Hector Paniagua

  1. HorizonTech Magico Pod Kit Review

    By glancing at the specs and features you can quickly surmise that this is an all-day vape. Most AIOs out there don't deliver most of what they promise, but this pod kit will surprise you in more ways than one --
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  2. Study confirms not a single instance of vaping-related illnesses were linked to legal vaping products

    In this day and age, chaos, paranoia, and madness surrounds our collective ears. New studies shed a light on the actual facts, though --
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  3. Acacia Q-Watch Pod Kit Review

    We’re back with another vape review. Today we have a novelty product in the shape of a wristwatch. That’s right, it’s a vape you basically keep on your wrist like a watch. Does it live up to the hype?
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  4. Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Best Vape Starter Kit

    So, you’re ready to take the plunge, huh? Luckily for us, there are plenty of terrific devices out there to start with. Whether you’re making the switch from traditional cigarettes and are looking for a “cigalike” (or similar), or if you simply want to try vaping treading uncharted waters, we got you.
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  5. E liquid vs Vape Juice: Is there a difference?

    If you’re a vaping newbie who just landed on the scene and would like to understand the difference between e-liquid, vape juice, and pod juice – we will clarify the distinctions in this post.
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  6. Vaptio C-Flat Pod System Review

    Today we review the C-Flat Pod System by Vaptio. It looks like a pod system but it's not quite your regular cigalike. Also, it doesn’t resemble a Caliburn or a JUUL in the aesthetics department. It looks more like a bullet.
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  7. Joyetech Espion Tour Kit Review

    We will deliver some notes on the Joyetech Espion Tour Kit, including a pros and cons list. There's a lot of hype behind this one. Let's find out why --
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  8. E-Juice: Choosing Your Ideal Nicotine Strength

    A quick guide for beginner vapers that explains nicotine strength in a nutshell. If you’re making the switch from cigarettes and using vaping as a method of cessation, this will help.
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  9. Should You Vape Around Your Pets?

    Should we vape around our pets? Strangely, that's a question with some contention. The simple solution is to avoid the following things:
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  10. Vaping Memes #1 – Preparing for the Apocalypse

    Chuckle at some vaping memes to cope with the impending doom of living without flavored e-cigarettes. As you’ve probably heard, Governors are banning vaping in their states and it will soon be a national problem --
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  11. VooPoo Alpha Zip Pod Kit Review

    Today we'll review the little brother of the popular Zip Series by VooPoo. Does it fare well under scrutiny? Let's find out --
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  12. Wismec Motiv 2 AIO Pod System Review

    This fella is one of the simplest, most minimalist pod systems out there. Unlike its counterparts, this one boasts a battery that could actually keep you going for an entire day. Does it hold up to the hype? Let's find out...
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  13. Vaporesso Tarot Baby Starter Kit Review

    Today we review a portable kit with the versatility of a larger, more powerful device. It boasts a built-in 2500mAh battery, an NRG SE tank, and two included coils. Let's find out more --
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  14. iJoy Diamond PD270 Starter Kit Review

    The iJoy Diamond PD270 Starter Kit comes into the scene offering two X3 sub-ohm coils and an extremely husky 234W mod, how do you expect to go back to a lesser device?
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  15. Geek Vape Nova 200W TC Starter Kit Review

    Powered by the famous AS Chipset, and boasting a 0.01s firing speed, imagine what else this kit can do with 200W of impressive power? Don’t let me get ahead of myself
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  16. iJoy Diamond VPC Starter Kit Review

    This starter kit / pod system is a very small but powerful device. Boasting a built-in 1400mAh battery, and a box mod pushing up to 45W of maximum output, your taste buds will meet an avalanche of vapor – at least that’s the word around town.
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  17. Post-Mortem: Vaping Industry 2077

    In a post-apocalyptic future, vaping is dead. The vagaries and frailties of humankind crushed the industry, one state at a time, until it was all gone.
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  18. Can Governors Ban Products They Don’t like Without Legislative Process?

    Politicians banning something because they disagree with is a dangerous proposition. Not having to go through the legislative process of approval before establishing a ban raises many red flags. And that's not all --
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  19. Drawing a Line in the Sand: New York Bans Flavored E-Cigarettes

    In a convoluted effort to prevent the so-called youth epidemic, the Cuomo administration establish a statewide ban on all flavored e-cigarettes. With this comes dangerous repercussions --
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  20. Innokin Plexar 100W Starter Kit Review

    The Plexar offers good coils, a pretty solid sub-ohm tank, and an incredible 100W mod. In addition to the affordable price point, this would make a great addition to your repertoire. There are some caveats though...
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  21. Geek Vape Blade 235W TC Starter Kit Review

    Aesthetically pleasing and described as "touching alien silk", the Blade boasts PPS Aircraft-Grade construction, 235W mod, and a host of other impressive features. However, it's not all sunshine and rainbows when it comes to Geek Vape --
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  22. Everything Ends and Everything Begins

    The bedeviling nemeses of the vaping industry have gotten close at slicing the industry's jugular without a concern of repercussion. With all the possible negative consequences, we seek to understand their trains of thought (if any) --
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  23. The Neuropsychology of Addiction

    What is addiction? It's a condition with many different facets that we, as vapers, may have to navigate as we utilize e-cigarettes to cease traditional cigarette consumption. We explore symptoms, myths, rituals, recovery methods, and more.
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  24. FAQ: What strength vape juice should I get?

    In our FAQ series, we delve deep into the most common questions. Today we analyze e-liquid strength and help you choose which nicotine level you'd fare best with.
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  25. 7 Best Fall Vape Flavors

    Summer is gone and this colder climate allows for warmer, delicious flavors. We list the 7 best fall vape flavors of 2019 (so far!)
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  26. Where to Buy Vape Juice: Shop the Best Vape Deals Online

    If you're looking for the best place to buy vape juice online, here we offer a few options (including our very own storefront). Take a look and scour these reputable vaping shops to buy e-liquid from.
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  27. What is E-Liquid or E-Juice?

    In this quick guide, we answer the question "what is e-liquid?" We define it and outline each component and provide a brief description of its ingredients. We also discuss recent events concerning illicit "vape juice."
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  28. Rincoe Ceto SE AIO Pod Kit Review

    In this review, we dig into the sequel to the best-selling Rincoe Ceto Pod System. In this iteration, we meet a host of new features and nifty embellishments.
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  29. The Devil's Advocate: Interrogating Gov. Whitmer's Claims That Vaping Companies Market to Children

    In this article, we interrogate claims made by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who has recently implemented a statewide ban on all flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products.
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  30. Vaporesso Revenger 220W Starter Kit Review

    Today, we review a very powerful starter kit. It's a blast from the past (2017) and somehow remains on the lips of 2019 vapers. Here's what makes this kit stay relevant.
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  31. KangerTech UBoat Pod System Review

    A blast from 2018, this pod system keeps making the occasional wave in the comments so we decided to take it for a spin. Let's see how it fares under the microscope.
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  32. Michigan citizens plan protest after statewide vaping ban

    Michigan locals are scheduling a protest following a statewide ban of e-cigarettes. It's slated to take place on 09/04 at 6:30pm EST outside of the capitol building.
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  33. Vaporesso Nexus AIO Pod System Review

    We review another pod system. This time, we take an in-depth look at a Vaporesso product called "Nexus." We take it for a test.
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  34. Is Counterfeit THC Killing the Vaping Industry?

    The New York Times reports 153 cases of severe lung illnesses "linked" to vaping. The truth is different. THC oil purchased from illicit vendors could be the culprit.
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  35. Ultimate Guide to Pod Systems

    In this guide, you will discover a staggering list of benefits of using a pod system and why it's the ideal anchor when switching from cigarettes.
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  36. MORE Cringe-Worthy Anti-Vaping Ads

    This is part II of the anti-vaping cringe series. In our second installment we laugh at a new series of adverts from out of touch opposing forces.
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  37. Study claims vaping harms blood vessels

    Another study claims to understand harmful side effects of vaping while ignoring other causal factors. Vaping as a non-effective method of cigarette cessation comes into question by popular scientific journal "Radiology."
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  38. Heuristics & Biases [Part 2]: How The Media Takes Advantage of Your Mind’s Self-Sabotage

    The media utilizes our own biases to manipulate our perception of facts. In this article, we will review the tools and tricks the media uses to control the argument against vaping.
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  39. Want Severe Lung Damage? Buy Counterfeit

    The rise of counterfeit vaping products plagues consumers and the vaping industry is paying dearly for it as health officials scramble to investigate 94 sudden lung disease cases.
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  40. KangerTech Gem Pod System Review

    The GEM sparkles with brilliant features and specs. KangerTech brings simplicity with this pod system, boasting a 500mAh battery and a 2mL e-liquid reservoir.
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  41. Vandy Vape Apollo 20W Starter Kit Review

    For those with butter fingers, or for those who want the sturdiest of the bunch, the Apollo is here with shock-resistant features and a waterproof chassis. In this review we put it to the test.
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  42. Eleaf Elven 360mAh Pod System Review

    Looking to curb that pesky cigarette craving? The Eleaf Elven brings a similar experience to that of holding a real one. That, and a lot more benefits an affordable pod system can bring.
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  43. Four Minnesota teenagers experience ‘severe lung injury’ linked to vaping

    Purchasing illicit THC products lead four Minnesota teens into the intensive care unit. Plus, a dozen other cases confirmed stemming from clandestine operations.
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  44. FLORIDA MAN arrested for selling counterfeit JUUL products on popular app "OfferUp"

    Florida man arrested after getting caught selling counterfeit vaping products to an undercover detective using popular online store "OfferUp."
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  45. Cloud Chasing on a Budget

    The ultimate guide to affordable cloud chasing. We discuss cheap pod systems, starter kits, and other devices that won't break the bank and will keep you chucking clouds like there's no tomorrow.
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  46. SMOK NOVO 2 Kit Review

    The NOVO 2 is finally here. Enjoy irresistible, lung-blasting vapor from the sequel to the best-selling original.
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  47. Happy National Vaping Day

    Celebrating today is the middle finger thrown the FDA’s way for beginning their onslaught of attacks that have leveled the industry in the past two years. Attacks that have been mostly unfounded and misinformed.
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  48. Tobacco 21 – Been There, Done That (And It Doesn’t Work)

    Does raising the minimum age of purchase to 21 help? What are nicotine prohibitionists achieving with these recent changes?
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  49. How to Lie Using Statistics

    How we're lied to with statistical narratives and how the media exploits glitches in our thinking with graphs, numbers, and data.
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  50. City of Dayton no longer hiring employees who vape or smoke

    Yet another city attempts to lay siege over its citizens' freedom and step-in with behavioral demands. Any city employee who's caught smoking or vaping, will be terminated.
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  51. Does Vaping Cause Seizures? Health Officials Investigate Risks

    An increasing number of seizure cases (arguably linked to vaping) are raising alarms everywhere with an anti-vaping agenda. Here we will interrogate the facts and define what a seizure is.
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  52. 6 Cringe-Worthy Anti-Vaping Ads

    The first entry in our anti-vaping cringe series is something you don't want to miss. Here we list cringeworthy articles created by the uninformed.
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  53. Artery Lady Q Kit Review

    A lipstick shaped vape for those who want to stealth vape. What better way to go undercover than using a common product you'd find in a purse? Caveat: probably won't work if you don't own a purse.
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  54. Heuristics & Biases: How The Media Manipulates The Argument

    Our wonderful brains have faults of their own. We take mental shortcuts to spare ourselves from constantly carrying a cognitive load. Here's how the media takes advantage of this to push their argument.
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  55. Can I Vape Around My Pets?

    Vaping around your pets poses a few dangers. Here's what to look out for when vaping near your best furry friend.
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  56. VooPoo Mojo Starter Kit Review

    The VooPoo Mojo is a minimalist starter kit that will keep your mojo going strong long after you put it down.
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  57. Asvape Touch Pod System Details

    If you're looking for innovation and good flavor, the Asvape delivers. With the touchscreen, you'll be able to bask in all its features at the tap of a finger - literally.
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  58. SMOK INFINIX Ultra-Portable Pod System Review

    In this post, we will review one of the most popular pod systems out there - The INFINIX. Find out if it lives up to expectations.
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  59. Vaping Can Help You Quit Sm Says Harvard Medical School

    Smoking is responsible for 7 million deaths per year worldwide. In a recent study, Harvard Medical School claims vaping is 99% less harmful than smoking. Here's why you should transition:
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  60. MEDO Pod Starter Kit Review

    The MEDO brings a pocket-sized vape you can stuff in your jean's tinier pocket. It fits in more places than a fun-sized candy bar. But does it taste as good? Let's find out.
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  61. Eleaf iJust 21700 Starter Kit Review

    Eleaf has given birth to a new sibling. The iJust has a new baby brother - a chunkier brother one at that. Let's explore how this differentiates from the rest of its family.
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  62. $24.8 Million Grant: First Study to Examine Long-Term Effects of Vaping

    For the first time ever, Northwestern University at Chicago is awarded a $24.8 million grant to study the long-term effects of vaping.
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  63. VEIIK Airo Pod Kit Review

    Classy and highly-unique pod system offering a rechargeable 360mAh battery and 2mL of e-liquid capacity.
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  64. A $1 Tax Increase on Traditional Cigarettes Boosts Vaping by 9.7%

    People who used vaping to steer clear of cigarettes go back to them if the chance of vaping is excluded out of the equation. As cigarettes get taxed higher, more smokers are making the transition.
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  65. Vermont Exploits a 92% Tax on E-Cigarettes

    In efforts to curb youth vaping, State Representative George Till approves a 92% tax on all e-cigarette products.
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  66. Aspire Spryte AIO Pod Kit Review

    Boasting 3.5mL of vape juice capacity, 1.2ohm of coil resistance, and a myriad of other convenient features - you may have found your next best favorite.
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  67. VooPoo Finic Fish Pod System Review

    Aquatic or Aerodynamic? This manta ray shaped pod system will impress you with its ergonomics and performance. The Finic features a GENE.Pod chip and 350mAh rechargeable battery.
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  68. Aspire PUXOS 100W Starter Kit Review

    The much-needed push to hit the ground running (or vaping!?) - the word PUXOS stands for "push" and that is exactly what this intends to do with you. Are you ready?
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  69. SMOK SLM 16W Pod System Review

    As far as "cigalike" pod systems go, there are some that resemble an actual cigarette the most. And this one takes the cake - by a long shot.
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  70. Teslacigs Poker 218W Starter Kit – Resin Tank Edition Review

    Do you like camouflage patterns splattered over your mod? Are you into military-themed aesthetics? Here's how this kit fares under critical eyes.
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  71. iJoy Saber 100W Starter Kit Review

    In this review, we take an in-depth look into the Saber by iJoy. This sturdy stick-mod effortlessly pushes 100W providing a magnificent experience.
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  72. VooPoo Caliber Starter Kit Review

    There's something special about a proper stick mod that you can't find with any other AIO device. Especially, when it features the GENE.Fan chipset and an internal 3000mAh battery. There's a lot more where that came from.
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  73. Vaporesso GEN 220W TC Kit Review

    If you like 200W+ mods, Vaporesso has you covered. Sleek aesthetics, hefty SKRR-S sub ohm tank, and a myriad of features that will tantalize your wildest expectations.
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  74. Eleaf iJust S AIO Starter Kit

    Remember the iJust from a while back? This is the newest iteration: The iJust S. The battery is almost twice as big this time around, among other amazing new details.
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  75. Aspire SkyStar Revvo Starter Kit Review

    The SkyStar Revvo is an impressive and sleek device that will have you salivating for more companies to innovate with their aesthetics as much as Aspire does.
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  76. SMOK Stick V9 MAX Starter Kit Review

    As far as hefty stick-style mods go, there are some that truly bring an amazing experience. SMOK is becoming known for hit-or-miss products, but in this review we find out where the V9 stands.
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  77. Eleaf iCare 2 Starter Kit Review

    Here we have the second iteration of the iCare series by Eleaf. This is an ideal vape for a smoker in transition. We also look into other features that will tickle your fancy.
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  78. CoilART Mino Pod System Review

    Here at HandCheck, we love to review all types of vapes from all walks of life. People have different preferences, but pod systems are the craze right now. So, here we bring another pod system review.
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  79. Aspire Nautilus AIO Pod System Review

    Delicious clouds are possible thanks to the Nautilus AIO Pod System. We review this in detail just for you.
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  80. Aspire Cobble AIO Pod System Review

    In this review, we'll take a peek into one of the most portable and affordable pod systems out there. The price may be low, but the performance is what we care about.
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  81. VooPoo VMATE 200W Starter Kit Review

    In this review, we'll look into the VooPoo VMATE - is the device worthy of the 200W output? Let's find out.
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  82. Geek Vape Aegis Legend 200W Starter Kit Review

    Geek Vape has built a shockproof and waterproof starter kit that will take a beating. Yes, it's sturdy, but how does it perform?
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  83. VooPoo Rota Spinning Pod Kit Review

    The most unique pod kit you'll ever hold in the palm of your hand. Remember those fidget spinners? Well, this is just that . . . except you can vape it.
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  84. iJoy Zenith 3 300W Starter Kit Review

    The classiest of the bunch. This starter kit looks like it comes from science fiction.
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  85. SnowWolf MFENG 200W TC Starter Kit Review

    The wolf is back. This time, a chrome-plated wolf head hangs on its center baring fangs and red eyes. Will this quench your vaping cravings to their fullest?
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  86. Aspire Breeze 2 AIO Pod Kit Review

    We finally have the sequel to the impressive Breeze. Aspire does it again with this terrific pod system.
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  87. SMOK Mag 225W TC Starter Kit Review

    If cloud-chasing is what you're looking for, the Mag is the starter kit you want. But that's not the most unique aspect about this kit.
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  88. SMOK Alien Starter Kit Review

    ALERT! - We interrupt this program to bring you this special report. An amazing starter kit has entered the earth’s atmosphere boasting features of interplanetary proportions.
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  89. iJoy Avenger 270 234W TC Starter Kit Review

    Is this the first "AI" mod? That's what iJoy claims. In this review, we take it for a whirl and give you the facts.
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  90. Sigelei Chronus Shikra 200W TC Starter Kit Review

    One of the most striking starter kits out there - brought to you by the innovators at Sigelei.
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  91. RELX AIO Starter Kit Review

    In this review, we will place this starter kit under the sun and see if it holds up to scrutiny. Boasting a "cigalike" experience, many promises fall short in the long-run.
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