8 Things to Consider When Choosing an Electronic Cigarette

Electronic cigarettes are rapidly becoming the cigarette of choice for many smokers today. They can be smoked in many places traditional cigarettes are banned, and smokers don’t have to worry about cigarette odors, cigarette breath, or ash.

But all electronic cigarettes are not created equal. Here are 8 things you should consider when choosing an electronic cigarette:

1. Durable, Quality Batteries: The electronic cigarette battery is the lifeblood of the electronic cigarette. You should make sure that your battery is powerful enough to get you through a full day of smoking – at least 300 puffs worth.It’s also important to make sure that the battery is durable. You’ll be keeping it in your pocket and it’s sure to take a number of bumps throughout your day.

2. Ease of Use: When electronic cigarettes were first introduced to the market they utilized a 3 piece design. This design required smokers to manually refill their e-cigs with a messy smoking liquid that would frequently spill and get everywhere, staining clothing and furniture. They also contained a reusable atomizer which would clog and reduce performance with use.

Today the industry standard is the 2-piece design. This design makes replacing the e-cigarette cartridge very easy, because the cartridge comes pre-filled with smoking liquid. It also contains a fresh atomizer in each replacement, ensuring a fresh experience with each puff. To replace they cartridge, you simply need to screw off the used cartridge (cartomizer) and screw on a fresh one. Be sure to choose an electronic cigarette that has a 2-piece design.

3. Multiple Charging Options: The battery is what keeps you vaping. If you choose an electronic cigarette kit that only has a USB charger, then you’ll be out of luck when you run out of power and you’re nowhere near a computer to charge it.
Be sure to get an electronic cigarette kit that gives you multiple charging options – preferably a car adapter and a wall adapter. This pretty much guarantees that you’ll be able to charge your battery anywhere you are.

4. Flavor: Let’s face it, you can certainly smoke any cigarette you want to, but the only ones that you’ll enjoy are the ones with great flavor. You might find that you like to change your flavor to match your mood or that you want to try a number of flavors until you find your favorite. The point is the more flavor options, the more likely you’ll find the best flavor for you.
Specifically regarding tobacco flavors, just like not all cigarettes have the same tobacco taste, e-cigarette flavors should also offer multiple tobacco options. Choose an e-cig company that has multiple flavors and multiple tobacco flavor options. Also choose one that’s known for their flavor.

5. Cartomizer Life: This is another “usage” thing. Yes, you want to make sure you get a good flavor, but you also want that flavor to last. It’s really annoying to change your cartomizer after 50 puffs – even if you paid a cheaper price for that cartomizer.
Make sure that the cartomizers from the company you choose last a long time – at least 340 puffs per cartomizer. The more puffs per cartomizer, the longer you’ll go between changing cartomizers – and the more you’ll save because of it.

6. USB Cigarette: It happens to everyone. Sometimes you just forget to charge your batteries. How are you going to enjoy your e-cigarette without a charged battery?

A USB cigarette is essentially a battery that you plug in. Sometimes called a “USB Passthrough,” these are a great way make sure that you always have power to enjoy your cigarette – even if your other batteries are charging. Just screw on a cartomizer, and plug it into a USB port and you’ll have all the power you need until your other batteries are charged.
If possible, look for an electronic cigarette kit that has a USB cigarette in it.

7. High Smoke Volume: This is another thing to look for – high smoke volume. One of the little pleasures of smoking is watching the smoke escape your lips and form a cloud. Not all e-cigs are created equal in this regard. Be sure to read reviews and maybe even watch a video to make sure that the e-cig has a high smoke volume output.

8. Customer Service: This is a tip that really applies to any product that you choose – e-cig or not. A good customer service team is essential for guaranteeing that you get the best experience possible. The last thing you want is to spend a lot of money on an electronic cigarette kit, find out the battery doesn’t work and then spend hours trying to reach an actual person on the phone to help you, and then being told that they won’t replace that battery.

Be sure to choose a company with reliable customer service and product guarantees. Look for lifetime warranties on products, live chat etc. A good customer service department ensures a good experience for you.

There are a number of electronic cigarette companies out there – all with different messages and different products. It’s not easy to choose the best electronic cigarette kit, but hopefully these 8 tips will make it easier for you to make the right choice.


27 Responses to “8 Things to Consider When Choosing an Electronic Cigarette”

  1. Scott Stuber says:

    I heard you guys won an award from spinfuel magazine! 2nd place but you beat blu cigs! Congrats.

  2. gavin says:


  3. Jeff W. says:

    I went through a bunch of top 10 ecig lists looking for the best brand. A bunch of different ones came up in the top spot. But Only Green Smoke made it in the top 3 of all the lists. It’s a good product. Thank you Green Smoke!

  4. Bruce Chason says:

    do these contain nicotine?

  5. gavin says:

    We offer a number of nicotine options ranging from Strong to Light. We even offer a zero-nicotine option.

  6. gavin says:

    Thanks for the compliment Jeff! That’s great to hear.

  7. Vapi says:

    Greensmoke, please consider adding catomizors to your collection without the Propolyne Glycol or PG. This substance is the ONLY reason I am thinkin of changing and have been searching for another e-cig. Since using Greensmoke I have experienced random eye swelling. Also, Blucig doesnt use PG and tastes more like ciggaretts but the flavor doesn’t last as long as yours, which are sweeter tasting.

  8. gavin says:

    We’re currently working on that, but I don’t have a timetable to exactly when.

  9. Philly says:

    “I have experienced random eye swelling”
    Pics or lies

  10. mohamad alemi says:

    I have bouth 6 batteries so far all of them after while become stiff and hard to puff????

  11. gavin says:

    When it becomes hard to puff, that’s a sign that the battery needs to be recharged. If that doesn’t fix the problem get in touch with our customer service team.

  12. kevin says:

    Bought a green smoke for my brother, my co-worker, and my mother. Could fill this box with reasons why they and my self are extremely satisfied and I continue to tell my peers about this product. ThankYou GREENSMOKE!

  13. gavin says:

    Thanks Kevin!

  14. laura says:

    i would love to try this esmoke!! some girls i worl with say it works awsome however:it sometimes gets stopped at the border into canada??is this true?

  15. gavin says:

    It’s usually not a problem, we ship thousands of orders each month to Canada.

  16. Tre says:

    I have tried blu cig and a brand called smoke free, GreenSmoke smashes both of them!

  17. gavin says:

    Glad you approve!

  18. Kevin says:

    Your cigarettes rock! Truly awesome. Keep on keeping on.

  19. Beth says:

    I tell people every day about your product. I tell them don’t buy a cheap brand, buy a top of the line product.

  20. Di says:

    Idea, would be cool to have a case that can fit the whole e-cig, as one whole peace, cart and battery, let me know when that happens, so i can try it out to see if it works plus, i can find it better without losing the whole thing. with a case would be cool, safe, big enough to find it after use. peace out for now.

  21. cathy moore says:

    I have just begun using Green Smoke after trying only 2 different disposables which I was unhappy about. A woman my husband works with uses Green Smoke and told my husband about good they are. My husband, who is a nonsmoker went online and ordered $200 worth of your product. Then a week later went online and ordered another $300 worth, mostly for our son. Your product is the best. My son loves it as much as I do. Thank you for such a great product. You have customers for life. Also, your customer service is wonderful. You have the all it takes to have a successful company.

  22. Shannon says:

    Will you eventually add more fruit flavors like Pina Colada and Cherry?

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  24. Lauren says:

    Hi I was wondering how often do you need to replace your cartomizer?

  25. Red says:

    i really like the article. it is very easy for the smokers to choose the better e cigarette.

  26. Nicole says:

    Once the rubber plugs have been removed, the cartomizer will stay fresh for approximately 2 weeks.

  27. Nicole says:

    Sorry, we are not currently creating either of those flavors at this time. Perhaps try out our newest flavor, Mountain Clove if you want to try something different.

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