I’m continually surprised by the large number of visitors who discover Vapegrl.com each day by searching for information about e-cigarette brands at Walgreens. Although I’ve written a larger overview about where to find e-cigarettes locally, I’ve never covered Walgreens specifically and I think the topic is deserving of a larger article, especially since Walgreens doesn’t list e-cigarettes on their website even though their stores clearly sell them.
I’ve researched which e-cigarette brands you can buy at Walgreens, and as it turns out, the popular pharmacy chain is as fragmented as the rest of the e-cigarette industry. Not only might you find different e-cigarettes at different Walgreens locations, but you may buy a starter kit one week only to find that your local Walgreens is carrying a different e-cigarette brand the following week. As always, I recommend buying e-cigarettes online instead to decrease the likelihood of your being burned when your preferred brand suddenly becomes unavailable. I present my recommendation regarding the best e-cigarette for beginners elsewhere on this website. For your convenience, though, here is what I have been able to find out about the e-cigarette brands at Walgreens. Please contact me if you’ve found a brand that isn’t listed here.
Blu E-Cigarette Brand at Walgreens
Many Walgreens locations carry the Blu e-cigarette brand. This is a brand I’m fairly familiar with and you can find my Blu Cigs review elsewhere on this website. Of the e-cigarette brands at Walgreens, the Blu brand is the only one to my knowledge that uses e-liquids made in the United States. Although prices may differ in stores, the retail price of the base Blu rechargeable e-cigarette kit is $34.99. Refill cartridges cost $12.80 per pack or $13.80 for the slightly larger “Premium 100” size. Blu also sells disposable e-cigarettes at $39.95 per four-pack or most likely slightly more at Walgreens. Although the Blu e-cigarette brand isn’t my favorite, it’s probably your best choice among the e-cigarettes at Walgreens because it is the only one with USA-made e-liquids. You’ll most likely pay more at Walgreens than you would ordering online, though.
Fin E-Cigarette Brand at Walgreens
Some Walgreens locations carry the FIN e-cigarette brand. I have no personal experience with FIN yet but my understanding is that they sell a 510 e-cigarette as well as a disposable model. It appears that FIN starter kits retail or $15.99 or $29.99 depending on the number of batteries included, while refill cartridges cost $15.99 and disposable e-cigarettes cost $8.99 each. To the best of my knowledge, FIN sources its e-liquids from China.
Finiti E-Cigarette Brand at Walgreens
Finiti is formerly the brand of FIN. They have since changed their name. This means that if you happen to find the Finiti e-cigarette brand at Walgreens, you’re looking at old stock and should probably pick something else.
NJOY E-Cigarette Brand at Walgreens
I found a report on the E-Cigarette Forum from 2014 in which a user reported finding NJOY’s eGo e-cigarette kit at Walgreens. Although I’m unable to find price information, the NJOY website lists this model at $49.99 and up with e-liquid bottles running $7.99 for 10 ml bottles. In addition, another report on the V2 Cigs forum suggests that Walgreens is also carrying the NJOY King disposable e-cigarette. The retail price of the NJOY King is $8.99. I would expect to see NJOY’s new small rechargeable e-cigarette at Walgreens soon, too — at the time of writing, they’re just getting ready to roll it out.
Vuse E-Cigarette Brand at Walgreens
In September 2014, an E-Cigarette Forum member reported seeing a Vuse e-cigarette display at her local Walgreens store. The Vuse e-cigarette is the e-cigarette that Reynolds American released to compete with Lorillard’s Blu and Altria’s MarkTen e-cigarette brands. At this point, it’s hard to say how popular the Vuse e-cigarette has been and I believe the brand hasn’t gone through a full nationwide rollout yet. An article that I wrote about the Vuse e-cigarette for eCig One has received plenty of traffic from people claiming to have received a coupon for a free sample. Lorillard has reported that Blu’s market share has decreased as a result. On the other hand, Reynolds seems intent on stamping out the e-cigarette industry, which suggests the Vuse isn’t the game changer they hoped for. Either way, it’s a Chinese e-cigarette with Chinese e-liquids and likely to perform like pretty much any other e-cigarette at Walgreens.
MarkTen E-Cigarette Brand at Walgreens
Given the fact that Marlboro outsells every other cigarette brand in the United States by a large margin, I wouldn’t be surprised to find the MarkTen e-cigarette at Walgreens as long as they continue to carry Altria products. However, I have been unable to find any reports confirming this. It may be simply because the MarkTen e-cigarette hasn’t been rolled out nationally yet.
NEWhere E-Cigarettes at Walgreens
According to a blog post from 2012, some Walgreens locations carry — or carried — the NEWhere e-cigarette brand. This is a brand I hadn’t heard of before researching this article. I’m also not sure if this information is still true given the age of the blog post.