I spend a lot of time raving about expensive e-cigarette mods on this website, but a lot of readers have written in to tell me that e-cigarettes like the ProVari don’t look like they’re made for beginners — and they’re right. This website receives a lot of visitors who haven’t purchased their first e-cigarettes yet, and in my goal to make this website as non-promotional as possible I’ve neglected to make a clear recommendation as to the best e-cigarette for beginners.
I’m going to come right out and say it: If you’re a complete beginner, the best e-cigarette for you is the VaporFi Rocket. If you’d like, click the links and follow along with me while I explain why I’ve come to this conclusion. If you’re an international reader, VaporFi has you covered — they’ll ship internationally, wherever e-cigarettes are allowed.
If you’ve read any of my posts on Vapegrl.com, you’ve probably gotten the idea that I have a good amount of experience with e-cigarettes. What you may not know is that I’ve covered the e-cigarette industry as a journalist for almost as the industry has existed. I own literally dozens of e-cigarette kits and the fact is that a lot of them perform quite well. Buying the best e-cigarette for beginners is about far more than just picking one that has great vapor production. It’s the little things — and some of them not so little — that put VaporFi over the top.
The best e-cigarette should have great vapor production.
Vapor production isn’t the beginning and end of what a great e-cigarette should offer, but it is perhaps the most important quality. In the beginning, e-cigarettes were designed to be as small as possible so they would resemble tobacco cigarettes. They held very little nicotine liquid and their small atomizers could only manage to produce thin traces of wispy vapor. Many of today’s e-cigarettes — including almost all disposable e-cigarettes — are still based on that original design. Unfortunately, though, the more an e-cigarette looks like a real cigarette, the worse it tends to perform.
The VaporFi Rocket gets around this problem by doing away with the cigarette form factor entirely. It comes with a large metal and glass tank that resists cracking and won’t impart off, plastic tastes to your liquids. The heating coil is easily replaced when vapor production starts to decline, and you can adjust the tank’s airflow as well as the voltage of the battery up to a maximum of 4.8 volts. So, while the VaporFi Rocket generates some really impressive vapor clouds, it’s still simple enough for a complete beginner to use.
The best e-cigarette for beginners should be easy to use.
If you’re trying to switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes, the last thing you want to do is learn how to navigate complicated menu systems, wrap your own heating coils and check atomizer resistance. Using the VaporFi Rocket is as simple as using the dial to select the vapor production you want, holding the button and inhaling as you would with a real cigarette. To refill the tank, just twist the bottom off and add the liquid of your choice to the reservoir. When the atomizer coil eventually starts to wear out, twist it out of the base and screw in a new one.
When you do need to buy more atomizer coils, VaporFi sells them in packs of five for just $19.99. Choose the 1.8 ohm variety for cooler, smoother vapor or buy the 1.5 ohm coils for warmer vapor with more intense flavor. However, your first six atomizer coils are included with the Rocket Starter kit, which means it should be several months before you’ll need to buy more.
The best e-cigarette for beginners should use industry standard attachments.
The VaporFi Rocket is specifically designed to work with VaporFi’s own Rocket Tank. The two meet together perfectly, creating a smooth and sleek appearance. However, you won’t be stuck with that setup if you eventually decide that you’d like to experiment with other tank systems. The VaporFi Rocket uses the industry standard 510 connection, which means that it will work with the vast majority of the tank systems available on the market. You’ll be able to try new vaping setups without the need to purchase a different battery.
The best e-cigarette for beginners should be designed to last.
In an effort to keep costs down, many entry-level e-cigarettes include tanks made from plastic. While this obviously lowers the cost of the e-cigarette, many e-smokers — myself included — find that plastic tanks alter the taste of e-liquid in an undesirable way. In addition, many e-liquids have been known to cause spontaneous cracking in plastic tanks. However, all-glass tanks have their own problem: they break when dropped on hard surfaces. If take your e-cigarette everywhere and happen to drop it, this could become a terrible problem. VaporFi has solved this problem by encasing the Rocket Tank in metal, exposing just a little of the glass so you can see how much liquid is remaining. If you happen to drop the Rocket, it is extremely unlikely that the tank would ever break.
The best e-cigarette should have a money-back guarantee.
The e-cigarette industry is big, and it’s only going to get bigger. Right now, almost anyone can jump in and start offering e-cigarettes to the public. However, a lot of these companies are simply out to grab some quick cash and really don’t care if you like the product or not. I suggest VaporFi to beginners because they stand behind their product. If you buy a starter kit and don’t like it, send it back within 30 days for a full refund. Almost no one in the e-cigarette industry offers this. The most that a lot of companies will offer is a 30-day warranty for product failure only.
The best e-cigarette for beginners should ship fast.
I’ll never forget the excitement that I felt when I ordered my first e-cigarette kit. Customer service wasn’t exactly a priority then, as few companies in the United States offered e-cigarettes at all and there was little competition to worry about. Many companies would take orders and wait for their supplies to arrive from overseas before shipping them. With VaporFi, most orders are shipped the same day if they are placed before 12 PM Eastern time. VaporFi even has a home delivery program allowing you to have your e-liquid shipped automatically each month at a ten percent discount.
The best e-cigarette should use lab-tested, USA-made e-liquids.
You might have read about how much the FDA hates e-cigarettes. One of their reasons for this is the fact that they tested a few generic e-liquids from China and found that some of them actually contained toxins and carcinogens. A lot of e-cigarette companies in the United States and elsewhere are now performing lab tests on their e-liquids because of this, but they don’t actually show the results to the public. VaporFi is an exception; their e-liquids use Kosher ingredients, glycerin sourced from soybeans — not peanuts — and the absolute purest nicotine available. All of VaporFi’s formulas are on file with the FDA, and you can check all of the associated lab tests and certifications online.
The best e-cigarette should have a simple, professional website.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at an electronic cigarette company’s website that looked like it was built in 1997, with generic shopping cart software, an impossible navigation system and sometimes, no fraud security. The VaporFi website is laid out in a way that makes perfect sense and walks you through the buying process without fuss. The e-cigarette industry is larger and more fragmented than ever, and anything that simplifies the decision making process is very welcome.
The best e-cigarette for beginners should give you room to grow.
Few people switch to e-smoking without ever upgrading their e-cigarettes. Although the VaporFi Rocket is the best e-cigarette for beginners partly because of its outstanding vapor production in relation to its size, the VaporFi product lineup includes e-cigarettes that produce even more vapor. However, interoperability is one of the company’s strengths. As I mentioned above, the VaporFi Rocket battery uses an industry standard connection, allowing you to try other tanks such as the Rebel Tank if you’d like. However, that interoperability also works the other way. You could eventually upgrade to the VaporFi Rebel II, a device that produces a bit more power than the Rocket — and you could continue using your Rocket tank with the new device. The Rocket Tank even works with the VaporFi VOX II, a powerful device with up to 50 watts of power.
The best e-cigarette should have a good support network.
No company offers as many ways to get fast product support as VaporFi. On VaporFi’s customer support page, you’ll find the company’s toll-free phone number, mailing address, and email addresses that you can reach to discuss any type of problem. If you have questions or concerns, VaporFi wants to hear from you — and I am the same. I have devoted this entire website to helping people along the road to switching from cigarettes to e-cigarettes, and if you ever have a question that isn’t answered here, feel free to get in touch.