One of the best parts of vapes is the ability to choose your own nicotine strength. And that includes zero nicotine as an option too! Plenty of vapers begin vaping with the goal of weaning off nicotine until they reach zero; using vapes to quit smoking and nicotine. Yet, some continue vaping without nicotine even after weaning off cigarettes. Some use both nicotine and non-nicotine juice. And finally, there are vapers that have never used nicotine at all. CBD, other botanicals, or just 0 mg e-juice all fall under the umbrella of a non-nicotine vape.
There are plenty of options for non-nicotine vapes…and plenty of reasons to choose them.
Absence of nicotine's toxicity
Unlike with e-juice that has nicotine, the ingredients in e-liquid without nicotine liquid is almost always made of food grade ingredients. If you have reason to fear spills or bottles of nic liquid getting into the wrong hands, zero nicotine e-juice would pose no known threat. Sure, someone might be allergic to one of the ingredients, but that’s just a hazard of having an allergy, not specific to vape juice.
Even though a non-nicotine vape doesn’t have the toxicity of nicotine, it's a smart practice to keep all vapes out of the reach of children and pets—especially if there are other vapes nearby that have nicotine or other drugs. You wouldn’t want to get the two confused! Also know that the absence of nicotine’s toxicity does not mean absolute safety to inhale to your lungs. Those are actually separate matters.
Nicotine free vape pens are non-addictive
There's no addictive substance in a zero nicotine vape.
It’s a simple truth. If nicotine is the addictive substance, potential addictiveness leaves with it. And it’s not even like the case of decaffeinated coffee that has caffeine removed. Nicotine is an additive to vapes, so it was never there to begin with. It’s just an optional ingredient.
However, the FDA-mandated labeling requirements allow only two labels for e-juice, whether it’s got nicotine in it or not. These are the only two choices:
- This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.
- This product is made from tobacco.
Both demonstrably false statements for non-nicotine vape juice. And oddly misleading and confusing to the consumer. Setting aside isolated cases of mislabeling, which happens in every industry, the fact is non-nicotine e-juice is not made from tobacco and does not contain nicotine. Therefore, it's not chemically addictive.
You can take a nicotine break and still vape
It’s not uncommon for nicotine users to accidentally go overboard from time to time, especially when they’re just learning their limits. It’s not a comfortable feeling. It might make you temporarily lethargic, speedy, buzzed, or plain ol' sick. But sometimes you still want to vape, even if your body is saying “no mas nicotine!”
Zero nicotine e-liquid means none. Nada! With 0 mg juice, you can keep on vaping and give your system a total break from nicotine.
Satisfy a sweet tooth with less guilt
For a surprising number of vapers out there—and I've met many that say this—vaping helps them reduce mindless sugar consumption or even just snacking on empty calories. Depending on your situation, that could be beneficial to your health. Just ask a diabetic vaper how incredible it is to vape a flavor they shouldn’t actually eat. It’s a godsend! Furthermore, nicotine doesn’t have to be involved to get that benefit. Vaping without nicotine can still satisfy a sweet tooth or minimize the need to put other things in your mouth that may actually be riskier.
Nicotine-free ejuice is often on sale
A fact of the market is non-nicotine e-juice doesn’t sell as well as nicotine-based liquid. That’s why vape shop bargain bins often have several bottles of it on sale.
Even if you prefer vaping with nicotine, go ahead and buy that cheap bottle of nic-free juice that caught your eye. Especially if you already vape low strength juice! If you end up liking that flavor but you want it with nicotine, you can buy another bottle of that same flavor and mix the two.
For instance, if you normally vape 3 mg/mL and you bought a discounted bottle of 0 mg/mL, buy that flavor again at 6 mg/mL. Mix equal parts of them together and you’ll be at 3 mg/mL. Bullseye! It’s an amazing cost-saving hack. Depending on how cheap the discount was on the zero nic, it’s conceivable that you’d be near BOGO prices for two bottles. I’ve seen big bottles of zero nic for as cheap as a dollar.
Non-nicotine vapes are smoother on the throat
Nicotine can be felt when you vape it. Not only can you feel nicotine in your head and body, but you can also feel it when it hits your throat. It's called "throat hit." It's a sensation like a thump to the throat or hit to the chest. While many vapers love that feeling and can’t vape without it, some don’t like it. Nicotine-free vape juice is smooth and barely felt when going down. The user can enjoy the flavor, warmth, and still blow out clouds, but without the nicotine sensation tickling and irritating the throat.
CBD vape pens are nicotine free
CBD vape pens look no different than vape pens with nicotine. It's easy to lump all the devices together since they ultimately are the same. What really distinguishes vapes from one another is what goes in them…or even what doesn’t. Vaping CBD happens to be the most effective way of getting the cannabinoid in your system. Using a CBD vape pen is a smart choice when the speed of absorption matters.
This article is originally published in vaping360.