Hello everyone and welcome back to another exciting roundup from MIST! The top 10 best vapes for heavy smokers. We come across many a heavy smoker in our line of work and getting them to successfully make the switch to vaping can be a challenging thing, with lots of trial and error.
That’s why we’ve created this guide to make the process a whole lot easier for those that smoked heavily.
While vaping may be a household practice these days, it’s never EVER too late to pick up a kit and kick the cigarettes to the kerb. It’s never been easier to get started; kits are simpler to use, charge and refill than ever before!
The social stigma is gone – now you just look like a conscientious person making a great choice for their own health.
But some are still wary. Perhaps you’ve been on 20-30 a day for 10-20 years and don’t think there’s any kind of technological miracle to pull you out of that tar pit?
You couldn’t be further from the truth, and today we’re going to help you decide on the kind of device and juice you’d like to use to quit smoking with our roundup of the very best vapes for heavy smokers currently available!
The Best Vape Kits For Heavy Smokers Kit List Are:
- Innokin – T22 E Kit
- Voopoo – Argus Pod Kit
- Aspire – Zelos 2.0 Kit
- Geekvape – Aegis Mini Kit
- Voopoo – DRAG 3 Kit
The Best Vape Juice For Heavy Smokers Juice Are:
- MIST – Virginia
- MIST MTL Short Fills – Carabaco
- MIST Nic Salts – Freeze
- MIST – Gold & Silver
- MIST Nic Salts – Very Blueberry
Top Five Vape Kits for Heavy Smokers
1. Innokin T22 E Kit
Score – 9/10
Innokin are renowned for easy to use starter kits – perfect for heavy smokers
- Popular coils
- Dust/lint cap
First up you can’t go wrong with a classic; Innokin’s T22 E kit.
The Innokin T22 E is the latest in Innokin’s T22 range, and easily it’s most durable vape kit yet and one of the best vapes for heavy smokers.
The T22 E is a device of sheer simplicity; its large 2000mAh battery will keep the heaviest smokers going all day. It’s also simple to use with the highly regarded Prism tank and single button to operate it. The device is activated and deactivated with five quick taps, holding the button down when you want to inhale.
The coils for the T22 E are widely available; on a personal note I’ve never been in a vape shop in Europe that didn’t stock these coils. They clock in at a 1.5ohm resistance, which will result in a moderate but powerful dose of vape.
The T22 E is designed to take a ‘thinner’ – MTL PG-centric vape juice. Don’t worry about confusing jargon, we simply mean that you want to avoid using the thicker vape juice that creates huge clouds, as it’s a bit too viscous for the coil to absorb.
2. Voopoo Argus Kit
Score – 8/10
The Argus is a stunningly versatile pod vape kit
- 1500mAh not quite enough for all-day 40W use
Voopoo are mostly known for their big boxy boi mods and, more recently, a plethora of unexpectedly awesome pod vape units, including the next vape in our list; the Voopoo Argus!
The Argus is, beyond anything else, versatility personified. Designed to handle both thin-juice MTL use just as well as thick-juice sub-ohm use thanks to the two separate pods included with respective coils.
All of which are held in place via powerful magnets and are brilliantly simple to change and refill.
The Argus is also able to be used with ‘draw-activation’, meaning you can just puff to start vaping. However, the firing button is still in place for those who prefer analogue activation.
The Argus has a sizable battery capacity of 1500mAh and is charged very rapidly thanks to the included USB Type C charger. Also includes a lanyard ring for those who want to rock the convention vibe!
3. Aspire Zelos 2.0 Kit
Score – 8/10
The Zelos Kit is a returning classic which has helped thousands of heavy smokers to make the switch
- Micro USB charging not as fast as Type C
Next up we have the Aspire Zelos 2.0, much like the previous Zelos kit but now featuring a much more versatile tank, the Aspire Nautilus 2S.
The Zelos mod has an internal battery of 2500mAh – that’s very ample – and has a potential wattage output range of 1 – 50W, with decimal spaces in between.
The included Nautilus 2S tank is designed to work both ways; it can take traditional Nautilus coils (0.7ohm – 1.8ohm) for MTL use, but is also capable of fitting the 0.4ohm sub-ohm coils if you prefer a cloudier puff.
The Aspire Zelos 2.0 kit is a robust and versatile kit for any and all occasions.
4. Geekvape Aegis Mini Kit
Score – 8/10
The Aegis Mini is an incredibly sturdy vape kit
- Damn near indestructible
- Rain proof, dust proof, shock proof
Next up we have a sturdy little number from Geekvape.
The Aegis Mini is a compact and highly stylish kit, with fetching leatherwork and a comfortable, ergonomic design of metal alloy and extremely sturdy rubber.
If you’re looking for one of the best vapes for heavy smokers, the Aegis Mini is an excellent choice for a number of reasons; it has a wattage range of 1-80W, making it a supremely powerful device that is comfortably powered via the whopping 2200mAh internal battery. This thing will give you plenty of kick!
The main selling point of the Aegis Mini however is its durability. Designed to be drop-proof, particle proof and rain proof, it is easily one of the most well armored mods available, which is surprising considering the extreme comfort of the grip.
The device is charged via micro-USB, with the port hidden beneath a sturdy rubber hatch, which comes with a replacement in the event of the hatch perishing or snapping.
5. Voopoo DRAG 3 Kit
Score – 9/10
The DRAG 3 has the last word in huge cloud production
- A bit large for some
- More power than most need
Finally, we have something a little more beasty on our hands.
While most of the previous devices are very much thin-liquid centric (MTL), there is a certain type of heavy smoker who gets the most satisfaction not from replicating a cigarette but by simply inhaling as much smooth and tasty vapor as they can. For this we would absolutely recommend the Voopoo DRAG 3 kit.
The DRAG 3 is an interesting piece, with a ‘tank’ that comes apart to reveal a pod design which can be fitted on a number of Voopoo pod machines. But taking in the device as a whole reveals a behemoth of unstoppable power output.
The DRAG 3 takes 2 18650 batteries, which will result in a power capacity of 4000 – 6000mAh depending on the batteries chosen, and has a potential power output of ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SEVEN WATTS! An INSANE amount of power you’ll likely not require but the capability is there!
The DRAG 3 is the final word right now in powerful mod kits that are designed to, beyond anything else, produce a vast amount of satisfying vapour, making it one of the best vapes for heavy smokers. If you’ve ever tried shisha and liked it, this is the vape for you!
Top Five Vape Juices for Heavy Smokers
Vape juice, also known as “e liquid”, is the means by which you’ll be receiving your nicotine dose; the vape kit you use is simply the delivery platform.
If you thought there were a lot of vapes for heavy smokers out there then just wait until you cast your eyes over the thousands of available juices, each with the potential to become your number one favourite!
Something to consider, however, is the nicotine strength. People coming off of heavy smoking habits will often require a sizable dose of nicotine in their vape juice, and it’s generally available in strengths between 3mg – a light touch – and 20mg – serious seasoned smoker satisfaction.
The nicotine strength will often, but not always, contribute to the harshness of the inhale. This leaves us with a paradox: heavy smokers often require high strength vape juice, but find the regular 18mg juices far too agitating on the chest and throat to begin with.
Nic Salts come to the rescue in this situation! Brewed with an alternative nicotine solution, nicotine salts are designed to deliver very high strength puffs – usually around 20mg – without any harshness in the vape, making it feel very similar to smoking.
There are many vapers who find that the chest and throat hit are quite enjoyable, delivering an invigorating kick to the system, and these vapers may wish to avoid nic salts as they are far “whispier” on the inhale.
A general wisdom – but by no means a hard rule – is that 18-20mg vape juice is best reserved for the 20+ a day smoker. Those on 10 to 15 cigarettes or rollies a day will be better suited to 12mg and those who identify as “social smokers” or those satisfied by approximately 5 a day or less will be best suited to 3-6mg vape juice.
A final note: high-VG vape juice, most commonly used in powerful “sub-ohm” devices which produce large clouds, will most often be brewed at around 3-6mg, as you inhale a great deal more vapour, making high strengths entirely unnecessary.
1. MIST – Virginia
Score – 9/10
Virginia is available in 70/30 VG/PG and vice-versa
Virginia is part of the MIST house range, and is easily our most popular tobacco vape juice.
With a flavour profile based on rolling tobacco, it carries a subtle smoothness which perfectly replicates the flavour and satisfaction of a nice rollie in a pub garden. Perfect for the heavy roll up smoker!
2. MIST MTL Short Fills – Carabaco
Score – 8/10
Carabaco is available in 50/50 VG/PG
Carabacco is a delightful blend of tobacco, caramel and coffee, mixed at a thin ratio and available in a short fill measure.
An incredible breakfast vape, Carabacco has a smokiness which never totally dominates the dark brown sweetness of the overall concoction.
3. MIST Nic Salts – Freeze
Score – 8/10
Freeze is available in high-strength low-agitation nic salts
Many recent smokers find that they enjoy the powerful throat and chest hit characteristic of menthol vape juices, which give an invigorating kick to the senses and clear your airways somewhat. Many find this a tad more satisfying than fruity flavours.
The added benefit of nic salts is that you can have them at very high strength but without the discomfort many new vapers report with high strength liquids.
4. MIST – Gold & Silver
Score – 9/10
Gold & Silver is available in 70/30 VG/PG and vice-versa
- Classic tailor-made cigarette flavour
Gold & Silver is a very highly regarded flavour from our basic in-house range and a great vape for heavy smokers.
It attempts to carry the unique and subtle flavour of tailor maid packet cigarettes, and based on it’s popularity we’d say it does a fine job!
A nostalgic vape with none of the health risks of the flavour source.
5. MIST Nic Salts – Very Blueberry
Score – 10/10
Very Blueberry is available in high-strength low-agitation nic salts
Some heavy smokers are drawn to tobacco flavoured vapes, but others may benefit from making an effort at trying something a little fruitier.
There’s a lot to be said for making strides to break down the mental association you have between the flavour of cigarettes and nicotine satisfaction. It makes it just a bit less likely you’ll accept a ciggie in a moment of weakness.
Very Blueberry is easily one of our most popular mixes; a subtle blueberry with no additives, just plain and delicate fruit.
Subtle enough that it can be sessioned for the day with no frustration, and the salt nic contents ensure you can go back for puff after high strength puff with little to no discomfort.
Enjoy our roundup of the best vape kits and juices for heavy smokers?
We hope this list of the best vapes for heavy smokers has been useful to you. Making the switch is hard, no question, but vaping is without question the easiest method by which to reduce smoke intake while not inviting unwelcome agitation.
We’ve featured our own vape juices in this list, as our company has always considered the health aspect of vaping to be the most important part. As such, our vape juice is designed not only to please but to placate, and to make that vital journey down the path less smoked an easy and enjoyable one.
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Aiden started vaping in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since. He has been working in the vape industry for 5 of those years, and now creates content on various channels covering a vast array of vaping topics.