V2 Cigs Ultimate Kit Review

Recently, the kind folks over at V2 Cigs sent me a bunch of their products in order to review here on southatlantic-cancer.org. Today I will be reviewing the V2 Cigs Ultimate, which retails for about $146 on the V2 Cigs website.

For the purposes of this V2 Cigs review, I will be reviewing the kit itself and not the e-liquid flavors. I will review the V2 Cig e-liquid flavors in a separate e-liquid review in order to focus on their taste and compare vapor production. Included in the V2 Cigs Ultimate kit were the following items:

V2 Cigs Ultimate Kit Contents:

  • Standard V2 Starter Kit
  • 3rd V2 battery
  • 25 Vapor Cartridges (in your choice of Flavor and Strength)
  • Car Charger:
  • Metal Carry Case
  • Portable Charging Case
  • V2 Power-Cig

V2 Cigs Ultimate

Upon receiving the kit, I was looking forward to trying both the v2 Cigs Portable Charging Case alongside the V2 Power Cig. I have previously reviewed the Madvapes 510 PCC and I found it to be a great way to recharge batteries when I’m out for long periods of time. The device did have a few flaws however, so I was excited to try a different PCC design.

For those of you unfamiliar with PCCs, The V2 Cigs Portable Charging case is a case which contains a battery that recharges e-cigarette batteries that are plugged into them. In my experience, the V2 Cigs PCC was able to charge about 5-6 dead or almost dead batteries in about 2-3 hours depending on the size of the battery. I tend to carry two e-cigs with me at all times, so having one constantly being recharged is a nice thing. The PCC is very well thought out, and it can fit all types of V2 Cig batteries including both automatic and manual varieties. The design has you screw in the batteries, and this way they don’t come loose like they tend to do in the 510 PCC.

The V2 Power Cig was another product that I was excited to get to try. It is essentially a USB passthrough which you can connect to your PC and puff on your e-cigarette without needing to worry about battery charge levels. The Power Cig’s cord was securely attached to the system, and it has been sturdy during my three weeks of use. The cord itself is also nice, as it is compact yet can be stretched out as desired.

The batteries themselves are solid, and I have yet to have any of them fail on me. If they do, you can always return them to V2, as V2 cigs has a good return policy. From their site:

The V2 Lifetime Warranty is limited to a maximum of 5 replacements on any given order. The item must be defective (this is not an exchange system), and will be replaced with an equal item from current inventory.

The V2 Warranty can only be used within 90 days of your last cartridge or eliquid purchase. As long as you have purchased eLiquid or Cartridge products from V2 within the last 90-days, you may make full use of your warranty for the life of your V2 electronic product. Your V2 warranty will never expire.

My favorite battery was the regular sized manual steel battery. I found that it resembled a real cigarette in terms of size and feel, but it looked really nice as well! All the batteries created large amounts of vapor, but they all lasted for different lengths of time. In my experience, I found the batteries to last the following amounts of time:

  • V2 Standard Cig: 2 hrs of heavy vaping
  • V2 Shorty Cig: 3.5 hrs of heavy vaping
  • V2 Long Cig: 5 hrs of heavy vaping

Combined with the V2 PCC, the shorty and standard sized batteries lasted me comfortably for a day without having to wait for another e-cig to charge.

V2 Cigs use a cartomizer system, and I found the system to be well done. Out of the 15 carts that I have vaped, only one had low vapor production. Due to the content of the e-liquids, some flavors did have noticeably more vapor than others. However, all of them had a strong throat hit, which helps make the transition from analog cigarettes much easier.

Overall, The V2 Cigs Deluxe package is a great buy for heavy smokers who are looking for a complete e-cigarette package.

Stay tuned for the upcoming V2 Cigs e-liquid reviews this week!

Update:

About a month after receiving my V2 Cigs kit, my manual V2 stainless steel battery broke down. I was no longer able to press the button to activate the e-cigarette (it felt like it was jammed). Fortunately, V2 Cigs comes with a lifetime warranty on all product components. After speaking with a representative, I was sent a new battery which has been working much better. The lifetime warranty is valid for 90 days after the most recent purchase of V2 cig cartridges.

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E Cigs Health Benefits

An electronic cigarette, or e-cig, is an electrical device simulating the act of smoking through puffing out inhaled vapor and has the sensation, appearance, and also the flavor (with or without nicotine) of tobacco smoke, without its odor or health risks. It is a very recent invention that is becoming increasingly popular for its help in recovering from addiction to tobacco. For people who are so much addicted to tobacco, this device can help to come out of the addiction as it is often difficult to suddenly quit the habit.

These are often referred to as e health cigarettes as they avoid the health risks of normal cigarettes. The device is based on use of heat (or in some cases, ultrasonics) for vaporizing a propylene glycol- or glycerin-based liquid into an aerosol mist, similar to the functioning of a nebulizer or humidifier. It is primarily designed to provide the same sensation as that of smoking thereby excluding the health risks caused by using tobacco.

Originally these e-health cigarettes were developed in China in 2003, later making their way into the US market and also now available in many countries around the world. When looking at the e-health cigarettes the main thing to look for is their long battery life is that you can use for a long time. You also need to find out if it is reusable that you can recharge again and again.

For someone who doesn’t know about e health cigarettes, there are many reviews for e cigarettes available on the internet which gives detailed information on the various brands available in the market, their price, user reviews, ranking of brands, etc. These reviews for e cigarettes also help us to choose the top e cigarettes by giving an account of the cost and benefits of each brand. These sites also display the comments of the users which would make it easy to assess the quality of these top e cigarettes. So you will be able to choose the right one.

Some e health cigarettes are designed to look like real cigarettes, cigars or pipes, while others resemble a pen or USB memory device. There is no real tobacco involved in e health cigarettes and also no smoke either. Instead, they do what is commonly called “vaping.” As users inhale the smoke, they take in nicotine-filled vapor and not real tobacco.

By isolating nicotine, e health cigarettes should carry far fewer chemical risks than regular ones, said Michael Siegel, a tobacco researcher at the Boston University.

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Even though studies have deemed e health cigarettes to be safe, an FDA report showed high levels of carcinogens and toxic contaminants in them, that are determined to be worthy of concern. So without any regulation on e health cigarettes use, cartridges may happen to contain unknown chemicals that could end up being even more toxic than the actual tobacco smoke.

When from one side tobacco is harmful, from the other side there are positive effects too. It is said that Nicotine, which is made from the dried leaves of the tobacco plant, acts as a mild stimulant to the nervous system. Some benefits of tobacco include the increase of pulse rate and blood pressure occurring due to constricting of blood vessels, concentration, relaxation, reduction in anxiety levels, etc. Many young women are attracted to tobacco because it considerably increases the metabolism rate of the body and lowers appetite, which finally results in reduced intake of food.

However, research show that a long time constant use of tobacco actually makes the user very much dependent on nicotine. People who like the effects of nicotine get used to it which increases their desire for more intake of tobacco which destroys the benefits of tobacco. This dependence on nicotine is more of psychological than physical. Smokers get their mind set to the fact that they need tobacco to relieve their mind from stress and relax, reduce anxiety or anger and control their appetite, as they mainly use tobacco so often to come out of these problems. This makes their mind think that smoking can be the only way to be in control. Thus the dependence on tobacco begins for many people.

So as with any device this also has many harmful effects, so when being used as an alternative to cigars, excessive care should be taken by users not to get addicted to this device and also adequate studies are required to be carried out to find out the various chemicals used in e-cigs and the effects they can have on human health. It is also required to take control measures to avoid leaking of the cartridge that brings the chemicals in contact to human skin to further avoid the risks. With all these measures e health cigarettes can really be a boon than a bane to human.

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Dangers of Smoking

Research during the past few years has revealed the dangers of smoking which include such things as cancer of the lungs, mouth, throat, tongue, nasal passages, pancreas, bladder, and kidneys.  In addition, other tobacco-caused diseases can include:  Burger’s Disease, allergies, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, lymphomas, gangrene, infertility, and others.  It can even spread to the brain.  Unfortunately, this is not confined to the smoker, but can spread to innocent people, including children, via secondhand smoke.
There are many dangers for smoking and the survival rate for some of these diseases is very poor.  Pancreatic cancer, for example, only has a 5% survival rate.  The physical results of contacting a cancer of the mouth and throat make it impossible for the person to eat so they must be fed through a tube in the stomach, no longer able to enjoy an everyday meal.  When cancer spreads to the voice box, they are also no longer able to speak.  Cancer of the lungs makes it very painful to take a breath of air and often causes extreme coughing, which is also painful.

Many states and cities have banned smoking from public areas and buildings.  Businesses have banned smoking on their properties.  In the years, before these laws banning smoking, walking into a bar was like walking into a cloud because of the thick smoke.  Indian casinos, nowadays, do not have a ban on smoking in their establishment as they are considered in control of governing their own reservation.  However, even these casinos have areas of no smoking, and the smoking areas are well equipped with exhaust fans to pull out the smoke quickly.  Many other countries of the world do not have the United States laws, so smoking is apparent in many of them as they consider it a person’s personal choice.

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A recent study held arguments which implied that smoking is related to mental illness and the argument against forcing people to stop smoking was that we are punishing the mentally ill; that trying to reduce smoking among the poor would be punishing those in poverty and so forth.  These arguments recently came up in a discussion about national health insurance and increasing the cost for those who smoke.  Unfortunately, since many of those who smoke are at the poverty level the argument was who would pay for it?  This section of the bill was dropped as there were so many arguments against it, including who would identify the smokers.

The dangers of smoking have been well-advertised through television, the media, and posted signs.  Many people feel there is danger in everything we do in normal life such as overeating, driving a car, walking down a crowded street, and so forth and put the dangers of smoking in the same category.  However, it boils down to the fact that there are some things we do because we have to and some things we do because we want to.  Smoking certainly falls into the latter category.  Because of public education on the subject it is believed there is no one who does not know the dangers of smoking and, if they choose to ignore these dangers, it is their choice to gamble with the odds.

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Quit Smoking using Cold Turkey

cold turkeyOne of the best ways for those who are fed up with cigarette smoking is quitting smoking cold turkey method. In this process, a person simply quits the smoking habit at once or immediately without the held of nicotine administrations of gums, pills, patches or drugs. If you are after of the best ways of quitting cigarettes, this is one of the most effective and also one of the most difficult and unpleasant. The success of the cold turkey process mostly depends on one’s desire to end the habit including the things you are doing for your body while the process is ongoing. There are some tips on the maximization of one’s chances in engaging a successful bout of cold turkey.

You must have as many exercises as it is possible. During the period of withdrawal, you will find times where the cravings begin overwhelming you. This means you can try some exercises towards distracting body and mind. There are studies that have depicted that together with a process such as quitting smoking cold turkey with intense exercises, the symptoms are combated effectively. This is because exercises have a way of releasing endorphins right into one’s system, with the temptation of smoking removed with going cold turkey made easier.

Another thing that must not be ignored is consumption of a well-balanced and healthy diet. Consuming well is another step one must engage in towards successfully enjoying the benefits that come with quitting the habit of smoking. The body has stored and built up different toxins for years that you have been engaging in smoking. To easily flush out these toxins, it is important to focus on a balanced-diet that will end up cleaning the entire breadth of the body. There are studies that have indicated the consumption of high levels of vegetables and raw fruits mostly those with a high amount of citric acid and vitamin C aid in helping to slash cravings experienced by many once they decide on quitting smoking cold turkey.

A major thing to help in perfecting the cold turkey method is getting a lot of support in the process of ending the habit. One of those hardest things on making a decision on quitting the smoking habit via cold turkey has that many folks hardly have a sufficient system in place before hand. In other words, make sure you have a lot of family members and friends rallying around you and in the process encouraging you to end the smoking habit and that way, chances of succeeding in the process will rise by around fifty or so percent. You can also join or find a support group on smoking cessation that is even much better since you will be able to interact with people almost going through the same thing.

It is also important to remember not each person who has decided on quitting smoking cold turkey ends up successful. To raise chances of success, try some nicotine replacement product in the process to boost your chances.

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How to Quit Smoking Cigarettes

Learn how to quit smoking cigarettes and enjoy your life the way it is supposed to be!

Find out how to quit smoking cigarettes with our website on cigarettes. This website will explain to you all that you need to know about cigarettes, and show you how to quit smoking cigarettes with the right methods. We will take you by the hand and walk you through on how to quit smoking cigarettes. The first step is always the most difficult, but if your heart is willing, anything is accomplishable.

The most important to note is to learn what you are up against. When you know what you are up against, you can hope then better defeat the smoking addiction. Why is smoking cigarettes so hard to quit? The answer is found in the cigarette that you are holding on to. Nicotine is found in cigarettes, and when you smoke cigarettes, you smoke the nicotine.

What is nicotine?

It is a drug that is usually based on tobacco. However, it is very addictive and the moment you smoke nicotine, you will find it very difficult to put the cigarette down. The addiction is not in the cigarette, but rather, it is in the nicotine which flows through the smoker’s blood. The smoker then becomes dependent on the nicotine to think and react. This causes the smoker to become emotionally contracted to the nicotine, and he needs the nicotine to feel good. From a smoker’s point of view, nicotine can be compared to food.

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Quit Smoking Timeline

To better understand how to quit smoking cigarettes, you will want to know more about nicotine. Nicotine is like the mastermind for the addiction, where the cigarette acts as the physical presence. When you start smoking, you allow nicotine to channel down your body and into your blood stream. The nicotine then channels down into your lungs, and it is absorbed into your blood stream. This happens the moment you start taking your first puff, and the nicotine will end up within your body. It controls your entire body, such as your heart and your hormones. Lastly, it reaches your brain.

Still not sure if you want to quit smoking? If you were starting to feel afraid of nicotine and how it can harm your body, start learning how to quit smoking cigarettes with our guides. Do understand that nicotine makes smokers feel good for a temporary time, but the aftereffects are far worst. Nicotine helps the smoker forget about all unpleasant feelings for a temporary time. Just like drugs, the consequence of using nicotine can be devastating. Start learning how to quit smoking cigarettes and start enjoying your life.

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