Green Smoke Review

By Lindsay Fox Posted January 2, 2016

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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  • Loads of vapor.
  • Rich flavors.
  • Plenty of options for nicotine levels.
  • Ample battery life.
  • Full one-year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.
  • Intuitive, sturdy design and excellent manufacturing quality.
  • Cartomizers all have lot numbers.


  • They needed more flavor options, not less.
  • Cartomizers have a reduced lifespan compared to previously.
  • Business is now solely focused on the US – the UK site has closed and they don’t ship to Australia.

Bottom Line

Green Smoke is without a doubt one of the best electronic cigarette manufacturers for cigalike devices. The e-cig has sturdy construction, a well-executed flavor profile, ample vapor production, plenty of nicotine levels and a cigarette-like design. Green Smoke may not be perfect, but they still offer one of the best cigalikes on the market.
Price: $29.99

Green Smoke Review - Rechargeable Starter Kits

E-cigarettes can only serve as a replacement to tobacco cigarettes if they accurately emulate the smoking experience, or at least the parts of it that are most important for you. Without a substantial amount of vapor from each puff and a realistic throat hit, you just 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? Our Green Smoke review tests out the device to find the answer.


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 attempts to denormalize smoking through widespread “No Smoking” signs and increasingly unavoidable 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 smokers “go electric” through innovation and a tireless dedication to customer service. Working with scientists and tech-wizards, he turned his dream into a reality.


After earning the custom of millions of vapers around the world, things changed a little for Green Smoke when they became one of the increasing number of cigalike e-cig brands to be bought out by tobacco companies. Altria – who owns Phillip Morris and consequently, Marlboro-brand cigarettes – bought Green Smoke in 2014. In other words, Green Smoke is now a Big Tobacco e-cig. But does that change what they have to offer for new vapers?


What Starter Kits Does Green Smoke Offer?


  • The Pro Kit ($74.05 – as of May 2016) offers three batteries in your chosen lengths, ten cartomizers, a USB charger, wall adapter, in-car charger and a leather carrying case.
  • If you’re looking for something cheaper – the Express Kit ($46.72) is a more stripped-down version, without the in-car charger you get in the Pro Kit and coming with one short and one long battery (instead of three in your chosen size) and just five cartomizers to keep the price low.
  • If you want the bare minimum offering, there’s also the Essentials Kit ($18.49), which comes with a single battery, two cartridges, a USB charger and a clamshell carrying case, offering what you need to try out vaping without requiring too big an investment.


Packaging & Design


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 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. (Note: The box design has recently changed, to a thinner design with a slide-out section containing all of your gear)


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 tobacco cigarettes, the entire experience is very authentic indeed. The tip is green, but glows pleasingly 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 2.4 % (24 mg/ml), going down to 1.8 % (18 mg/ml), 1.2 % (12 mg/ml), 0.6 % (6 mg/ml) and nicotine-free. After using the 2.4 % cartridges for just a little longer than I’d have smoked an ordinary cigarette, I had my first nicotine rush since my very first cigarette. The 1.8% 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 if you’re just switching from smoking, and if you’re looking for notably more vapor, you’ll need to upgrade to a vape pen or a mod.


Green Smoke Classic Flavor


The flavors are also well-crafted and arguably amongst the best in the category. The latest innovation from Green Smoke is the FlavorMax cartomizer, designed (as the name suggests) to maximize the flavor. Although they previously promised 360 puffs per cartridge, they’ve rightfully removed this claim – the number of puffs you get is so dependent on how you vape it’s hard to estimate your mileage from a single cartridge. It must be said, though, there seems to have been a decline in cartomizer lifespan recently.


For flavors, there are three varieties of tobacco, Classic Tobacco, Southern Gold and Signature Red (which is modeled after Marlboro Red), as well as the creatively named Mocha Mist, Menthol Ice and Smooth Cream.


green smoke cartridge flavors


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 Signature Red packs more of a punch, the Southern Gold has a tint of sweetness and the Classic is much smoother. Choosing between these is a matter of preference, but for me the sweeter elements of the Gold give 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, Mocha Mist probably takes the cake for me, offering a deliciously sweet and well-captured blend of coffee and chocolate, although the Smooth Cream is pretty tasty too. 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!


Sadly, though, in the last few months, flavors that were once excellent – especially the chocolate option – have disappeared from the line-up. Additionally, the cartridges seem to run out more quickly than they once did, with some users complaining that they barely get half a day’s use out of each. We noticed this issue in testing, too – the flavor seems to fade notably quicker than it once did (Green Smoke used to be astounding on this front), and we’ve also noticed cartridges running out after half a day of use. The quality is still largely there, but the longevity has taken a notable hit.




The battery life on the Green Smoke cigarettes is great considering their size, and the long one will last moderate users around a day of work without requiring re-charging.


Green Smoke Batteries


According to the marketing, the shorter (160 mAh) battery lasts for around 200 puffs, and the longer (270 mAh) 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 for less intensive vapers. Admittedly, though, if you’re just switching from smoking you’ll probably find you need to vape quite often and you drain your batteries in about half a day. Even then, with the Pro Kit you’ll have two spare batteries to keep you vaping when your others 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. If you’re looking for a notable improvement in battery life, you’ll have to upgrade to vape pens or mods, which have much bigger batteries and most of which will last even intensive users through a day of work.


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 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 cartomizers – as mentioned earlier – still offer great flavor and seem well-made, but have dropped notably in lifespan compared to the earlier, independent days of the company.


However, the e-liquid you’ll find in your cartomizers has 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 every single pack of cartridges has a unique lot number so any issues can be traced back to their source.


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 offers 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 365-day warranty is available, which offers hassle-free replacements within the first year of purchase. Of course, the warranty doesn’t cover you if you’ve modified or otherwise misused your e-cig in any way.


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Packaging & Design5/5





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Green Smoke has produced an excellent e-cigarette, one that genuinely reproduces the smoking experience minus the concoction of chemicals and the off-putting smell. The flavors are robust and well-executed, the vapor production is excellent and the manufacturing quality is top notch. Their offerings aren’t perfect, though: the reduction in the number of flavors available has lost them some long-term customers, and the lifespan of the cartridges has taken a turn for the worst, but on the whole, Green Smoke have still maintained much of what made them popular. Despite some issues, they're still up there with the very best cigalike e-cigs you’ll find on the market today.

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4.2 out of 5 stars
  1. Judi

    No more low nicotine choice!!

    Long-time customer. Now leaving them as they are forcing the consumer to buy a higher nicotine level. They discontinued the 0% and .6% nicotine levels.
    Stupid move, Greensmoke. You have a good product, but I am not willing to double my nicotine consumption to stay with you.
  2. barbara

    NO MORE 0.6 ml is Forcing people to increase the nicotine amount.

    After several years ordering greensmoke products, i am troubled that GreenSmoke DISCONTINUED the 0.6 ml cartridges; This is terrible,and forcing people to increase their nicotine intake; Very controlling and manipulating!!!

    I gave 1 star bc there is nothing lower or it would be negative stars.

    I hope others will review this 'new' scheme and buy from a company that provides what the consumers want, not what the Corporation wants! Shop USA.
  3. Brian


    Just try to get an answer form them as to whether or not their flavors contain diacetyl or acetyl propionyl. They beat around the bush but will not answer the question directly.
  4. Valerie Zick

    Great Product, Terrible Shipping Problems

    I've been with Greensmoke about two years and love their products. I went on auto ship and that's when my problems started. Slow shipping, not shipping at all and not telling me, deducting payment from me and still not shipping. It seems that every month there was some problem with shipping that just drove me to distraction! Very sad since I spent quite a bit of money each month, you would think they would want to take good care of me. But they didn't, so I had to leave them.
  5. Tammy

    Product is great! Don't let customer service know your buy as a couple, you get dumped by them!

    I started as a new customer with the free items they giveaway after you try the package with the battery, and two different cartridges. I was so impressed with the vapor and how long the battery last they had won me over from years with two other companies. After I placed my first order ( I had a coupon to get 2 free batteries with it), I found that one of the batteries did not work, I emailed them and let them know, telling them my husband had tried it and then I did and we could not get it to work. Little did I know I had just broken their most important rule,"No sharing your order with anyone, not even a spouse!" My husband of 37 years who I shop for everything for him, I could not place an order for the two of us!!! I was pretty much fired if I continued with such behavior! The battery would not be replaced under their garuantee or warrantee. I do all of the ecig ordering for the two of us and have for the past 8 years I guess, so good by to them, they did not care!!!!
  6. James

    Best customer service!

    Just ordered some cartridges from Green Smoke but after realizing that I prefer the Gold over the Classic flavor, I asked them to replace the cartridges. They sent me the replacement right away and provided free shipping label. Really fast and excellent customer service! Very impressed.
  7. Sheldon

    Their redesign is seriously flawed

    I have been smoking GreenSmoke for 3 years. Now they have redesigned the cartridges and the paper top layer peels off from the moisture of your lips. It is very unpleasant indeed.
    I can't get a straight answer from customer service.
  8. CTH

    Great if you like Tobacco or Menthol... Because that's all that's left!

    So Altria (remember Philip Morris - they folks that got most of us to smoke in the first place?), buys Green Smoke and the first thing they do is start dropping flavors. Clove was first to go, followed soon after by Smooth Chocolate (my favorite), and two days ago, I received an email from them that Mocha Mist is gone too! I imagine it's only a matter of time before Vanilla goes away.

    You know, these flavors were the one thing that set Green Smoke apart from all others. I've tried other versions of Chocolate and Mocha and they just don't taste anything like GM's. There was no explanation for this, and after I posted an email to complain, all I got was an offer to send me five Tobacco-based flavors. Talk about missing the point!

    Look guys, I WANT to give you MONEY, for your product. They're missing the point! It's like, 'Hey, we know you really enjoyed pepperoni pizza, but we've got this lovely anchovy flavor...'

    Upon further reading on the Internet, it appears we have the CA attorney general to blame for this. They want all flavored e-cigs banned because... The CHILDREN! So, like any company intent on perfect PR, Altria rolled over.

    California again... Thanks guys!
  9. Michelle

    Amazing flavors!!

    This is my third electronic cigarette. I haven't had much luck with the other two companies I tried but Green Smoke is amazing!! I bought the Pro kit with a sample of all their flavors (except the coffee flavor) and all of them are really great. I haven't got tired of any of the flavors yet and it's been close to a month. The Classic flavor is probably the best one to try since it's a nice imitation of tobacco.The vapor quality is smooth. I highly recommend this company, esp. to new users.
  10. Laura

    Used to be great -not anymore

    1st they dropped the flavors, then changed the cartridges (peeling plastic as another reviewer noted) now their subscription service and customer service is failing. They charge your credit card 5-7 days before shipping, then don't update the tracking so that you have no idea when the signature required package is arriving. Customer service can do absolutely nothing once the shipment "is in the pipeline" and blamed the problem on "putting the credit card through."even though the card was charged a week prior. This is the third time in the last year they screwed up my subscription - It's a shame. I stayed loyal for over 3 years to the Greensmoke menthol that was solely responsible for my successfully quitting a 30 year tobacco habit. But now that big tobacco (Atria) has ruined Greensmoke - It's time to move on.
  11. Stacy

    Slowly letting me down. :-(

    I like Green Smoke a lot, their batteries and cartomizers are a little spotty in quality but I like the flavors and the customer service.

    Unfortunately it looks like they’re currently phasing out their ultralight 6 mg cartomizers and I am really disappointed! I got an email today saying that my order was on ‘back order’ in this strength but I could choose from other strengths. They already stopped carrying my favorite flavor in the 6 mg earlier this year.
    I wrote them back and asked if the cartomizers are actually back-ordered or being discontinued and told them I wasn’t going to go back to using a higher nicotine level; I was just going to have to use another company instead, which sucks because I don’t really know what company I should order from or if their flavors are going to be good or not. *sigh* I haven’t heard back from customer service yet.

    I wonder if they’re phasing out the 6mg cartidges because they aren’t as popular or because they want people to keep using higher nicotine levels to maintain their addiction. this sucks.
  12. Niko

    The best e-cigarette ever

    I’ve been a heavy smoker for a long time. But then I found Green Smoke. It wasn’t my 1st e-cig so I was skeptical, but man, Green Smoke is AWESOME! I love everything about them. Only downside is that they do not offer eGO style e-cigs and e-liquds. Other than that – they are awesome and every beginner should try Green Smoke!
  13. Chad Manis

    Great, but they keep dropping flavors.

    My favorite flavor, beyond any others, is Mocha Mist. My second favorite, Smooth Chocolate, was dropped. I started ordering Mountain Clove as a reasonable substitute for Smooth Chocolate. Guess what? Now, Mountain Clove was dropped. What’s next, Mocha Mist, my favorite? I’m going elsewhere.
  14. rich peiffer

    Not happy with new policy

    I would like to say, that after three years of ‘Vaping’, GREEN SMOKE has been the best experience with E-Cigs that I’ve ever had. Their customer service is by far the best I’ve ever dealt with. They go above and beyond the call of duty for their customers.
    ******* HOWEVER **********
    THAT being said, as most are aware, the company was bought by another “cig” company and have adopted a new “SIGNATURE REQUIRED” policy on delivery. I’m sure that’s not an issue for some people, but, I found this a complete an utter hassle. I’m retired and home most of the time, but I don’t know when FED EX is coming around. My first experience with this, after 2 attempted deliveries, I ended up going to FED EX to get my cigs. At the FED EX station, I noticed 2 other packages from GREEN SMOKE for other folks that still had not been delivered. You can’t make the FED EX driver come at a particular time. So….
    I offered GREEN SMOKE the option of a signed affidavit that they could keep on file, so the package could be left on the porch with out a signature. NOPE.
    So, I’m switching to another brand. I’m trying HALO now and will post about them as I use their product.
  15. joey

    Greensmoke is fantastic

    Love Greensmoke.
    This product had a large role in my ability to quit smoking (1/2 pack a day habit). I get the throat hit which had been my main obstacle in previous quitting smoking attempts (I kept missing that sensation)
    Flavours are great, battery lasts a long time.
    Definitely give it a try if you’re trying to quit (despite not being marketed for this purpose you will see that thousands of people have quit smoking with the help of e-cigs)
  16. janet cavalero

    nothing beats green smoke

    will always use green smokes and find the people I deal with are very kind and courtious
  17. Rob

    My thoughts and recommendations

    I have been vaping since vaping first started (about 5 years now). I’ve found, through enormous research, that almost every e-cigg on the market is actually designed by one of 3-5 companies, and many companies are just ‘re-branding’ using their name. For years, e-cigg sales were all done online… now we have the entry of brick and morter. My guess is that this company is just re-branding a joy-tech or other mainstream product (it costs a lot to actually make your own product). What I learned regarding almost all ‘small’ eciggs, is that the batteries never make it thought one day. Also, product quality rarely exists… one out of 10 batteries is actually good, rechargable, and works as you expect, the other 9 batteries will be a frustrating waste of time.
    I buy online from totally wicked. They sell higher end (rebranded) products, but the key is they actually try to help you if you buy a dud battery. I have learned to buy less batteries, and test each one when they arrive (its hard to return a backup battery that you’ve been sitting on for several months). I love the large batteries, that hold a charge for a week (not hours).
    Do your online research and find the best companies which offer quality customer care. This is your key, otherwise you will be frustrated and wasting a lot of time and money.
  18. Scott

    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.
  19. Johnny

    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.
  20. Paddy

    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. Blu

    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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