The Best E-Cigarettes

By: Nicholas King.
Last Updated: November 19th, 2018.

The Best E-Cig
The VaporFi Express Starter Kit

1st – VaporFi Express Kit

The crown for the best e-cigarette goes to VaporFi with their Express Kits.

This e-cigarette is really easy to use with some great flavors available. Ideal for any smoker wishing to quit cigarettes. The vapor quality is also really good, with smooth, yet flavorful clouds and a realistic interpretation of actual smoking.

Vape Score

9.3

Out of 10


Based on build, reliability and quality of vape.

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The Runner Up

2nd Place – Juul

Juul E-Cig Kit

Vape Score

9.2

Out of 10


Based on build, reliability and quality of vape.

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2nd Runner Up

3rd Place – Clear Fusion

E-Cig kit from Mig Vapor

Vape Score

9

Out of 10


Based on build, reliability and quality of vape.

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Introduction To The Best E-Cigs

E-Cigarettes (or e-cigs for short) are one of the most popular devices to quit smoking with and are becoming more and more popular and it is important for you to understand the risks associated with them. The traditional e-cig resembles a traditional cigarette in many ways. Some are even designed to look like them.

They use an automatic battery that's activated when the user draws and uses e-liquid that saturates a piece of cotton wrapped around a coil to produce vapor.

This vapor contains trace amounts of nicotine, which the user can control by choosing a particular strength of e-liquid.

SmokeTastic has been ranking the best e-cigs for many years now, and regularly have to update these listings as new manufacturers release new and improved models.

Best E-Cig Starter Kits

The VaporFi Express Starter Kit

VaporFi Express Kit

VaporFi is a well known brand and one of the originators of the Cigalike style e-cigs.

Their Express kits come with everything you need to start vaping and produce a subtle cloud which simulates smoking yet taste's fresh, smooth and realistic.

Designed to mimic smoking and enable people to quit, it uses an automatic battery which is activated when the user draws on the device.

The cartridges are available in multiple flavors that include menthol, tobacco, vanilla, cherry and more, so you have plenty of choices.

VaporFi also offer a number of other and more advanced vape kits, with a great flavor selection including custom blends. Making it easy to upgrade with a supplier you can trust.

Vape Score

9.2

Out of 10


Based on build, reliability and quality of vape.
Best Vape Pod - Juul

Juul

Juul is well known in the e-cig community and is currently the best selling e-cig on the market.

This maybe due to not only it's sleek design, but also the quality of vapor it produces.

Designed to mimic smoking, it uses an automatic battery which is activated when the user draws on the device.

The pods are simple to use and change over, no messing around with e-liquid as they come pre-filled and are snapped into position with magnetic contacts.

The Juul starter kit comes with a selection of flavored pods to try, a charger and a battery. Everything you need to start vaping on day one!

Vape Score

9.2

Out of 10


Based on build, reliability and quality of vape.
E-Cig kit from Mig Vapor

Mig 21 Clear Fusion Kit

The Mig 21 Clear Fusion kit offers the benefit of a simple to use e-cigarette and the performance matched to the more expensive devices on the market.

The kit comes complete with everything you need to start vaping, including a spare battery and 3 tanks, along with a bottle of e-liquid of your choice.

The ability to use e-liquid in this device gives the added advantage that the use can use any flavor or brand on the market, giving a huge amount of choice.

Although the power is low, the vape quality is awesome, producing really nice tasteful clouds and a smooth hit on your throat, ideal for any new vaper.

Vape Score

9.4

Out of 10


Based on build, reliability and quality of vape.
V4L E-cigarette

Vapor4Life Zeus Kit

The Zeus kit has been designed specifically for smokers and can come with either an automatic or manual battery with a button to activate the e-cig.

Designed with just 2 parts, making it super easy to use and has a real strong mouth hit thanks to its relatively powerful battery and should satisfy all smokers.

One huge advantage with this e-cigarette is the ability to use any e-liquid you like, so you can either order a bottle from V4L, or pop to your local vape store and buy whichever you like.

We managed to persuade V4L to give our readers a coupon! So use "TASTIC20" to get a huge 20% off!

Vape Score

8.5

Out of 10


Based on build, reliability and quality of vape.
Best Cigalike V2 Cigs

V2 Standard EX E-Cig

V2 are one of the original e-cig brands still on the market, and still producing great e-cigs.

They have received mixed reviews on their "Classic" kit, so went out the wat to produce a cutting-edge device that consumers seem to love.

Again designed with simplicity in mind, the user can purchase pre-filled cartridges that simply screw on top of the battery.

Aimed at the smokers wishing to quit smoking, with an automatic battery and a draw that really resembles smoking.

V2 offers a number of starter packs which include varies amounts of cartridges and spare batteries, all kits, however, come with a charger.

Vape Score

8.0

Out of 10


Based on build, reliability and quality of vape.
Halo G6 E-Cigarette

Halo G6 E-Cig

Halo is another brand that has been around for a long time and have a loyal customer base.

One big advantage with the Halo brand is their availability of upgradable models, so when you outgrow the G6 for example, Halo offers a number of other alternatives.

The G6 is an e-cigarette that operates much like and Cigalike kit, with a simple automatic battery and cartridges that screw on. You can also buy blank cartridges and either use your own e-liquid, or Halos vast collection of flavors and strengths.

The G6 starter kit comes with everything you need to start vaping, including a spare battery and a set of 5 cartridges in the flavor of your choice.

The kits also come in a variety of colors.

Vape Score

7

Out of 10


Based on build, reliability and quality of vape.

Useful Quick Facts About E-Cigs

What E-Cigs Are

E-Cigarettes have various names like the electronic cigarette, e-cig or even e-smokes and e-vapes. They are essentially beginner vape devices which consist of a simple battery and a cartridge known as either a pod or cartomizer. This cartridge holds the flavored e-liquid (of varying levels of nicotine) and a coil. They either screw or are held in position with magnets.

E-Cigs are designed for new vapers, they are easy to use and produce a similar amount of vapor as cigarettes produce smoke.

Who E-Cigs Are For

E-Cigs are designed for one purpose, to mimic and replace the use of traditional cigarettes. They produce a similar sensation to smoking and available in a whole host of flavors and strengths. If you're new to e-cigs, then try different flavors and then different strengths, ideally buy a starter kit that offers a selection of different flavored pods or cartridges.

How E-Cigs Work

How E-cigs work

All e-cigs work on the same principles. They have a battery (often automatic, which turns on when you vape), a cartomizer of a pod which holds the e-liquid and coil, and that's it! When you activate the battery, the coil heats up which is surrounded by an e-liquid saturated piece of cotton which produces a vapor. It is this vapor that is pulled into the lungs and vaped.

E-Cigs and Health

Healthy aspects of e-cigs

It is recommended that all smokers quit smoking, and if they can't do it alone then to use e-cigs as an aid. Public Health England (PHE) concluded that the use of e-cigs is 95% less harmful than smoking. But this means there is still an element of risk. So use e-cigs as a means to quit smoking, reducing your nicotine levels gradually and then slowly come off e-cigs too.

The Dangers Of E-Cigs

danger of e-cigs

There are stories around the media of fires caused by e-cigs and although this is true, in 99% of cases it is due to a modified e-cig or custom build.

The starter kits that appear on this page are low power devices and have very low levels of risk, they are easy to use and even if they developed a fault, have safety features in place to stop them working.

That said, there are still a number of tips, to keep you and your e-cig safe:

  1. Keep your e-cig out of hot areas and away from direct sunlight – As you would all battery devices.
  2. If your e-cig has a button, ensure it is switched off before placing in your pocket – All the e-cigs on this page are automatic, but you can get button operated.
  3. If you are refilling your pod or cartridge, then wipe away any excess e-liquid – This avoids any possibility of shorts.
  4. Always use the charger that came with the e-cig – Some chargers emit different voltage levels that may exceed your e-cigs requirements.
  5. Always keep away from children and pets

All the above recommendations are based on all electronic devices which hold batteries so it just takes a little common sense!