E-Cigarettes & Liquids: Why Bother with Flavors?

You will often find that you start off with the generic tobacco flavors when you first make the switch from “real” cigarettes to electronic cigarettes. You want something that will mimic the art of smoking, the taste of smoking, and the feel of smoking – that’s the one thing that makes the quitting smoking process easier with an e-cig, isn’t it?

After a while you will start to get curious. You might say now that you won’t, but it will happen; trust us. I started with a generic tobacco flavor from a Canadian company. It was my first ever e-cigarette and I only ever used the tobacco flavor with it. I gave up smoking completely, e-cig and all, in around 7 months.

The second time I quit; I started with Blu Cigs and used the generic tobacco flavor. Then I started to play around with the flavors that I chose to come with my starter kit. After a while I found that I had a tendency to enjoy the cherry and vanilla flavors a lot more than the tobacco ones. And that’s how it starts…

It doesn’t matter how much of a die-hard smoker you are, after a while you are going to want to play around with flavors. We recently introduced a friend’s husband to the electronic cigarette and he again chose Blu Cigs. He stuck with the generic tobacco flavors, sticking to his guns, for two months. Three days ago he asked us where we bought our e-liquid from. Then he gave us his shopping list – cherry, chocolate and mocha/coffee. He caught the bug too – the flavors become curious.

See, you’ll start with the generic tobacco flavors and after a while you will want to try your hand at flavors like cherry, vanilla, coffee and mint. These are “safe” flavors – you pretty much know what you can expect.

Shortly after this, you are going to want to delve a little bit further into the world of e-cigarette flavors. You’ll start mixing and matching your e-liquids to make new flavors, and you’ll start trying things you never thought you would try before. Passion Fruit that comes with Vapor Couture, for example, rocked and we didn’t expect to like it when we tried it.

It begs the question – why bother with the flavors? If all you want to do is quit smoking, just get on with the generic tobacco flavors and get it done. Well ladies and gentlemen, it doesn’t work like that.

Picking a different flavor makes a break from the habit. Once you move from tobacco to another flavor, whether it is fruity, spicy, warm, cold or icy, you will find that you rarely go back to the tobacco flavor. It makes it easier to quit. You’ve not only taken away the actual “real” cigarette and replaced it with an electronic cigarette; you have taken away the tobacco taste and smell. Once you move from tobacco to other flavors, if you try and have a “real” cigarette, you will find that it tastes like the worst thing you have ever had in your mouth. It makes quitting easier and gives you added protecting against slipping back into the world of “real” smoking. Breaking away from the habit in this manner is a really good idea and you will see what we are trying to say when you try it for yourself.

Let’s be honest about this – there is nothing nice about the way that the habit of smoking tastes or smells. Smoking sucks – the taste of the cigarettes that you are smoking sucks! The flavors taste so much better. Imagine your favorite flavor in the world. Now imagine that in a healthier version of a cigarette…. It works, doesn’t it?

There are a lot of benefits to be had from experimenting with new and improved flavors with your e-cigarettes. You will never get bored of it as there will always be a new flavor to try. If you don’t like one, there is no need to panic; you can just try another one. When there is a larger group of you making the switch to e-cigs at the same time, such as our team, you will find that you can mix and match a lot more. One of us will buy one that he or she doesn’t end up liking so switches with someone else that may have done the same thing or has a flavor that they are no longer enthralled with. There is a flavor to suit every mood and occasion and with more and more companies offering e-liquid, and even the likes of the e-cig companies themselves like VaporFi, you will never run out of options.

So, live a little. Try a new flavor today. We dare you.

(Just let us know which one it was and how it tasted!)


  • Scott November 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Just tried the Cool customer flavor from VapeMoar. Never been much of a chocolate lover but this chocolate and mint combo is off the chain! Excellent!

  • Joe P August 13, 2015 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Norm. As a new e-cig user, I have a lot to learn and appreciate your unbiased e-cig site here. I will keep sampling tobacco flavored e-cig liquids. I am enjoying the e-cig experience more each day and hope break the tobacco cigarette addiction for good this time (Stopped for 11 years the last time). Now, I need to perfect the tank cleaning process when I switch flavors.

  • Joe P August 12, 2015 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    I have been vaping for three weeks and believe it is working towards quitting smoking. But, I o like the tobacco flavor. My guess is, the e-liquid makers have no clue what cigarette smoke tastes like. So far, the various e liquids I have tried are not even close. Yes, in time I might try the other flavors, but until then?

    • admin August 13, 2015 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Hey Joe. Yes, this is true that the taste is quite different. But you are comparing burning tobacco leaves to water vapor… So there has to be a compromise made. From the tobacco flavors I presonally Green Smoke’s and Halo’s.

  • Mike May 21, 2015 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Hello, just wondering where you purchase your blu ecig carts or tanks… I just bought the supposedly improved blu plus starter kit with the new tanks… This will be the 3rd time buying a blu kit starting with the first one ever released, then the blu premium and now the latest blu plus tanks… They definitley improved the batteries life a bit, (could still be better) and the flavors, even classic tobacco are improved as well. It just kills me that no matter what kit, even the newest one, (blu plus tanks) the flavor carts/tanks give off maybe 20 good puffs until they taste dry and burnt… I have purchased from several different stores in my local area and even crossed state lines as well as ordered right from the source in North Carolina… Is it just me or is anyone else experiencing this issues as well??? I mean who can afford to pay over $5 per tank and have it last about the equivalent of 2 cigs?!?! I have been vaping for about 3 yrs now and have no plans on quitting, although ive lowered the amount of nicotine i use my only reason for vaping is to avoid the very real health risks that come with analouge cigs. If you dont want to quit and are seeking a safer alternative, the way to go is your local vape shop. There you will find many products that are well made a fit a wide range of budgets, styles and flavor profiles… The amount of companies making good safe e liquid in the USA is so profound youd b crazy if u cannot find several flavors that will do you justice!! And the average price for 15ml of juice is about $10-$12 all over the country, give or take a bit depending on the company… Either way in my opinion theres not even a competition when comparing the price of stupid blu carts/tanks to the great value of a 15-30ml bottle of liquid from most stores. Its a no brainer!!

    • admin May 23, 2015 at 8:42 am - Reply

      Hey Mike,
      I’d stay far away from blu. Halo has great e-juice, so does VaporFi, why don’t you try those?

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