V2 Cigs, a leading maker of cigalike vapes, has been shut down permanently.
Sadly for fans of the brand, we won’t be seeing any new V2 products, nor will we be getting anymore V2 branded refill cartridges or replacement parts.
For those who don’t want to give up on their V2 Cigs just yet, we have a few options for V2 compatible refills and other accessories that can keep you puffing on your favorite V2 electronic cigarettes.
But first, let’s take a look at the question on everyone’s mind…
What Happened To V2 Cigs?
Despite their apparent popularity, V2 Cigs closed their doors permanently at the end of 2018.
A statement released by the company in November 2018 cited new tariffs imposed by the United States on Chinese imports and unsustainable losses from previous quarters as the reason for the decision.
However, a bit of sleuthing into V2 Cigs’ corporate history reveals a different story. The company was acquired by JUUL Labs in October 2018, just one month before ceasing operations.
This had led many to speculate that JUUL, the largest electronic cigarette company in the United States, purchased V2 Cigs with the intention of shuttering the company.
What Does This Mean For V2 Cigs Customers?
First and foremost, if you want to keep using your V2 Cigs e-cig, you’re not totally out of luck. You won’t be able to get V2’s name brand vapes, batteries, e-juices, refill cartridges, or other accessories, but there are several products on the market which are compatible.
For customers concerned about their recent orders or data, V2 issued a statement addressing this shortly before their closure. To quote it:
V2 Compatible Refills, Cartridges, And Accessories
Thankfully for V2 fans, V2’s e-cigs use a standard threading for their batteries and cartridges. That means there are plenty of compatible options for replacement parts!
This thread size is the most important factor in compatibility. V2 Cigs use 808 threads.
That means that the majority refill cartridges with 808 threads will work just fine in your V2 Cigs.
Since V2 is gone, their refill cartridges, along with their unique flavors, are unfortunately gone completely. But don’t despair! An old favorite might be gone, but a new chance to experiment takes its place!
For those who’ve invested in V2 batteries and chargers and don’t want to give them up, you have two main options for refills:
Finding A New Groove
You might be a bit disappointed that your favorite V2 e-juice refill isn’t going to be on the market anymore. That’s understandable, but we’ve got the remedy.
All you need to do is have a taste of a few of our seemingly endless variety of e-juice flavors.
With e-juices spanning candy and dessert flavored treats to tasty tropical sensations to delectable tobacco flavors and everything in between, finding something to replace your favorite V2 e-juice will be short work.
Whether you’re looking for something to replace your cigarette habit or just a fun way to unwind, there’s an e-juice for every purpose. You can even include something novel like caffeine, opt for a refreshing menthol blend, or exert exacting control over your nicotine content.
Compared to being stuck with whatever V2 felt like putting in a refill cartridge, that’s a lot of freedom!
Moving On From V2 Cigs
Eventually, a time will come when V2 batteries and chargers start to fail. At that point, sadly enough, V2 products will be completely gone.
For now, refill cartridges can keep your V2 in the game. But it doesn’t hurt to think about what you’ll do after V2.
Many users of cigalikes adopt them in an effort to quit smoking cigarettes. Right down to the appearance of the vape, V2 Cigs went out of their way to emulate the cigarette smoking experience.
These days, there are no shortage of vapes that can do everything V2 did or better. Fans of V2’s small profile and lightweight design will enjoy the portability and convenience of small vape pens which can easily slip into a pocket or disappear into a purse.
Something like the ever-popular JUUL Starter Kit is an excellent way to break into a more “proper” vape that sets aside the cigalike style for a modern feel.
If you want to step up your vaping game and get a heavy duty vape that can generate some serious clouds, you’ll want to look into various mod and tank setups.
These can be quite a bit more expensive than simple e-cigs or vape pens, but they offer a huge degree of control over your vaping experience.
Advanced vapes allow you to control the temperature to dial in the perfect hit, easily refill huge stores of your favorite e-juices, and even customize the appearance and inner working for a truly personalized device.
Ciao, V2 Cigs!
So, a quick summary for V2 Cigs users who want to keep soldiering on: