Menthol cigarettes were banned in the United Kingdom and Europe in 2020, having existed for almost 100 years. Since then, millions of former menthol cigarette smokers have been looking for an alternative. If you’re one of them, we’ve got good news for you.
Menthol tobacco e liquids aren’t going anywhere, and they’re a godsend for a former menthol cigarette smoker. You can still get the menthol rush you love whilst finally kicking your cigarette habit for good.
Considering the clear benefits of these products, it will come as no surprise to you that menthol is one of the most common flavourings in the e liquid world and that the menthol segment of the e liquid market is expected to register the highest growth rate over the next five years.
To help you explore the many options out there and find out which vape juice is right for you, we’ve chosen the best menthol tobacco e liquids of 2022. Which of these most appeal to you?
5mg, 10mg, 20mg
“This product does what it says on the tin (or bottle). The tobacco is very subtle, and the menthol is not too strong. As this uses a hybrid salt mix, you get a decent throat hit, but it's also very smooth at the same time.”
Based in Milton Keynes, Riot Squad is a bold, no-nonsense brand with a human approach. Empathy is at the heart of its messaging – to quote the brand, ‘Quitting smoking is hard – doing it alone is damn-near impossible… what’s the point of kicking a habit just to pick it up as soon as you leave your safe space?’.
The brand backs up its messaging and helps vapers beat the cigarettes by providing an irresistible collection of flavours and blends. One of its most popular products is the Tobacco Menthol Hybrid Salt, a crisp yet fairly simple e liquid containing light, creamy tobacco notes.
As you may have concluded from its title, this e liquid contains a hybrid nicotine blend of 50% salt nicotine and 50% freebase nicotine. The reason for this ratio – as alluded to in the user review above – is that freebase nicotine can be quite harsh on the throat when inhaled, and salt nicotine counterbalances this by providing fast nicotine absorption and a smoother aftertaste.
The 50:50 ratio gives you the best of both worlds – a quick nicotine fix with just the right amount of coolness. This is quite a unique feature, and Riot Squad is one of the few companies to use hybrid nicotine in its e liquids.
Another feature that makes the Tobacco Menthol Hybrid Salt well-rounded is its 50% PG / 50% VG concentration. This ratio means that it’s suitable for mouth-to-lung vape kits and all-day vaping. You can get a 70% VG version of this as a 50ml shortfill if you prefer big clouds.
You can choose from 5mg, 10mg, or 20mg in terms of nicotine strength. With these choices, you can keep using Tobacco Menthol, even if your required nic strength changes. At this point, we should mention that Riot Squad is one of the few vaping brands to offer a 5mg strength for a nic salts liquid – this is ideal if you think that 10mg or 20mg might be too strong for you.
When you try this e liquid for yourself, you’ll understand why Riot Squad is an award-winning brand sold in 80 countries worldwide. The quality speaks for itself.
0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
“This e liquid is great value for the money. It makes me feel like I’ve had a cigarette and tastes just like the real thing but takes away the craving.”
As we covered in our blog post on the best tobacco e liquids, Lancashire-based Vampire Vape has won multiple Best E Liquid Awards, and, at the time of writing, it has 54 flavour options available for consumers. So, you know you’re getting the best in class when you buy one of its products.
The brand’s Menthol Tobacco e liquid is proof of its manufacturing excellence. This e liquid offers the perfect balance of boldness and subtlety, packing a punch with its assertive flavour profile yet still providing a smooth, refreshing vape.
When you try this e liquid, you’ll taste rich Virginian rolling tobacco and a fresh menthol base. The tobacco is earthy and reminiscent of what you’d taste in a hand-rolled cigarette, just with the subtle addition of menthol. The menthol takes the edge off, provides an uplifting taste, and soothes the throat.
All of the above details are testament to the extensive quality and flavour testing that Vampire Vape’s in-house flavourists put its e liquids through. If you want a menthol tobacco e liquid that’s daring, uncompromising, and of the highest quality, this ticks all the boxes.
Side note: The PG/VG ratios vary according to the various nicotine strengths. The 3mg strength contains a 50% PG / 50% VG ratio, whereas the 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, and 18mg strengths contain a 60% PG / 40% VG ratio. For those who are new to vaping, we recommend going with the lower strengths if you want a milder throat hit.
6mg, 12mg, 18mg
“I loved this one – it’s very moreish and chewy, the tobacco is subtle, and the mint, when combined with the tobacco, almost makes this taste like an After 8 mint! I think I've finally found my go-to tobacco e liquid – I’m going to make this a staple from now on.”
Dinner Lady, based in Lancashire, is famous for its range of dessert flavours (which is fitting, given its name), and the brand has won more than 40 awards for its innovation and creativity.
However, it’s not just known for its sweet flavour profiles – the Mint Tobacco e liquid is evidence of its ability to mix sweet with savoury to great effect and recreate the classic flavours you’re used to.
In creating this e liquid, Dinner Lady has combined dark, rich tobacco notes on the inhale with a cool layer of frosty menthol containing fragrant eucalyptus notes on the exhale. The slight hint of sweetness from the mint offsets the assertive, darker tobacco taste.
Part of Dinner Lady’s 50/50 range, this e liquid contains a 50% PG / 50% VG concentration ratio that’ll provide deep flavour and moderate cloud production and is ideal for vape starter kits.
It’s available in a salt nicotine blend if you want a smoother throat hit, and it comes in nicotine strengths of 3mg to 18mg, depending on your preference.
Whichever version of this e liquid you pick, it’ll be a real hit – you won’t be able to get enough.
0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
“With this e liquid, you have the ideal balance of tobacco with a hint of mint. I missed the tobacco hit with other menthols, but this is by far my favourite combination of both.”
We’re showcasing a little bit of bias with this selection, as Hangsen is our best-selling brand. But its e liquids are of such supreme quality we can’t write an article without featuring one.
Ultimate satisfaction is guaranteed with Hangsen’s Tobacco Mint e liquid. Created by the brand’s award-winning flavourist and formulated from the highest quality of food and pharmaceutical grade ingredients, this e liquid blends a sense-blasting minty taste with a mild tobacco base.
It comes in a 70% PG concentration, so you’ll get a decent amount of vapour and a satisfying throat hit. Bear in mind, though, that its concentration means this e liquid is most suited to lower-powered vape kits – it’s not suitable for sub-ohm devices. If you’re looking for big clouds and loads of flavour, you’re better off going with something like the 70% VG Riot Squad Tobacco Menthol 50ml e liquid, which we linked to above.
Available in nicotine strengths from 0mg to 18mg, Hangsen’s Tobacco Mint is another e liquid that’s great for all-day vaping.
3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
“I only use Vapemate Tobacco Menthol. It’s like a menthol cigarette, so it’s helped me give up smoking. I’ve been using it for over a year, and I highly recommend it to other vapers.”
Another Lancashire company makes our list in Bolton-based Vapemate. The company’s strapline is “try something different” – and it more than lives up to its mantra with this e liquid.
Tobacco Menthol is one of the best-selling flavours in the Vapemate range. It’s unique in the sense that it’s the first menthol tobacco e liquid on our list that favours the menthol side of the equation a bit more. When you inhale, you'll get a nice, chilly taste coupled with smooth, mellow tobacco notes.
If you used to prefer the colder menthol cigarettes – maybe you liked the cigarettes with crush balls in the filters, for instance – you’ll like the double dose of menthol here.
This vape juice has a balance of 50% PG / 50% VG, perfect for starter kits. The menthol is not too overpowering, though, allowing the smokey and flavoursome tobacco flavour to come through.
It’s also compatible with most vape kits on the market and available in nicotine strengths of 0mg to 18mg, depending on your preference.
Even if, for whatever reason, this e liquid isn’t for you, there are plenty more Vapemate products that’ll tickle your taste buds. The brand is renowned for its extensive range, so you’ll always have plenty of choice.
3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
“This is an excellent e liquid – the smell is not overpowering, there is a nice menthol flavour, and I’m happy with the overall taste. I’ve had no issues and would highly recommend it.”
Located in Guildford, Surrey, Vapouriz provides e liquids and electronic cigarette accessories to all corners of the globe, from the UK to Asia. Vapour Labs, a subsidiary of Vapouriz, manufactures the company’s products – and with outstanding results, as proven by the Menthol Tobacco e liquid.
Part of Vapouriz’s recently launched 50/50 range, this e liquid contains a 50% PG / 50% VG concentration ratio (if you’ve read any of the other entries above, you know about the benefits of this ratio by now).
It manages to capture the authentic experience of smoking a menthol cigarette without exaggerating the coldness – it simply serves to take the edge off the very bold tobacco base flavour.
If your favourite menthol cigarettes had full tobacco flavours on the inhale and light, fresh menthol on the exhale, this e liquid is an excellent like-for-like replacement if you’re looking to replicate this experience.
As we mentioned above, Vapouriz’s Menthol Tobacco e liquid belongs to its 50/50 range. This range comprises only the highest quality, European-sourced ingredients and is registered and approved by the MRHA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency). So, this product’s high-level credentials speak for themselves.
With nicotine strengths from 3mg to 18mg and a flavour that you can vape all day, this juice is well worth getting your hands on.
0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
“I've always been a big fan of tobacco vape juices. Following my great experience with the Ice Menthol from Club Juice, I ordered this, and it's a good alternative. It has a great tobacco taste and is a great product.”
Produced in the UK, Club Juice’s e liquids come in various simple yet pleasing flavours to satisfy almost any palate. Don’t be surprised to see this brand pop up in other ‘best of’ articles due to its popularity among consumers.
The brand’s Menthol Tobacco e liquid embodies the satisfying simplicity of its range. It contains smoky yet smooth tobacco on the inhale and delicate minty notes on the exhale to achieve an optimal balance.
The scales aren’t tipped too far in favour of either the tobacco or menthol, and this e liquid is pretty much a carbon copy of a menthol cigarette. We’ve made this point already, but if you’re an ex-smoker beginning your vaping journey, this is the kind of e liquid you need.
Club Juice’s Menthol Tobacco has a 50% PG / 50% VG concentration ratio and is available in 10ml bottles with nicotine strengths of 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, and 18mg.
3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
“This is icy fresh in a sweet way, it doesn't burn the back of my throat, and it feels super smooth. It’s the best e liquid I've tried so far.”
Ohm Brew is one of the vaping industry’s biggest names. Based in the heart of Belfast, its e liquids show why it’s garnered such a reputation – and Iced Tobacco is no exception.
Unlike some of the more subtle e liquids that we’ve featured in our article, this one delivers an icy blast (the clue is in the title!).
Don’t expect a mere hint of menthol here – it’s a real twist on the classic menthol flavour, and you’ll feel like you’re in the North Pole on the exhale. Considering that we’re approaching summer at the time of writing, this e liquid might give you the refreshing taste you need.
Because it’s made using nicotine salts, Iced Tobacco delivers a more rapid nicotine hit that’s just like smoking a cigarette. All in all, it’s not one for the faint-hearted.
Made from premium ingredients, it has a 50% PG / 50% VG concentration ratio – to reiterate the above points, this means it produces regular, fairly discreet clouds and can be used with pod devices and starter kits. It also comes in nicotine strengths of 3mg to 18mg.
For a distinctive vape with a chilly punch, choose Iced Tobacco.
3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
“This is really cool and minty – you get so much in one single puff! I highly recommend it!”
Manufactured by Juice Sauz Distribution in Lincoln, V4pour is a range of simple and authentic-tasting e liquids containing fruit, menthol, and tobacco flavours. This range is made for smokers who are transitioning to vaping and vapers who use starter kits and prefer a mouth-to-lung vape.
Cool Cig is the range’s standout menthol e liquid that’s perfect for satisfying your tobacco cravings. It contains a powerful peppermint and menthol blend along with smoky, fragrant tobacco notes to give you an exquisite and exhilarating vaping experience. The hints of smoky tobacco are just what you need if you’re looking for something that replicates the flavour of cigarette smoke.
In addition, as it has a 60% PG concentration, Cool Cig is a thinner liquid. Therefore, it more closely replicates the feeling of smoking than some other e liquids we’ve featured in this article, which have a higher VG concentration. So, if you want the same throat hit that you’ve been used to from smoking cigarettes, we recommend going for this e liquid.
Its 60% PG concentration also means it can be absorbed better by high-resistance coils and is thus suited to mouth-to-lung vaping.
It’s made from the finest quality ingredients, and available in nicotine strengths of 3mg to 18mg.
In summary, if you’ve recently quit smoking or enjoyed menthol cigarettes once upon a time and are looking for a like-for-like replacement – this e liquid is for you.
3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
“This is a very satisfying vape with great flavour, and its price makes it excellent value for money.”
Double Drip is produced by industry-leading Vapour Labs (see entry number 6 above for more background information on them), and its 50/50 collection is exactly what vapers would expect from the title.
A full-body vape, it offers the perfect blend of rich, robust, and grassy Virginia tobacco and the chilly, clean, fresh menthol. It’s aromatic, too, if this is what you like in an e liquid.
This is also a 50:50 blend in terms of its PG and VG ratio. The 50% PG blend provides the delicate woody Virginia tobacco notes on the inhale, while the 50% VG concentration gives you the clouds and sweet menthol flavour on the exhale. The VG base is also suitable for most devices, including pod systems and vape pens.
Made in the UK from the finest ingredients, Double Drip Menthol Tobacco is available in nicotine strengths of 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, and 18mg to suit your needs.
Tasty, uplifting, and of superior quality, this one will always hit the spot.
3mg, 6mg, 12mg
“I’m so glad I ordered this e liquid. Otherwise, I would have been back smoking – now, this is the only flavour I can vape.”
The word ‘premium’ gets thrown around a lot, but Pukka Juice is fully deserving of this description.
It’s only existed since 2017, but in that time, it’s won multiple accolades, including World’s Best Fruit Flavour at last year’s prestigious Vaporound Awards. It also won 2018’s One of the Best Brands at the same awards.
You get the picture. This is a brand you can trust. And it lives up to its global reputation with its Tobacco Menthol e liquid, which contains a refined tobacco flavour with a soothing layer of menthol.
An easy-going, all-day vape, this e liquid has a 50% PG / 50% VG concentration and can be used with starter vape kits, compact pod vape kits, and pen vape kits. It’s also available in nicotine strengths from 3mg to 12mg.
Whichever strength you go for, you’ll find this e liquid satisfying on every level.
And even if you decide not to buy this e liquid, there are loads of other refreshing options in the Pukka range that we’re sure you’ll like – especially the tropical and fruit flavours.
Whatever you’re looking for, Pukka has something for everyone.
3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
“Very good and not too overpowering with the menthol.”
The Zeus Juice story is a fascinating one – founder Paul Curtis began the business in 2011 by creating vape liquids from his kitchen table in Birmingham.
In the decade that’s followed, Zeus Juice has gone from strength to strength, opening its first physical retail space and finishing runner-up in the Best Menthol category at the 2020 Vapouround Awards.
This nomination highlights the high-quality of Zeus Juice’s menthol offering, and this quality is epitomised by its Menthol Tobacco e liquid.
This is another must-have e liquid if you like your menthol cigarettes. It combines a smooth, rich, woody tobacco base with sweet notes of crisp menthol for a refreshing and balanced flavour.
Mixed to a 50% PG / 50% VG concentration, it’s designed for pod kits and vape pens and is available in nicotine strengths of 3mg all the way up to 18mg.
From your very first puff, you’ll be glad you picked it – and you’ll realise why Zeus Juice is one of the world’s top e liquid brands right now.
“Wow! The flavour profile is on point. This has a really subtle peppermint flavour which goes perfectly with the chocolate. Tobacco is in the background, but, again, it’s subtle, and the overall mix is perfect.”
Cosmic Fog is from California, the e liquid capital of the world – and that will become abundantly clear when you read about its Chill’d Tobacco. It’s quirky, laid-back, and a little bit different.
This ironically-titled e liquid – it’s so chilled that it uses an apostrophe instead of an ‘e’ – is a fitting final entry of our article and should be top of your list if you’re a sub-ohm vaper.
It takes a bold tobacco base and incorporates peppermint for a refreshing zing, whilst chocolate notes appear on the exhale for a bittersweet aftertaste.
We decided to leave it until the end, as it’s the most wildcard option from our article for several reasons.
Firstly, it’s a little more expensive at £14.99 a bottle – but this price is justifiable, given the bottle size and the fact it’s an imported juice. In fact, when you break the price down, it actually works out at greater value for money than many of the other e liquids we’ve mentioned, in terms of ml vs money spent.
Secondly, it has the highest VG ratio of all the tobacco menthol e liquids we’ve written about. For those who aren’t yet up to speed with vaping terminology, its high VG concentration means that it’s full of rich flavour and produces lots of vapour, but provides a much milder throat hit than a high PG e liquid.
Thirdly, because it’s 100ml, it’s only available in nicotine strengths of 0mg – ideal if you’re quitting nicotine products or don’t use them. (You can increase the strength to 3mg by adding a nicotine shot of your choice – find out how to achieve the perfect mix of e liquid and nicotine shot by using our calculator.)
Considering all of the above, it's safe to say that this e liquid isn't for the traditionalists or people looking for the same nicotine rush or throat hit as smoking a cigarette. So, if this is you, go for something else.
But, if you have a slightly more adventurous palate, or are an experienced vaper, we highly recommend you try this.
Hopefully reading the above helps you make an informed decision as to the best tobacco menthol e liquids available and which of them you should get.
However, if you’re still unsure about what to buy, don’t worry – we’ve got a full range of tobacco and menthol e liquids to suit your needs.
Whether you want a refreshing menthol taste, a classic tobacco flavour, or a bit of both, you can find what you’re looking for in our range by clicking on the button below.