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Benefits of Vaping Without Nicotine

So, you've decided to try to remove nicotine from your life and enjoy the benefits of vaping without nicotine.

However, you still want to be able to enjoy the other aspects of vaping — maybe you like the taste, crave a satisfying throat hit, or just aren't ready to give up the repetitive hand-to-mouth action that you've become accustomed to. Fear not! Nicotine-free vapes can be your answer.

In this article, we look at eight nicotine-free vape benefits that will either help you back up your decision if you’ve already made it or push you over the edge into the world of healthier vaping.

Lower Risk of Addiction

This one’s short and sweet. Unless you're vaping another substance that carries a risk of addiction, your chances of becoming physically addicted to a non-nicotine vape are slim to none.

No Nicotine-Related Health Problems

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Nicotine by itself is a problem. It's not just the thousands of other chemicals in cigarette smoke that pose a danger to your health.

Vapes that contain nicotine and nothing else can still do considerable damage to your body and mind. That's why switching from cigarettes to nicotine vapes doesn’t really lower your risk of developing health problems.

Yes, you're at least avoiding things like tar and, most likely, formaldehyde, which you'll find in copious amounts in any cigarette. However, you're still abusing nicotine, which has been shown to raise heart rate and blood pressure, leading to serious medical issues like strokes and heart attacks.

Non-nicotine vapes don't carry those same risk factors.

Wider Variety of Flavors

Vapes with nicotine come in lots of flavors. But that variety seems like nothing when compared to their nicotine-free cousins, which sometimes rely on flavor and flavor alone to deliver a satisfying experience.

Just one of our favorite lines — MELO and HELO — offers well over a dozen flavors that users rave about.

From HELO, you'll find flavors like Strawberry Ice, Pink Slush, Banana Ice, Caramel Coffee, Tropic Slush, Aloe Grape, Baja Berry, Pink Lemonade and more.

Not to be outdone, MELO's flavor portfolio includes fan favorites like Cotton Candy, Orange Dreamsicle, Gummy Bear, Midnight Mint, Peach Cream, Bubblegum, and more.

Check out our articles on Best Nicotine-Free Vapes, Where to Buy Nicotine-Free Vapes, and Healthiest Vapes and Vape Alternatives for more information on additional non-nicotine vapes and the flavors you'll have to choose from.

Possible Benefits from a Wide Selection of "Functional" Vapes

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Non-nicotine vapes come in all shapes and sizes, with more formulations than you probably thought possible. You can get nicotine-free vapes that deliver active ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin B12, L-theanine, melatonin, caffeine, and even collagen.

In fact, if there's a state of mind you'd like to achieve, there's probably a vape that contains ingredients that will help you reach it. That's one of the benefits of removing nicotine — you open up room for other ingredients that are not only generally considered safe, but that may offer some additional benefits.

For example, if you suffer from occasional anxiety and want a vape to help you relax, you could choose something like HealthVape's Chill, with chamomile, or MELO, which has melatonin.

Check out our article on Vapes Without Nicotine for Anxiety for more options in this area.

On the flip side, if you're looking for a vape that can give you energy, you could try a vape with caffeine, like HELO. The bottom line is that you have a much more comprehensive selection to choose from once you get rid of the nicotine.

Some Benefits of Vaping Without Nicotine Include Making Quitting Tobacco or Cigarettes Easier

Let's face it. If you give up cigarettes but replace them with vapes that have high levels of nicotine (or any level of nicotine at all), you're simply replacing one bad habit with another.

You're still going to be addicted to nicotine, you're still putting nicotine into your body multiple times a day, you’re still paying to poison yourself, and you're still susceptible to all of the same nicotine-related health problems as smokers.

Choosing nicotine-free vapes can help break your nicotine addiction. They allow you to "break up" your addiction into two parts so you can tackle them each independently.

Smoking or vaping with nicotine creates a physical addiction to the drug as well as a reliance on the hand-to-mouth oral fixation habit of regularly bringing a device to your mouth, inhaling, and then exhaling.

By using non-nicotine vapes, you're able to keep enjoying the soothing aspects of the hand-to-mouth habit but get rid of the really harmful aspect of smoking — the nicotine. Once you break that chemical dependence, breaking the other habits can be much easier.

Potential Stress Reduction

For some people, the mere act of smoking or vaping (either with or without nicotine) can be a stress reducer. It can be like a fidget spinner that keeps one's hands and mind occupied rather than allowing one to dwell on the thoughts that are driving anxiety.

If you fit this profile, you should be able to continue to enjoy the stress-reducing benefits that come from the physical act of vaping but remove the harmful effects of nicotine.

Cost Savings?

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We're putting a question mark after this one because it's not going to be accurate 100% of the time. However, you'll often find that non-nicotine vapes can be significantly cheaper than varieties with nicotine. That's the first part of the equation.

Furthermore, without a physical addiction to nicotine, you may vape less. And if you vape less, you'll obviously spend less.

No Withdrawal Symptoms

This benefit only occurs when you decide to quit vaping altogether. As we mentioned above, because you can develop a physical addiction to nicotine, you can experience some pretty nasty withdrawal symptoms when you quit using products providing that drug.

That shouldn't be the case with non-nicotine vapes, as long as they don't contain other nicotine-like substances that can get you hooked.


Is 0 Nicotine Vape Addictive?

To give a fair answer to that question, we must distinguish between addictions and habits.

Nicotine is one of the most highly addictive substances in the world, and smoking cigarettes or using vapes with nicotine is one of the quickest ways to develop a physical dependence on that drug.

When you try to quit, you'll experience withdrawal symptoms like irritability, headaches, and an inability to focus.

But there's another side to the story, and that's the habits that are formed when you smoke cigarettes or vape anything. Sometimes, these habits are referred to as an oral fixation.

This means that your body gets used to the repetitive actions of holding something to your mouth and then inhaling and exhaling.

People may lump those two things together — the nicotine addiction and the oral fixation habit — and call them both an addiction, but they're really separate physiological phenomena.

A nicotine-free vape generally isn't going to be dependence forming because it lacks the component you would get addicted to — the nicotine.

However, because it satiates your oral fixation, it can become habit-forming. Still, if you’re deciding between keeping the oral fixation and being addicted to nicotine, the oral fixation is preferable.

Is Nicotine-Free Vaping a Good Way to Quit?

The short answer is yes; many people do use non-nicotine vapes to help them quit. See the two sections above for in-depth explanations of how this process works.

What is the Healthiest Vape?

There's no one single healthiest vape, but there is a long list of vapes that are healthier. We've covered this topic pretty extensively on our blog. Specifically, check out our article on Healthiest Vapes and Vape Alternatives.

Which Vapes Have No Nicotine?

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of vape varieties that are nicotine-free. In fact, there are far too many to cover in this article with any decent detail.

Head over to our article on the Best Nicotine Free Vapes for a decent list of zero-nicotine vapes.

Congratulations on Making the Safer Choice to Take Advantage of Nicotine-Free Vape Benefits

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While no one can say for sure that non-nicotine vapes are entirely risk-free, they're certainly going to be better for you than vapes that contain nicotine. With all the benefits nicotine-free vapes have going for them, you might just find that you actually prefer them over their nicotine-containing cousins.

For help finding varieties and brands you might want to give a try, be sure to check out our articles on What is a Nicotine-Free Vape and What’s in a Nicotine-Free Vape for a more in-depth discussion of different brands and options.

We hope this article has introduced you to the information you need to make the choice that best suits your lifestyle. Please don’t hesitate to check out some of the other content on our website to learn more about nicotine-free vape benefits and how vaping can fit into a healthy lifestyle.

Additionally, if you’re trying to quit using tobacco products, seek assistance from your family doctor.

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