What the Kit Looks Like
Vaping Session with VUSE E-Cigs
Vuse digital vapor cigarettes are manufactured and sold by RJ Reynolds Vapor Company. The latter is owned by Reynolds American Inc., which also owns the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, Santa Fe Tobacco Company, and American Snuff Company. Ironically, before Vuse Vapor was founded in 2012, the owner actively participated in anti-e-cig campaigns.
There are two versions of the Vuse Digital Vapor Cigarette: the Solo, and the System.
Cartridges are available in tobacco and menthol, with 48 mg nicotine content. Their refill cartridges are pretty expensive at $5.99/2 piece-pack, probably due to the amount of nicotine they put in. It is important to note, as well, that the maker does not explicitly tell on the packaging of the Vuse that the nicotine content is too high.
The Solo is sold at $10 per pack, while the System is out at approximately $30, with the same level of usability, vapor production, flavor, quality, and battery life.
As of present time, these e-cigs are only available in Colorado and NC. Online purchasing of this e-cig is unavailable since the manufacturer ‘disagrees’ to online e-cig shopping. On their site, their reason for this is their sincerity in keeping tobacco products away from minors. As a matter of fact, the maker is one of the lobbyists who asked the federal government to ban online sales of e-cigarettes.
It may not be very simple to access even their website due to the stringent process of requiring every visitor to register. They also visitors to include the last four digits of their SSN for age verification purposes.
The Vuse is not a revolution in the industry. That much is apparent. Its advertising heralds that it is as much better than the competition, and if that competition is just considering the products in the same price bracket, then that is true. If it takes in the larger market, then you do have a lot of better options. The Vuse is great for its price point; there is no denying that. But it can’t really compare to a lot of better options out there.
Still, if you just want something cheap and of decent quality, then you can’t really go wrong with the Vuse. It is well made and inexpensive, so it will do in a pinch. But if you plan to vape for years to come, then you probably want something better.
While the Vuse seems cheap on first glance, buying refills at $3 a pop and replacing the battery every so often adds up. You will probably need to replace the eCig itself after a short while as well. All of that means that it can be troublesome and may not be as cheap as it initially seems.
- Great price point
- Excellent throat hit
- Lasting taste, all the way through the cartridge
- Good battery life
- Batteries tend to malfunction
- Only available in retail stores
As a conclusion, the Vuse Digital Vapor Cigarette is better when compared to other cig-a-likes when it comes to vapor quality. The flavor and throat hit may be satisfying for a few. However, the nicotine level in this e-cigarette makes it a heavy smoker’s vape, and is not advisable for those who intend to use the device for quitting smoking and nicotine at the soonest possible time.