Vaping and nicotine seem to go very well together — and the ability to efficiently deliver nicotine into one’s system is what has made vaping popular in the first place.
One of the best things about vaping (and one of its many advantages over smoking) is its versatility. Vapers do not only have a wide selection of flavors to choose from — but they can also decide how much nicotine they want in their e-liquid. Or, if they don’t want any nicotine at all.
One of the most popular questions regarding vaping zero nic is “what’s the point”? Too many vapers, vaping without nicotine seems pointless and unnecessary. But what we believe that what is being missed here is the fact that vaping has long evolved beyond a simple nicotine-delivery method into something more. And vaping zero-nic e-liquids gives you the chance to fully enjoy the process without having to consume nicotine. And there are other benefits to consider as well.
It’s not addictive
Nicotine is an addictive substance — and there are plenty of reasons why you may not want to have it in your e-juice. If you are an ex-smoker battling a nicotine addiction or if you don’t have a nicotine addiction and are not keen on developing one, vaping zero-nic is a great choice. Nicotine is just an optional ingredient, after all.
Without nicotine, your e-liquid contains only food-grade ingredients like propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and flavoring. The funny thing is, without the harsh throat hit and lightheadedness you would often get when vaping with nicotine, you may actually find yourself vaping more — but not because you are addicted, but because you enjoy the process.
It’s great for the clouds
If you enjoy the aesthetics of vaping and are eager to try out all the fancy vape cloud tricks like blowing smoke rings or doing the ghost inhale, it’s easier to do that with zero nic e-juices. And when you watch all the tutorials on Instagram and YouTube with pro vapers performing all these cloud tricks, they are probably doing this with nicotine-free e-liquids.
We’ve already touched on this one briefly — but you can really feel the nicotine when you are vaping it. You will not only feel it in your head — but nicotine also makes for a very pronounced “burning” sensation in your throat. While some vapers really enjoy this feeling, others don’t. And if you are not a smoker and new to vaping, you may prefer to avoid it as well. Nicotine-free e-liquid is smooth and you will barely feel it as you vape. You can, thus, enjoy the flavor, the clouds and the heat of the vape without the nicotine sensation.
It won’t show up on your medical tests
Some employers have a strict no-nicotine policy for their new employees. And they don’t care how nicotine is getting into your system. This is often related to health insurance and some companies may tie it to workplace productivity. Insurance companies also tend to charge high premiums for smokers — and if there is nicotine found in your system, you will probably be labeled as a smoker.
If you plan on taking any tests of this kind in the future, it’s best to go zero-nic for at least a few days prior to when you have to take the test. The best thing is that you can keep vaping, which can really help you with nicotine withdrawal.
Some countries have very strict rules regarding nicotine. For instance, it is considered Part I poison in Hong Kong and some other Asian countries. While you won’t be able to bring nic juice into these places —nor buy it on the spot – but you will be able to continue vaping nicotine-free e-liquids and even find them sold in local vape shops. This way, you won’t have to leave the pleasures of vaping behind — you will just need to make a few adjustments.