Cigalike Starter Kits

A cigalike is an e-cigarette that looks and feels like a real cigarette but only produces vapour and not smoke. People like cigalike vapes because they are easy to use, familiar in shape and size, and are a popular jumping off point, particularly for longer-term smokers looking to transition to harm reduction products.

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What is a Cigalike E-Cigarette?

In a nutshell, a cigalike is a rechargeable vape that looks like a cigarette. Cigalikes are refilled via the filter, more commonly referred to as a cartomizer, which is actually a pre-filled chamber containing e-liquid. These cartomizers screw into the battery (usually the white part of the e-cig), and your device is ready to smoke (or vape, as we say).

Explore our Cigalike range

The cigalike kit is the most common starting place for electronic cigarette converts. Cigalikes represent excellent value for money, are simple to assemble and represent a more comfortable transition from traditional smoking (i.e. with some of the latest versions of the standard starter kit, you can barely tell the difference in terms of feel and taste, for example, the Hoxton Classic Starter Kit or the OK Vape range).

Not the type of e-cigarette you're looking for? Why not check out our entire vape kit range or our refillable pod vape collection, which provides a similar experience to cigarette-style kits.

An ET.UK cigalike battery along with a Hoxton Black Edition cigalike battery, floating together with cartomizer refills in front of an orange and peach coloured background

Cigalike E-Cigarettes vs. Refillable Vapes

Cigalikes offer a simpler vaping experience compared to refillable vapes. They look like regular cigarettes and are easy for beginners to use. Cigalikes come filled with e-liquid and need little assembly, which is convenient for new vapers. They are also easy to carry in pockets or purses. Although refillable vapes offer more features and options, cigalikes are a great choice for users moving from smoking to vaping who want a simple, cigarette-like experience.

Why shop Cigalike Starter Kits at The Electric Tobacconist?

When you choose The Electric Tobacconist for your cigalikes, you're selecting a trusted and experienced retailer. Established in 2013 as one of the first online vape shops, we've been at the forefront of the industry ever since. Our impressive 98% recommendation rating on reflects our dedication to customer satisfaction. As registered members of UKVIA, we prioritise industry standards, ensuring top-notch product quality and safety for the user. With over two million successfully shipped orders, we've built a reliable reputation. Count on The Electric Tobacconist for premium cigalikes backed by a legacy of expertise and customer satisfaction.

Featured Reviews of Cigalikes from ET Customers

Hoxton Classic Starter Kit

These are excellent. I was expecting them to be light, but they truly do replicate the smoking experience and taste great. The refills are also very affordable. Great service from ET team - 24 hour delivery time!


21st May 2021

Hoxton Black Refills Pack - Tobacco

This is the only alternative cigarette that I have been able to get on with and enjoy nearly as much as a cigarette; vapes would aggravate my asthma and an atomiser was neither use nor ornament. The cartomizer lasts quite a long time so all is good!

Philippa G

21st Jun 2022

Hoxton Refills Pack - Tobacco

Was very impressed by how quickly the products were sent. Tastes just like a cigarette. I will definitely keep on buying them from you


2nd Aug 2022

Hoxton Refills Pack - Tobacco

Great. Keeps me off cigarettes. Tastes and feels like a real cigarette. Only downside is you can't tell how much battery power you have left.

Farouq O

4th Nov 2021

Frequently Asked Questions about Cigalike Starter Kits

What is a cigalike?

A cigalike, or cigarette-style kit, is a vape device that mimics the look and feel of a traditional cigarette and uses replaceable cartomizers/batteries. These devices are the best way to aid people in quitting smoking as the experience is uncannily similar to smoking a real cigarette.

Where can I buy cigalikes?

You can purchase cigalike kits in any supermarket or vape shop; however, buying them online is much more affordable. Here at The Electric Tobacconist, we offer exclusive multi-buy deals on cigalike kits and accessories, cheaper than going to a corner shop or supermarket.

Is there e-liquid in a cigalike?

Yes, there is e-liquid in the cartomizer of a cigalike. As the cartomizer is closed and opaque, you won't be able to see the e-liquid or refill it. Cartomizers are designed to be replaced, not refilled.

Are cigalikes declining in popularity?

Yes and no. As a percentage of the overall UK vaping population, their usage has very much declined since the rise of refillable kits and disposable vapes. But, there remains a certain demographic who love that familiar size and feel of a vape that can be held between the old index and middle finger!