Premium E Cigarette Review
Premium Electronic Cigarette Review
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As more businesses and even governmental agencies place bans on smoking in public places, people who enjoy smoking are faced with a choice: huddle outside in the elements to smoke or limit their smoking to their homes and personal vehicles. However, many people have stopped smoking inside their homes and cars as well, because of the unpleasant smell as well as the risk of second hand smoke passing to family members and friends. Electronic cigarettes represent an alternative for smokers who enjoy the smoking experience, but who don’t love cigarette smoke or the other unappealing aspects of smoking, including the high price.
Premium E Cigarettes represent one of many alternatives for smokers seeking an alternative to tobacco. Like many other electronic cigarette brands, Premium E Cigarette products provide a substantial savings over equivalent tobacco products. However, Premium offers products most other electronic cigarette brands don’t have, including electronic cigars and electronic pipes.
About Premium Electronic Cigarettes
Premium E Cigarettes is a Virginia based company that has been in business since 2008. The company distributes its products throughout the United States and Western Europe. Premium offers several starter kits similar to those offered by competing electronic cigarette brands. However, Premium also offers custom designed batteries and a signature cartridge flavor, Premium Tobacco, along with electronic cigars and pipes. Premium is also a member of the tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA), the industry organization and regulation agency of electronic cigarette manufacturers and distributors. The company prides itself for its manufacturing process, including testing its refill cartridges in a chemical laboratory certified by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
Products and Accessories
Customers of Premium E Cigarette products are spoiled for choice. The company offers a broader variety of starter kits than most other manufacturers and distributors. In addition, Premium offers a pocket kit and single plug in e-cigarette, along with products not offered by other electronic cigarette manufacturers. Product descriptions listed below are current as of January 2013, and list prices in United States dollars, many of which have been reduced.
- Starter Kits: Customers have choice of eight starter kits. Each starter kit includes a charger, a Premium battery, cartomizers filled with the customer’s choice of flavor and nicotine strength and a user’s manual. Premium also offers starter kits with manual EGO battery and extra long batteries to satisfy heavy smokers. The chart below lists the components of each starter kit.
|Plug In Cigarette||1 USB electronic cigarette||$19.95|
|On the Go Kit||1 USB charger, 1 battery, 5 cartomizers||$49.95|
|Pocket Kit||1 USB charger, 2 batteries, 2 cartomizers||$49.95|
|PR 110 Kit||(1 ea) battery, USB & wall charger, 4 cartomizers||$49.95|
|PR 111 Kit||(1 ea) battery, USB & wall charger, 4 cartomizers||$54.95|
|PR110 Starter Kit||2 batteries, 5 cartomizers, wall charger, USB charger||$79.95|
|EGO Starter Kit||(1 ea) EGO battery, USB & wall charger 2 cartomizers, case||$79.95|
|PR 111 Starter Kit||1 USB, 1 wall charger, 2 long batteries 5 cartomizers||$89.95|
|PR 110 Custom Kit||1 USB, 1 wall charger, 2 custom batteries, 5 cartomizers||$109.95|
|PR111 Custom Kit||1 USB, 1 wall charger, 2 custom long batteries, 5 cartomizers||$119.95|
- Disposable E-Cigarettes: Smokers who don’t want to deal with recharging batteries and replacing cartomizers are a perfect match for disposable e-cigarettes. Each individual e-cigarette equals between one and two packs of tobacco cigarettes. Disposable cigarettes cost $9.99 each and are available in the following flavors: tobacco, menthol, vanilla, blueberry, cherry, grape, coffee and strawberry.
- Electronic Cigars: Cigar smokers have three cigar starter kits to choose from, along with disposable electronic cigars in packs of one or three. Each individual cartridge equals about 500 puffs. Each starter kid includes a user’s manual and each Cubana flavored cartridge contains 16 mg. of nicotine. Prices are current as of January 2013 and are listed in United States dollars.
|PR 701-5||1 atomizer, 1 wall charger, 2 batteries, 5 cartridges||$74.95|
|PR 701-24||1 atomizer, 1 wall charger 2 batteries, 24 cartridges||$89.95|
|PR 701-36||1 atomizer, 1 wall charger, 2 batteries, 36 cartridges||$99.95|
|3-Pack||Pack of three disposable electronic cigars||$49.95|
|1-Pack||Single disposable electronic cigars||$19.99|
|Battery||Replacement battery for electronic cigars||$12.95|
- Electronic Pipes: Pipe smokers can enjoy the electronic smoking experience with the Premium electronic pipe kit, which encloses a flavor cartridge inside a traditional looking pipe. Each kit includes a pipe bowl, two stems, three cartridges, two batteries, one wall charger and an instruction manual. As of January 2013 the price was $125.95 US.
- Cases: Premium offers an extremely large variety of cases. The chart below provides brief descriptions of each case. Prices are current as of January 2013 and are listed in U.S. dollars.
- Cartomizer Skins E-cigarette smokers who desire a fashion forward look can accessorize with removable cartomizer skins. Each costs $2.99 U.S. as of January 2013. Available colors include: black, blue, brown camo, brown/green camo, gold, green camo, green, orange, pink, purple, red camo, red and white.
- Accessories: In addition to starter kits and disposables, Premium also supplies a variety of accessories. Most accessories are USB and wall chargers but also include a cleaning kit and an e-cigarette stand. Prices listed below are current as of January 2013 and are listed in U.S. dollars.
|Battery Cleaning Kit||10 cleaning solution pads, 2 T-pins, instructions||$6.95|
|Cigarette stand||single holds 1 e-cigarette, dual holds 2 e-cigarettes||$8.99|
|AC Adapter/USB Combo||1 wall charger and 1 USB charger||$24.95|
|Car and USB Charger Combo||1 USB charger and 1 car adapter||$24.95|
|USB charger||USB charger for PR 110, PR 111 and PR 118 batteries||$14.95|
|AC adapter||1 wall charger||$14.95|
|Car adapter||1 car adapter||$14.95|
|Wall charger||Wall charger for PR110, PR 111 and PR 118 batteries||$19.95|
Premium offers a variety of battery colors and styles to add a design touch to the electronic smoking experience. Premium offers Color batteries, Crystal-Tip batteries and Custom Design batteries. Prices as of January 2013 are $24.95 U.S. for color batteries, $29.95 U.S. for Crystal Tip batteries and $34.95 U.S. for Custom Design Batteries.
Cartomizers are the center of the electronic smoking experience. Premium offers twenty different tobacco and novelty cartomizer flavors. Cartridges are available in the following strengths: Ultra High (24 mg nicotine), High (16 mg nicotine), Medium (11 mg nicotine), Low (6 mg nicotine) and None (0 mg nicotine).
E-cigarette cartomizer flavors fit PR 110, PR 111 and PR118 batteries and vary in available nicotine strengths; however, all Premium brand cartomizers are available without nicotine. The color of electronic cigarette cartomizers determines the flavor contained inside. Each color listed below may contain any of the flavors listed. Each pack of five contains five cartomizers of the same flavor. As of January 2013 the price for flavored e-cigarette cartomizers was $12.50 U.S.
|Tan||Tobacco, Camel, Peach or Pineapple|
|Green||Menthol, Apple or Pear|
|Red||Cherry, Red Energy, Cola, Strawberry or Watermelon|
|Mossy green||Caramel or Irish Cream|
|Brown||Coffee, Chocolate or Clove|
Express Kit and cigar cartomizers are available only in the flavors and nicotine strengths listed below. All prices are current as of January 2013 and are listed in U.S. dollars.
|Express Kit||0 mg or 6 mg, pack of 5, Tobacco flavor||$7.99 ea|
|Cigars||0 mg, 6 mg, 11 mg, 16 mg, pack of 5, Cubana or Tobacco flavor||$14.00 ea|
Some customers state that they don’t experience the same throat hit as with conventional cigarettes. Nonetheless, the consensus is that Premium electronic cigarettes provide enough of an equivalent to the experience of smoking conventional cigarettes that many customers have largely or completely made the switch to electronic cigarettes. Overall, customers report that vapor production is satisfactory with Premium products.
Pricing / Value for Money
Premium’s regular pricing definitely falls on the more expensive end of the scale. However, with discount pricing on many items, Premium cigarettes seem to be a better value for money than previously. Even at their regular prices, Premium electronic cigarettes are much less expensive than their tobacco counterparts. Additionally, few other electronic smoking material manufacturers offer electronic cigars or electronic pipes, which Premium seems to offer at reasonable prices, rather than attempting to gouge customers.
Customer Service and Warranties
Premium is certified by the Better Business Bureau. Premium offers free standard USPS shipping, along with available Priority Mail, Express Mail and Federal Express Shipping. All orders over $250.00 U.S. are automatically shipped by Federal Express. Premium also offers a 30 day money back guarantee and a one year limited warranty for batteries, accessories and unopened cartomizers and disposable products. Opened cartomizers and disposable items cannot be returned due to health regulations. Customer service is available by toll free number from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.n. EST, Monday through Friday or by email at any time. Premium also operates three brick and mortar stores in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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