We immediately tested the batteries, and to our pleasant surprise, both had arrived fully charged. We then screwed a nicotine cartridge to the long battery, took a few brief puffs and voila — we exhaled a voluminous white plume of vapor that exhibited all the qualities of cigarette smoke without the objectionable smell, tar and carcinogens.
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Using the “Full Tobacco” cartridge for our test, some described the flavor as a mild tobacco, while others insisted it tasted like a regular full-flavored cigarette, and someone else suggested that tasted like a very smoother version of Marlboro Gold (formerly Marlboro Light). The one thing we all agreed on was that the Green Smoke “Full Tobacco” flavor was the best we had tested.
While we understand and agree that flavor judgments are subjective and attributable to personal preferences and perhaps the flavor of our former tobacco cigarettes, we use a consensus to determine our ratings.
The Top 5 judge who purchased the kit for our tests, later recounted that he took Green Smoke coupon on a trip to the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Connecticut, and even though tobacco cigarettes are permitted there, he smoked it exclusively at the tables. He was amazed at how many of the other players who asked to try it almost all agreed that the taste was excellent. Ranked #1 for vapor volume and overall quality, as well as taste, Green Smoke has developed a well-deserved reputation as the best e-cigarette on the market today.
No one argued about how easy it was to use. You could literally begin “smoking” within 30 seconds of opening the box, with the solid two-part metal construction of the units being the key factors. Further, unlike some other e-cigarettes, there are no buttons to press or moving parts to initiate the vaporization of the nicotine. The vapor mechanism is triggered by drawing on the unit in the same way you would take a draw on a tobacco cigarette, except there is nothing to light and no flame.
Another advantage of the two part design is that the atomizer — responsible for vaporizing the nicotine — is built into the flavor cartridge. This means that you never have to be concerned with ordering or replacing the atomizer. When you finish a Green Smoke flavor cartridge/atomizer, you simply throw it away and screw on a new one with a fresh atomizer built right in. You never have to worry about ordering e-juice (liquid refill nicotine), or wasting your time measuring out the right amount of nicotine. Additionally, refillable flavor cartridges utilized by some electronic cigarette brands, are far more likely to leak back into your mouth. We have never experienced even slight leakage from a Green Smoke cartridge and that’s a huge consideration for us when assessing the overall quality of an e cigarette.
The one thing we all agreed on was that the Green Smoke “Full Tobacco” flavor was the best we had tested.”
— Editor, Top 5 Electronic Cigarettes
We found Green Smoke’s vapor volume to be superior, and the best we have tested to date. Non-smokers who witnessed the testing were constantly surprised by the sheer volume of “smoke,” but could not discern any distinct odor. There was disagreement if odor was even possible considering that the vapor is composed of roughly 99% water and 1% nicotine. If there was any consensus concerning odor, it could best be described as somewhere between negligible and non-existent.
We found Green Smoke’s vapor volume to be superior, and the best we have tested to date.”
— Editor, Top 5 Electronic Cigarettes
The only possible negative is the price tag of the Green Smoke Basic Starter Kit. While Green Smoke’s long term costs are quite low, their starter kit was amongst the most expensive we have tested. It includes 5 cartridges (which we judged to be the equivalent of 5 packs of cigarettes (1 pack per cartridge), two batteries (one long, one short), two chargers (USB and 110 volt), one manual, and one membership card. It retails for $139.00 before discounts and shipping is free.
For those of you who are concerned with the cost and may wish only to try the product, Green Smoke also produces a Social Smoker Kit, which is essentially the same as the Basic Starter Kit except that it includes only one cigarette-style battery in your choice of short or long. The Social Smoker Kit is priced at $109.00, and if you use the Top 5 Electronic Cigarettes link and discount code below, Green Smoke will deduct 10% from the price, making it less than $100.00.
We estimated that including the $139.00 (before discounts) Basic Starter Kit, the cost to maintain a one-pack-per-day cigarette habit using Green Smoke was $1087.27 annually or $90.61 per month or $20.85 per week or $2.98 per day. Despite the relatively high initial cost of the starter kit, we found this to be an excellent value.