SmokeTastic; Defining The Differences Between E-Cigarettes

US Flag example 2US Flag example 2SmokeTastic believes that the electronic cigarette and vape pen could be the answer to an alternative smoking solution, satisfying not only your craving for nicotine but also making your smoking experience an enhanced and more satisfying pleasure!

Over the last 5 years or so the electronic cigarette has increased dramatically in popularity and as a result there are now hundreds of manufacturers designing and researching new models and types to produce more vapor and taste. This is great, but now the market is swamped with different vape pen models, types and brands making it more and more difficult to find which one would suit you the best!

Our Mission

SmokeTastic has teamed up with some of the leading manufacturers and vaping experts to create a site for users to understand the market, the advantages from one type of e-cigarette to another and to ultimately identify which type of device would suit you best.


The Fundamentals

As millions of people consider making the switch from tobacco cigarettes to e cigs or vape pens as a way to help them end their tobacco dependency, many can find the transition more than a little confusing. After all, manufacturers have flooded the market with so many different brands and types of vaping products that sifting through all of the different choices can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to know which tanks, batteries, coils, and other components are needed to ensure the perfect vaping experience. Fortunately, manufacturers have addressed that issue by offering a variety of different electronic cigarette starter kits to make the selection process as easy as possible.


The Best Electronic Cigarette


Choosing the Best E Cigarette – 5 Simple Steps

There are many leading brands when it comes to shopping for e-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens and vape mods online. So, finding an e-cig of your choice should present no difficulties. However, since there will be nobody to assist you in choosing a product, SmokeTastic will guide you through a few things to consider when shopping online. It is important that you are aware of the various types, sizes, flavor and brands so that you can find something that meets your needs.


There are so many different options out there today that even many of the experts have trouble keeping track of them all. The good news is that there are some basic criteria you can use to choose your vaping device. In fact, there are five simple steps that can help you find the best e-cigarette


Step 1 to find the best e cigDecide whether you want to use vaping to quit nicotine altogether, or just want to transition from tobacco to this safer alternative.

That decision will have a lot to do with the type of electronic cigarette you ultimately decide to buy. After all, if you are just going to rid yourself of the tobacco habit, then chances are that you can get the job done with disposable e-cigs or another low-cost, low-effort option. If, on the other hand, you want to continue to use nicotine long-term, then it would probably behoove you to think about clearomizers and other more sophisticated devices.

Luckily for you we have written a simple to follow guide on the types of electronic cigarettes and vape mods:

Check Out Our Simple Guide on the Types of E Cigarette

Step 2 to find the best e cigLearn something about the different brands you’re considering

This is a fairly new industry, so it’s almost certain that you’ve heard little to nothing about most of the companies that manufacture these products. Spend some time researching them. Find out who makes the types of devices you are considering, and compare their capabilities. Keep in mind that there are relatively few real manufacturers; most of the smaller companies simply brand products from the larger manufacturers.

Again we have written a lot of reviews over the time we have been online, we have looked at all the major manufactures so take some time and have a look:

Check Out All Our E Cig Reviews

Step 3 to find the best e cigCheck out the online reviews

The internet is a perfect way to research this topic and learn more about others’ experiences with these products. Be aware, however, that false reviews are still a problem on some sites. As a general rule, be wary of products that have universal favorable ratings from consumers. It is rare to find a product of any kind that everyone loves.

For further information of finding the right electronic cigarette, take a look at our full guide:

Finding the Right E-Cigarette

Step 4 to find the best e cigGet a feel for the flavors before you choose one

Vape shops can really come in handy with this one. Visit your local vaping shop and ask to try some samples of different flavors. It is common for many shops to have a vaping bar, specifically designed to provide this sort of taste-testing. If you’re serious abo8ut vaping long-term, you want to make sure that the flavor option you choose is one that is going to be acceptable for months or even years to come.

We have written a simple to follow guide on understanding the basics of e-liquids:

Check Out Our Simple Guide on E-Liquids

Step 5 to find the best e cigTry them before you commit to a particular e-cig brand

This advice has two meanings, of course. Many companies offer both disposable e-cigs and more complex vaping devices. It can be helpful to start with their disposables to see whether you like the taste experience before switching to one of their more expensive, full-featured models. In addition, it is wise to remember that many companies offer a 30-day guarantee, which means that you get your money back if you’re not satisfied with their products.

Above all else, never settle for less than the best. If you are serious about vaping, then you will have to recognize that the industry is like every other in marketplace today. You get what you pay for! Fortunately, however, there are so many different options out there that you can almost certainly find one that is perfect for you within your desired price range.


Hot tip from one readerTop Tip!

There’s no doubt e-cigarettes and the various vape mods can proved you with a great alternative to smoking. Here’s one top tip from one of our readers:

Choose the right flavor. There are many different flavors available to choose from but different brands carry different flavors; some fruity and some exotic. Buy the smaller 10ml bottles first, don’t just try them in a shop and buy a big bottle, the taste changes the longer you vape it.

Let’s Talk Briefly About Starter Kits?

The simplest way to understand an e-cig starter kit is to imagine most other products that you buy. When you buy a television set, a piece of furniture, or almost any other product, it comes with everything you need to use it right away. Well, an electronic cigarette kit is essentially the same thing. Kits always contain some sort of atomizer with a power source, and other essentials needed to begin vaping right away. The only real exception to that rule is that certain types of kits are for vaping devices that must be filled with e-juice before they can be used. That e-juice is not included with those starter kits, and must instead be purchased separately.


Are they Just for Beginners?

From the perspective of a newcomer, starter kits might seem to be designed only for beginners. Nothing could be further from the truth. While there are certainly kits that beginning vapers tend to gravitate towards, there are also starter kits for many more advanced vaping devices as well. Starter kits are used even by many experienced vapers who prefer to customize their devices. However, there is one thing that cannot be denied: they are ideal for newcomers.


What Types of Kits are there?

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Starter kits seem to come in almost every variety imaginable. There are kits for almost every level of vaping experience, ranging from entry level vaping to more advanced use:

  • Rechargeable basic e-cigs: In the most technical sense of the word, many of the disposable rechargeable e-cigs sold in convenience stores and cigarette shops come in full starter kit mode. They include the battery, e-juice cartridge, and USB charging cable. These devices are ready to assemble and use right out of the package, and typically have everything you need to get started.
  • Clearomizer kits: These slightly more advanced products offer an even more powerful vaping experience. Most provide increased flavor and vapor production, and offer an even wider assortment of e-juice options due to their refillable tanks. A kit typically includes the battery section, the atomizer or clearomizer – which also serves as the tank area that holds your chosen e-juice, and a drip tip.

Like those rechargeable disposable e-cigs, these products also come with a USB battery setup to ensure that you can always keep your device powered and ready for use. You have maximum flexibility where taste is concerned, due to the fact that you must purchase the e-juice separately and pour it into the atomizer tank area.

  • High-end vaping kits. At the upper end of the vaping spectrum, you have kits that are designed for even more customization and an even richer vaping experience. These premium kits offer maximum flexibility, while still providing everything that any vaper needs to get started. For example, these advanced starter kits can include mods, clearomizers, batteries that are either built-in or removable, and chargers. Many also come with replacement coils and even wicks, to provide even more customization for experienced users.



Obviously, there are many advantages to purchasing a starter kit.

  • Help to provide an easier entry point for new vapers by providing everything they need in one simple package.
  • Typically provide cost savings for vapers who might otherwise spend more trying to assemble all of the components they need.
  • Offer maximum compatibility between components, and enable vapers to avoid the trial and error process they might otherwise have to endure to assemble an advanced vaping system.

The bottom line is clear. For both beginners and experienced vapers, starter kits provide a host of advantages and simplify the vaping experience. It is no wonder then that manufacturers continue to design and market these all-in-one kits to provide their customers with everything needed to live the vaping lifestyle.


Our Recommendations

Below you will find our recommendations for each type of electronic cigarette, we suggest reading the review before purchasing as not all types will suit everyone.

Our Top Cigalike (mini) E-Cigarette Recommendations

We review a lot of electronic cigarettes, and although we don't vape Cigilike electronic cigarettes ourselves, there is not one of us who didn't start with this type. Below are our recommendations of the best Cigalikes currently available on the market.

Best Cigalike e cig Green Smoke

Founded in 2008, Green Smoke is among the oldest American brands of e-cigarettes on the market. With their excellent track record in quality and customer service, Green Smoke is without doubt one of the best cigalike ecigs on the market.

2nd Best Cigalike e cig V2 Cigs

Founded in the US in 2009, V2 was one the early players in the industry of electronic cigarettes. Within a two-year period, review sites would soon acknowledge V2 as the number one company in the industry. With investments in their R&D, V2 Cigs continues to be one of the best in the industry.

Our Top Vape Pen Recommendations

These are ideal for someone who has made a transition from the traditional cigarette to the Cigalike e-cigarette. They provide a more enjoyable experience and can be modified to improve performance. The three piece design that make up the pen include a rechargeable battery, an atomizer and a tank.

They have a higher vapor production than Cigalikes and come with a wide flavor choice as you can use any e-liquid.


Best Vape Pen

Among merchants who’re helplessly wedged between aiming for product quality and pricing, VaporFi is one which manages to do both without compromising on neither. [...]

Best Vape Pen V2 Pro

The V2 Pro Series 3 is a 3 in 1 multi-medium vaporizer manufactured by VMR Products. This product is ideal for e-liquids like regular e-cigarettes and produces some of the best vapor in its class. [...]

Our Vape Mod Recommendations

Vape mods offer a richer vaping experience than any other type of e-cigarette. They are more technologically advanced and are appreciated by vaping connoisseurs. They are highly customizable and have detailed controls that maximize each user's personal experience. The batteries last longer and give more energy to increase the vapor volume.



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News Update: July 2016

What a month June was! We had so much to write about we were almost spoilt for choice! Nevertheless we completed a number of electronic cigarette reviews which you can read about here and also managed a few more e-liquid reviews which always goes down well!

We had some further requests from our readers asking about Acetoin in e liquids, so we spent a lot of time researching and asking the scientists who test for this which can all be seen in our final report here. Remember if there is anything you would like to see on the site or if you just have a question you can go to our "ask the experts" section here and we will respond within 24 hours!

Regulation Update

On the 5th May 2016 the FDA officially released their final revision of FDA-2014-N-0189 / RIN 0910-AG38, it has been published in the Federal Register or the "Public Inspection File" for people to see the rules and has now been released.

We have the copy of the official rule which you can read here.

As the proposal currently stands e-cigarette companies will have to undergo a very expensive application known as the Pre-Market Tobacco Applications (PMTA) process this is related to every vaping product released after Feb. 15, 2007. We have now completed a comprehensive guide on the new FDA regulations which is a must read!