Last updated on January 21st, 2018
Is GreenSmoke a Quality E-Cigarette?
One of the top concerns for anyone thinking about trying electronic cigarettes is e-cigarette safety. Everyone wants to know whether e-cigarettes are safe to use. Are there dangerous chemicals in e-cigarettes? Is this battery going to explode in my face? Here’s my review of GreenSmoke.
While the e-cigarette industry remains unregulated, it’s reassuring when you find a company with products designed to meet the future requirements and scrutiny of federal agencies. Of course, it has been GreenSmoke’s policy to avoid future scrutiny by the FDA by not offering any new products other than the original (and now outdated) “cigalike” they developed years ago.
Green Smoke has been around a long time – since 2008; however the company is now part of tobacco giant, Altria. They will never advertise that their ecigarettes are “safer” than tobacco cigarettes even though it’s now common knowledge. They do; however, ensure that their products are reliable and of good quality.
What’s The Juice on E-Liquids?
GreenSmoke may test for consistency with the purity of their eliquids, but they don’t list their ingredients on their website and no longer have a “quality control” page.
They also seem not to care about the consistency of the taste. The flavors, (like their basic model) have not changed over the years, nor have they improved the product.
GreenSmoke cartridges come in four flavor blends:
- Classic: A simple and straightforward tobacco blend.
- Signature Red: A traditional tobacco blend with a bold, woody flavor.
- Menthol Ice: A menthol blend with a crisp minty taste.
- Smooth Cream: A subtle cream blend.
If You Live in California or Rhode Island
Some states, including the State of California’s attorney general’s office have expressed concern that minors under the legal smoking age may be inclined to purchase Electronic Cigarettes.
They further believe that certain e-cigarette cartridge flavors specifically appeal to minors, which is why GreenSmoke is proactive about denying the sale of any special cartridge flavors in these states.
When I asked a company representative why this was so, a company representative was “unable to answer” my question.
In addition, the company does not want to compete with it’s sister tobacco companies so I’ve been told they will be changing the names of the tobacco flavors, eliminating the word “tobacco”.
If you must have your mint tea, chocolate or passion fruit flavors, I suggest you check out V2Cigs .
E-Cigarette Battery Safety
GreenSmoke uses lithium ion batteries which are used by all other e-cigarette manufacturers. That said, you must still follow directions when charging your battery; you must use the charger provided in the kit, and you must never leave your ecigarette in a hot car during summer months. (Using a charger too “hot” for your ecig can destroy the battery or in rare cases, Exploding Batteries.)
Another safety pet peeve I have is that GreenSmoke doesn’t have its logo on the wall charger, making it more difficult to find the correct charger if you have more than one type of ecigarette.
The Bottom Line
If you want to purchase an easy to use, reliable ecig product, GreenSmoke is a reasonable choice but there are far better beginner e-cig products for ease of use, flavor and reliability.