are nicotine free vapes healthy?

Risks of Vaping Without Nicotine

Vaping is the process of heating e-liquid in an electronic e-cigarette device to create vapor. The most popular e-cigarettes are filled with nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical that can be vaped, smoked, chewed, or applied topically. Nicotine, regardless of how it’s taken, poses risks. Certain forms of nicotine ingestion (smoking and vaping) are more dangerous than others (oral and topical). However, scientific studies suggest that the most SERIOUS VAPING DANGERS come from SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS found in BOTH 0% and nicotine infused electronic cigarettes. The vape community has been eagerly waiting for a chemical free option to avoid the negative health effects mentioned in scientific research.

Is vaping without nicotine bad for you?

Many companies are claiming that nicotine free e-cigarettes are safe. These claims are inaccurate and extremely misleading. Smoking and vaping ANYTHING with synthetic chemicals is deleterious for one’s health. When you inhale chemical-fueled vapor or smoke into the lungs, it poses several health risks, regardless of whether the vaping device contains nicotine or not. While many businesses unethically state that nicotine free vapes are harmless, this is far from true. Scientific research shows that companies are using synthetic chemicals in vaping products with serious health risks. You have to consider the dangers of using a no nicotine vape pen. The positive of 0% vapes is that they eliminate the risk of nicotine dependency and addiction. 

Dangers of Vaping

Learn about the risks of vaping. The negative effects of using vaporizers apply to both nicotine and non nicotine e-cigarettes. 


Several chemicals found in e-liquid can be toxic. For example, a 2015 study on vaping discovered that the heating of propylene glycol and glycerol in e-liquid created formaldehyde-releasing compounds. Propylene glycol can be seen on the ingredient list of almost all disposable vapes. Another study on using e-liquid concluded that vaping is less dangerous than cigarettes. However, the urine samples of those who vaped contained higher amounts of toxic chemicals versus those who did not, including:

  • acrylonitrile
  • acrolein
  • acrylamide
  • crotonaldehyde
  • propylene oxide

Throat and Lung Irritation

Inhaling vapor can cause immediate inflammation in the throat and lungs. Many vape-users describe a tingly and burning feeling in their throat as a strong “throat hit.” This sensation is a result of heating and ingesting chemicals found in most e-liquids. The 2015 vaporizer study mentioned above stated that a single puff can irritate the airways. The irritation is considered short-term consequence of vaping that can be experience after a single "puff." 


In 2018, a study on vape pens showed that common e-liquid flavoring ingredients caused harmful inflammation to lung cells. Consistent inflammation of the lungs can lead to scarring. Although more research and long-term studies are required to make any conclusions about whether vaping is bad for the lungs, early evidence suggests that typical e-liquid flavoring is harmful for the organ.

Are Nicotine Free Vapes Safe?

Using vapes without nicotine can cause side effects due to chemicals and flavoring. Nic Free Vape Pens offers 0 nicotine disposable vapes to help people overcome nicotine addiction. However, we are upfront about the potential risks of vaping. We will never claim that non nicotine vapes are healthy or harmless.
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