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E-Cigarettes in Cold Weather

I live in Montreal, Canada, which can get pretty cold here in the winter (think -30C with windchill!). As a result, my vaping experience changes when I’m outside in colder weather versus the warmer seasons. As a result, I’ve put together a little guide here to illustrate how various models of e-cigarettes have performed in different operating temperatures At 0C (32F) and below. In my year and a half experience of vaping, these results to be quite consistent across various e-cigarette brands that I’ve tried.

0C to 5C (32F-41F):

All e-cigarettes performed normally at 0C and above. However, with vapor condensation the clouds of vapor are larger than they would be at normal temperature.

-1C to -5C (30.2F-23F):

Vapor condensation generally increases, Initial puffs at this temperature are strong, but vapor hits quickly become weaker as the e-cigarette cools down with its surroundings.

-5C to -12C (23F-10.4F):

E-Cigarettes become difficult to use, providing relatively mild throat hits until a throat hit sensation is no longer noticeable. You may be able to get a few puffs in this weather, but not much at all.

-12C+ (10.4F and colder):

At these temperatures, vaping becomes nearly impossible. Due to the cold, your atomizer will have a difficult time warming up and will produce a very weak vapor. Additionally, the cold makes it hard to hold the e-cigarette for any period of time. At this temperature, its much better to simply hold off on vaping until you get indoors.

Feel free to leave comments regarding your use of e-cigarettes in cold weather!

 

 

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Joyetech Releases Joye eGo-C

The Joye eGo-C Atomizer (separated)

I’ve recently learned that the e-Cigarette manufaturer Joyetech has recently released a new e-cigarette model called the Joye eGo-C. It uses a standard eGo battery, but from what I understand, the eGo-C’s atomizer uses a newly developed technology which separates the atomizer into two parts, the base and cover. The base of the eGo-C atomizer is designed to be easily unscrewed for easy washing or replacing.

I think that the new eGo-C will be a welcome improvement over the existing eGo-T. Many eGo-T atomizers (including some of mine) have had clogging issues, and it is very tough to clean them without being able to remove the atomizer from within the assembly. Replacements are also cheaper, since you only need to replace a small piece of the atomizer.

 

The new eGo-C is also compatible with both the eGo as well as the eGo-T. Stay tuned for a review here on E-Cig Central within the next few weeks!

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Crown7 LXE Kit Review

For the past few weeks, I have been trying out the Crown7 Luxury Edition Kit from the e-cigarette retailer

The Crown7 LXE Kit

Crown7. Founded in 2007, Crown7 has been in the e-cigarette business for over 4 years, and has a wide lineup of e-cigarette starter kits to choose from.

The LXE kit comes with quite a few items designed to get you vaping as quickly as possible. The LXE kit I received included the following items:

  • 2 batteries
  • USB charger
  • 2 Cartomizers
  • Carrying case
  • Car charger
  • Home charger
  • 2 packs of 5 cartomizers
The batteries measure 7cm in length without the cartomizer, which is slightly larger than a standard Joye 510 battery at 6.5cm. The batteries have a regular orange tip, and I find that they can

My Crown7 E-Cigarette

consistently produce quite a bit of vapor with a good throat hit. Under heavy vaping conditions, I found that the batteries were able to last me about 4 hours of use before they began to weaken and eventually needed to be recharged. The batteries remind me a bit of the KR808-D1 model of e-cigarette and cartomizer.

The cartomizers I received were filled with Crown7’s USA Blend e-liquid. USA Blend is a smooth tobacco flavored liquid. The e-liquid is available in three nicotine strengths, high, low, and non-nicotine. The cartomizers produced a consistent amount vapor, and all of them worked well for me. My only complaint is that I find the flavor to be a tad too smooth for my liking. I didn’t have the opportunity to try the Crown7 menthol flavor, so I’m not sure how it is.Overall, Crown7 makes a good e-cigarette backed by a nice warranty. All Crown7 e-cigarettes are backed by a one-year warranty, so if anything goes wrong with one of your batteries or accessories, you can simply have it returned to receive a replacement, which can be cheaper in the long run than continually buying e-cigarettes without warranty. I recommend the Crown7 e-cigarette lineup to those who are new to vaping and are looking for a solution which functions well and has a nice slim form factor to boot!

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End Canada’s Ban on E-Cigarettes

I recently read this article in the National Post, and I felt the need to mention it here on E-Cig Central. The article is really well-written approaches the subject of tobacco harm reduction in a very positive light. For those of you unfamiliar with Canadian laws,

In 2009, Health Canada issued a warning on its website, saying that e-cigarettes fall under the Food and Drugs Act and must therefore be approved by the government for sale in Canada. But, so far, “no electronic smoking products have been granted a market authorization in Canada.”

As a Canadian citizen, this means that I have had a difficult time buying e-liquid from local distributors within Canada (although non-nicotine e-cigarettes can still be sold). In comparison to traditional cigarettes which contain more than 10,000 chemicals and 40 carcinogens, e-cigarette liquid (e-liquid) has not been found to contain more than trace elements of any of the carcinogens found in tobacco smoke.

The article leaves readers with an interesting end note to think about in regards to why the ban may be in place, claiming that

To figure out why the government would try to prohibit the use of these products, one simply has to follow the money. Between 2001 and 2008, the federal government collected $20.4-billion worth of tobacco taxes. Rather than implementing policies that are in the best interests of Canadians, it is the government that has become addicted to the lucrative tobacco industry.

I feel as a Canadian, now is the time for us to stand up and oppose the e-cigarette ban in Canada. Since I made the switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes over a year ago, I have personally felt much healthier and love how no one around me is bothered by the vapor (unlike regular cigarette smoke). I am going to be looking into starting a petition to bring the e-cigarette ban to light, so keep checking back for more information on the subject. I have high hopes, especially since last year a judge ruled that an FDA ban on e-cigarettes in the United States was unconstitutional.

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Vapor4Life Value Kit Review

Recently, the kind folks over at Vapor4Life sent me one of their value starter kits in order to review

The Vapor4Life Box and Batteries

here on E-Cig Central. I’ve heard good things about Vapor4Life on the E-Cigarette Forum, so I was excited to give this e-cigarette kit a try. My value starter kit contained the following items:

  • 2 batteries (Vapor King Diamond Series)
  • 1 carrying case
  • 1 wall charger
  • A 5-pack of cartomizers.

The Vapor King Diamond Series automatic batteries I received were a bit longer than a regular Joye 510, but had much better battery life in comparison. As a heavy vaper, I was able to get about 4 hours of usage out of each battery, and having both of batteries on me allowed me to easily get

through a full day. On a full charge, the batteries produced a very strong throat hit. The batteries have a new

The Vapor4Life Case

diamond style tip which I’ve never tried before. I find the diamond tips create a cleaner color, and the shape makes a neat style. They are brighter than other batteries that I have used, but not overly bright. The draw on the automatic batteries was good, and vapor was produced in a short amount of time.

The cartomizers are KR808D-1 compatible, and create a good amount of vapor. They run well, and none of my 5 have had any taste or reliability issues. The cartomizer flavors I received were the following:

Dunhall – This flavor produced a strong throat hit, and had a strong tobacco aftertaste. I liked having this e-liquid in the

The Automatic Batteries

morning right after waking up to pick me up.

Hilton – This flavor was quite smooth, and had a mellow aftertaste which reminded me of turkish tobacco, similar to a cigarette brand such as Camel. I enjoyed using this one after meals and also in the evening when I felt like relaxing.

The Value Kit also came with a carrying case which holds two batteries and four cartomizers. I like the form factor of the case, and its a great place to store your extra parts while you’re on the go.
Overall, I’m impressed by Vapor4Life’s product and customization level. They have a wide range of products to suit every vaper’s needs, and allow you to choose your battery type, flavors, and more. If you’re a fan of cartomizer based e-cigarettes, I recommend giving Vapor4Life a try!

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Site Changes, New Reviews Coming Soon!

It has been almost a year now since I began E-Cig Central (site went live on Dec 25th, 2010), and my what a year it has been! Since I began running the blog, I’ve had the opportunity to try a wide array of e-cigarettes and e-liquids from a number of different vendors. I have noticed that as time goes on, e-cigarettes are becoming increasingly affordable, while at the same time quality has been getting much better. In order to continue being able

My New Canon Camera for Review Pictures!

to provide the highest quality e-cigarette reviews on the internet, I have decided to invest in a much better camera than my current one. Until recently, I have been taking photos with my 2MP Google Nexus One smartphone camera. From now on, I will be taking higher quality photos of e-cigarettes using a Canon dSLR camera and a better lightbox setup. Using this new camera, I will be re-taking a number of photos and inserting them in existing reviews in order for you to see products in greater detail before making a purchase decision.

In addition, I have decided to formally brand the site as E-Cig Central, as reflected in the new site header. There has been more readers sharing their opinions from comments, and I have been looking into creating a discussion forum for everyone to share their opinions on various e-cigarette models, retailers, and new developments in the e-cigarette world. I have also setup a Twitter page here so people can stay up to date with the latest e-cigarette developments.

Finally, stay tuned for the next few weeks, as I will be releasing reviews for the Vapor4Life e-cigarette, as well as the Crown7 LXE kit. I’m also hoping to get my hands on one of the new SouthBeachSmoke Super Max batteries (which run at 4.2v) to see how they are.

If you have any suggestions for E-Cig Central, please let me know either via our contact form or in this post’s comments. I love hearing feedback on how I can provide quality content to readers of E-Cig Central!

-James

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GreenSmoke FlavorMax Cartomizer Reviews

Not too long ago, I received the full line of GreenSmoke FlavorMax e-cigarette cartomizers in order to review here on E-Cig Central. I decided to compile all my reviews into a single post for convenience. For those of you who are unaware, GreenSmoke recently unveiled their new line of cartomizers known as FlavorMax, which is intended to replace their old cartridge model. These new cartridges are slightly larger than standard e-cig cartridges but produce 25% more vapor than the older variety. So far in my experience, these new FlavorMax cartridges last longer than other cartridges that I have used, while providing a substantial amount of flavor and vapor at the same time.

GreenSmoke Starter Kit With Tobacco Gold Flavor

Tobacco Gold

Tobacco Gold is GreenSmoke’s newest flavor. It is made up of a blend of virginia, burley, and oriental tobacco essence, which creates a very rich flavor which reminds me a bit of a nice blend of pipe tobacco. It has a nice throat hit, and produces a thick cloud of vapor every time. As someone who enjoys pipes from time to time, Tobacco Gold is my favorite GreenSmoke flavor, and I highly recommend it to those who enjoy a deliciously rich tobacco flavor.

Absolute Tobacco

The Red label tobacco flavor is another tobacco flavored cartridge with a strong tobacco flavor. It is not as complex as the tobacco gold flavor, and the taste reminds me of cigarettes with a slight aftertaste of sweetness. This flavor is great for those who are transitioning from cigarettes to e-cigs.

Menthol Ice

Menthol Ice is a menthol flavored cartridge, which should taste of cool menthol. When I used to smoke cigarettes, I was a menthol smoker so I tend to be picky when it comes to using menthol flavors in my e-cigarette. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a big fan of this one. The menthol his wasn’t very strong, and I was constantly left with a floral aftertaste which I wasn’t a big fan of.

Mocha Mist

Mocha mist is a coffee flavored e-liquid produced by GreenSmoke. As a big fan of coffee, I really enjoyed this flavor. It was quite smooth, with an aftertaste of coffee beans. I found that having my morning coffee while enjoying mocha mist was a really enjoyable experience. If you’re a coffee drinker, I recommend trying this brand at least once.

Vanilla Dreams

The Vanilla Dreams flavor is a pretty tasty vanilla one. Usually vanilla flavored e-liquids irritate my throat a bit, but I had no issues with this one (it was quite smooth!). With its sweet taste, Vanilla Dreams makes for a great after-dinner flavor to vape.

 

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Black Friday E-Cigarette Deals Roundup

As most U.S visitors know, Black Friday marks the kickoff of the holiday shopping season. This season, many E-Cigarette retailers have been offering some great deals on popular e-cigarette starter kit models. Below is a rundown of some of the ongoing sales and promos various retailers have started to offer for a limited time. If you’re in the market for an e-cigarette this holiday season, now may be a great time to take advantage of some super savings! I have linked the reviews of various models that I have tried in order for you to see which model is best for you (or for someone you know!).

GreenSmoke E-Cigarette 

Greensmoke is offering 15% off all products. Use the coupon code HOCUSPOCUS at checkout!

 

SouthBeachSmoke E-Cigarette

 SouthBeachSmoke is offering a discount of 10% off all starter kit models if you enter the coupon GIVE2011 at checkout. The offer expires on Sunday, November 27th, 2011.

V2 Cigs
V2 Cigs Thanksgiving Sale: 11/24 - 11/28

V2 is offering 15% off sitewide from Black Friday until Cyber Monday.

 

ProSmoke E-Cigarette

ProSmoke is offering 20% off everything sitewide for Black Friday as well as Cyber Monday. Use the coupon code BLACK2011 to take advantage of the sale.

I’ll be posting more sales as I get word of them!

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E-Cigarettes Make a Great Christmas Gift!

As the holiday shopping season rapidly approaches, many people have starting thinking about gift ideas for their family, friends, or significant other. If someone you know is a smoker, it may be a great idea to get them an e-cigarette. There are a number of great e-cigarette brands on the market today, with a wide array of options and styles to suit every smoker’s needs. Ever since I switched from smoking to

E-Cigarettes Make a Great Christmas Gift!

e-cigarettes during New Years of 2010, I’ve been coughing less, feeling more energetic, and have also been able to vape indoors during the cold winter months. In addition, as time goes on I’ve noticed that many e-cigarette brands have been improving over time. Many e-cigarettes now come with great warranties in case anything happens to go wong. For example, both SmokeTip and SouthBeachSmoke have great warranties on their products just to name a few.

For those who are still unsure about e-cigarettes, Volcano’s Express Starter Kits make for great stocking stuffers, and offer a low-cost introduction to electronic cigarettes.

In addition, be prepared for some great Black Friday deals on e-cigarettes by visiting our coupon page! I plan to continually update the coupons page all throughout the holiday season in order for readers here on E-Cig Central to take advantage of the best holiday e-cigarette deals, so stay tuned! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SmokeTip E-Cigarette Kit Review

Not too long ago, the kind folks over at SmokeTip sent me one of their electronic cigarette kits in

SmokeTip E-Cigarette

order to review here on E-Cig Reviews. For most of this week I have been using the device, and now feel ready to report my findingss back to readers here.

The SmokeTip electronic cigarette is a mini sized e-cigarette, which closely resembles a real cigarette in terms of both looks and size. The kit that I received for purposes of this review was the E-Cigarette Kit, and it arrived with the following items:

  • 2 Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
  • 6 Disposable Flavor Cartridges
  • Wall Adapter
  • USB Charger
  • Instruction Card
The batteries were quite similar to those used by SouthBeachSmoke, and have good battery life. Both of the batteries I received were automatic and activate when you inhale. On a full charge, I was able to get approximately 3/4 of a day of usage out of each battery under

The Contents of the Kit

heavy vaping conditions. The lights on the tips of the batteries were red, which simulates the look of a real cigarette quite well. Charging the battery takes about an hour and a half, which makes having two batteries very handy (especially if you are out and about).

The cartridges themselves were filled with SmokeTip’s regular flavoring, which is a sweet tobacco flavor with undertones of brown sugar. I felt a good throat hit and nicotine buzz with them at 16mg of nicotine, and was able to get almost a pack’s worth of cigarettes out of each cartridge before I finished them. Although the cartridges were reliable, they didn’t last as long as the GreenSmoke FlavorMax cartridges nor produce as much vapor. The FlavorMax carts are slightly longer in size, but hold more e-liquid.

The SmokeTip cartridge (top) is slightly smaller than GreenSmoke’s FlavorMax

Overall, I enjoyed the SmokeTip experience. Although the cartridges didn’t last as long as GreenSmoke’s FlavorMax or a fully loaded Joye eGo-T, this kit has excellent value for the money, especially since they are much cheaper than a comparable GreenSmoke kit. I also like the form factor of the SmokeTip, as its small size makes it easy to use handsfree in the car. If you’re on a budget and are looking for a quality e-cigarette, then the SmokeTip Electronic Cigarette Kit is for you!

 

 

 

 

 

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