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Nicotine Free Vape Explained

Vaping has made a huge climb in popularity in recent years, with many people starting to use vaporizers. However, why do people use vaporizers? Many think that the ingredients in e-liquids have much fewer carcinogens and harmless chemicals. With the popularity rising it is no surprise that trends have been spotted and “competitive vaping” is now a thing. When you take vaping down to its roots and look at the similarities to other means, there is one thing in common – nicotine. However, is it possible to vape without nicotine?

Nicotine Free Vapes Explained: Dangers and Trends in Zero-Nicotine Vaping

What is nicotine – free vaping?

Nicotine free vaping is the same as normal vaping. However, all nicotine is removed from the e-liquid to create nicotine free vape juice. Nicotine is one of the most addictive elements of vaping and the main reason many people still vape. So given the option, it is no surprise the users have jumped at the opportunity to carry on vaping without nicotine.

Pros Cons
Control over nicotine amount allows users to remove nicotine from their e-liquids gradually. Nicotine gives the user a “sick feeling” that controls the amount they vape in one session. Without this, you will end up vaping more.
Elimination of nicotine removes the main addictive aspect of vaping, making it much easier for users to quit. Nicotine provides a much harsher throat hit when pulling from the device, nicotine free vape juice does not do this.
Nicotine free vape juice creates much larger clouds and vapor density, something that the most common sub-ohm vape users aim to achieve. Lowering the nicotine dose could lead to withdrawal symptoms from your nicotine addiction.


Nicotine Free Vapes Explained: Who uses nicotine free vapes?

The use of nicotine free vapes might stretch a little further than you think. You can find nicotine free vapes in many different areas and scenes; such as competitive vaping, social vaping or just casual vapors. I will break down each of these below.

Competitive Vaping

One of the largest and most popular scenes for vaping, competitive vapors get together to show their hardware builds and ability to blow large plumes of vapor. The majority of competitive vapors will use sub-ohm devices, with a nicotine free juice; this allows for a much large vapor production.

Social Vaping

I am sure everyone has gone out with friends before, had a little too much to drink and fancied having a pull on a cigarette or vape. This is becoming more common with nicotine free vapes, and many people realize that without the nicotine addiction there’s a lot less risk and far few precautions, if they were to have a couple pulls.

Casual Vaping

It is no secret there has been a huge amount of promotion and marketing surrounding vaping, to some people the competitive and social aspects might seem quite attractive. Having the ability to purchase a vape, knowing you do not have to use nicotine might give the user some peace of mind. However, it is important to understand nicotine free vapes are not completely safe, and there are still plenty of other harmful chemicals.

Is nicotine free vaping better?

This is probably the section that you have all came here for, to put it nicely and simply; nicotine free vaping is better than nicotine vaping. However, this does not mean it is overall safer to use. There are still plenty of aspects and chemicals that are harmful to your body. Additionally, the age of vaping makes it extremely hard to predict or assume the long term effects.

The nicotine addiction

The main reason why nicotine free is vaping is much better is the elimination of nicotine completely removes the possibilities of a nicotine addiction. As much of you are aware, nicotine is one of the most addictive chemicals in the world, with the possibilities of generating cravings and even withdrawal symptoms. If you have not got an addiction, I’d highly recommend staying far away from nicotine.

Additionally, nicotine free vaping can be used to fight a nicotine addiction. Using different levels of nicotine in juices, you can easily lower your nicotine consumption over time. Quitting slowly is much easier and bearable compared to quitting all at once.

Nicotine Free Vaping Infographic

How do you vape without nicotine?

Nicotine free vapes and vape juice are extremely common now making it extremely easy to vape without nicotine. If you are used to vaping with nicotine, you can take a look at the bottom section of this article to control the amount of nicotine you consume. If you are looking to start vaping without nicotine then that is easy too; simply ensure the vape juice you are purchasing is nicotine free vape juice; this will be advertised as 0mg vape juice. Below you will find some of the most common vape tools that have a no nicotine option:


Commonly hosting a traditional cartridge or capsule, you can purchase these from almost every high street shop. Whether you are purchasing an all-in-one e-cig or a modular one, the cartridges or capsules will have a nicotine free option.


These have many different configurations, one of which being sub-ohm. Vaporizers have by far the most choice when it comes to nicotine consumption, and it is extremely easy to find any amount of nicotine you desire, just most common liquids are nicotine free.

Dry Herb Vaporizers

Where legal, dry herb vaporizers also provide a nicotine free experience. The traditional method for consuming dry herb would almost certainly involve the use of tobacco, and dry herb vaporizers do not use combustion only vaporizing dry herbs something that tobacco is not required for.

Almost every single vaporizer can use nicotine free vape juice. However, when purchasing compact “all-in-one” e-cigs, you should make sure the cartridges that come with the devices are nicotine free. It is still common for the “cigarette look alike” e-cigs to come with nicotine.

Why use nicotine free vapes?

There are many different reasons why people are choosing to vape without nicotine. Without the risk of a nicotine addiction, this will start to become a lot more attractive. However, it is important to understand that nicotine is not the only addictive aspect of vaping, the social implications and other aspects can easily become addictive. Below you will find some of the main reason people choose to go nicotine free.

Nicotine consumption control

E-liquids come in many different shapes and sizes, this includes the amount of nicotine inside the liquid. Nicotine can be found in e-liquids with anywhere from 0mg to 12mg, giving you huge diversity and selection over the amount of nicotine you consume. Many users have been found to gradually reduce the amount of nicotine in vape juice until they are not consuming any at all. Doing this is a much nicer and more pleasant way to get over your addiction.

Social Aspects

As mentioned before in this article, there is a huge community surrounding competitive vaping, in most events and expeditions the use of nicotine is forbidden, therefore, if you are looking to start competitive vaping, you will have to ensure you are using nicotine free vape juices.

Increased taste and flavor

With the elimination of nicotine, it is proved that vape juices become a lot more tasteful. You have a lot more control over the liquids you are using and the amount you can pull. Additionally, nicotine free vapes are typically more forgiving to mouth to lung pulling methods instead of the traditional direct to lung.

Last Thoughts on Nicotine Free Vapes

On the face of it, vaping without nicotine appears to be a much better option for people with and without nicotine addictions. Having the ability to vape without nicotine also gives new users the ability to get involved without the fear of obtaining a nicotine addiction.

It is clear that many people are becoming attracted to vaping and the social aspects that it can bring, it is best if the users can feel safer doing this without the risk of nicotine. As mentioned before, it is important to understand that nicotine free vapes and nicotine free vape juice are still harmful and you should be aware of the health implications it has to you.


  1. Rita McCoy
    Rita McCoy October 15, 2017 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    I’m 0 nic vaping because I need to get the tar out of my lungs. Mine is more the habit of pulling smoke in and out. I don’t need the nicotine. This has to be better than sucking black tar into my lungs.

  2. mary
    mary October 18, 2017 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    In taking a nicotine test for hip surgery. I’ve stop smoking And im vaping with 0% no nicotine will I pass the test in a few days?

    • Ona
      Ona May 14, 2018 at 9:39 pm - Reply

      It takes 22 days for the nicotine to pass through and not show in any tests

  3. E
    E October 29, 2017 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    This is a well written piece that seems to be a quite unbiased in my opinion. I was a smoker for 12 years and stopped for 10. Quite recently I picked up smoking again, but with a decent brand of cigarettes; American Spirit which advertises to have no additives compared to other brands.
    While I can say I don’t have the same cravings like when I had the other brands years ago, it is more of a habit than a craving or withdrawal. I can go for days or weeks without wanting another smoke. Vaporizing seems interesting and especially without nicotine.
    Will give it a try.

  4. jasj
    jasj November 17, 2017 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    this article needs more scarier dangerous example of both types with nicotine and without nicotine especially the health risks on without nicotine because there still is

    • AVB
      AVB January 14, 2018 at 7:26 am - Reply

      Why does it need scarier examples?

  5. MamaTrama
    MamaTrama November 21, 2017 at 5:30 am - Reply

    my son recently took up non-nicotine vaping. I am concerned whether this is a health hazard? The article makes it seem as though there is no evidence at this time to indicate one way or the other.

  6. Zak
    Zak December 11, 2017 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    I was primarily looking for the individual contents of the non-nicotine vapes; their effects on body tissues like the oral and airways passages till the lungs.

  7. Amanda
    Amanda January 9, 2018 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    I am vaping now for 4 years. I really need to know if a e-cigarette can cause lung cancer.

  8. Kathryn
    Kathryn January 10, 2018 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Please share the harmful effects that you are referring to. I can not see anything in your article about harmful effects of vaping without nicotine.

    “As mentioned before, it is important to understand that nicotine free vapes and nicotine free vape juice are still harmful and you should be aware of the health implications it has to you.”

    • AVB
      AVB January 14, 2018 at 7:28 am - Reply

      That’s because there aren’t any…

      • urboy
        urboy February 22, 2018 at 4:51 am - Reply

        What a savage

      • Reba Tessel
        Reba Tessel February 25, 2018 at 12:25 am - Reply

        Actually, the warnings I have read simply refer to the chemicals contained in the vape pen itself. It is HARDLY A CONCERN to me as far as I have read.

    • riiiiiiooooo
      riiiiiiooooo March 4, 2018 at 1:22 am - Reply

      So, Miss Katherine, let’s here them

  9. Tracy
    Tracy February 21, 2018 at 7:26 am - Reply

    It says there could be negative chemical effects, where can I find out more about them?

  10. Jessie
    Jessie February 22, 2018 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Well what are they ??

  11. damie
    damie February 24, 2018 at 1:12 am - Reply

    Rather confusing, wouldn’t you say?
    So, from what I have read it sounds as if nicotine-free vaping is NOT harmful.

  12. Reba Tessel
    Reba Tessel February 25, 2018 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Smoked for 60 years – now Nicotine free. How did I do this? I get great Social Security and health benefits. I’m a retired paralegal who never saved. One day, 2 months ago, I realized I couldn’t afford to smoke. So, on that day, I got the “quit smoking” app (“Quit Guide”) and it worked for me. I do smoke a Nicotine-free vape pen and it tastes pretty good and is my buddy forever!! My gmail is [email protected] if someone needs “a little help from a friend,”

  13. Judy
    Judy February 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    I have been non nic vaping for 3 years: I have never felt better since quitting 1 1/2 pk a day. My mouth. Jaw,tongue always hurt . My sense of smell is wat off. ????

  14. Erik
    Erik May 11, 2018 at 8:28 am - Reply

    As a nurse I must say your lungs are not meant to take in liquid . Er

  15. michael
    michael May 12, 2018 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    I’m wanting to quit smoking and need to do so asap. I will be having a blood test to make sure I have been tobacco free for 6 weeks in about 3 months from now. I thought about vaping with zero nicotine to help me quit but am wondering if I can pass the blood test if I’m still using my vape cig without nicotine? The blood test will be at the hospital because its for a prerequisite for a surgical procedure I’m wanting to have but cant have unless I quit tobacco 6 weeks before the surgery. Can anyone tell me if I would pass the blood test vaping zero nicotine? I need to be very certain.

  16. Britt Dee
    Britt Dee May 20, 2018 at 4:02 am - Reply

    I vape to help with food cravings, I rather taste cake then eat a whole one. It also helps with my bad habit of biting my nails from anxiety. I am a 0mg vaper.

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