Vaping is changing the face of nicotine consumption worldwide, and if you’re looking to make the change in Britain, finding the best e-cig in the UK maximizes your chances of success. The big problem for British vapors is that the EU TPD prohibits tanks with a capacity of more than 2 ml, which significantly reduces the options available for British vapors. However, for a new vaper looking for the best electronic cigarette in the UK, large tanks aren’t strictly necessary, and there are tons of options available that work perfectly and are fairly simple to use for a new vaper.
We have collected 10 recommendations for anyone looking for a British e-cig to help them quit smoking, and in the main list we added some general information about the types of Electronic cigarettes available and more.
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Plan de l'article
- Best E-Cigs
- E-Cigarettes Beginner’s Guide
- What is the Best Vape to Buy in the UK?
10 — Eleaf iStick T80
Eleaf’s iStick series is essentially an industrial institution of this point. The series constantly keeps prices low while offering an impressive range of features in a beginner-friendly format, so it’s no surprise that the new T80 makes this best e-cig list for devices available in the UK. The T80 — as the name implies — emits up to 80 W of power, with the classic look and curved mod for which the series is known. It features a well-presented screen, with a large shot knob and two smaller keys below to adjust your setting.
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The T80 has an internal 3,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to keep you vaping for a whole day between loads. It comes with a USB-C charging cable, and supports fast charging. The device comes in a kit, paired with the Pesso tank, which comes with a 0.3 ohm atomizer head and a 0.6 ohm atomizer head. The tank has a simple top filling system, as well as an adjustable airflow around the base. In combination with the coils under ohm, this leads to excellent steam production and a crisp and well-captured flavor.
You can recover the kit for £34.25 ($44.71).
9 — Aspire PockeX
Aspire has a wide range of devices on the market, and is known for the quality and reliability of their devices. With this in mind, it’s not a big surprise that they offer one of the best options of e-cigarette starter kit in the UK in the form of the PockeX. The device is somewhat unusual in that it is an all-in-one style vape pen, which basically means that the tank is embedded in the main section of the battery. This is perfect for beginners as there are fewer components to process and you get everything in one convenient unit.
The PockeX has an internal 1.500 mAh battery, with a pre-installed 0.6 ohm coil and a 1.2 ohm replacement coil included in the kit too. The airflow is fixed, but it is at an average level that works well for the production of flavors and steam, as well as for making the transition from smoking a little easier than most appliances under ohm. The tank is filled from above, so it is very easy to use, and the coils attach to the underside of the upper cap. It also works with the Nautilus X and XS coils, if you have any of these tanks.
You can pick up the kit (with a free bottle of e-juice) for £15.99.
8 — FreeMax Twister
The FreeMax Twister has the appearance of a standard vape pen but a little thicker and capable of emitting impressive amounts of power. The Twister has a basic look, Vape Pen, but is built around a thick 2,300 mAh battery with adjustable power incorporated into the rotating base. This means you can adjust your power setting between 5 and 80 W (but not completely freely) without the need for complicated buttons and dials. Apart from that, all you need to do is use the single button to turn on and on or off the device.
The Twister comes in a kit with the FireLuke 2, which Comes with two mesh coils as standard. They have cotton tea for moisture wicking, which produces a great flavour — as well as the outstanding steam production you expect from any mesh coil — and maintains the flavor longer than standard strands. It features a simple top filling design and standard slot type adjustable airflow built around the base. The combination of capable battery and excellent tank really puts this up with the best e-cig options on the market.
You can collect the Twister for £26.80 ($34.95).
7 — Voopoo Drag S
The Voopoo Drag S is technically a pod device but it has the appearance and functionality of a mod. The design is like a compact mod box, with a curved back section covered to maximize comfort, with a front panel with a well-presented color screen, a fire button and two adjustment buttons. It uses the Gene.tt chipset, providing ultra-fast cooking, and the ability to adjust your power setting between 5 and 60 W, and it automatically switches to an appropriate setting depending on the coil you inserted.
The device operates from a 2.500 mAh battery, which is really impressive for such a compact device (much larger than a Vape pen battery, for example), and to the power settings on the Drag S is easily enough for a whole day. The device comes with a pod-like tank, which is rechargeable (from below) and has changeable coils. You get a 0.2 and 0.3 ohm coil with the kit, which work great in terms of flavor and steam production, and you can use them with standard e-juices as well as nicotine salt options.
The Voopoo Drag S kit costs £28.35 ($36.99) and comes with the device, pod, two coils and a USB charging cable.
6 — Vaporesso PodStick
The Vaporesso PodStick is essentially what it looks like: a pod system with a stick-look. The has come a long way in a short time, passing from being a relative unknown to one of the great players in just a few years, and the PodStick sees them evolve with the trend towards simpler and user-friendly beginner devices designed to be paired with e-liquid nicotine salt. The PodStick is one of the best e-cigs in the UK largely due to its simple design and very low price, but it also does a great job of offering great performance and flexibility in a user-friendly format for the beginners.
The PodStick is built around a 900mAh battery, which is not too much compared to some of the other devices on this list but is quite solid compared to other e-cigs pod. It gives you three different power options, as you switch between three quick presses on the button. There is also a line of LEDs in the front that serve as a five-point battery level indicator. It comes with a 1.3 ohm pod (designed for salt e-liquids) and 0.6 ohm mesh coil pod (works with ordinary salt and e-juice), and it has a user-friendly high filling design.
Overall, this is a great option for beginners, and costs around £11 ($14.25).
5 — Suorin Vagon
Suorin’s Drop was one of the best options in the early days of the system vaping The vagon takes the same kind of performance and puts it in a more standard form for a vaping device. It has a curved body, but usually it looks like a usual vape pen. Of course, this is a pod device, with 2 ml rechargeable pods that slit in the top of the battery section and activates when you take a puff, so it works pretty much like smoking a cigarette. It’s this simplicity in combination with the impressive performance that makes it a high-end e-cig despite all the high-power mods around.
The strength of the capsule is between 1.3 and 1.4 ohms, which means you will need to use nicotine salt e-liquids to get the most out of it, but it is perfectly tailor-made for them in terms of performance. The battery capacity of 430 mAh is certainly less than many options on the market, but with a high-strength e-liquid, you can always vapour most of the day on a single charge. It also takes only an hour to recharge, and the smaller battery makes it a pretty solid option in terms of portability too.
The Suorin Vagon costs £13.75 ($17.95).
4 — Smok Vape Pen 22
The best British e-cig for newer vapors could take many forms, but compatible vape pens under ohm certainly have advantages. The Smok Vape Pen 22 is such a device, retaining the simplicity of most beginner-friendly vaporization devices, while offering substantial steam flow and many practical extras such as the ability to vapour during charging. Unlike the Smok Stick V8 Big Baby Beast, the tank of the Vape Pen 22 has a capacity of 2 ml compatible with TPD.
The battery of the Smok Vape Pen 22 has a capacity of 1,650 mAh, which puts it on top of many entries on this list and means you should be able to spend a day working on a single charge despite the high output power. The tank has two 0.3 ohm coils and has a top filling design to ensure the device is really easy to fill. The air flow comes from the bottom, but is fixed so you can’t really adjust it according to your preferences. This is still very deserving its title of the sixth best electronic cigarette in the UK, as performance is hard to blame provided you are satisfied with a more open DL draw.
The Smok Vape Pen 22 offers many advantages over standard steam cigarettes, and while not perfect for everyone, the price tag of $19.95 (£15.10) makes it a very tempting option.
3 — Innokin Endura T20
Innokin has long held a place as one of the most popular vape brands in the industry, and their Endura T20 is one of the best devices for MTL vapors in particular. It follows the success of the Endura T18, but surpasses the original in many ways. Like the old device, it is intended for MTL vaporization, making it an excellent choice for new vapors. However, the 2ml tank keeps it compatible with TPD and the 1500mAh extended battery allows you to vapour longer between charges.
The Endura T20 is still very easy to use. With its top filling tank and simple one-button operation, it is perfectly designed for smokers who just change, but it doesn’t sacrifice performance. The Prism tank T20 included with the kit includes a 1.5 ohm atomizer, which maintains the output power low (a maximum of 13 W) but steam production and flavor are still difficult to distort. It can also cope with high VG juices very well, so your options for e-liquid are kept wide open. The combination of all these factors is why many consider it the best electronic cigarette for British vapors.
The Endura T20 kit costs $24.95 (about £18.85) and comes with the device and tank, a 1.5 ohm atomizer head, two drip, a drip tip cap, a USB charging cable and some spare O-rings.
2 — Smok Novo 2
The Novo series of Smok pod devices is part of the choice of vapors for the best e-cig since the first hit the market, and the second one does a great job enhancement of the formula while keeping what made the first so popular. At first glance, it is a fairly standard pod system, with automatic operation (i.e. puff-to-vape) but it carries a lot of capabilities in a modest package. It’s very easy to use too: you fill the capsule by opening the filling hole on the side, drop it into the battery section and you are ready to go.
The built-in battery has a capacity of 800 mAh, and while you can even find pod systems with larger batteries, it works really well at the typical power output of the device. The pods have a capacity of 2 ml (so they are TPD compatible) and you get a 1 ohm option and a 1.4 ohm option in the kit, with the low-resistance option using the mesh. This limits the output power, but the flavor and Steam of the device are impressive, and many consider it the best beginner device on the market. The Novo has an LED indicator light on the front, which uses a signal light system to give you an indication of the remaining battery life.
All in all, it is a very user-friendly pod system and it works perfectly. You can get the Smok Novo 2 for £14.50 ($18.95).
1 — North Smok X
Although Smok dominates the top of this list, North X really deserves the title of best e-cig in the UK this year. The Nord Series, like the Novo, is one of the biggest names when it comes to spraying pods per minute, but it usually does everything a little better if you’re looking for the ultimate vaping experience. The main difference is that it has manual operation rather than automatic, which may take a little time to get used to as a smoker, but generally improves performance substantially.
The Nord X has a display screen on the side (like the North 2), with two adjustment buttons next to which you can adjust the power between 5 and 60 W. This increases the output of the previous version, while maintaining a similar shape and design. It has a 1.500 mAh battery, and comes with two mesh coils, with resistors of 0.16 and 0.4 ohms. Both offer performance on a par with the mods, but still in the very user-friendly pod format which makes it a great choice for new vapors. You can use it with RPM and RPM 2 coils, so you are not limited to low resistance options if you prefer a tighter draw.
You can get the Smok North X for £36.99.
E-Cigarettes Beginner’s Guide
After the list of 10 UK e-cigs above, you may feel a bit overwhelmed, especially if you’re not too sure about what electronic cigarettes are, the different types available and how to make your choice. While there is a lot to say on the subject, we have developed this basic guide to find the best performing British ECIG.
What are electronic cigarettes?
The simplest question you may have about vaping is “What are electronic cigarettes? and fortunately, the answer is quite easy to understand. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that vaporize the “e-liquid”, which is a combination of PG (propylene glycol), VG (vegetable glycerin), food flavours and (usually) nicotine. The e-liquid is usually contained in a tank, and this feeds the e-liquid into a wick, which is usually made of cotton wool. The wick is inserted through a coil that becomes hot when you “pull” the electronic cigarette, which heats the e-liquid and turns it into a vapor that you inhale.
Each device in our list responds to this basic description. However, there are many different types of electronic cigarettes, and each of them has decisive characteristics.
Types of electronic cigarettes
Different types of electronic cigarettes all have the same basic operation, but the number of characteristics, the size of the devices and their operation exactly vary somewhat from type to type. Here is a quick count of the main types of e-cigs:
These are the The first models that look like and work very much like cigarettes. They have a thin tube shaped battery, and a cartridge containing liquid is screwed to the end. The cartridge contains the coil and absorbent material, which contains about 1 ml of e-juice soaked in it. The cartridges are disposable, so when the liquid is gone, just throw it away. Most cigalikes activate when you inhale from the tip, making the experience a bit like smoking.
POD style like the Pax JUUL are very similar to cigalikes, but deserve to be mentioned separately as they are a modernized version of the same basic approach. These have cartridges that look more like pods containing liquid, and the device itself does not look like a cigarette. JUUL, for example, looks like a long USB stick.
These are larger devices that replace the cartridge with small tanks called clearomizers. These still have wicks and coils, but the tank can hold more liquid than a cartridge (usually at least 1.5 ml) and allows for constant replenishment of the wick as you spray. As the name suggests, Vape pens are about the size of a pen, and they are operated by a button rather than activating when you inhale from the tip. Most of the devices in this best e-cig UK list can be described as a Vape pen.
Mods are larger, often more feature-rich units that send energy to your tank or atomizer. Modern devices are usually coupled with tanks under ohm, which are like Bigger clearomizers with better design and low strength coils. Combined with more powerful and durable mod batteries, they offer superior steam generation and are more likely to last you for an entire day of vaporization. A variable voltage ecig is a pen mod or vape that allows you to change the voltage going to the atomizer, but most mods work these days by varying power or even setting a maximum temperature for the coil (called temperature control).
These are the main types of electronic cigarettes that you will encounter when looking for new devices. We covered the main types of batteries, but there are other types of atomizers (especially rebuildable devices) that we haven’t addressed here. But if you are looking for the best vape starter kit to buy and as you’re a newer vaper, these aren’t really recommended anyway — they’re really meant for longer term users.
Variable Voltage Vapage Explained
The previous section briefly defined a variable voltage ECIG, in the context of mods, but some of the options in our list of most popular electronic cigarettes also have variable voltage. In short, a variable voltage e-cig allows you to control the amount of power of the tank, and many Vape pens such as the V2 Pro Series 3X offer this standard feature. You may be wondering why you would like a variable voltage or variable power device, so let’s go through some of the basics here.
The easiest way to understand the attractiveness of devices with variable voltage is to note that if you use the same tank, higher voltage means more steam and often more flavor. If you did not find the vaping satisfactory with a simpler device, a variable voltage ECIG could provide the extra punch you are looking for. There are limits to height that you can adjust the voltage or and always get good performance, but it depends on your tank and the coil you installed. In general, low-resistance atomizers (such as sub-ohm tanks) can tolerate higher settings than stronger ones.
Vaping Kits: What do you get and are they going to bother?
If you read the list above, you will have noticed that most devices are supplied in “kits”, rather than just the device alone. This is because buying the e-cig wouldn’t give you everything what you need to start vaping. That’s why vaping kits are common: they offer the battery and the tank or atomizer, as well as a charging cable, so all you need to get is a bottle of vape juice to use. For new vapors looking for something to help them make the switch, getting a reliable Vape Starter Kit in the UK is a better idea than just taking a mod or battery without accessories or extras.
You’ll pay a little more than you would for the device alone, so you could be put out of the idea if you are looking for a cheap vape, but you need more than battery if you want to start vaping. Realistically, an e-cigarette starter kit will give you a better deal than picking up all components separately, so they deserve the additional initial investment.
What is the Best Vape to Buy in the UK?
While the above list of 10 e-cigs in the UK gives you plenty of options to consider, finding the best steam cigarette for your needs means thinking a little bit about what you want from a device. Here are a few things you can consider to make sure you choose the right device:
- how simple should it be? Even among e-cigs for beginners, there is a little variation in the complexity of devices. A basic vape pen is quite easy to use, and most in the UK’s premium e-cig list above are also easy to use, but options like the Pro Series 3X have variable voltage or other features that make things a little more complicated. The simplest devices are all-in-one style options, but there are advantages of choosing something a little more complicated when it comes to performance.
- How important is battery life? Most vapors have experience with the problem of running out of charge when you are out of home. The basic solution to this is to pick up a longer battery life, with a greater capacity measured in mAh (milli-amperes hours). If you are looking for a top quality vaporizer in the UK, choosing a vaporizer with higher capacity is a good idea, but it’s worth noting that more battery life tends to mean less portability. You need to think about what is most important to you when making your choice.
- How important is steam production? Stretch Huge “clouds” of vapor is not a high priority for most smokers looking for the best vape on the market. However, if you found vaping unsatisfactory in the past, choosing a device with better steam production can make a big difference. In general, if you want more steam or a stronger blow, it is worth choosing a device “sub ohm”, since these tend to operate at higher powers and turn off more steam.
- What do you want vape? All the options on our list work well if you are just interested in vaping e-liquid. But your options are narrowed significantly if you want to spray dry herbs or concentrates. The VaporFi Air 2 also supports oil vaporization, but the Pro Series 3X has cartridges for dry herbs and oils/concentrates, so is easily the best vape to buy if you want more than the simple e-liquid vaper.
TO These simple points can help you steer in the right direction, but there is no substitute for reading high-quality electronic cigarette reviews before choosing your device. Reading a few reviews of the devices you are considering really helps you pin the answer to “what is the best electronic cigarette? before pressing the trigger and making your purchase.
Conclusion: Find the best e-cig in the UK and maximize your chances of quitting
Finding the best electronic cigarette in the UK is not to compete with other vapors for the coolest Vape pen or the most feature-rich mod, it is about giving you the best chance to stop smoking and stay away from the ciggies. That’s why it is important to think carefully about your choice and not just choose the cheapest ecig you can find. Put a little extra effort now and your lungs youwill thank.