Green Smoke Review

By Lindsay Fox Posted August 21, 2012

Green Smoke has produced one of the best e-cigs on the market today, with excellent vapor production, a varied and enjoyable flavor selection, substantial battery life and a wide selection of nicotine levels.

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  • Rich falvors
  • Loads of vapor
  • Triple-sealed cartridges
  • New longer lasting cartridges
  • Intuitive, sturdy design
  • First to introduce a two-piece cartomizer
  • Ample battery life
  • Plenty of options for nicotine levels
  • Outstanding customer service


  • Could benefit from more flavor options

Bottom Line

Green Smoke is without a doubt one of the best electronic cigarette manufacturers on the market today. The e-cig has sturdy construction, a well-executed flavor profile, ample vapor production, plenty of nicotine levels and a cigarette-like design. If you choose Green Smoke, you’ll have pretty much nothing to complain about.

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E-cigarettes can only serve as a replacement to tobacco cigarettes if they accurately emulate the smoking experience. Without a substantial amount of vapor from each puff and the aesthetic similarity, you’ll feel like you’re smoking a toy – a nicotine-dispensing novelty that could never convince you to ditch the tar-filled alternative. Green Smoke is one of the most respected e-cigarette producers around the world, and they’ve amassed countless positive reviews for their two-piece, cigarette-like designs and thick, robust flavors. But is it really all it’s cracked up to be, or just empty hype?


Founded in late 2008 in Miami, FL, Green Smoke is one of America’s oldest brands of e-cig. Sam Capuano noticed the huge gulf between the still-lucrative cigarette industry and the widespread “No Smoking” signs and legislation relegating smokers to standing outside in an effort to get their nicotine. Spurred on by the early e-cigarette designs, he became determined to help cigarettes “go electric” through innovation and a tireless dedication to customer service. Working with scientists and tech-wizards, he turned his dream into a reality. Now, Green Smoke has been enjoyed by 3.5 million vapers and shows no signs of slowing down.


The Pro Kit ($99.97) offers a long and short battery, ten cartomizers, a USB charger, wall adapter, in-car charger, deluxe carrying case and a USB-powered e-cig. If you’re looking for something cheaper – the Express Kit ($59.97) is a more stripped-down version, without the in-car charger and short battery you get in the Pro Kit and coming with just five cartomizers to keep the price low.


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The box for the Pro Kit is stylish, sleek and proudly green, with a magnetic closing clasp and a two tier interior. It’s sturdy, so there’s no worry of any of your vital pieces of equipment being damaged in transit or storage. The top tier cradles the long and short batteries, and stores the (frankly, rarely – if ever – needed) instruction manual. In the box’s underbelly, you’ll find the USB charger, which is easy to use (just screw the battery in and plug it in) and fits comfortably into the plug and car adapters. The USB cigarette has a wire extending from the tip, which is unusual at first glance but it’s soon forgotten when your main batteries are charging and it comes to using it.


Green Smoke Pro Kit


The e-cigarette itself is expertly designed, with simple screw-on cartridges which leave just a thin golden band separating it from the battery. Design-wise, they’ve opted for the faux-paper rings and a generally cigarette-like look, with the tobacco cartridges in particular looking like cigarette butts. However, they’ve added a line of designer batteries with some more unique and colorful designs if you’re looking for something to vape which will make you stand out. Aside from the design, all of the batteries from Green Smoke are automatics, which work just like a regular cigarette.


It’s pretty lightweight, and although you might notice the difference in weight and size when you first switch from analogues, the entire experience is very authentic indeed. The tip is green, but glows a pleasing red-amber on inhalation, fading in and out gradually just like a tobacco cig would. One of the most impressive aspects of the design is that the air-flow holes are actually at the top of the battery – not between the battery and cartridge – which gives a flush and stylish appearance without impacting on the functioning of the e-cig.


Nicotine Levels


Green Smoke cartridges are available in five different strengths. The most nicotine-heavy option has a concentration of 24 mg (Strong), going down to 18 mg (Full), 12 mg (Light), 6 mg (Ultra-Light) and Zero, which is self-explanatory. After using the Full cartridges for the length of time I’d have smoked an ordinary cigarette, I had my first nicotine rush since my very first cigarette. The Light cartridges will be plenty for many smokers, and there are ample options for cutting down or for the heaviest nicotine consumers. No complaints at all in this department – every vaper’s needs are well catered for.


Flavors & Vapor 


This is the area which really separates Green Smoke from the pack. Whereas the cheaper brands of e-cig will give you a reasonably satisfying hit of vapor, the dense clouds you get from a Green Smoke e-cig genuinely invite comparison with the tar-filled, combustible alternative. Since all of the batteries are automatic, you might expect a reduced vapor volume if you don’t take a couple of introductory puffs first (to prime the atomizer), but for Green Smoke this really wasn’t necessary – it was consistently satisfying. In comparison to V2 Cigs, there is probably slightly less vapor per puff here, but the difference is so miniscule it’s genuinely difficult to call. Needless to say, you won’t be disappointed.


Green Smoke Cartridge Flavor

The flavors are also well-crafted and arguably amongst the best in the industry. The latest innovation from Green Smoke is the FlavorMax cartomizer, designed (as the name suggests) to maximize the flavor and additionally aiming to offer up to 360 puffs per cartridge. There are three varieties of tobacco flavor, Absolute Tobacco, Tobacco Gold and Red Label Tobacco (which is modeled after Marlboro Red), as well as the creatively named Mocha Mist, Menthol Ice, Vanilla Dreams, Mountain Clove and Smooth Chocolate. Green Smoke undoubtedly offers plenty of options for cartomizer, although there is no e-liquid available.


Generally speaking, the flavors you get through Green Smoke are excellently executed; robust and accurate across the board. When it comes to tobacco emulations, the Red Label packs more of a punch, the Gold has a tint of sweetness and the Absolute is much smoother. Choosing between these is a matter of preference, but for me the butterscotch element to the Gold gives it the edge – for the overall experience, however, not the accuracy to the tobacco taste (which is extremely difficult to replicate without burning something). The Menthol Ice is pretty hard-hitting, even a little too much so at first, but you soon become accustomed to vaping it. From the sweet flavors, the Smooth Chocolate is the crowning achievement, being mellow on the whole but brought to life with subtle hints of cocoa. The only real complaint about the flavors is that we’d love to see more of them, because the options currently on offer are excellent overall!




Green Smoke BatteriesThe battery life on the Green Smoke cigarettes is great, and the long one will last moderate to heavy users around a day without requiring re-charging.


According to the marketing, the shorter battery lasts for around 200 puffs, and the longer one stretches this to around 275, but these figures are always quoted under ideal conditions. The main thing is whether or not a single charge can take you through a day of work, and Green Smoke passes this test unless you’re a chain vaper. Even then, with the Pro Kit you’ll have a spare battery, a handy case to keep it in and a plug-in USB option in case both of your main batteries are charging. Thanks to these extras, you’ll never be without the nicotine you’re looking for! There may be other brands with pen-sized batteries that last a little longer (White Cloud’s Cirrus 3X comes to mind), but Green Smoke’s offering is unlikely to disappoint.


Manufacturing and Warranty


As if the gilded threading didn’t give this away, the Green Smoke e-cig is exceptionally well manufactured. All of their manufacturing facilities are certified to an internationally-recognized standard and everything that goes out to customers has already passed through a veritable gauntlet of tests. Their batteries are put through airflow and safety tests before being shipped out, and everything Green Smoke produce comes from American engineers and developers. Throughout our extensive testing, we encountered no issues with the batteries or cartomizers whatsoever, and the build quality is unquestionable. One even survived being accidentally dropped into a glass of wine; after drying out, the battery functioned perfectly again.


The e-liquid you’ll find in your cartomizers has also been through a wide range of tests. Using internationally-recognized third party labs, the Green Smoke team put every batch of their e-liquid through rigorous chemical assessment to guarantee a consistent level of nicotine and ensure that there are no impurities. Everything they send out to you has passed this test comfortably, and they’re so confident that they offer batch reports on the specific pack of cartomizers you receive. Simply find the batch number from the bottom of your box, enter it into the form on their site and your full report will be sent to your chosen email address.


There is plenty of cover in the event that you’re dissatisfied or if you’re unlucky enough to receive a defective electrical component. First off, Green Smoke offer a 30 day money-back guarantee, so if you’re not satisfied, simply return your kit within 30 days and you’ll receive a full refund. In addition, a lifetime warranty is available, which offers hassle-free replacements within the first year of purchase. After a year, you’re still covered for up to three more replacements, but on the additional condition that you’ve made a purchase of cartridges within the past three months (as you surely will have done if you’re still using Green Smoke). Of course, the warranty doesn’t cover you if you’ve modified or otherwise misused your e-cig in any way. The limitation on the numbers of replacements might not be ideal, but it ensures the system isn’t abused and you’re extremely unlikely to reach the limit. Since everything is tested before being shipped, the chances you’ll receive even one defective battery are very slim indeed.


Green Smoke Review, 4.6 out of 5 based on 31 ratings

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Green Smoke has produced an astounding e-cigarette, one that genuinely reproduces the smoking experience minus the concoction of chemicals and the off-putting smell. There isn't really any cause for complaint – perhaps a few more flavors would be appreciated, but that’s mainly because the ones they've produced are excellent on the whole and it’d be great to see what else they could do.

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    The best... when it works

    I have been a Green Smoke user for nearly 2 years. Like many, it started out amazing! I couldn’t believe the flavor of their Absolute Tobacco cartomizers and their batteries lasted pretty close to the specs on their site.

    Fast forward a year and the story isn’t so rosy. The cartomizers are now about %50 solid. The other half of what you get either don’t last nearly as long as GSI (Green Smoke Inc.) says they all do or they maintain their vapor but lose the flavor which leaves the customer with a nasty chemical taste. The batteries have fallen WAY off, as well. You’ll be lucky to get one good battery out of every six you get.

    When I first noticed the decline in GSI’s quality, I placed a call to their “award winning” customer service team. I was thrilled that they were all over it and immediately sent me out replacements for every piece that wasn’t up to standard. Although it’s always a hassle to call any customer service to get replacements, I thought to myself “well, as long as they stand behind their products and send me replacements so I get what I am paying for, it’s not all that bad.”

    Let’s move ahead to today. I’m basically blacklisted at this point. This “award winning” customer service team has been ignoring my replacement requests. Or, they say they will call me and they haven’t. I’ve been waiting to talk with a manager-level person for almost a month. When I call them, they tell me that now, as soon as I find a defect, I have to send them back my entire order before they’ll consider sending me replacements. It’s always uncomfortable when I give them my account information over the phone and as soon as they see my file, their voices change immediately and I’m treated like I’m in the wrong.

    The worst part is, I haven’t found ANY other product that is as good as theirs. (when it works, of course) So I’m in a bad spot at the moment, but as soon as I find another product that is acceptable, I won’t waste a moment’s time in dropping GSI.

    BOTTOM LINE: GSI’s products work great, just only half the time. They do not care about their returning customers and will, eventually, treat you like you’re trying to take advantage of them. If you want what you pay for, look elsewhere, folks. GSI started strong, but it seems like greed has gotten to their leadership.

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    Great product

    One of the best products on the market. It helped me quit smoking 6 months ago and I’ve been smoke free ever since. Thank god! Really good people and helpful support team. Would recommend them.

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    I have been lucky and tried GreenSmoke 1st. The others that get attention are sub-par and for a ex smoker, GreenSmoke is the only way to go for mail order.

    Halo (just got and returning)
    are all kind of rubbish – have no real good taste and the drags/throat hits are not at all satisfying.
    When I am in a jam I have found the 800 puff Jak cig available at BP to be the best of the over the counter variety

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    Joshua Hansen

    I have tried a lot of ecigs and Green Smoke is tied for first place along with V2 Ex. Ecig. I am a heavy vapor. .. I have a monster Hades mechanical mod with a xl Tohb atomizer that produces huge clouds. I wanted something more low key though for college and when I’m out in public so I decided to buy an ecig unit. My first one was the BLU ecig and I was very disappointed ..I then bought the new Vuse ecig for ten bucks and absolutely loved it but it didnt produce enough vapor to satisfy my needs. I then made a trip to the cigar store and bought the Green Smoke starter kit. The first time I tried the green smoke ecig I was in love. It produced a perfect amount of vapor and the taste was spot on as well as the throat hit. I absolutely love the Green Smoke ecig. I have noticed that the cartomizers last me all day and night as well. The only negative thing about the company is that they stopped selling the flavored cartridges in California. They only sell the tobacco flavors and menthol. That’s ok though because I love their tobacco flavors and if I want sweet candy flavors I can just use my mechanical mod. My father has the new V2 ex ecig though and I also love that ecig brand as well. Imho though, Green smoke is OUTSTANDING!

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    I have been using Greensmoke for over 10 months, I was reasonably happy with the product although a little expensive and some of the cartridges do not last as long as others, however, I have just been informed that they will no longer be shipping to Australia, no reason except that it was a company decision, this company is not trustworthy, purchased the kit, batteries etc and now useless to me as I can no longer get the cartridges at a reasonable price, very disappointing company

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    I am a newbie at this, by that I mean I got one Apollo disposable, and GreenSmoke is the second one I’ve tried. I don’t have a whole lot to compare it to, but I will say that I really like the draw on it. With the Apollo, I felt like I was just sucking on air, and didn’t get that satisfying feeling. With GreenSmoke, it feels more like what you’d experience with a traditional cigarette, and it produces a nice amount of vapor as well. I only gave it 4 stars because they don’t have many flavor choices.
    I’m mainly writing this review because of the offer I found. I stumbled across GreenSmoke while searching online for a “free sample” ecig. If you are a brand new customer, have never ordered from them before, you can get a trial kit from them for free, you only pay a dollar for shipping. I figured they’d send me a battery with a cartomizer or two to try. WRONG. They sent me a kit that included a battery, a USB charger, 2 red label cartomizers, 3 absolute tobacco cartomizers, 3 menthol ice cartomizers, and an additional pack of 3 red label cartomizers. I checked with their customer service before I ordered, there is no obligation whatsoever, no subscriptions, no misc charges to your credit card, and you get to keep all of it for free. I just thought I’d share, in case someone else can benefit from this amazing deal! (The kit is the same as their $29.99 express kit, plus 9 extra cartomizers.)

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    Used E-cigs to quit smoking. Was using another brand that I loved but they didn’t offer a 0 nicotine option so I had to switch. After a few failed attempts with other brands I found Green Smoke. I am impressed. Great flavor and options. Customer Service is top notch. In a nut shell, these are awesome and there is no other reason to waste your money on any other brand.

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    Cynthis Horringan

    My first kit of Green Smoke came in a very attractive box. Their vapor production is very strong and full of flavor. I think they did a very good job with ‘red label’ flavor and I have been recommending it to my friends since I first laid my hands on them. Their starter kit is just perfect for someone like me who is looking for a real cig alike. So far I’ve been getting lots of vapor and a realistic throat hit (enough to cut down my cravings for a cig).

    I love their flavor quality – I only wish they had more flavors. Their cartomizers are better than most of the others I’ve tried and last longer too.

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    The best one!!!!!!!!!

    Great price and best product to kick the habit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Red Green

    Nobody Likes a Quitter

    Green Smoke very plainly states it is not a smoking ceasation device, so I didn’t expect much. But after trying them for a month, I found out I preferred ‘EVERYTHING” about them over cigarettes and threw my last empty cigarette pack away and said FK IT, I’M NOT BUYING THEM ANYMORE! So, I have kicked a 50 year cancer stick habit even though Green Smoke said that’s not what they sell them for! ! !

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    Ward M Bissell

    Very good job Green Smoke!

    Green Smoke is my favorite e-cig so far! They offer a wide range of flavors and their customer service is outstanding! They were very quick to replace my faulty charger the very next day without any hassle. On the whole, their smooth throat hit with just the right amount of vapor and a very decent price has won me as a loyal customer. Keep up the good work!

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    Albert Griffin

    Very happy with Green Smoke

    I’m in love with red label. The taste is amazingly great. The battery life is also good. I really wish they would offer some flavor diversity so we are not stuck with coffee, vanilla, menthol and chocolate flavor. Nevertheless, they taste really good. Their customer service is also outstanding. So far so good! Thanks!

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    Betty Barker

    Best in every way

    Green Smoke gives me the feeling of a real cigarette, specially the Tobacco and Red flavor taste similar to the real ones. Their vapor production is also the thickest by far. The battery also last longer. The throat hit is decent.

    Overall, I enjoyed using Green Smoke. The only deterrent is its high price. Otherwise it is absolutely the best in every way.

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    Tanya Marshal

    I recently switched to ecig and the first brand I tried was Greensmoke. Before that, I researched a lot about greensmoke and read some online reviews. I’m pleased with my experience so far! My first order was a beginner’s kit. I liked its flavor a lot and was impressed with the good volume of vapor, long battery life and throat hit.

    Shipping was also pretty fast. Getting ready to place my second order. Thanks!

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    Richard Lowell

    I am a big fan of Green Smoke. GS battery last a whole day without any recharge. I tasted the Red label flavor and it taste similar to Camel Filters and Marlboros!! I just loved it.

    Overall a great product, fast shipping and reasonably priced!! And yes, I saved a lot of money since I switched, thanks to GS.

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    Dylan Brown

    My first kit of Green Smoke came in a very attractive box. Their vapor production is very strong and full of flavor. I think they did a very good job with ‘red label’ flavor and I have been recommending it to my friends since I first laid my hands on them. Their kit is just perfect for anyone looking for a real cig alike; it gives you lots of vapor.

    I love their flavor quality – they spare me the horrible headaches which I experience when I try DIY liquids. Their cartomizers are better than most of the others I tried… even though it’s a little bit on the expensive side, I would suggest them to anyone looking to get rid of tobacco cigarettes.

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    A friend of mine introduced me to Green Smoke. I was not so interested as I was addicted to tobacco. Anyways, I tried green smoke for the first time (almost 1 year back) and I was absolutely blown away! Battery last long, vapor production is wonderful and the taste is similar to the real one. Absolute tobacco flavor is my favorite and I will be happy to try my hands on other flavors as well.

    Do I miss tobacco cigarettes?? NO. I have Green Smoke.

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    Derek Brain

    I researched the product before purchasing because I heard some mixed reviews about the product. Nevertheless, I’m satisfied with the product. For me, what makes it click is its great vapor production, attractive packaging and good flavors. On the flip side, I think it is not pocket-friendly with a very small number of flavor selection. However, the best part about it is its super fast shipping and the vapor quality. Good going Green Smoke!

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    Angela Ricci

    One thing I always look for in ecigs is a good vapor production and Green Smoke delivers exactly that. I get a thick vapor volume every time I puff. I also like their flavor quality. You will get the exact taste of natural tobacco with tobacco flavored cartridges. Did anyone try the ice-cream flavors? I heard they are intense and last longer than others. Anyways, I enjoyed using Green Smoke. My only concern is V2 ecigs are a bit costly but again, as they say “all good things come with a price”.

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