Last updated on May 10th, 2019
UPDATE: Green Smoke Has Been Discontinued!
Green Smoke – One of the First Electronic Cigarettes
Green Smoke once enjoyed one of the most appealing names in the electronic cigarette business has been discontinued and is no longer available.
While it was never the best product in its class, the cigalike was still a popular choice for newbie vapers. If you’re wondering what happened to this popular ecig company, read on.
As the name suggests, the Green Smoke persona was marketed as being modern, fresh, pleasing to the eye and eco-friendly. Their packaging and website design was all very “feel good” and dare I say, “healthful”. There was nothing sexy or sultry about Green Smoke’s image, and the company, which was taken over by tobacco giant Altria keep it that way.
In late 2018 Altria realized tobacco losses and turned their interests to the most popular ecig – JUUL. They took a 35% stake in the company at the cost of 38 Billion Dollars! Altria also lost interest in the vapers who prefer cigalikes like Green Smoke (the mostly over 45 demographic) and are now banking on younger vapers.
Why Did Green Smoke Fail?
I first tested their product back in 2010. There wasn’t much competition on the ecig market and I was thrilled with these well-made cigalikes.
After Altria took it over, they decided to stick with the design and never offered vapers newer, more innovative devices.
The product quickly fell short of other cigalike vaping devices; in fact; seasoned vapers started calling Green Smoke “Green Joke”. Vapor production and flavor got worse.
Green Smoke’s Flavor selections remained very limited compared to other e-cigarette companies. They choose to stick with the basics, offering three tobacco flavors plus menthol, mocha, vanilla (“smooth cream”), and mountain clove. If you lived in California, mountain clove, mocha mist and smooth cream were not available to you.
When I asked why this was so, a company representative was “unable to answer” my question.
What About V2?
For years, disappointed Green Smoke vapers turned to popular V2 who kept up the quality of their cigalikes. Unfortunately, (also in late 2018), JUUL bought out V2 and promptly closed them down.
There Are Other Options for ECig Lovers!
Cigalike vapers do have other excellent choices and we recommend two reputable companies.
MIG VAPOR is our first choice. The privately owned U.S. company designs their own vaping devices and has an excellent ecig kit that rivals both Green Smoke and V2.
The MIG VAPOR ECIGARETTE KIT contains everything you need. It even comes with 5 pre-filled e-liquid cartridges. (Green Smoke only came with 1)
Here’s What’s in the Basic Starter Kit:
- 1 x Mig battery
- 1 x USB charger
- 5 x cartridges
There are ten different flavors and five nicotine levels.
MIG VAPOR also has a Standard Plus Kit This kit comes with:
- 2 x Mig Batteries
- 1 x Mig Super Power Battery
- 10 x Mig Vapor cartridges
- 1 x USB charger
- 1 x wall charger
- 1 x car charger
- 1 x e-cig carry case
Mig Vapor’s Cartridge Flavors are great and they offer far more flavors than Green Smoke ever did. I’ve noticed that they keep adding new flavors every few months.
- Mig Vapor Red Zeppelin (similar to Green Smoke Signature Red)
- Mig Vapor Sahara Classic (similar to Green Smoke Classic)
- Mig Vapor Menthol Cool Blast (similar to Green Smoke Menthol)
- House ( similar to V2 Congress)
- Grape e-cig flavor
- Blueberry e-cig flavor
- Columbian Coffee e-cig flavor
- Vanilla e-cig flavor
- Blueberry Classic
- Miami Mango and Strawberry e juice flavor
- Miami Blast Mango-strawberry freeze ejuice flavor
Blank cartridges are also available and you can use them with your Green Smoke battery.
ALL MIG VAPOR CARTRIDGES AND BATTERIES ARE COMPATIBLE WITH V2 PARTS.
Our Second Choice for Replacing Your Green Smoke or V2 E-Cigarette
Award winning Halo Cigs also has a great little cigalike kit called the G6 and after many years, it’s still going strong.
Here’s what comes in the kit:
- 2 – G6 Automatic Batteries (78mm)
- 5 – Cartomizers (Prefilled or Blank)
- 1 – USB Charger
- 1 – Wall Charger
- 1 – User Manual
There are 11 flavors – Cocoa, Malibu, Smooth Menthol, Prime, Torque 56, Tribeca, Turkish Tobacco, Sub Zero, Twisted Turnover, Mystic and Kringle’s Curse.
They also have Nic Salt Pre-Filled Cartomizers in Tribeca, Smooth Menthol, Sub Zero and Turkish Tobacco.
We hope you found this review helpful! We always welcome your comments.