A study done back in 2015 revealed that about 10 percent of Americans vape on a regular basis. But not everyone who vapes does it the same way.
There are some people who use e-juices that contain nicotine when they vape. A lot of these people do it because they’re trying to wean themselves off of using tobacco products that contain nicotine.
There are also many others who use e-juices that don’t have any nicotine in them at all. They don’t need nicotine to enjoy themselves while vaping.
There are several pros and cons that come along with vaping without nicotine. Let’s take a look at them to see if it would be right for you.
Pro: Vaping Without Nicotine Will Prevent You From Getting Addicted to It
If you’ve never used nicotine before and you’re just getting into vaping for the first time, it’s a good idea to do it without using e-juices that contain nicotine.
While some studies have shown that there are benefits to using nicotine, nicotine is also known to be an addictive substance. This means that once you start vaping with nicotine, you will likely find that your body will need nicotine on a daily basis.
You don’t want to start using nicotine if you don’t have to. You can enjoy all of the fun that comes along with vaping without using nicotine.
Just make sure you look for non-nicotine vapes when you’re purchasing your vaping products.
Con: It Won’t Help You Quit Using Tobacco Products
If you have smoked cigarettes or used other tobacco products in the past, vaping can be a good way to cut back on your nicotine use.
E-juices come loaded with different levels of nicotine in them. You can gradually wean yourself off nicotine by decreasing the levels in your e-juices over time.
However, if you try to quit smoking or using tobacco products by vaping without nicotine, you will usually find that your body will crave nicotine. It’s part of the reason why so many people who vape also continue to use tobacco products.
If your goal is to quit using tobacco products altogether, it’s usually a good idea to use e-juices with at least a little nicotine in them at the beginning.
It’s better to do that and bring your levels down over time instead of essentially going cold turkey and then turning back to tobacco products later.
Pro: Vaping Without Nicotine Will Still Allow You to Enjoy E-Juice Flavors
One of the best parts about vaping is trying out all of the different e-juice flavors that are available out there. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, on the market for you to try.
You can experiment better with the many flavors by opting to vape without nicotine. While nicotine doesn’t really play a big role in the flavor of e-juices, true “flavor chasers” as they’re called in the vape community can enjoy the taste of e-juices with or without nicotine.
If the flavor is what you’re after, you should steer clear of using nicotine and just focus on the flavor instead. It will prevent you from getting addicted to the nicotine in certain e-juices.
Con: It Might Make You Vape More Than You Intend to
When you use e-juices with nicotine in them, you will usually only have to take a few drags every so often to get your nicotine fix. It will cut down on how often you use your e-cigarette.
But when vaping without nicotine, you won’t be chasing a nicotine fix. Instead, you’ll simply be puffing away on your e-cigarette without a care in the world.
Since you won’t have nicotine to tell you when it’s time to stop, you can very easily get into the habit of vaping more than you intend to at times.
This can become very costly when you consider how much e-juice you’ll have to buy. There are also some concerns about how e-cigarettes and e-juices will affect the long-term health of people.
This does not mean you should start vaping with nicotine just to limit how often you vape. But it does mean you should be mindful of how often you’re vaping if you’re not using nicotine.
Pro: Vaping Without Nicotine Will Let You Show Off Your Best Tricks
There are many people who enjoy doing tricks when they vape. They blow big O-rings and do other incredible things with the vapor created by their vape pens and e-cigarettes.
In order to do tricks, you usually need to spend quite a bit of time practicing. It can be difficult to practice when you’re vaping with nicotine. The nicotine can eventually become too much to take and force you to take a break.
If your goal is to learn how to do every vape trick in the book, it’s best to do it as you vape without nicotine.
Con: It Might Not Give You the Throat Hit You’re Chasing
“Throat hit” is one of the terms you’ll learn when you start vaping regularly. It refers to the feeling you get at the back of your throat when you take a pull from an e-cigarette.
If you’re used to the throat hit that comes along with taking a drag from a cigarette, you might not be satisfied with the throat hit you get when you vape without nicotine. These throat hits can be underwhelming.
There are some non nicotine vapes that will still deliver throat hits. But you’ll need to try out a bunch of them to see which deliver the throat hit you’re in search of.
The lack of a throat hit could send you back to using tobacco products if you’re not careful.
Is Vaping Without Nicotine Bad for You?
There are many people who are skeptical about vaping without nicotine. They aren’t sure if it’s the right move for them to make with regards to their health.
The truth is that there are still many studies being done on the safety of vaping as a whole. But for now, it doesn’t appear as though vaping without nicotine is significantly better or worse than vaping with it.
The good thing is that you won’t have to worry about dealing with nicotine addiction when you vape without nicotine. But you should continue to monitor the news to see what others pros and cons of vaping without nicotine come out.
Keep up with our blog to learn more about the latest news on vaping.