Pros and Cons of Blu and Green Smoke vs. Larger Capacity E-Cigarettes (KGO / EGO)

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With more and more areas banning public smoking companies such as Green Smoke and Blu are making vaping more popular and easier for the average smoker. E-Cigs from these companies are the size of a regular cigarette which doesn't make the product feel awk

Smoking verses E-cigarettes

These days there are very few places where public smoking is allowed.  In some states public smoking is not allowed at all. So what do smokers do? Some just tough it out while others stand in the cold. Smoking is becoming socially unacceptable in many scenarios. Smoking in a public place can get you a lot of dirty looks and not mention a pretty hefty fine.

Traditional cigarettes definitely have their downfalls. Other than the negative effects smoking cigarettes have on your health you also have to deal with the smell and the effects smoking has on those around you. Smoking in your home or car can even bring down the value of your property.

What are E-Cigarettes?

E-Cigarette is short for electronic cigarettes. Sometimes they are also referred to as e-cigs. When you smoke e-cigarettes you are not inhaling any smoke; you are inhaling vapors. Vapors are less harmful to your lungs. The vapors do not have many of the harmful additives that cigarettes have. They are just intended to simulate the actual smoking experience. Most e-cigarettes to contain nicotine. There are several different types of e-cigarettes.  The brands of e-cigarettes available are growing. E-Cigarettes are no longer classified as a cigarette cessation device by the FDA.

Benefits of using E-Cigarettes versus regular cigarettes

  • You can smoke where cigarettes are banned.
  • You don't have to dispose of ashes or butts.
  • E-Cigarettes are more cost efficient.
  • E-Cigarettes are more socially acceptable

Blu E-Cigarettes and Green Smoke versus traditional E-Cigarettes:


Longevity/Capacity- Larger Capacity E-Cigarettes such as KGO have a substantially longer battery life. They last up to around 1500 puffs while fully charged. That would be about the same amount as about 4 or 5 packs of cigarettes. KGO also claims to have a stronger vapor.. 

Appearance/Feel-You sacrifice longevity for appearance and feel. Traditional e-cigarettes are larger is size and heavier in weight than e-cigarettes such as Blu and Green Smoke.

Pricing- Larger capacity cigarettes are often refillable which means instead of buying the cartridges you can just purchase the fluids to fill up the cartridges. This saves you money and makes this product more economical. Below you will find reviews of Blu E-Cigarettes and Green Smoke. 

Availability- Blu E-Cigarettes and Green Smoke can be purchased directly from the manufacturer on the website, or can be purchased from an authorized supplier. Most traditional e-cigarettes are only available from an independent dealer.

Blu E-Cigarettes

  • Tobacco free
  • Made in the USA
  • Free shipping
  • One year warranty

Each Blu cartridge is about the equivalent as one pack of cigarettes. The Blu  E-Cigarettes have a distinct blue tip. The purpose of this is to allow others around you to see that you are not smoking a real cigarette. The carrying cases double as the charging case for the cigarettes. The Blu logo lights up when the package is opened to let you know that the packaged is charged. Blu cigarettes do not produce smoke. It releases a vapor that disapears almost immediately. Inhalation activates the cartridge and vapor. Blu has a social feature. The logo on the front of the pack lights up when other Blu smokers or retailers are nearby. 

  • Premium Blu E-Cigarette Starter Kit - Black  $79.95
    • Available in black or white
    • 1  Premium e-cigarette pack 
    • 2  Batteries
    • 1  Wall charger
    • 1  USB charger
    • 1  Five-pack cartridges 
  • Premium 100 Blu starter kit $89.95
    • Available in black
    • 1  Premium100 e-cigarette pack
    • 2  E-cig batteries
    • 1  Wall charger
    • 1  USB charger
    • 1  Five-pack cartridges
  • Original e- cigarette starter kit $69.95
    • Available in black or white.
    • 1 Pack that holds 5 e-cigarette cartridges
    • 2 Electronic cigarette batteries
    • 1 Wall charger and 1 USB charger
    • 1 Full Flavored strength Variety Pack containing 2 Classic Tobacco , 1 Cherry Crush, 1 Menthol cartridge and 1 Java Jolt 

Flavors available:

  • Cherry crush
  • Classic tobacco
  • Java Jolt
  • Magnificent Menthol
  • Vivid vanilla
  • Peach Schnapps,
  • Pina colada

* Strengths available: high, medium and low


  • Distilled Water, Nicotine, Natural & Artificial Flavors, USP Glycerin, Citric Acid and Propylene glycol free

Customer Reviews

"My first purchase was May of 2011. . . They taste great, give us satisfaction, and we, our home, and cars don't stink anymore!!! It's amazing! Never thought it would happen. Our only complaint is the 100 cartridges and replacement "parts" are often on back order and we can't count on a reliable shipment. That is very frustrating! We have to buy the original cartridges from the drug store and they are more expensive and last very little time. We wish the batteries and/or chargers charged in less time also."

"So I have been smoking since I was about 16, and I'm 24 now. I just recently moved to a new apartment and I can't smoke inside and it’s been very cold the last few weeks. I went to a Walgreens today and decided well I'm going to buy an e-cig today instead of a pack of cigs. I just got the disposable one that was about 8 dollars (cigs are 6 dollars) and I'm happy to say it’s working so far! Now it's only been less than a day but I feel like it’s more of the "having to do something with your hand" when you’re driving, on a break at work, drinking with friends. This satisfies me the same way a cig would... I got the menthol flavored one; it tastes like menthol light. I recommend this to anyone!"

"It has been about a week now (9 days) since I started using the blu. I went to Walgreens, saw it behind the counter and decided to give it a try. It is odd, having a "fix" handy whenever needed. With a normal cigarette, you have a certain amount of time from light up to snuff out to get what you need from it. With the blu, if you want a hit, you pull it out of your pocket and take a drag, then put it away. I find that has made each cartridge last that much longer than a pack"

Green Smoke

  • Tabaco free
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Each Green Smoke Cartridge is about the equivalent to 1 and a half packs of cigarettes.

Packages and Pricing-as listed on website

  • Pro Kit- $99.97
    • 1 Long Rechargeable Electric Cigarette Battery
    • 1 Short Rechargeable Electric Cigarette Battery
    • 2 Packs of FlavorMax™ Cartomizers (10)
    • 1 USB Cigarette
    • 1 USB Charger
    • 1 Home Adapter
    • 1 Car Adapter
    • 1 Green Smoke User Guide and Member Card
    • 1 Carrying case
  • Ultimate Kit$129.97
    • 1 Long Rechargeable Electric Cigarette Battery
    • 1 Short Rechargeable Electric Cigarette Battery
    • 1 Rechargeable Electric Cigarette Battery of Your Choice
    • 2 Packs of FlavorMax™ Cartomizers (10 cartomizers)
    • 1 USB Cigarette
    • 1 USB Charger
    • 1 High Powered Home Adapter
    • 1 High Powered Car Adapter
    • 1 Deluxe Carrying Case
    • 1 Green Smoke User Guide and Member Card
    • 1 Full-grain leather carrying case 
  • Express Kit $59.97 
    • 1 Electronic Cigarette Battery (your choice of long or short)
    • 1 Pack of FlavorMax Cartomizers (5 cartomizers)
    • 1 USB Cigarette
    • 1 USB Home Charger Kit (includes USB charger and wall adapter)
    • 1 Green Smoke User Guide and Member Card
    • PLUS, 1 deluxe carrying case
  • Disposable electronic cigarettes $59.97
    • 6 Disposable Electronic Cigarettes
    • No Charging Required
    • Each Disposable is Comparable to 1.5 packs of Cigarettes
    • Available in Absolute Tobacco and Menthol Ice Flavors at 1.8% nicotine


  • Absolute Tobacco
  • Tobacco Red Label
  • Tobacco Gold
  • Menthol Ice
  • Smooth Chocolate
  • Mocha Mist
  • Vanilla Dreams


  • Strong (2.4%) – Compare to a strong cigarette
  • Full (1.8%) – Compare to a full flavored cigarette.
  • Light (1.2%) – Compare to a light cigarette
  • Ultra Light (.6%) – Compare to an ultra light cigarette.
  • Zero (0%) – Same great taste - with zero nicotine.


Green Smoke has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau.


USP grade propylene glycol, USP grade vegetable glycerin, nicotine and flavorings. 

Customer Reviews

 "After the level of satisfaction I had with this product, it’s hard to think of anything that Green Smoke can improve upon. It is presented as a nature-themed product through its packaging and definitely stands up to it. The battery lasts very long, and has just the right sensitivity for a normal smoke. The vapor is realistic, and the flavors are very distinct and satisfactory."


The original cartomizers were nothing special but since the upgrade to larger carts, it’s amazing. I have smoked for 30 years, Marlboro Reds. I never thought I would quit smoking, I actually like smoking but I know it’s killing me. I took one hit off the new cartomizer fueled green smoke e-cig and said…..I could quit cigarettes for good and did. It’s that satisfying."


"Got my GreenSmoke yesterday and so far, I haven’t had a real cigarette in almost 24 hours after smoking 1+ pack for over 20 years. Tastes great, only tried menthol ice so far, I’m still on the first cartomizer. No problems with batteries yet even though I heard they tend to die often but CS will supposedly replace them. We’ll see about that when it happens. It’s bigger & heavier than a real cig but I think I could get used to this. Never had any other e-cig before so can’t compare it to others."

1 comment

Tyrone Pryor
Posted on Apr 3, 2013