About Cue Vapor System

By Tyler Cooper
HighYa Staff Published on: Sep 25, 2017

Cue Vapor System is an electronic vaporizer that claims to simplify and streamline the entire process of what has colloquially become known as “vaping.” Unlike many traditional vapes and e-cigarettes, there is no need to swap out coils and other parts when using the device, and the 5ml cartridges (which are required to use the device) are said to last many users an entire day or more.

The Cue comes in six different colors; white, black, blue, pink, red, and orange. The product comes with a 1500 mAh internal battery, which the company states will last users anywhere from a day to a week or more, depending on individual usage habits.

The makers of the product claim that it represents a combination of the ease-of-use that comes with disposable vapes, and the power and satisfaction you typically find with higher-powered “mod” devices, albeit without all the extra work. In order to determine if this is truly what you can expect from using the Cue, let’s take a closer look at how it’s supposed to work below.

How the Cue Vapor Works

At a glance, the Cue operates similarly to other vaporizers, heating up essential oils but not actually combusting them. Instead, they are boiled, causing them to release a vapor containing the active ingredients that you then inhale.

Cue’s novel approach, however, centers around the fact that it utilizes first party cartridges instead of the bottles of “e-liquid” found in seemingly countless varieties in stores and online nationwide. The company claims that this means less hassle for users, due to the elimination of cracks, leaks, and other issues commonly associated with vaporizers.

These cartridges contain 5ml of liquid each, which the manufacturer claims will last users anywhere from one day to a week or more, depending on how often you use the device. They recommend removing the cartridge throughout the day to check its level using the see-through construction.

Understanding the Differences Between Vaporizers and Cigarettes

Vaporizers have become incredibly popular over the last decade as an effective alternative to cigarettes, leading many former smokers to become full-time “vapers” instead. One of the largest reasons for this change is undoubtedly the subtle societal shift away from cigarette use being the norm, which itself has been spurred on by enhanced scientific clarity in recent years as to the numerous adverse effects tobacco exhibits on human health.

Having said this, much is still unknown about the long-term safety of vaporizer products like the Cue, though new data is coming out at a steady pace. The Mayo Clinic puts it bluntly: “There’s no scientific evidence that using e-cigarettes is safe.”

They go on to mention some other potential dangers about the devices and the chemicals they contain: “Researchers have found that some e-cigarettes have nicotine amounts that are very different from what's on the label. In addition, some flavoring agents and other additives have been shown to be toxic.”

In addition, the long-term effects of inhaling vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol and other additives commonly found in e-liquids are still largely unknown to science. For this reason, both the FDA and the American Heart Association have issued warnings about the potential health risks associated with these products.

But what about their role in helping smokers quit? Although e-cigarettes have long been touted as an effective method of quitting smoking, WebMD, the FDA and the Mayo Clinic all agree that there isn’t any definitive evidence supporting this to be true in all situations. For the most part, evidence of their use in cessation is still quite anecdotal, from the sound of things.

So, what does all of this mean for you? In short, vaporizer devices might not be completely healthy in the long run, nor are they a proven way to quit smoking for good. In terms of the Cue specifically, there’s the potential for nicotine addiction–though the company does offer nicotine-free options, to be fair.

The main factor of concern is the inclusion of both vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol in the company’s cartridges, because again, long-term data on these chemicals remains inconclusive.

Despite all of the above, there’s growing evidence supporting the claim that they are at least healthier than their tobacco-filled predecessors. Of course, with something that kills seven million people a year–half of all of its users–that can still be viewed as fairly significant.

Cue Vapor Pricing & Return Policy

Cue Vapor is currently sold by the manufacturer online for $29.99. This “starter pack” includes the following items:

  • Cue device
  • Smooth Tobacco cartridge in 3mg nicotine
  • Deluxe carry case
  • 3 ft. USB cable
  • Dual-port car charger
  • Your choice of one 3mg nicotine cartridge

It can also be purchased a la carte for $19.99. Shipping is free for standard ground, or $19.00 for rushed service.

Individual replacement cartridges will run you $6.99 each, or $31.99 for a five-flavor discovery pack. There are currently four different categories of flavors available, including tobacco, fruit, mint, and dessert. There were ten total flavors available on the website as of this writing:

  • Smooth tobacco
  • Menthol tobacco
  • Apple tobacco
  • Peach tobacco
  • Full tobacco
  • Berry smooth
  • Creamy mint
  • Chocolate banana
  • Vanilla cream
  • Fresh melon

Each of these flavors are available in three different nicotine concentrations; 0mg, 3mg, and 6mg.

The product’s website does not seem to list a written return policy, so we reached out to customer service during our research for clarification. We were told that all orders include a 60-day money-back guarantee, less shipping costs. You’ll be required to pay return shipping to get the product back to the manufacturer. To initiate a return, you’ll need to call customer service at 800-377-7709.

Cue Vapor vs. the Competition

As mentioned earlier on, vaporizer products have been commonplace in the US and abroad for several years now, and as a result, there are hundreds of different models available both online and in-stores today.

Despite this, it seems as though the vast majority of these products are not “closed systems” like the Cue Vapor–meaning that you can use any flavor e-liquid instead of just pre-packaged cartridges. Only a few others–like the Europa, for instance–utilize similar proprietary e-liquid delivery methods.

If you’re searching for the right vaporizer for your needs, it can be all-too-easy to feel a bit intimidated and even overwhelmed by the sheer variety of products and technologies available today. Because of this, here are a few things to keep in mind going into a potential purchase:

  • Determine what level of involvement you are looking for. Closed systems like the Cue seem like they might be ideal for those new to vaping in general, or for those who simply don’t want to mess with coils, cleaning, leaks and other little quirks that come along with “mod” devices and more specialized vaping devices.
  • Consider the long-term investment required. With a standard vaporizer, you can use just about any bottle of e-liquid out there, and many are available in bulk online and in-stores in an impressive variety of flavors and nicotine levels. With a system like the Cue, you’ll be limited to the in-house flavors and quantities, and because the company states that the 5ml cartridges may only last a day or so depending on usage, you’re looking at a potential $7/day fee in operating costs alone.
  • Always be mindful of the risks. As we mentioned above, much is still to be learned about the potential for adverse effects that come along with using a vaporizer. Because there are still many unanswered questions, we’d recommend speaking with your doctor directly before making a purchase.

Final Thoughts on Cue Vapor

Bringing everything that we’ve learned about the Cue Vapor System together, we still have a few lingering thoughts that we feel are worth discussing.

On the one hand, the Cue seems like a simple, user-friendly way to break into vaping, especially if you’ve never had any experience with it in the past, or are looking for something a bit more hands-off than the “mod” culture that seems to be prevalent in the wider vaping industry.

On the other, using a closed system that can cost you as much as $7 per day in e-liquid may be cost-prohibitive for many. This is especially true for those looking to quit smoking for financial reasons.

Painted against the backdrop of the warnings issued by the American Heart Association and the FDA, as consumers ourselves, we’d likely feel more comfortable speaking with a doctor before making a purchase, especially if we were just getting started with vaporizers. This is especially true considering that the Cue Vapor System includes options containing nicotine, which is an addictive substance.

Despite these concerns, the Cue Vapor System looks like a solid device for those looking to begin vaping with minimal overhead. If you choose to try it out, you’ll be able to take advantage of the 60-day money-back guarantee, should you decide it’s not for you in the end.

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41 Consumer Reviews for Cue Vapor System

Average Consumer Rating: 2.6
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 13 4 star: 1 3 star: 4 2 star: 1 1 star:  22
Bottom Line: 41% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Poor

    • Washington,
    • Feb 16, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought the Cue Vapor so that I could try to get away from the fill liquid vapor. But I got it and liked it at first, but the more I used it I started to get hot liquid in my mouth, and the cartridges are too expensive to only last me for a day or maybe two.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Faulty Cue

    • Georgia,
    • Feb 15, 2019
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    In the past two weeks I have purchased two Cues. The first one I thought was going to explode, it was so hot, and I purchased it in Savannah, Georgia. The second one I purchased not even a week ago and guess what? It quit working today. I called and they asked me to provide proof of purchase, not a problem I could do that. They suggested I return it to the store I purchased it from, but Federal Law PROHIBITS THAT and the retailer isn't going to take it back.

    DON'T DO BUSINESS with these people! I just wasted $43.00 for nothing. Of course many of you won't see this as they review all of these. They can't stop me from using Yelp. The very first one I purchased three years ago worked great until I dropped it and it shattered to pieces. How disappointing. These people are just out to make a buck and not help the customer, except to send them another Cue. I THINK NOT.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Poor product

    • Parkland, WA,
    • Jan 21, 2019
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    It started fine, the order was fast, faster charge on my card, charged and inspected, read all literature, unpacking boxes carefully, all fit, but cartridge ejects on its own even if left on the table. The workaround was to find a band to hold, but the battery is inadequate, won't last the full cartridge!

    All told not good even after cancellation, and still got auto ship refill and charge! I am filing for a refund! 100% bad business as usual for the next person who is thinking of buying!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Refills cost too much

    • Manchester, TN,
    • Dec 28, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought a Cue back in March of this year and love it. The only problem is that the refills run out too quickly and they cost way too much. I am considering going back to my other Mod since I cannot keep spending $15.00 a day. They just do not last me for a whole day, and also, I can't find my flavor (creamy vanilla) anywhere except for at one store here in town, and if they are closed, I am screwed because the other flavors suck. I really want to keep using my Cue, but if the price doesn't go down on the refills, I have no other choice. The Cue is the best e-cig I have ever bought, but I will not continue to spend $7.50 each for the refill. PLEASE LOWER THE PRICE and come up with better tasting refills. Vanilla Cream is the best, but I would love to try new ones only if the price gets lowered.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Very happy

    • Levelland, TX,
    • Dec 3, 2018
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    I am extremely pleased with Cue! I have completely stopped smoking cigarettes with Cue! I love their customer service; they are always super friendly and helpful. I just wish they would make the subscription program 30 days instead of 28.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    • Shady Dale, GA,
    • Oct 24, 2018
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    It's a scam. They said my address didn't match my credit card, it does. They charged me, sent me nothing, said they can hold my money for 7 business days, will send ads to your order, won't let you delete, and customer service says they can't help. It has been a week and I still haven't seen my money returned. This is just a place making interest off holding other peoples' money. Liars and losers. I am still waiting for my $60.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 12 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Big disappointment

    • California,
    • Sep 25, 2018
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    It leaks from two vent holes and stinks. I took one puff and got hit by hot liquids. A total waste of money. Because I am a cheap guy, I will hack the battery and throw away the rest of the stuff.

    I will try Juul.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 12 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Okay product

    • Austin, TX,
    • Jul 9, 2018
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    I really liked this product at first because of the cartridges. The actual housing itself lasted for a long time, but the cartridges would leak. I ended up throwing out a lot of cartridges. I've now gone to the JUUL system, and it is a much better product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 18 people found this review helpful

    Bogus!

    My husband bought one of these because I am extremely allergic to airborne particles in the air and cannot tolerate the smell of cigarette smoke. The smell of most vaping liquids makes me physically ill. The Cue was advertised as a "no-smell" alternative that SOUNDED great.

    When it first arrived, I could barely smell the vapor, but now, after a few weeks of use, the smell is obnoxious, to say the least! He thinks because I couldn't smell it at first, that my being able to smell it now is "all in my head" which is completely ridiculous! I'm having violent allergic reactions to the vapor, and the smell is disgusting! I would warn everyone considering this as an alternative - don't waste your money!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Nice

    • Madison, WI,
    • Jun 29, 2018
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    I have been vaping for years. I have used pricey mods down to the cheapest. This unit is perfect. It gives a good cloud and everything works as it should. I love it.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 18 out 19 people found this review helpful

    Horrible

    • Gallup, NM,
    • May 31, 2018
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    Cue has been thrown into a drawer. The unit boils liquid and pops and overheats. I looked online for hours, tried what little I found. Be careful. Support wasn't supportive. I wish I could have had a chance to try.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Jan 21, 2019

      Keith G.

      Got that right! By the time I got it, the refills were already automatically ordered. Customer service is not even close to what I was "guaranteed" waiting for a shipping label for a refund. Ha! Not holding my breath.

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