What are the Best E-Cig Brands in 2016?
The Best E-Cigarettes of 2016 include:
|Njoy||King||Disposable||$29.95 for 5|
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Best E-Cig Brands
Halo is a brand best known for their e-liquids. Halo makes some of the best tobacco and menthol e-liquids on the market. Despite being among the best in the industry their e-liquid prices are some of the most affordable. Halo’s electronic cigarette is designed to not only provide a realistic cigarette experience but also to optimize flavor.
- Long lasting battery
- Pre filled or blank cartridges available
- 0.9ml Capacity tank available
The American made Halo G-6 is the best e-cig for mid-range budgets and for those who want an e-cig that looks just like a real cigarette. It uses a Thermoflow heating system for smooth vaping and Halo Flameguard technology to prevent any burnt taste. If you have only ever tried gas station e-cigs then the performance of the G-6 e-cigarette will blow you away.
The G-6 starter kit comes with 5 cartomizers. You can choose pre-filled or blank cartridges. The pre-filled cartridges come in a wide range of flavors and nicotine levels.
Blank cartridges come in nine different colors and can be filled with any kind of e-liquid.
If you want to fill your own cartridges then you should consider buying a Halo sample packs. Each sample pack costs $24.99 and contains six 10ml bottles. There are sample packs for tobacco flavors, menthol flavors, and dessert flavors.
The most popular Halo Tobacco flavor is Tribeca. It costs $8.49 for 10ml or $19.99 for 30ml and comes in 7 different nicotine levels from 0mg to 24mg. The flavor is smooth tobacco with hints of vanilla and caramel. If you would like to stick to just a traditional tobacco flavor then Torque56 is the best choice.
- Available in 9 colors
- Available in 3 sizes
- Prices start at $10
- Automatic or manual
No other e-cig has as many battery options as the Halo G-6. Choose from 9 attractive colors, 3 sizes; 180 mAH (65mm), 280 mAh (78mm) and 380 mAh (102mm), and manual or automatic control. The batteries are high quality and will last for over 300 charge cycles.
Automatic e-cig batteries are activated when you inhale while manual batteries activate when you press the button. An automatic battery will provide an experience most similar to cigarette smoking. Manual batteries are preferred by experienced users who want more control.
The 78mm battery will last between 6 and 8 hours. The starter kit comes with two 78mm batteries as well as a wall and USB charger. When it’s almost time to recharge the LED will begin to flash blue.
If the button is held down for more than 6 seconds the G-6 will turn off. This safety feature prevents the e-cig turning on while in your pocket or bag.
VaporFi is a premium brand that is best known for its gourmet liquids and cutting edge vape pens. The VaporFi Express is the brand’s high performance electronic cigarette.
- 180mAh battery
- 1ml Pre-filled and refillable cartridges sold separately
- 0.9ml clearomizer available to buy separately
- Price includes charger
There are two included batteries; one standard battery and one high capacity battery. Their lengths are 2.5 inches and 3.25 inches respectively. The inclusion of two batteries will keep even heavy smokers vaping all day. A USB wall charger and wall charger adapter are included in this package.
Cartridges and e-liquid
VaporFi e-liquids are some of the best on the market, however the price reflects this. If you are a heavy smoker then buying refillable cartridges is a good choice. A pack of five 1ml pre-filled cartridges costs $14.99, however you can buy 30ml bottles of VaporFi e-liquid for $15.99. Refillable cartridges cost $7.99 for five and this will be a one off cost. Excluding the initial cost of the refillable cartridges e-liquid will cost just over $0.50 per cartridge instead of $3.
For an e-liquid most similar to cigarettes you can get the VaporFi Sahara Gold e-liquid. Sahara Gold is a smooth tobacco taste which you will find remarkably similar to cigarettes. It comes in various PG and VG ratios. VG is the part of the e-liquid that creates the vapor and PG is the part that carries the taste. For the most flavor pick the 70% PG, 30% VG option. Next you pick one of 7 nicotine levels. Light cigarettes correspond to about 12mg and regular cigarettes to 18mg.
For $15 you can buy a 3-pack of VaporFi mini clearomizers. A clearomizer is a clear glass tank that sits on top of the e-cigarette battery and holds the e-liquid and also contains the atomizer. The atomizer is the heating element.
Many of the best e-cigs have stylish cases for on-the-go charging. You can pick up the VaporFi Express portable charging case for $49.99. It is the same size as a regular pack of cigarettes and can hold five standard size batteries. It can also be used to hold additional cartridges. You can also store an assembled e-cig.
The case has a 1000 mAh capacity which means you can recharge your e-cig battery four times before you need to recharge the case.
V2 is one of the leading e-cigarette brands. V2 leads the way with some of the best e-cigs such as the V2 Ex Series and Vertx Plus. Few companies can keep up with their constant innovation and ability to push the boundaries of what’s possible for an e-cigarette.
- Longest lasting e-cig battery
- Includes 3 cartridges
- Variable voltage
- Touch screen
- Vape while charging
- Magnetic connections
- Flat surface to prevent rolling
The Vrtx Plus wins the award for best e-cig for high end budgets. If the touch screen and variable voltage don’t interest you then save $40 and get the V2 Vertx e-cigarette instead.
Both Vertx e-cig models deliver more or less the same taste and level of vapor production of a traditional tobacco cigarette.
The V2 Vertx Plus has a 420 mAh battery, this is almost three times the capacity of a standard size e-cig battery. It will last for around 650 puffs. The long battery life is partly due to the battery size and partly due to efficiency. A dynamic power management system has been combined with a heating element that’s been redesigned for both power and efficiency.
When it’s time to recharge just click the magnetic USB charger into place. The power meter on the base is easily visible so you will always know how much power you have left. You can continue to use the Vertx e-cigarette while it charges.
The Vertx Plus is the first ever e-cig to have a touch screen. Use the screen to access the variable voltage feature. Voltage can be adjusted to between 3.5v and 4.5v. You can adjust the brightness of the screen and even turn it off complete for ‘stealth’ mode.
Pre-filled cartridges connect magnetically to the e-cig battery which makes them extra leak resistant. To insert a cartridge just drop it into the e-cig chamber and it clicks into place. The cartridges are high capacity, holding 1.2ml of e-liquid.
One 3-pack of cartridges is included in the price. You can choose from 6 different e-liquid flavors which include; Sahara, menthol, and peppermint. Five nicotine concentrations are available between 0% and 2.4%.
Wismec is better known for making high power box mods but in a collaboration they have created this e-cig sized aluminum alloy device.
- 1.2ml E-liquid capacity
- 350 mAh built in battery
- 4-6 Hours continuous vaping
The Wismec Myjet express kit comes with a charger, 2 refillable e-liquid pods and atomizers.
The MyJet e-cig is 11.5cm in length, for comparison a standard cigarette is about 7cm. Despite the bigger size the e-cigarette is still discreet and will easily fit in your pocket. The extra length allows for a larger e-liquid capacity of 1.2ml, twenty percent bigger than other e-cigarettes.
The sleek, minimalist design doesn’t even features a button as there is an automatic firing system. The MyJet detects when you inhale and automatically fires the atomizer.
The battery life is much better than most e-cigs, you can vape continuously for between 4 and 6 hours. An LED indicator light lets you know how much charge you have left.
Best disposable e-cigs
If you’re not sure if you will like e-cigs then a good solution is to try out a disposable e-cig. With disposables you can get a feel for e-cigarettes for as low as $10.
- 2.4% nicotine
- 1 e-cig lasts as long as 1 pack of cigarettes
- Available in Bold 4.5%
- Available in menthol 3.0%
- Free shipping
Compared to refillable and disposable e-cigs, Njoy King e-cigs look the most like cigarettes. You will forget that you’re using an e-cig thanks to a white body wrapped in paper, orange soft tip filter, realistic cigarette taste, and realistic throat hit. Kings are definitely the best e-cigs for a realistic look and feel.
The top of the e-cig looks like a charred cigarette and it lights up orange when you inhale.
Even the packaging mimics a cigarette box. The plastic box is thinner than a standard cigarette box and the top flips up like a Zippo lighter.
Each Njoy King lasts roughly as long as a pack of traditional cigarettes. How long it lasts does vary depending on use. Kings are sold in packs of twenty, fifty, or one hundred.
In order to lessen the environmental impact of e-cigs, Njoy has a recycling program. To make recycling your e-cigs more attractive there is a rewards program. For every 14 Njoy Dailys you return you get one free and for every 40 Njoy Kings you return you will get five free.
- Classic tobacco flavor, 1.8% nicotine
- Refreshing menthol flavor, 2.2% nicotine
- Grape Gusher flavor, 0.8% nicotine
- $5 discount when you buy 3
- World-wide shipping
- 1 Year warranty
Newhere is one of the most popular disposable e-cigarette brands in America. As well as disposable e-cigs the company also makes a popular line of e-hookahs.
The e-cig has a light draw, tasty flavor, and a moderate amount of vapor production.
All of Newhere’s products have beautiful finishes, including the disposable e-cigs. The stainless steel like finish on these e-cigs is sleek and attractive.
An Newhere disposable e-cig lasts for around 800 puffs. This means that each individual e-cig is equivalent to about two packs of normal cigarettes. At $10 per e-cig, or $8.34 if you buy three at a time, you will save a significant amount of money if you switch from smoking. Shipping is free if delivery is with USPS.
Unlike most disposables, Newhere disposable e-cigs are sold individually. If you want to try out e-cigs for cheap then this is the brand to go with.
- 400 puffs
- 105mm length
- 1.8% nicotine
- Tobacco or menthol flavor
For menthol and Tobacco smokers the V2 disposables are a great first choice for an e-cigarette. Nice warm vapor, good vapor production, and great taste.
One V2 disposable e-cig should last as long as about two packs of cigarettes.
What is an e-cig?
E-cigs are electronic vaping devices that are a similar size and shape to regular cigarettes. E-cigs can also be called electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or cigalikes. Instead of burning tobacco leaves, “e-liquid” is heated and turned into vapor. E-liquid comes in various nicotine levels and thousands of different flavors. E-cigarettes are significantly less harmful than cigarettes because there is no tar and you are not inhaling smoke.
E-cigs are a good transitional step between smoking and vaping. Cigalikes are small and discreet, easy to use, and inexpensive.
A big advantage of e-cigs is the lack of smell. While there will be some smell while you vape, the smell will not linger. Your clothes may smell faintly depending on the e-liquid you are using. However the odor from e-liquid is much less pungent than cigarettes and many people, including non-smokers, often find the smell pleasant.
E-cigs are the easiest way to stop smoking as they closely mimic the physical sensations of tobacco smoking. E-liquids are available in a wide range of menthol and tobacco flavors which have been designed to taste just like real tobacco products.
One of the reasons quitting smoking is so difficult is that you have to break the routine of smoking cigarettes. With e-cigs you can simply vape instead of smoke in any situation where you would normally smoke.
E-liquids are available in various nicotine strengths so you can gradually lower the amount of nicotine you are consuming without needing to cut back on how often you vape. If you want to give up nicotine entirely then you can use nicotine-free e-liquids. If you want to eventually quit electronic cigarettes too then the lack of nicotine means it won’t be too difficult, especially if you cut down on use gradually.
Health benefits and safety
Since e-cigs are a new technology there have been no long term studies on the health effects of e-cigs. Although the long term effects of e-cigarettes are unclear, they are still considered to be a better alternative to smoking.
Cigarette smoke contains 100 known carcinogens and almost 1000 chemicals which are classed as potentially cancer causing. E-liquid vapor contains none of these chemicals.The ingredients used in e-liquid are food grade chemicals such as propylene glycol and glycerine that have been safely used for decades. Of course just because they are completely safe to eat does not mean they are completely safe to inhale.
In 2015 Public Health England and a number of other UK medical organizations stated that they estimate that using electronic cigarettes is 95% less harmful than smoking.
Nicotine replacement therapy is the safest way to quit cigarettes and should be tried before e-cigarettes. However, if you have tried and failed to quit smoking by using nicotine replacement therapy then e-cigs are the next step. Many medical organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO) hesitate to recommend e-cigs as they feel more research is needed.