Posted by Tatiana Rodriguez | Filed under E-Cigarette Reviews
ProSmoke has established themselves as one of the best electronic cigarettes in the industry, and I’m happy to present a ProSmoke review after spending the weekend sampling their fine product samples.
ProSmoke is the first and only Green Certified American Business in the entire electronic cigarette industry and their product comes along with numerous awards including CBS recently recognizing them as the “new industry standard” (view article).
There are some unique features that ProSmoke offers, mostly that their devices is the first three piece design I’ve reviewed on VaporCigarette.com.
The thought process of a three piece design is that the atomizers increase the performance of cartridges, thus giving a lower cost of ownership, and a higher performing atomizer that unlike disposable cartomizers, are designed to outperform and outlast any other brand on the market. I’m new to three piece kits so I had to admit, this was all a little challenging for me to grasp at first.
The company also does not use Propylene Glycol as a base and to some people, that’s very important. Read more about the use of (PG) on the official website (linked bel0w.)
ProSmoke uses Vegetable Glycerin and offers 7 flavors in 6 different nicotine level options! Their e-cigarette is known for producing the a high amount of vapor and for not having a harsh ‘throat hit’ like PG. (Your mileage and thoughts may vary.)
ProSmoke also uses their industry exclusive ColorID system that utilizes a color coded cork on each cartridge to keep your cartridges fresh, sealed and allow you to quickly identify their flavor! Their cartridges have one of the highest capacities in the industry and are equivalent to 30-40 traditional cigarettes.
The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, along with cartridge manufacturing, product testing and shipping facilities. All products are assembled and tested here in the United States with strict company and manufacturing certifications: ROHC, CE, FCC, PSE, and SGS! You don’t hear many companies be able to say that. I have a hunch there are components made in China but assembled here in the USA, but let me confirm with the company on that. I don’t know of one e-cigarette company that does 100% of everything in the USA – China really has the wherewith-all and ability to make better electronic components than the USA at this time.
Thanks for reading the review on ProSmoke’s brand of electronic cigarettes. Share your experiences with us in the comment section if you would like to join the discussion.
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Posted by Tatiana Rodriguez | Filed under E-Cigarette Reviews
Eluma electronic cigarette brand was one that I hadn’t heard of until someone asked me “if they were any good.” So, after finally getting around to showing Eluma my media credentials and getting a kit to review, I’m proud to report the facts I found out about Eluma brand of e-cigarettes.
The Eluma e-cigarette company is best described as one of the most affordable brand of e-cigarettes available in the market. The Eluma e-cigarette starter kits contain some of the very basic items needed for anyone to start using an e-cigarette. This brand is recommended to those who are planning to shift from tobacco filled cigarettes to electronic cigarettes for the first time.
Value for money
Eluma offers a starting kit that should easily convince anyone to try out their e-cigarettes. On the time of writing this review, the starter kit available on Eluma’s website was $79.99. Eluma calls this the ‘complete’ starter kit because it contains the complete set of items to help you get started:
• 2 Eluma batteries
• The Eluma ‘Epack’ (an on the go charger that also holds your e-cigarette)
• AC adapter and USB charger
• 1 Atomizer
• 20 refill cartridges containing 5 d Eluma cartomizers. You can pick and choose the flavor and the nicotine strength. The company claims that one cartomizer is equal to 25 packs of typical tobacco filled cigarettes.
Additionally, with each starter kit, Eluma offer free shipping and a 1 year warranty. The company also includes an ‘Eluma Challenge’ Guarantee. This is basically the guarantee that if you are not satisfied with the e-cig in any way, you could return it back within the first 30 days and get a full refund. Getting the first ever starter kit from Eluma will also get you a promotional code that will instantly get you 10% off on your purchase.
If you are skeptical about Eluma, the company also offers a simple starter kit that is available for only $39.99. This kit contains the following and can be used to test before you buy the complete package:
• 1 USB charger ( can be upgraded to include AC adapter for an additional $9.95)
• 1 Eluma Rechargeable E-Cigarette (battery + atomizer)
• 5 Refillable cartridges + 5 Eluma Cartomizers. You can pick the flavors and nicotine strength. The company claims that each cartomizer is equal to 10 packs of cigarettes.
Both of the starter kits are a pretty good deal for starters as they contain the most basic items that are needed to get started.
Eluma e-cigarette looks like a very typical e-cigarette. The design does not resemble a real cigarette in anyway but rather looks like an electronic pen device. But the good thing is that you can pick between white or black colors for the e-cigarette itself. The logo of Eluma is printed on the front tip of the e-cigarette instead of on the bottom side.
Eluma offers six different flavored cartridges and lets you choose the color and strength of nicotine with each cartridge you buy. Cartridges come in a box of 5 and are offered at a price of $5.25. A box of 5 cartridges is equal to 100 traditional cigarettes. The company also offers discounts to those who purchase at least 5 boxes of cartridges. The following flavors are offered by Eluma:
• Traditional Tobacco
• Cool mint menthol
• Death by chocolate
• Vibrant Vanilla
• Cherry Culmination
• Espresso Especial
Eluma also offers a variety pack of the cartridges that contain the above mentioned flavor. Each variety pack comes with 5 boxes of different flavored cartridges and is retailed at $25. There are two variety packs offered on the official website of Eluma. The only difference between the two boxes is that one of them is offered with Cool Mint Menthol Flavor and the other comes with Traditional Tobacco.
Flavors are also offered in the form of cartomizers. Cartomizers from Eluma are a combination of an atomizer and cartridge together. These are separately sold and come in the same flavors aforementioned. The only difference is in the price which is $10.99 for one cartomizer box containing 5 cartomizers. These too are available in two colors.
Eluma also offers the basic accessories for their e-cigarettes. These accessories are best purchased if you lose the original or anyone of them malfunctions. Accessories offered by the company includes Batteries ($14.95 each, Black or White color), USB charger, AC Adapter and Car Adapter (each sold at $9.95 and can be bought together for $15), E-packs (available only in white color for $14.95) and Atomizers (Black or White for $9.95 each).
Eluma is definitely worth trying out if you are a starter. The prices of each accessory, flavors and the starter kits themselves are very reasonable. The best bit about the starter kit is the E-Pack which not only holds your e-cigarette but also acts as an on the go charger. The e-cigarette also comes with a very typical but reliable design. Eluma can easily save you a lot of cash, which is an excellent deciding factor for moving from traditional tobacco filled cigarettes.
Another important bit about Eluma is its guarantee and 1 year warranty. Not too many brands offer warranty for their e-cigarettes and most also don’t refund the complete amount if you are not satisfied with their product.
The prices and the number of different discounts available with complete warranty and satisfaction guarantee, there is enough reason to try out Eluma.
Posted by Tatiana Rodriguez | Filed under E-Cigarette Reviews
White Cloud Electronic cigarettes seemed to me like a laid back, information-rich brand that just let customers naturally come to them. I wasn’t bombarded with the normal “hey please review my brand!” type emails that I usually get from attention-seeking e-cig companies. Instead, I was intrigued with the high price point and variety of cartridge flavors offered by White Cloud E-Cigs and figured I’d reach out to them and see what it’s all about. So, today, I present to you my White Cloud electronic cigarette review.
(Photos and more information coming soon)
Shifting from a regular tobacco filled cigarette to an electronic cigarette is a big step, a step that promises you the same great experience with less or no permanent damage to your health. With so many electronic cigarette brands in the market, choosing one that suits your needs can be a very tough job. If you are someone who has decided to bring about a change in your life by shifting to electronic cigarettes, you probably want to find a brand that offers you near identical experience of the actual tobacco filled cigarette.
I quit smoking tobacco filled cigarettes nearly two years ago and since then I have tried several different brands in the market. After initially trying so many brands, I figured if I’m going to do this and document experiences, I had to sample this brand with so much mystique - White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes.
One of the most important deciding factors to try and review White Cloud for me was its design. It is safe to say that White Cloud is the ‘iPhone’ of the electronic cigarettes brand. Just like the smartphone industry, there is no comparison against the Apple iPhone because of its sleek design and features. Unless you are looking at the new PCC by V2Cigs. White Cloud has put in extra effort in producing some of the best looking electronic cigarettes in the market. I love the fact that whenever I am using one of these I get many compliments from my colleagues and friends. Holding a White Cloud branded electronic cigarette in my hand really does separate one from the pack. (Not many people in South Florida use White Cloud – maybe that will change?)
I love the two part design White Cloud has implemented on its electronic cigarettes. The most troublesome part about electronic cigarettes for me was replacing the cartridges, which White Cloud has completely revolutionized. Unlike other brands, putting the pieces together is made much easier. I can easily twist and turn the cartridge and pull it out and install a new one, something that most brands do not offer. Another great thing about White Cloud is that they send in a very detailed and comprehensive manual with their e-cigs that help you in understanding the step by step process of changing cartridges. Nearly everything you many need to know about operating the e-cig is covered in the manual. If you still run into any trouble, White Cloud offers an unmatched customer support service.
Here is a link to White Cloud’s Website
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I remember that one time my electronic cigarette refused to turn on and after going through the entire manual, I was still not able to fix the problem. I found the number for customer support and immediately gave them a call. I was amazed how quickly the call was accepted by the customer support representative and to my surprise this guy took only few minutes to understand the entire problem. It turned out to be a minor problem at my end and was immediately fixed thanks to the amazing customer support of White Cloud.
I have heard time and time again from the users of White Cloud about how disappointed they are with the starter kit price. When I bought my starter kit, it nearly cost me $240, which is ofcourse a lot but the most important thing people don’t pay attention to is the cost of the cartridges. Unlike other brands that sell their cigarettes cheaply but charge a lot for cartridges, White Cloud offers an expensive option initially backed by very affordable cartridges that cost only $4.99 with free delivery when ordered from their website. When compared to typical tobacco filled cigarette, believe it or not, it is more cost effective.
When you compare prices of e-cigarettes and look back in time, it’s true that White Cloud slashed the price of their e-cigs significantly. The price now available for nearly every e-cig the company produces reflects that of others available in the market. This is great news for those who had wanted to move to White Cloud but were hesitant because of the initial high costs. I’m not sure exactly how much they were fetching for their starter kits initially, but have read it has been as high as $300. YIKES.
White Cloud produces many different electronic cigarettes with different properties catered to match individual needs. The one I decided to review was the White Cloud Cirrus II. This electronic cigarette was $240 in the past, but now the price has been reduced to $70 due to new variants now available. I still consider Cirrus II as one of the best e-cigs White Cloud and any other brand has ever produced. It’s classy, sharp design will stand out in any crowd.
One of my main reasons for choosing to add the Cirrus II to my review site was because of the dense vapor cloud it produces. When it comes to electronic cigarettes, the more the vapor is dense, the better the taste and feeling is. In this matter White Cloud knows exactly how to please a long time smoker. The best thing about the flavored cartridges from White Cloud is that they taste exactly the way you expect them to. When I was on another brand of an electronic cigarette, I was often disappointed with the taste of the vapor, but with White Cloud that disappointment has gone forever. I am amazed at how accurate the taste feels. The quality of the flavor and the taste is so intense that I immediately forgot about the high cost of the electronic cigarette starter kit.
For someone who is shifting to the electronic cigarettes for the first time, I highly recommend White Cloud. Some of the best reasons for shifting to White Cloud are already mentioned above, but you should also know that when ordering online, the company nearly always has some sort of promotion going on with massive discounts. And if you are not satisfied with the taste or the design of the cigarette, White Cloud offers a decent refund policy. They even send you a new cartridge if your current one fails to give you the required taste. I have come across many situations where my e-cig wasn’t producing the required flavor, I contacted the customer support and they agreed to send me a replacement cartridge for free. The replacement cartridge usually takes 2-3 days to come which is great.
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Before I finish my review of White Cloud electronic cigarettes, I would also like to mention that the company has recently developed a revolutionary new product that completely gets rid of vapor. This new electronic cigarette called the Phantom is designed for those people who do not like the appearance of vapor. With no vapor, you can easily puff on the electronic cigarette in a public place without raising any concerns.
In a nutshell, White Cloud is a premium electronic cigarette brand that will not disappoint you. Whether you are new to electronic cigarettes or a seasoned veteran, White Cloud has some of the best electronic cigarettes and replacement cartridges available. Whatever your case is, White Cloud offers excellently designed e-cigs and most effective tobacco cigarette replacement in the entire industry. It is worth checking out if none of the brands you have used so far has given you the feel of a real cigarette.
Posted by Tatiana Rodriguez | Filed under E-Cigarette Safety
The FDA has been actively putting their beaks into the electronic cigarette industry. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, by any means. I am all for people trying to help promote the BEST possible e-cigarette product out there by incorporating a system of regulations and rules that govern all e-cig brands. So, when you hear the term “FDA and electronic cigarettes,” don’t always think that’s a bad thing. Although, I could see how you could take that as a bad thing because often times the news that comes forth after those words are muttered can be something that poses a threat to the electronic cigarette industry.
I’ll do my best to sum up all the stories where the FDA has made their presence felt with e-cigarettes. By all means, this list isn’t the end-all, be-all about when the FDA has done stuff in the e-cig industry – it’s more of what I could find online and sum up in my own words. Like always, your two cents and comments are appreciated at the end of my story. Just hit the comment button and leave your thoughts so we can all have a more comprehensive discussion and understand just what the future of e-cigarette smoking will hold in store for us.
September 10, 2010:
Story Headline: FDA Acts against 5 electronic cigarette distributors.
Summary of what went down….
A warning letter went out to five companies for for various violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) which pertained to unsubstantiated cliams and poor manufacturing practices. The FDA also noted in this release that they were going to attempt to regulate the e-cigarette products in a manner “consistent with its mission of protecting public health.” The companies on the receiving end of this letter were: E-Cigarette Direct LLC, Ruyan America, Inc, Gamucci America, E-Cig Technology Inc, and Johnson’s Creek Enterprises, LLC. Johnson’s Creek was sent the letter for “several deficiencies in its manufacturing processes, including failure to establish quality control and testing procedures required under the FDCA.”
Little else is known about this story – however it’s worth noting that to my knowledge, all companies named in this story as still operating business as usual. In fact, Johnson’s Creek’s juice is used in Blu Cigs products.
Story Headline: None. Just an update I found on FDA.gov.
On October 9, 2012, the FDA updated their page that talks about electronic cigarette devices. It’s not known what exactly was updated, but the page did get an official update on that date, which I thought was interesting. The page does lead off with “as the safety and efficacy of e-cigaretes have not been fully studied, consuemrs of e-cigaette products have no way of knowing:”
The page then talks about if they are “safe,” “how much nicotine or otehr potentially harmful chemicals” are being inhaled, and “if there are benefits.”
Well, I’m not the FDA, and I’m not an expert, but I can answer a few of those questions and have weighed in with my opinions of the benefits of e-cigarettes many moons over. On the contrary, look at the known carcinogens in tobacco products. How can e-cigs be worse when they don’t contain these?
I’m sure this page, maintained by the FDA, will continue to be updated. Just like this page, maintained by me, will also be updated with new FDA stories and reports.
Posted by Tatiana Rodriguez | Filed under Refill Cartridges
Being a menthol smoker (Newports used to be my cig of choice!) I like the menthol electronic cigarettes more than any other type. I have sampled a big variety of menthol cartridges from a wide variety of e-cig brands and I have to say, there is a big variance in menthol tastes out there. Today’s update is something I hope can provide some clarity on the numerous menthol flavors offered by some of the best companies offering electronic cigarette products.
First off, let me say that I like the “regular” type of menthol. So, a 16mg – 18 mg (1.6% – 1.8% nicotine content) is the one I’m speaking of in my menthol cartridge reviews.
The best menthol flavor is Bull Smoke’s Menthol Breeze. This is not only a fresh, minty menthol, but the updated cartomizers are white with green specks. Who wants to smoke a big green tip out and about and stick out like a sore thumb? I find Bull Smoke’s menthol cartridges the most realistic looking cartridges on the menthol circuit, and that’s why they are my favorite menthol cartridge.
Right behind Bull Smoke is V2 Cigs brand’s menthol. I’ve always liked their products and batteries, they are quite similar to Bull Smoke but offer a larger variety of accesories. The taste is great as far as menthol goes, but I don’t really care for a green cartridge.
Green Smoke offer’s something different. Their menthol is smooth, crisp, and almost more of a wintergreen. Think about chewing gum for a second. When you have a fresh mint flavor and then go to a wintergreen, there is a variance in taste, right? Same thing here. Green Smoke went for more of a wintergreen taste, and it’s a love-hate thing for most people. I know people who rave about it, and I know people who dislike it. I respect Green Smoke for doing something different and taking a stand in the menthol category, that’s where I stand. Although I would say that I really don’t like the dark aqua color of the cartomizer either. Bull Smoke really kicks butt here in this category by making a cartridge that looks so realistic compared to the rest of the menthol cartridges on the market.
Ever Smoke and South Beach Smoke brands feature the natural tan colored filter (cartridge) which is also quite respectable. These brands seem to use the same menthol taste and while they are quite pleasant, they aren’t my favorite when you judge strictly on menthol levels. As an overall brand, I rate Ever Smoke quite high and South Beach Smoke is no doubt an industry giant – you really can’t go wrong with either brand.
So there you have it, my menthol e-cigarette cartridge reviews and analysis.