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Electronic Cigarette Cig-a-Like Battery Life Observations

I haven’t smoked since August (7 months ago), but I wrote this post when I first started using an electronic cigarette and I forgot to publish it. I thought it would be good information for anyone who is using a “cig-a-like” e-cig, so I decided I’d put the post up today.

I fully charged my electronic cigarette 5 days ago and haven’t used it until today. Since I was drinking with some friends, I knew I would need my e-cig to keep me from smoking a regular cigarette. Sadly that didn’t happen, because the battery only lasted for about three smoke sessions. I was also sharing with friends so it quickly drained what was left of the battery.

I’ve smoked my electric cigarette several times on a full charge and I haven’t had any problems at all so far. I’ve been able to smoke to my heart’s content. But it seems that leaving the cartridge attached to the battery for a week, even on a full charge and without smoking it at all, drains the battery.

So just a little tip for you – if you want to conserve the battery, detach it from the cartridge after every smoke. This is especially important if you only have one battery and the electronic cigarette is the only barrier stopping you from smoking a real cigarette.

Complete Review of the South Beach Smoke Electronic Cigarette

Just recently, I’ve come across South Beach Smoke electronic cigarettes and I decided to order their deluxe kit to give them a try. My first electronic cigarette was from Green Smoke, and I love it, but I’ve noticed that many of my friends are hesitant to buy it because of the price ($115 for a kit). After looking at South Beach Smoke, their products seem to be just as high quality as Green Smoke, but available at a much more affordable price.

For example, you can get the deluxe electronic starter kit for only $49.99 with cartridges, two batteries, and a charger. I paid $115 for the starter kit at Green Smoke which only came with 1 battery. Quite a difference, especially for people who just can’t afford the more expensive kits.

So I ordered the deluxe kit from South Beach Smoke and I have to say that so far, I’m very impressed. I really wanted to try out all their flavors, so I ordered the assortment pack, but was a little disappointed that the only strength available for it is ultra light * (update below). That’s OK though. One other thing I don’t really care for is that you have to sign up for automatic shipping of new cartridges when you order. It’s no big deal because you can cancel anytime, but I’d still like to have the option to choose not to sign up.

Ok, so first some things I’d love to see in the future when ordering; PayPal payments and lower shipping rates. I’d rather wait 7-10 days than pay $10 shipping.

I just got my kit today, as you can see in the image at the top of this post. The packaging is quite impressive. The picture below shows everything that came in the package.

Both batteries were charged so I was able to test everything right out of the package. I tested both batteries with each of the five cartridges. There are 5 flavors to choose from; tobacco, menthol, vanilla, chocolate, and cherry. Each cartridge is estimated to last as long or slightly longer than one pack of cigarettes.

Just like the Green Smoke cartridges, each of the South Beach Smoke cartridges have their own distinct taste, probably from whatever type of flavoring they use, but it’s not bad by any means. I’ll be honest, I don’t care much for the vanilla or tobacco flavors. I don’t know which is which, but one of them tastes like mustard to me. I think it’s the vanilla one. The other three flavors taste good though. My favorite is definitely cherry.

After testing all of the cartridges, I have to say that I think the cartridges need a little work. They don’t smoke so well without taking a huge drag and even then I still couldn’t get a whole lot of vapor. * (update below)

I really like the batteries. They are high quality and have enough power for my needs. The South Beach Smokes have a super realistic feel too, which I like a lot. All in all, I really like this electronic cigarette. They feel good, taste good and are very affordable. You can check out their website at SouthBeachSmoke.com if you want to learn more.

* Update: The low amount of vapor I got from the South Beach Smoke was because I was sent the ultra low cartridges. From what I understand, the full flavor cartridges smoke just as well as the Green Smokes. I’d also like to add that since I’ve ordered, South Beach Smoke just recently added the ability to choose any flavor and any strength when ordering the Deluxe kit.

My First Week of Vaping

Green Smoke Battery and Charger

During the first week of owning an electronic cigarette, I found myself using it waaaaay more often than I smoke regularly. I was almost worried that it would lead me to becoming a heavier smoker. I think I was so excited to have this new gadget that I just couldn’t put it down. Not to mention the awesome chocolate flavored cartridge I was using.

After the first week, my vaping habits started aligning with how I had smoked before getting the e-cig. I wasn’t vaping more than normal.

Another one of my worries was that when I was drinking, the electronic cigarette wouldn’t stop my cravings for regular cigarettes, but it worked perfectly for me. I vaped it as often as I normally would smoke cigarettes and I had no desire to smoke a Kool (my usual brand).

I also started to realize that all of a sudden I knew when to stop smoking it. Since an electronic cigarette doesn’t burn down like a normal cigarette, I was never sure how much to vape, but after only a couple of days it became natural for me to know when to stop. As soon as I had enough of the nicotine I craved, I was able to put the e-cig down after a normal amount of time. It usually takes me about 3-4 minutes to smoke a cigarette, and now it’s about the same with the e-cigarette.

I saw and felt the benefits of the electronic cigarette almost immediately after buying it. The best part is that I don’t struggle for air and wheeze anymore while I’m working out. I love this thing!