I was still smoking tobacco cigarettes when I was contacted by Nicotek. I had reviewed a couple other e-cigarettes that didn’t do it for me on my personal blog, and really had given up on electronic cigs.
But guess what? When I did try the Nicotek cigarettes…I finally managed to quit smoking for good.
Do I still vape on Nicotek? Yes, I do at times…but I have moved on to more advanced and satisfying vape sticks. I have to reiterate…I did manage to finally quit smoking with the use of Nicotek!
You can read more about my journey to quit smoking here.
On to the review!
What’s Included in the Nicotek Metro Starter Kits
The electronic cigarettes were well packaged in an over-sized box, which arrived in two days. The Metro Essentials Menthol Starter Kit included 2 cartomizers containing 1.8% nicotine, 1 battery, a USB battery charger, and a tin carrying case. The Platinum Kit included everything in the Essentials kit plus:
- a second battery
- 3 more cartridges containing 1.8% nicotine
- 5 cartridges containing 1.2% nicotine
- mini car charger
- mini wall charger
Retail price for the essential kits are $19.99, while the platinum kits go for $74.99. The Nicotek cartomizers are priced at $9.99 for 3 and are available in traditional and menthol flavors as well as nicotine levels of 0mg, 0.6mg, 1.2mg, and 1.8mg.
The Platinum starter kit includes five 1.8mg and five 1.2mg cartomizers in traditional or menthol flavor. The cartomizers were double end-capped as well as shrink wrapped to maintain freshness, and labeled with the flavor type and Nicotine level on both the cartomizer and the wrapping.
Nicotek Metro Platinum & Essentials E-Cigarette Kits
The one trait I really like about this electronic cigarette is the consistency and life of the cartomizer. From the first puff to the last, the volume of the vapor did not change for me. It was plenty, and it was consistent. I have had others that had very poor vapor, and others that had great vapor volume but were inconsistent from one puff to the next which had me consciously struggling to get that “real cigarette” feel.
Since my Metro E-cigarettes arrived, I have regained my sense of smell, no longer smell like an ash tray, and that persistent cough has disappeared. I also feel much better, and have more energy than before I quit smoking real cigarettes.
If you are looking for an alternative to smoking, I highly recommend you give the Nicotek Electronic Cigarette a try…I did, and I no longer smoke because of it.
Now for what I don’t like…
I really wish they had more accessories to choose from. Luckily, I have a wall charger left over from one of the other brands I tried unsuccessfully that works for the Nicotek’s. They really should provide a permanent wall charger for their customers.
Secondly, why don’t they offer bulk pricing on nicotine cartridges? From what I see on their site, the only pricing they have is per three count. For three, it’s $9.99. Other brands do offer more selections when purchasing replacement nicotine cartridges, and I hope they incorporate something similar in the future.
UPDATE: Since this post, bulk pricing on cartomizers are now offered.
Website: Metro Ecigs
Disclosure: Metro Ecigs sent this product to me for evaluation and review. You can view my full disclosure here.
Bottom Line: I definitely give the Nicotek electronic cigarettes a thumbs up! Not only was I finally able to quit smoking with them, I created this website in large part because of my positive experience with them.