These 5 Best E-Cigars Will Satisfy The Aficionado And Newbie Alike
Electronic cigars or e-cigars offer a touch of elegance and class to vaping. E-cigars are unlike other e-cigarettes in that they try to resemble as much as possible the original form. E-cigars usually come pre-filled and ready-to-use and typically have a long usage life.
James BickfordUpdated: April 7, 2021
E-Puffer 1800 Churchill Disposable
Lasts 1800 puffs or the equivalent of 10 to 12 cigars
Comes in 1.2mg, 0.6mg or 0mg nicotine levels
Ring gauge is 48
The paper wrapping gives the electronic cigar a traditional look. With the band closely resembling the-cigars that Winston Churchill used...
The paper wrapping gives the electronic cigar a traditional look. With the band closely resembling the-cigars that Winston Churchill used to smoke, it provides an air of respectability and class. Even the tip glows like the ash from a traditional cigar.
It looks authentic to a casual observer. The lack of smell would be the only thing to give it away. The flavor of the products is highly reminiscent of a premium Cuban cigar.
At 1800 puffs, it is the equivalent of ten regular cigars. It is very economical compared to a real Cuban that costs as much for one as the entire e-cigar kit.
Even the most ardent cigar aficionado must admit that this disposable e-cigar is a great deal. Battery Life = 1800 puffs
Available in 24mg, 12mg or 0mg for nicotine-free e-cigar
Only comes in one flavor juice
No return policy
Nothing beats the effect of chomping on a cigar while puffing away. The makers of the Robusto D1500 electronic cigar disposable realize this. The cork tip of the product is soft enough to bite down on. It is also sturdy enough to last.
It has a very authentic Cuban tobacco taste with a slight sweetness to smooth it out. The authentic feel of the paper wrapper, the original band, and the red LED ash simulation all add to the realism. Even the fact that a few primer puffs are required to get the vapor going feels real.
The D1500 name means that it can give up to 1500 puffs on average. That is the equivalent of 8 to 10 cigars in real-time that equals around 180 minutes.
This D500 mini e-cigar is there to replace the-cigarillo. Just like the other EPuffer electronic cigars, the D500 looks and feels like the real thing. A 32 ring gauge is just about the same as other regular mini cigars.
With the option for an electronic cigar no nicotine, this is an excellent option for those that are not looking for a hard nicotine hit. Just as most cigarillo smokers are, it does also come in 24mg, 20mg, and 12mg nicotine levels for those that want some throat hit.
It is a smaller Cubana electronic product, so it does not get as many puffs as the other versions from EPuffer. This one maxes out at 500 puffs. That is the equivalent of 5 or 6 traditional cigars.
This e-cigar kit has everything needed to enjoy cigar bliss. A 900 mAh battery will last up to 900 puffs before needing recharging. There are two batteries included. These give you the equivalent of 12 traditional cigars between charges.
It is a nice departure from the rest of the EPuffer lineup. These are not disposable, so there is more variety available. The three included atomizers are disposable, however.
At this time the atomizers are only available in tobacco flavor.
The tips are more like e-cigarette mouthpieces since they don’t look like a traditional cigar butt. They look more like the old school Black & Mild brand sold at convenience stores. However, the taste is much better.
The Vapor4Life refillable e-cigar may not look exactly like the other Cubana electronic cigarettes look-alikes. It is exquisite and makes a subtle statement. The important thing is for the rechargeable e-cigar to taste like a cigar, which this does.
The e-cigar kit comes with an atomizer. They call it a Smileomizer for the smile found on many of the faces of their new fans. There are two choices of flavors to begin. Cuban Cigar for the authentic taste of a top-notch stogie. And also French Pipe for something different.
With seven different nicotine strengths, it is ideal for the-cigar smoker looking to wean off of nicotine slowly.
E-cigar vs. Traditional Cigars: Benefits and Drawbacks
Switching from a traditional to a premium e-cigar will take some time. The experience will not be the same. With an open mind, vaping an electronic cigar can be enjoyable.
Here are some reasons to switch to an e-cigar:
The initial outlay of cash of an e-cigar is about what one might pay for a premium cigar from a smoke shop. After that, there is only the cost of the vape juice.
Switching to an e-cigar is much less expensive over the long term.
Many non-cigar smokers dislike the smell of the smoke. An e-cigar has far less of an odor. The odor also dissipates quickly.
Even cigar lovers do not love the lingering smell of smoke in the hair and clothes. Vaping an e-cigar will not leave the smoker or the bystander with any offensive odors.
Great for a quick puff
Smoking a traditional cigar can sometimes take hours. For just a few puffs, it is hardly worth it to light one up. Electronic cigarettes are ready at a moment’s notice. Puff a couple of vapes and put it away, or puff away for the entire evening. There is more flexibility when vaping an e-cigar refillable.
There are nicotine-free e-cigarettes which are not a possibility with cigars. Those looking to cut back on nicotine can wean off of it by switching to a refillable e-cigar.
No need for an electronic cigar humidifier
Keeping cigars fresh has always been a challenge. With an e-cigar, there is no need to make sure you are storing it in specific conditions. An electronic cigar humidor cabinet can be quite expensive, so this can also fit under the less expensive category.
There are also drawbacks:
Searching through an electronic cigar humidifier is part of the appeal. People like the act from start to finish.
The ritual aspect is missing when vaping a refillable e-cigar. It is quite a bit different and requires an adjustment period.
Battery life in rechargeable e-cigars is usually quite good. If recharging gets forgotten, then that means it is not vapable. That is not the case with real cigars. All that is needed to indulge is a match.
If the e-cigar is kept charged, then this is not an issue.
Tips on How to Pick the Best e-cigar
Choosing an e-cigar is not as complicated as an electronic cigar. There are not as many brands to choose from. There are some things to look for to help determine, however.
Here is a short guide to help evaluate a good e-cigar:
The Draw – Look for a thick, milky vape to replace the same effect as smoking a rich cigar. The mouthfeel should feel the same when puffing or it will not help to make the switch.
Flavor – Whether an e-cigar has good flavor is very subjective. It should taste authentic, however. Even the flavored ones like a swisher e-cigar should taste as faithful to the original as possible. Other flavors can be had that would not typically be found in traditional cigars.
Puff Potential – Enjoying a cigar usually means puffing away for a long time. An electronic cigar should be no different. Look for how many puffs to expect. This is often clearly labelled.
Electronic cigar disposable or rechargeable – As a matter of convenience, it is possible to buy electronic cigars that have a set amount of puffs and then are thrown away after. The battery version can be recharged and used for years.
How to Use E-Cigar
Vaping an e-cigar is a similar experience to smoking a cigar. Typically, a cigar is puffed, and the smoke is drawn only into the mouth. Very little smoke is inhaled.
Mouth to lung vaping is similar. The difference is that the vapor is inhaled after drawing it into the mouth. Most cigar smokers would not do that.
With the right e-liquid and device, the draw should feel vibrant and full like a traditional cigar. Depending on the nicotine strength, it can feel just as harsh when inhaling as with a conventional.
Nicotine strength is something to consider when purchasing an initial e-cigar. More nicotine is inhaled through vapor when doing mouth to lung. Some nicotine is absorbed through the mouth when smoking a traditional cigar. This is far less than through vaping, however. Many electronic cigars do not have any buttons, such as the Apollo. Puffing activates the battery by detecting negative airflow.
Filling them with e-liquid usually involves detaching the battery by pulling it off of the cartomizer. The process is the same as filling an e-cigarette.
Many e-cigarettes do not have any LED lights to alert the user that a battery is low. Charging once per day is usually enough to keep it fully charged.
E-cigars are not just for traditional aficionados. Using any juice will personalize the e-cigar. Flavored electronic cigarette flavors work equally well.
The design and feel of smoking a fat stogie are enough to appeal for some. With the right e-liquid, it can be very similar to the experience of a real cigarette. It can now be brought to places where a traditional one would not be appropriate.
For it to be the best e-cigar may not blow huge clouds. It should, however, be easy to use and satisfy the most ardent vaper, such as the premium e-cigars in the list above.
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Published: September 22, 2017Updated: April 7, 2021
My way of understanding the significance of vaping came not only through the disruption of smoking but its effects on society as a whole. Now I bring people to vaping and bring vaping to people. I love using new gear, writing in-depth reviews and generally nerding out about vaping to like-minded people.