Me, enjoying an e cig with nicotine in Australia )

By David Cannell

Firstly&#8230 people always ask

“Can you get electronic cigarettes in Australia?”

A quick update to clear up confusion. (Scroll down if you already know the regulations and just want to see my brands comparisons etc..)

People keep asking me when they see me smoking (vaping) my e cigarettes “Do those contain nicotine? I thought you can’t get them here in Australia?”.

Well, my answer is “Sure they contain nicotine..“. That’s what you want right if you are a smoker and want to try electronic cigarettes? Why else would I be using it&#8230 ?

There is some confusion about the rules, so here is a summary for you taken from the Government website to get clear that you CAN get e cigs with nicotine here in Australia delivered.

If you are an Australian resident or citizen

You can get e cigarettes in Australia if you order them online from an international supplier (ie the USA that’s where the quality is).

You can get them if they are NOT for resale, but just for yourself.

You can get them as long as you get “less than 3 months supply”. How much is three months supply?

Just don’t get more than $1000 worth then there is no import customs duty to pay.

The rules say you cannot import them for RESALE in Australia. That’s why you can’t buy them with nicotine in them INSIDE Australia from an Australian supplier. They need a special license but they cannot get one.

Buy Overseas And Get Free Shipping

So you buy OUTSIDE Australia and have them delivered, not for resale to anyone else, less than three months supply, and if you want to save on customs duties, get less than a $1,000 worth. Buy enough and you can even get free shipping&#8230 ) I give a fuller explanation here on how to legally get e cigarettes delivered to you in Australia.

Now, the interesting stuff&#8230 ..

OK. If you need to know more about that follow the link above, if you are ready to find out the how, what and where of e cigarettes, look below&#8230

I realise, at the outset, getting started with e cigarettes may be a little bit confusing, so I made this website as a quickstart comparison guide to clear up some basic points about smokeless electronic cigarettes in Australia, and around the world.

Firstly, in my opinion here is the Standout

The top pick from the rest. Why, because of the quality of the vape, which gives you a thick rich inhale, and this is what we want as a smoker. Plus, the flavor is really close to ‘the real thing” ie a tabacco cigarette. But it doesn’t LOOK like a cigarette.

You can get them here at

So here is the run down of what you need when you want to start.

First the brands that look like cigarettes..

What are the Basic Requirements?

You will require a battery and the cartridge refills (with flavour) and these when added together look like a real cigarette, and you also need a charger to recharge your battery.

Of course there are more options and add ons for e cigs, but like most people when starting out you will want the closest resemblance to a real cigarette, and I’ve found that e cigs with cartridges like the ones above (also known as cartomizers) are the nearest to the real cigarette experince you can get.

You can try one out a kit like the one above to see if you enjoy it, and after that you may think about looking at the more advanced options like refilling your own cartridges with the liquid, or also e cigarette mods and more.

The Most Affordable Way To Get Started

First, look for a starter kit, and I recommend you get at least 2 batteries so you are never without a charged battery. Also, if you enjoy you vape but the battery dies, then you are stuck til you can replace it!

So, How Does An E Cigarette Actually Work?

With a basic model, inside the cartridge there is a heating filament which heats up the nicotine vapor inside the cartridge. You activate this just by inhaling (with some models that have automatic batteries), or with models that have manual batteries, when inhaling you need to hold down a button. That’s it. As you inhale you have the vapour enter your mouth and throat, simulating the real experience os a cigarette.

Which Brands or Flavours Are Nearest To The Actual Tobacco Cigarette Experience On The Market?

Just like with the regulor tobacco products, everybody has their own particular favourite taste. So you will probably want to try out more than one brand to see which you like best.

Here Are My Top Selections For The Closest Experience To The Real Tobacco Experience

Some nice tobacco flavors are Vaporzone, Halo Tribeca, South Beach Smoke, Green Smoke and Bull Smoke Tobacco flavors

Vaporzone have a great natural tabacco flavor and you can try them here at

The Marlboro Red Taste V2 Cigs Red 18 Available at

Soft Cool Menthol Taste South Beach Smoke Menthol, Green Smoke Menthol

Each Of The Listed Brands And Flavours Is Available Directly From The Company Websites To Order Online

As a bonus! If you buy your e cigs from any one of the companies listed above coming soon I will have some coupon codes here that will save you real money when you make your online purchase. So when you find the one you want come back and check them out.

So I hope that I have clarified some of the most basic questions you may have about electronic cigarettes. Now more in depth review etc..

Your In Depth Introduction To E Cigarettes

Welcome to our review part of the website.

I’ll be going over the different types of e cigarettes that I’ve tried, and giving my reviews. I have created this site because I love e cigs, and have decided to share my experience and different findings with electronic cigarette brands to help you work out which will one could be the best for you.

E Cig Reviews by David Cannell

I m David (the guy in the picture), and I smoked for many years, then I gave up for 17 years, and about three years started again. Now that sounds nuts right? Well it certainly feels a little crazy.

Anyway, I guess that couuld be considered nuts but I am very addictive with almost everything I do. And maybe you will be able relate to that.

And as a smoker, I am the kind of person who likes a strong rich cigarette taste, and that’s just the way I like it.

Which brings us to electronic cigarettes

I found out that a of the few people around me had started using e cigarettes, and enjoyed them. They are cigarettes smokers just like I am, and enjoy it. Most of the people I knew who had used them had turned to using the same e cigs every time, just like with thier cigarette brands, they had tried other brands of e cigs in the past, and had found a brand that they said gave them a good experience.

This was the main thing that stirred my curiosity that these people I knew. who loved smoking, as I did, really appreciate these e cigs.

Update Here is some info about how to get e cigarettes delivered to Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth (that is ecigarettes with nicotine)

What Really Made Me Take The Plunge?

How much can you save ?

Yes, that’s it, what you see in the picture here..

You see, I realise that everyone has their habits and why judge, and for me one of them was I’m addicted to my cigarettes, and wasn t really looking to quit, or reduce or anything, I just enjoyed the smoking habit.

Then someone brought it up to me, when I was going over my budget, and said hey do you know that these eCigs just cost me cents every day rather than dollars!!.

So I asked her what she meant, and she said less than 50 cents, maybe less than 25 cents even .

Well at that point I realised, whether it is 25 cents a day, or closer to 50 cents per day, here I am paying $16 a day for a pack of my favorite brand of ciggies.

Then I saw that even if I liked them only a little bit compared to cigarettes, then I would be able to reduce the number that I smoked and save some real cash if I enjoyed them enough to get that fix. So I decided to try them out at least. I chose the Green Smoke Tobacco flavour, my mate’s e cig of choice, and the favourite ecig for many smokers and I got the regular tobacco flavor because I didn’t want the dessert flavors, or some of the other flavours you can get, as I liked my rich tobacco flavour hit.

Wow, I liked them, I was amazed. And I immediately cut back on the amount of real cigarettes I was smoking, and I just switched back and forth between the e cigs and my cigarette brand, and she really was right, it was so much cheper, especially when you move on and refill your own with e liquid. (In fact you can refill most brands, so it s very easy to save money there is a video on how you can refill them here on the V2 page).

So Is The Cost Of Smoking Your Primary Motivation To Try?

I suggest heading over to and try the starter kit for only $29.95 (it could cost you over $50 to get an equivalent kit just elsewhere). So why not head over to or and try some refill liquid so you can refill your own e cigs. (Watch the video how to refill e cig cartridges here).

It is pretty cheap so you might want to give both a try to see which you like the most, and even try a couple of different tobacco blends (for the tobacco flavours I suggest the Halo Tribeca or V2 Red). Two bottles will cost you less than a carton of normal cigarettes, and so the cost per day is less than $1, maybe quite a bit less depending on how much you vape.

Update for January 2014 My friend has now been converted to using V2 E Liquid, after buying her own favourite brand for more than a year, she now loves the V2 E Juice.

So, there you go, that s an intro to e cigarettes. I ll be discussing more specifics on this site in the future, about brands and more. So I ll be experimenting with some different brands and coming back with reviews.

Have a look at my reviews of the best electronic cigarette brands for 2014 here!

I made a page for my V2 Cigs, Green Smoke and South Beach Smoke product reviews, for people who want the best quality (all three of these are basically the top range of electronic cigarettes).

The clickable link above has a more exhaustive list of the different typs of electronic cigarettes I am reviewing, and which I’m constantly updating.

Next, to help you make your search easier, there are a couple topics that you might be interested in

  • I you want to check out the top rated e cig brand websites by the website rating authority , then check out V2 (they are rated in the top 10,000 websites online, which is a pretty serious ranking when you considering there are literally billions of websites online).
  • If you want the cheapest and best value product for your money, then check out Bull Smoke, and you can also go here to see how it is the cheapest optio for e cigarettes.
  • For the coolest quotes, check out our daily quote page here.
  • To follow my reviews on Facebook (and I have some great stuff coming such as more coupons special deals etc!) and stay up to date with our newest reviews, check out and like our Facebook page here. Another December Update The giveaways (currently V2 and South Beach Smoke starter kits) have just started, so take a look at our Facebook Page for more details.
  • If you want to see my top picks, check out our top 5 list here.
  • And check out my video all about vapor cigarettes, which has everything you might want to know about eCigs and how to get started vaping.

Anyway, I hope the site will help you discover what you want. And please leave a comment with any useful feedback you have, or any e cig tips, recommendations for any e cig brands you would like me to review, or even a cool quote to add to my daily quote page. In fact anything you want to see me cover at the site, and I will consider it.

Thanks for checking out my site!


What in tobacco smoke is harmful?

Eu bans packets of 10 and menthol cigarettes – telegraph

Cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco are made from dried tobacco leaves, and ingredients are added for flavor and to make smoking more pleasant. The smoke from these products is a complex mixture of chemicals produced by the burning of tobacco and its additives. Tobacco smoke is made up of more than 7,000 chemicals, including over 70 known to cause cancer (carcinogens). Some of these substances cause heart and lung diseases, too, and all of them can be deadly. You might be surprised to know some of the chemicals found in tobacco smoke include

  • Cyanide
  • Benzene
  • Formaldehyde
  • Methanol (wood alcohol)
  • Acetylene (the fuel used in welding torches)
  • Ammonia

Tobacco smoke also contains tar and the poison gases carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide. The ingredient that produces the effect people are looking for is nicotine, an addictive drug and one of the harshest chemicals in tobacco smoke.

The tobacco leaves used to make cigarettes and cigars contain radioactive materials the amount depends on the soil the plants were grown in and fertilizers used. But this means that the smoke contains small amounts of radioactive material, too, which smokers take into their lungs as they inhale. These radioactive particles build up in the lungs, and over time can mean a big dose of radiation. This may be another key factor in smokers getting lung cancer.

Does smoking cause cancer?

Yes. Smoking accounts for at least 30% of all cancer deaths in the United States. It causes 87% of lung cancer deaths in men and 70% in women. Smoking also causes cancers of the nasopharynx (upper throat), nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, lip, larynx (voice box), mouth, pharynx (throat), esophagus (swallowing tube), and bladder. It also has been linked to the development of cancers of the pancreas, cervix, ovary, colorectum, kidney, stomach, and some types of leukemia. Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and spit and other types of smokeless tobacco all cause cancer. There is no safe way to use tobacco.