.
    Not sure how Halo keeps coming up high on review lists but I guess they were pretty good for novices back in the day. Now their products are becoming increasingly inconsistent. Not only that, their attitude is “Halo is always right.” So Halo customers, take the back seat, if the product fails, its your fault.

    • Bill Spurgeon
      February 27, 2015 - 1:48 am

      I’ve been using V2 for over a year and love the product. Unfortunately, the company can’t seem to get their act together. I placed an order 12 Feb for EX cartridges and checked tonight, they are on back-order and they don’t know when they will be getting them in. Their standard answer is “within 30 business days”; hell, that’s 6 weeks. So, if you have enough cash laying around that you can order 2-3 months in advance then go with the V2. Another concern is that when you place an order your credit/debit card is immediately charged, no matter if they have the product in stock or not. I’m not too sure that’s even legal???

  • Michael
    December 10, 2014 - 8:44 pm

    I have been purchasing VaporFi,com product and couldn’t be happier. When compared to similar products in the market as far as price goes, Vaporfi prices are a little bit higher, but when comparing their stuff to generic products or other brands, vaporfi always wins out in quality, vapor production, taste and other factors that are important to me. If anyone is looking to switch to a basic, simple but reliable e-cig, go with their Pro kit. I am sure you can find coupons as well. They also have some advanced gear, but for new users, go with something simple like the express or pro.

  • Brian
    December 13, 2014 - 6:45 pm

    I stopped smoking in 2001 9/24. Funny a lot of folks relapsed on 9/11 ..I was motivated by the terrorist c__k s__kers…I took it personal that they were trying to make me relapse .Finally hit 24 hours smoke free on 9/24/01. However a few years later I was ready to relapse and a doctor prescribed me NIcotrol Inhalers. My co-pay is $50 a month. A few weeks ago my insurance screwed up my prescription so I bought ecigs at WalMart .. Fin. They say a cartrige equals 2 backs of cigs. Forget that. Might equal 4 cigarettes. Not cheap. I go thru about 2-3 cartriges a day…like 6 to 9 bucks. I tried Blu and did not even get a wall charger. they gave me a charger for car cig lighter. Am I supposed to run my car while charging? PLus you have to charge the box and then charge your battery from that. At least with Fin from Walmart you can charge a box at wall and your battery at same time. However Fin box charger broke down very soon (box). I still prefer the Nicotrol Inhalers… no mist, no muss, no fuss. However, how much longer my insurance company will pay for maitenance not just withdrawal I don’t know. I definitely need to learn more about ecigs. Like how to do it less expensively.

    • Wasim
      May 9, 2015 - 11:44 pm

      Hi I use eGo T with CE4. learned to rebuild it through youtube.Clean it every alternative days. use medical grade glycerin with 18 mg/ml nicotine jucie and food falovrings… its quite cheap in fact.

    • Alex
      June 19, 2015 - 4:11 am

      Brian, You tried a wrong thing. Get Yourself a WallMart Hous brand for starters or get any refillable liquid thing- tons of them on ebay. Try it, charge the battery when run out, play with fluid levels, try different fluids, learn about mod batteries, rebuildable atomizers , 510 threads, You might go thru 5-10 units to make Your self comfortable, watch Youtube videos. No one tells You, You will quit in old fashion way, but some day You will be puffing 0% nicotine liquid. Trust me. Smoker over 30 years.

  • Christian Butler
    December 31, 2014 - 3:44 am

    I got the vision spinner one and 2, with MT3 Clearomizer 1.8ohm is the best I’ve ever come across and I gone through most types of clearomizers out there. Oil I smoke 24mg of white widow 10ml 6droplets of Amber leaf 18mg in MT3 Clearomizer 1.8 ohm with vision spinner one at 3.3volts.

  • Sandra
    January 4, 2015 - 7:13 pm

    I’m using a Smart Smoke – I see no reviews on here for them. I was a half a pack Merit Ultra Light and the lowest mg of Smart Smoke for the blueberry that I like is 11 mg which I have to custom order. I’m using 14mg right now, but find it in my hand all the time. I wanted to use it as an aid to quit but feel I’m getting more addicted than when I was smoking. Smoking a cigarette satisfied for a few hours – this doesn’t. Any suggestions or thoughts on Smart Smoke? I do prefer the cartridges to the liquid. Seems cleaner

  • Tricia
    January 19, 2015 - 9:49 pm

    I bought an Itaste set on a whim at the flea-market on Saturday for 40 bucks. From what I’ve seen on-line today, that’s pretty good. I gave the guy my almost-full pack of smokes to throw away because I knew I wouldn’t do it right away. Today is Monday and I have a wicked head-ache but I haven’t smoked and I don’t regret the decision one bit. I’ve smoked for over 30 years and I’m only 46. The tobacco companies are not getting another penny of my money. Ever… I hope….. I’ll let ya know how it goes. :)

  • Bob
    January 24, 2015 - 11:45 pm

    V2 definitely looks great. What I have found from personal experience is totallywicked.com have some great starter kits. Take the tornado ego c+ for example. I dont have 200$ to be spending on a ecig but for 40$ this ecig has lasted me a year and still running strong. Totallywicked.com may not have the classist website but the ecigs they have are top quality.
    Check them out!

  • Tania
    February 23, 2015 - 10:21 pm

    So my hubby is trying out his second brand of e-cig and initially started in the hopes of quitting. Frankly, I was skeptic because in my opinion anything chemical or unnatural entering the body cannot be healthy at all…. Alas, i have decided to further informed and see if what I am assuming is in fact true – thank you for all the information. I am a bit relieved and am too a firm believer that more than the nicotine it is the ritual of taking a puff.

    Qs – does continuous puffing or frequent puffing really erradicate or help the quitting? Isn’t that increasing the need of the ‘ritual’?

    Secondly, it’s good to know that it is less harmful than a cigarette, however, are there no harmful side effects at all from smoking in the liquid? I know in the middle east it is banned because apparently it could bring water to the lungs – is this true?

    Thank you!

  • Michael
    March 4, 2015 - 6:45 am

    I used this website to make my decision about which e-cigarette to try. I went with V2. It has changed my life. Admittedly, I was a light smoker (less than 1/2 pack per day, and for 28 years), but none the less, the transition was so incredibly easy! I have not had a traditional cigarette since my starter kit arrived, and really have not had much desire for one since. I quit 2/13/15. It’s now been over two weeks. I’ve never once been tempted to run to the store and buy a pack of traditional cigarettes. The thing about e-cigs is that when you get an environmental cue to smoke, you have something that closely replicates the act of actually smoking a true cigarette. There are several strengths of nicotine, which is really important… Match your level of smoking to the nicotine content. I went with the 1.2% and it’s been fine. If you smoke more than I do, you will definitely need a higher nicotine concentration, and there are several levels higher than what I’ve been using. I was a menthol smoker, and the menthol e-liquid is actually more flavorful and enjoyable than a traditional menthol cigarette. I also tried the green tea/menthol flavor… it’s ok, but would not order it again. I don’t like the color of the liquid (brownish) while the pure menthol is clear and colorless. Weirdest part about the transition… Feeling like you are cheating by getting your nicotine fix so easily!

    Best part is not having to go outside in the frigid Chicago winter to smoke. The vapor truly leaves no odor. You can even use it in your car and it won’t leave a trace.

    My V2 kit came with some free extras from the company. I went with the rechargeable batteries, and open system. I highly recommend both. I like being able to see how much liquid is left. Refilling it is soooo simple, and the bottles last quite a while (not even half way through after two weeks). I also have found I prefer the manual battery rather than the automatic… Just makes you feel like you have more control, and I think the amount of vapor is higher and more satisfying. They threw in a disposable (yuck… Not good for the environment) and a different color rechargeable with my order, as well as some cola flavored “blanks”, which I haven’t tried yet. I’m really appreciative of the freebies, and having an extra rechargeable ready to go is great.

    I’ve seen complaints about delivery time, and it was not an issue for me… Arrived right on time. I have not had to deal with customer service yet, so I can’t speak to the complaints I’ve seen about that.

    Bottom line… If I’d known it would be this easy to switch to e-cigs, I would have done it years ago for sure. Yes… The medical jury is still out regarding how “safe” they are (I am a medical professional), but come on… Tobacco smoke versus a vapor of a more or less pure substance without contamination by pesticides or other chemicals? No matter what, you are doing your lungs and body a huge favor by switching. I just hope all the years I smoked doesn’t wind up giving me leukemia (major risk factor), but at least I’ve switched and will keep my fingers crossed. Oh, and those dark circles under my eyes… Gone after just a few days!

  • joe blow
    April 21, 2015 - 2:46 pm

    Will vaping work for quitting cigars or chewing tobacco?

    • Alex
      June 19, 2015 - 4:25 am

      Yes, Learn about vaporizers, atomizers, mods, liquids. Its better than cigars. You will sleep with it.

  • Gareth
    April 22, 2015 - 4:58 am

    Hi folks, I started vaping about 4 months ago with a Kangertech EVOD 2, using 18mg nicotine ejuices and no longer feel like a cigarette. Some of the flavours aren’t wonderful but they all taste and smell better than cigarettes. Just have to keep trying the different flavours till you find the ones that suit you.

    I’m sure that some e-cigarettes are better than others but for the price and performance I’m happy with the one i chose.

    Vape on smokers of the future.

  • Thomas Liou
    April 23, 2015 - 5:15 am

    I am a newbie, and I wish to get from you guys here help on when should I terminate completely traditional cig? For your information, I have smoked 45 years since age 15 and currently two packs a day. I hate cigarette smoking but weak will prevents quitting it. I believe I need to adjust to vapor and gradually transit over to vapor completely, please give me some your suggestions.

    • scoot
      June 2, 2015 - 11:38 pm

      i started vaping to get my nicotine in places i couldn’t smoke. i cut off ciggs completely and started vaping
      and got headaches nauseous adn dizzy got frustrated had half carton of ciggs light up real cigg felt better.i studied online suspected nic over dose. nic over dose and withdrawls seem to be like animals with the syptoms hum. my nic jusice (the stuff put in cartos <witch would be the filter area of real cig was 24 miligram per millaliter this was way to high found out later .
      best advise i can give 6mg/ml ultra light (this is what cloud chaser use if any nic at all) 12mg/ml like say camel lights 18mg/ml full streagth filter. 24 mg/ml pall mall roll your own.
      now for the really tricky part you have to match drag and puffs u have to put the ecig down it dont go out no crush it out to shut it off see watch that to. SSo while ur smoking count draggs try to remember how many puffs u take in per cig adn if u draw in mouth and inhale or suck straight to lung. ok now to answer your question.
      1. get nitoine level that closly matches your cigg level thats on
      2. count number of puffs per cigg might be good idea to watch timing in between too
      3. use the old cig as a crutch adn best way i found to fight off the change over ugglies
      dont worry about quittin ciggs just keep vaping the vape will naturally turn u off ciggs no worries no fear.
      i never intended to quit in fact i was dead set against quitting and to this day if i want a cigg ill have one vape just tastes so much better.
      il suggest autobattery on a cig-alike dont worry about voltage pushing a button u can worry about saving money down the road lets gert across bridge first
      You can do it hell i did it and i didnt even want to =]
      GOOd LuCk my friend and gods speed live long and vap on

  • Janet
    April 23, 2015 - 6:05 am

    I smoked almost two packs a day for over twenty years. I’ve been using e-cigarettes exclusively for the past two. I started out with the V2, but quickly moved on to better things. Besides being very overpriced, it doesn’t compare to other products available. Using the V2 I wasn’t satisfied with the very short battery and cartridge life and continued to smoke along with it. I’d recommend starting out with an ego style battery, which you can get from dozens of vendors as cheap as ten or twenty bucks, along with a simple bottom coil tank like an evod or protank. Not that these are the best out there, but are very easy to use and last so much longer than the cigarette style vaporizers. With these I was able to quit completely within a week or so and I’ve never looked back. Now I use move advanced equipment, but will always have a few ego style batteries around for backup and will always recommend them to anyone new to vaping. Also, nobody can be sure of all the side effects, but it’s obvious that it is so much better for you than smoking. I’ve seen a number of doctor’s since I quit and not one has had an issue with my using vaporizers. My breathing has returned to normal, I don’t get out of breath walking up stairs, and I don’t cough when I get up at all anymore.

  • Dustin Mignault
    May 2, 2015 - 2:00 am

    Hello everyone. I was a heavy roll your own guy smoking drum for 13 years or more. I tried the blue and didn’t like it tried the mark ten but continued to smoke. I bought my halo triton 2 weeks ago and haven’t looked back since! Awesome product huge full bodied vap clouds make me get that throat hit I was missing with other brands. I love it. Smoke free 2 weeks and already feeling so much better. No heavy chest smokers cough bad breath and nicotine stained fingers!!!!

  • Michael G
    May 8, 2015 - 9:08 pm

    Hi Everyone, I was a smoker for about 10 years when a friend of mines introduced me to e-cigs. This was a new and sort of intimidating concept, but given how much damage regular cigarettes have taken a toll on my health, I was open minded to giving e cigs a try. My first purchase was from Vaporfi, a company listed on here, and I couldn’t be happier with the level of support and customer service the Vaporfi team offered. Doing some price comparison, their prices seem higher, but the quality and support more than make up for it. I am so glad to be down to a 0.6% mg level in nicotine, hopefully soon I’ll be at 0 nicotine. I’m sleeping better, I feel better and heck I even smell better! Whatever ecig you try, anything is going to be a better alternative than lighting up a cancer stick. Good luck to all in kicking the habit!

  • Amy
    May 20, 2015 - 6:06 am

    Hi all,
    Just wondering what ecig you all have tried that kinda sorta matches up to camel crush cigs? I love the hit of menthol in my throat.
    I’ve tried blu menthol, I’ve tried evod menthol and it gives me a headache even with the lowest nicotine. I can and will quit as soon as I can find something equivalent to a camel crush and that menthol hit in my throat. Any suggestions? I’m not into cherry or grape etc….all those flavors, to me are gross.

    • Alex
      June 19, 2015 - 4:22 am

      Learn about vaporizers, atomizers, liquids. Camel crush is a dirt under the nails in comparison of liquid flavors variety.

  • Linda S
    May 21, 2015 - 6:45 pm

    Hi Everyone, my father has smoked for 60 years and is in a nursing home. They took his cigs away as he is a danger to himself and others. They suggested e-cigs for him. I bought him NJOY King Bold and he smoked the whole thing in one sitting. I had only one cigarette. He’s been a chain smoker forever. Anyone have any suggestions which would be good for him and not break the bank buying the e-cigs. I paid $30 for 5 e-cigs!

    This is his only enjoyment/habit smoking he has. He has cancer and I don’t want to take that last thing away from him, but I want him to be safe too. Patches don’t work on him as he’s so used to smoking. Thanks for any input.

    • alexa
      June 13, 2015 - 10:50 pm

      i was a cigarette smoker for 40 years. when my doctor told me i might have lung cancer, i researched ecigs. i joined the green smoke community and haven’t looked back. my doctor congratulated me on my switch- think she wants to try them!!

    • Alex
      June 19, 2015 - 4:18 am

      If he is capable refill a liquid in the tank and adjust voltage- liquid vaporizers with good batteries(mods) are better, cheaper and fun. He might get hooked up on coolness of it. Good luck!

  • Billy
    May 24, 2015 - 5:10 pm

    I started vaping in February 2015. Tried different manufacturers and vape oils, still trying to figure out what works best. Nonetheless, I’ve not smoked a cig since February and have saved more than $1,000 since then – and I’m the primary caregiver of my handicapped wife. I’m very happy to have increased my health this way!

  • Shelley
    June 8, 2015 - 6:42 pm

    Great reviews but I have a word of caution. I used the 12% discount when purchasing from VaporFi yesterday. The discount was applied during checkout, as promised, and the final price on the checkout screen showed the discount. However, once the order was placed the discount vanished and I was billed full price, as evidenced by the email confirmation. I have never placed an online order when the checkout screen was different from the billed price. I just got off the phone with VaporFi’s “customer service” and was pretty much told tough luck. A pretty shocking response and does not say much for how the company handles billing problems.

  • Rich Peiffer
    June 10, 2015 - 5:43 pm

    I would like to say, that after three years of ‘Vaping’, GREEN SMOKE has been the best experience with E-Cigs that I’ve ever had. Their customer service is by far the best I’ve ever dealt with. They go above and beyond the call of duty for their customers.
    ******* HOWEVER **********
    THAT being said, as most are aware, the company was bought by another “cig” company and have adopted a new “SIGNATURE REQUIRED” policy on delivery. I’m sure that’s not an issue for some people, but, I found this a complete an utter hassle. I’m retired and home most of the time, but I don’t know when FED EX is coming around. My first experience with this, after 2 attempted deliveries, I ended up going to FED EX to get my cigs. At the FED EX station, I noticed 2 other packages from GREEN SMOKE for other folks that still had not been delivered. You can’t make the FED EX driver come at a particular time. So….
    I offered GREEN SMOKE the option of a signed affidavit that they could keep on file, so the package could be left on the porch with out a signature. NOPE.
    So, I’m switching to another brand. I’m trying HALO now and will post about them as I use their product.

  • Sherry
    June 15, 2015 - 1:41 am

    Hi All,
    I have smoked for 35 year 2 packs a day, found out I have COPD and had to quit smoking.I found a place online called (vapage.com) I started with their Vmod never picked up a cigarette again I have quite for two years.They have great products customer service is awesome. I have purchased other ecigs from them I have the Vmod,Vmod XLand the DUO with Aspire Nautilus Tank all in working order use one for back up,use other for going out.The DUO is my favorite!! If you never heard of them vapage.com look them up they’re worth it.

  • Ηλεκτρονικό Τσιγάρο
    July 6, 2015 - 1:10 pm

    I am truly confused on which brand of ecigs is the best. I purchased the Alternacig over a year ago, however, I have not tried to get off regular cigs yet. I needed to stop using excuse after excuse. Now that I have done that I feel ready to give quitting a go. My sister came for a visit after having pneumonia for the fifth time. She brought her V-2 ecig with. We compared her V-2 to my Alternacig the results ended up with the Alternacig cartridges lasted way longer than her V-2. We smoked at the same time so that we could see which was better. She was changing her V-2 cartridge within the first day.

  • Cory Luckner
    July 15, 2015 - 4:12 pm

    This article was an amazing read! It’s great to see that others are supporting the vaping community. I have been apart of the community for a couple years now, and have plenty of friends that have quit smoking with electronic cigarettes! Just reading through the comments on this article make me smile. It is good to see those that have been smoking for most their life quit cigarettes from vaping!

    I love in general how the technology has rapidly changed the basic e-cigs to what we have now! From your basic disposable e-cig that you bought at a gas station, to e-cigs where you can customize your battery, tank, and e-juice!

    Once again great job with this article, this definitely will help beginners understand e-cigs! I wish I would have had something like this when I started… I had to do a lot of trial and error! Keep up the great work!

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