The Benefits of Nicotine-Free Vaping
Since I started my e-cig journey nearly five years ago, I’ve repeatedly gone back and forth between medium-nicotine and nicotine-free vaping. Much like a person changes brands of soda, or even varieties of tobacco, tastes and preferences can change over time.
But when my non-vaping friends learn that I’ve used nicotine-free e-liquids on occasion, they always respond with confusion, wondering why I’d bother smoking—or vaping—without the presence of nicotine. I try to tell them that nicotine isn’t what makes me choose to vape, but they’re too busy lighting their two-humped Turkish death sticks to listen. After a while, I concede the battle and stop trying.
But it does make you wonder, Why would someone bother using an e-cig without the presence of nicotine? Even if you hated smoking, wouldn’t nicotine need to be present in your e-liquid to make it worth your time and money?
Turns out, for many vapers, nicotine-free e-cigs are not only worth it, they improve the vaping experience. Here’s why …
An All-New Sensation (and we’re not talking about One Direction)
When I switched from cigarettes to e-cigs , I fully expected to be less than satisfied with my decision. No matter how much my shiny new e-cig resembled the “real thing,” how could a battery and cartomizer possibly replicate the unmistakable burning aroma of smoking?
Then I tried it.
And I quickly learned that my long-term smoking habit had nothing at all to do with tobacco, fire, or smoke. It had to do with sensation – specifically, the sensations of inhaling pure flavor, followed by a satisfying exhale.
Before long, I abandoned my tobacco cartomizers for more exotic flavor combinations. The vapor was so enjoyable, for my next purchase, I decided to try nicotine-free e-liquids. Though using e-cigs bore little resemblance to cigarette smoking, I realized that for me it was all about the experience of holding the e-cig, puffing on it, and exhaling savory vapor.
Though I now sometimes use nicotine-based e-liquids, more often than not, the pure enjoyment of a flavorful, nicotine-free puff provides all the satisfaction I need. Based on the sheer number of nicotine-free vapers we encounter every day, I’m hardly alone. For most who try e-cigs, the act of vaping quickly becomes an experience unique unto itself, with no need for nicotine to enjoy a puff or three.
Don’t Forget the Flavor
For all the people that want to make thick e-cig vapor clouds, just as many are interested in new ways to experience flavor.
Vaping zero nicotine allows this hardy bunch to enjoy e-liquid flavors without the presence of nicotine. You see, nicotine is a contributing factor to throat hit, which many vapers find essential to the experience. But, for those who want smooth, unadulterated flavor, nicotine can hinder the vape, rather than enhance it.
This is especially true for vapers who enjoy mint and menthol e-liquids, which have sharper, more aggressive throat hits due to their flavor profiles. For these users, nicotine might make the menthol flavors too harsh — lessening overall enjoyment.
Nicotine, on its own, is largely flavorless but maintains subtle “pepper-like” notes that can affect e-liquid taste. Most don’t notice its presence, and often enjoy how it adds to the experience. But for those who don’t want even the slightest alteration to their favorite e-liquid flavors, nicotine-free juices are a welcome option.
As you may have heard, e-cigs are becoming a multi-billion dollar industry because of the choice provided by companies like Halo. Vaping is no longer defined by its resemblance to smoking but has instead become an entirely new way to satisfy cravings, chock full of options to craft an ideal experience.
Nicotine level is one of these key options. Some enjoy the aggressive flavor and sensation of a high-nicotine vape. But, as we’re learning, just as many of you are turning to e-cigs for flavor and vapor, without an ounce of desire for nicotine.
No matter which camp you’re in, we have the options you need for a premium, unbelievably satisfying e-cig experience.
The opinions and other information contained in these blog posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Nicopure Labs LLC, owner of the Halo and HaloCigs marks.
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