Which e-cigarette is most like my favourite cigarette?

Many ex-smokers, when making the switch to vaping, are looking for a taste and nicotine hit that recreates the experience of smoking the cigarettes they are used to. It's hard to say exactly which e-cigarette flavour is like Marlboro or Mayfair or Pall Mall (for example), as people's taste buds vary; different flavour notes will be more pronounced for different people. After vaping for a while, you might even find that the taste of a cigarette is the last thing you want! This article lays out the available options for ex-smokers looking for a tobacco- (or menthol-) flavoured vape.   


Cigalikes

A Vapourlites VL4 Tobacco E-Cigarette Starter Kit

One option is cigalikes, or cigarette-style e-cigarettes. Cigalikes have similar dimensions to regular cigarettes, and tend to come with medium to high nicotine content. For recent converts to e-cigarettes, this can be really helpful; if you used to smoke regular cigarettes, the nicotine strength of most cigalikes should be about the right amount to satisfy your cravings. One cigarette-style option is the Hoxton Classic. Refills for the Classic are available with a high nicotine strength (18mg or 1.8% nicotine); this is perfect for former smokers who need a strong throat hit of nicotine. Most cigalikes are available in both tobacco and menthol flavours (as well as a range of others), so both standard and menthol smokers will be able to find something for them.


E-Liquids   

Another option is to team a vape pen with a tobacco-flavoured e-liquid. This can be a better long-term option if you're quitting smoking; it's often cheaper to keep yourself topped up with e-liquid than it is to buy packs of cigalike refills, and vape pen batteries are normally designed to last. Vape pen starter kits generally consist of a battery and a refillable tank for e-liquid. E-liquid is the flavoured juice that you vaporise when you're vaping, and it comes in a huge range of options both in terms of flavour and nicotine strength. Tobacco-flavoured e-liquids come in all sorts of varieties: 

Browse our full range of tobacco e-liquids by clicking this link. Please note: if you are not using a kit designed for sub-ohm vaping, make sure to choose an e-liquid containing more PG than VG, or a 50/50 PG/VG blend. High-VG e-liquid (60% VG or above) is too thick to be absorbed by the coils used in normal vape pens, and will give you an unpleasant taste.


Pods and Pod Mods

A pack of BO Vaping Mi5 Pods

Pod mods are huge at the moment due to their unbelievable convenience and the fantastic vaping experience they provide. Rather than having to refill an e-liquid tank, pod mods take pre-filled e-liquid pods which simply slot into place in your device with no hassle. There are a range of great tobacco and menthol pods available which have a cigarette-like flavour. 

If you have a BO One Starter Kit, you can get the following tobacco-flavoured pods (in medium or high nicotine strength, or in nicotine-free):


Nicotine Salts

A pack of Element 555 Tobacco NS20 pods

A fairly recent introduction to the vaping world, nicotine-salt-based e-liquids give you all the satisfaction of a strong, cigarette-style nicotine hit without the harsh scratchiness in your throat that stronger e-liquids can sometimes give. The most straightforward option for trying out nicotine salts is to pick up an Aspire Gusto Mini. The Gusto Mini doesn't need refilling with e-liquid as it's a pod-based system; just pop in a pre-filled e-liquid pod and you're ready to go! All of the Gusto Mini NS20 pods are made with nicotine salts, and there are a range of flavours available from Honey Roasted Tobacco to Frost (Icy Menthol). Other options include the HEXA pod system, which uses a blend of nicotine salts and regular freebase nicotine in its refills; the Kilo 1K, which takes nic salt refills blended by the world-famous Kilo; the Mylo Stick, which takes pod refills containing nic salts by Ohm Brew and the Epoch from Ald Amaze, which also has a 20mg nic salt blend in all refill pods. 


We also offer a range of nicotine salt e-liquids for use in your starter kit, including ranges from Ionic Salts, Ohm Brew, SALT and Nic Rush.



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