E-cigarettes have, in the last few years, taken the world by storm. Presenting an alternative to the now universally known dangers of tobacco smoking, they purport to satiate one’s need for nicotine, with all (or 99%) of the hazard removed. Surely you can’t lose?
Given that the writer of this article has been firmly under the nicotine spell for the better part of the last decade, the KiK Vape 02 Starter pack seemed to tick all of the boxes for a first foray into the world of smokeless smoking. Presented with four flavours (Energy drink, tobacco blend, super bubblegum and blackcurrant), I set the device up and started vaping away.
First things first, there’s something to be said for coherent setup instructions, and the KiK starter pack certainly had some! The device is easily charged via the included USB cable (there was some power straight out of the box) and after no more than a couple of minutes reading the pamphlet and making sure I was filling the reservoir correctly, I was vaping away in clouds of sweet smelling steam.
The actual actions of inhaling the vapour from the device are no different to taking a puff of smoke from a cigarette, and the sensation is not at all dissimilar either. As for the flavours, the most striking was ‘energy drink’ with a taste that was both instantly familiar (we’ve all been there) and rather comforting, think of a famous brand with a coloured cow and you’ve got it. Aesthetically, the device is slim and smooth, with a chrome mouthpiece offset by a matte finished battery, perfect to be slipped into the inner pocket of a jacket or coat, and certainly not cumbersome in any way, shape or form.
So is it worth buying one? It all comes down to the reason why… It is impossible to recommend the KiK starter pack strictly as a way of quitting smoking, purely due to the short amount of time that Lussorian spent with it not being nearly long enough to erase a decade’s cigarette dependence. What can be said, however, is that if you’re looking to try an alternative, and vaping seems to interest you, then you can’t go far wrong with this smart little device.
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