Top 10
Electronic Cigarettes
of 2018

Last update: 3/31/2018

eCigs, or eCigarettes (aka Pod Systems) are a great alternative for smokers who want to cut back from smoking traditional cigarettes.  eCigarettes don’t have the social stigma that regular cigarettes do because of the absence of the smell of smoke that sticks to the skin, clothes, breath, and hair. The vapor produced by e-cigarettes can be either pleasant smelling or completely odorless, depending on the eLiquid used.

We have personally tested some of the best e-cigarette brands on the market to help you decide on which is the best electronic cigarette starter kit for you – and come up with the following award winners, pros, and cons to help you find the right device and help you as a smoker, switch to e-cigarette vaping.

Below are my current top picks for the Best e-Cig (and Pod Systems) designed for use with e-liquid or vape juice. Also, feel free to check out our favorite- Wax Vape Pens, Oil Vaporizers, and Herb Vaporizers of this year.

Best e-Cig of 2018

Buying Guide

KandyPens Rubi Review

The KandyPens Rubi has already become one of the best e-cigs because of its cool design, vaping versatility, and excellent performance. Oh, and since it uses an open pod system, you can vape whatever kind of e-liquid or oil you want, from nic salts ...

9.6
2 KandyPens Feather Review – Possibly, the Best Nic Salt Pod System of 2017

KandyPens Feather Review – Possibly, the Best Nic Salt Pod System of 2017

The vapor quality of this thing is pretty awesome. It activates immediately with each draw, and it works better than I expected it would. The flavor is delicious, which is likely due to the Element e-Liquid juice that I use. The feather works well ...

9.6
3 JUUL Review

JUUL Review

The JUUL is a legendary e-cig for good reason, it’s one of the first and one of the best. The reasons? How about great flavor, smooth vaping, ease of use, large flavor variety, and intuitive design. Yes, other e-cigs offer some of those qualities, ...

9.3
4 VapeDynamics Cora Review: Dual-Use THC Oil Vape Pen and E-Cig

VapeDynamics Cora Review: Dual-Use THC Oil Vape Pen and E-Cig

The Cora is a very solid vape with an elegant design. The Cora is a great vape pen for any vaping level whether it be for beginners or experienced vapers who want a backup, the Cora delivers everything you need. Overall, Cora’s built-in 500mAh ...

9.1
5 My Von Erl Review

My Von Erl Review

The My Von ERLs four-inch-long body is made of high-quality aluminum and contains a draw-activated mechanism with 350mAh battery power. It is slightly larger than the JUUL but it’s sleeker and more rounded. The larger size of the Von ERL gives one ...

9.0
6 Phix eCig Review

Phix eCig Review

Ever since e-cigarette vaping has caught public fancy, the market has been flooded with numerous products, each with their own spin on the growing ecig vaping trend. Among these is the Phix eCig, which belongs to the category of closed-system pod ...

8.8
7 V2 Pro Series 3X Review

V2 Pro Series 3X Review

If you like an all-in-one device for e-Liquid, Wax or Dry Herb, V2 Pro Series 3x is a great option to consider. The magnetic cartridge and charger connection is super-convenient. You can also purchase herb or wax cartridges to make the V2 3X a ...

6.4

E-cigarette FAQs

An e-cigarette is an electronic device that consists of a battery and a liquid filled cartridge. It is used as a substitute for traditional cigarettes. Instead of tobacco, the cartridge contains a liquid, called e-liquid or e-juice, that can have different flavors and varying levels of nicotine.

E-cigarettes use battery power to heat up the liquid in the cartridge to convert it into a vapor that is inhaled by the user.

E-liquids are the substances inside the cartridges or refillable tanks used in e-cigarettes. They come in a variety of different flavors and can have different levels of nicotine. They can come in pre-filled cartridges or they can come in small dropper bottles that can be poured into refillable cartridges.

eLiquid contains the following:

  • Vegetable glycerin (VG) – The FDA considers VG to be GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe). VG is usually used as a food additive.
  • Propylene glycol (PG) – This is an FDA approved food additive and is used as a base in e-liquids.
  • Water
  • Nicotine
  • Flavoring

VG is a thick liquid and PG is a thin one, so e-liquids usually contain a mix of both.

In terms of personal safety, e-cigarettes do not require flame and are not flammable so there is no fire risk.

In terms of health, the smoke from the combustion of traditional cigarettes is responsible for most of the health risks associated with them. eCigs do not use combustion so no smoke nor the resulting toxins are produced. While—due to limited research—e-cigarettes cannot be designated safe per se, traditional cigarettes present more definitive health risks.

eCigarettes cost anywhere from $15 – $100. On average, they cost between $30 and $50, with the highest quality e-cigarettes falling within that price range.

Replacement cartridges and e-liquid bottles cost anywhere from $10 – $40, which can equal out to several packs of traditional cigarettes.

There is no definitive answer because each person is different. However, e-cigs have helped many people quit smoking because it provides nicotine delivery in a cleaner, less socially disadvantageous way.

Former smokers can choose the nicotine level of e-liquid and alternate according to preference.

How to use e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes tend to use lip-sensing technology so all you have to do is place it in your mouth and inhale.

They will automatically shut off if they have not been used in a few seconds so there is no need to worry about unnecessary battery drain. Some e-cigarettes require that you press a button to turn them on.

Using an e-cigarette is similar, but not identical, to using a regular cigarette:

  1. First, place it to your lips and inhale to turn it on, or press a button to power it up (when applicable).
  2. Inhale slowly and steadily from the e-cigarette: if you need to turn on the e-cigarette using a button, then you will have to hold down that button while inhaling.

That’s it!

Just hit, and repeat. 🙂 The e-cigarette retains some of the heat and reactivates quickly.

E-cigarettes are meant to be very easy to use, so the cartridges are easily removed from the battery and a new one snaps into place easily.

Cartridges tend to have a transparent panel from which the level of the e-liquid can be seen.

When it starts to get low, it is time for a replacement!

Additionally, the taste of the e-liquid and amount of vapor will let you know.

Make sure that your e-cigarette uses refillable cartridges. If you attempt to refill a replaceable cartridge, you might irreparably damage the cartridge and the battery.

  1. Carefully open up the cartridge according to the instruction manual.
  2. Refill the cartridge to the appropriate level using your dropper bottle.
  3. Reseal the cartridge and place it on the battery to use it.

E-cigarettes do not usually have temperature controls because they are not necessary; the battery only needs to heat up the e-liquid to turn it into a vapor, a temperature the manufacturer will have determined while making the e-cigarette.

E-cigarette Tips

You might be tempted to use every last drop of your e-liquid but the flavor will decline sharply if the level drops too low. You will also get dry hits; that is when hot, dry air instead of vapor hits your throat when you inhale. It is an unpleasant experience so replace your cartridge as soon as the flavor starts to change.

If you are using a refillable cartridge then only fill it according to the manufacturer’s recommendation; overfilling it will cause a dip in vapor production, sometimes accompanied by a gurgling sound. If you experience either of those things then you’ve used too much e-liquid.

Obviously you need a charged battery to use your e-cigarette but a low battery can also affect its performance. If your battery has a low charge then that can cause a decline in vapor production, resulting in smaller clouds. Keep your battery charged above the halfway point to prevent that from happening.

Use low level nicotine if you are new to e-cigarettes, high levels of nicotine can make you feel, or become, sick if your body is not used to it. You can start at higher levels if you are a former smoker but you should still be careful not to start at the maximum; e-cigarettes function differently from traditional cigarettes.

You will want to practice diligent maintenance with your e-cigarette; carefully follow the instruction manual regarding proper treatment and cleaning. A damaged or dirty e-cig will not function at its highest level.

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KandyPens Rubi Review

KandyPens Rubi Review

The KandyPens Rubi has already become one of the best e-cigs because of its cool design, vaping versatility, and excellent performance. Oh, and since it uses an open pod system, you can vape whatever kind of e-liquid or oil you want, from nic salts to CBD oils. It’s also very durable, with a ...
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JUUL CBD Pods: Rumor or Reality?

The JUUL is one of the best e-cigarettes on the market and CBD oil is one of the hottest products in the vaping marketplace. So, naturally the two of them go perfectly together, right? Not so fast, check out the JUUL CBD pods article to find out the truth about whether the JUUL can actually use CBD ...
JUUL Review

JUUL Review

The JUUL is a legendary e-cig for good reason, it’s one of the first and one of the best. The reasons? How about great flavor, smooth vaping, ease of use, large flavor variety, and intuitive design. Yes, other e-cigs offer some of those qualities, but only JUUL gives you the whole package. If ...
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Smok FIT Review – Portable All in One Starter Kit

The Smok Fit Starter Kit is one of the best choices for a portable and sleek looking vaping device. It has a very slim design that is perfect for on-the-go users, It will fit into any size of pockets a good device for Stealth Vaping. It is very easy to use, there are no buttons just inhale and it ...
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