Last updated on May 3rd, 2022
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 kept 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 while other companies offered more varied flavors.
What About V2?
For years, disappointed Green Smoke vapers turned to popular V2 who kept up the quality of their cigalikes. Unfortunately, (in late 2018), JUUL bought out V2 and promptly closed them down.
There Is Another Option for E-Cig Lovers!
South Beach Smoke is a privately owned U.S. company that designs their own vaping devices. We’ve tested many of them and learned they have excellent e-cigs and cartridges that rival both Green Smoke and V2.
Their Deluxe starter kit comes with everything you need to start vaping. You get 2 high-capacity batteries, 1 Wall Charger Adapter, 1 USB Charger, and 2 Five-Pack Nicotine Cartridges/Atomizers. It’s very easy to use, and you’ll get ample vapor. There are even several types of tobacco flavors, plus a menthol flavor.
We hope you found this review helpful! We always welcome your comments.
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That’s really odd especially since you’ve been unsuccessful recharging batteries from more than one ecig company.
Regular standard sized e-cigarette batteries can last about a day with normal vaping. Long batteries and Tanks should last even longer before you need to put them back on the battery charger.
Here are some tips.
1- When you first receive your e-cigarette, follow the charging instructions carefully. Although most will work out of the box, the batteries are only partially charged and won’t last long! You need to fully charge the battery, as per manufacturers instructions in your user manual.
2- If you’ve followed the initial charging instructions and your battery dies on you within 20 hours of normal usage, call the customer service department for your ecig brand and explain the situation. They will always issue a replacement.
3- If the above tips don’t work with different types of ecig brands, you may have a faulty wall charger, or you’re not using the wall charger that came with your kit, or you may have a faulty outlet (although that one’s unlikely).
As for disposables that don’t last an hour, ..again you need to notify customer service, then try another brand. Even the best companies won’t replace disposables, but they may offer you a discount on your next purchase.
Whatever ecig I buy the battery quits-even the v2. Sometimes a disposable doesn’t even last an hour. What can I do?