Is it Safe to Vape Without Nicotine?
E-cigarettes have been in the market for well over a decade now. During that time, dozens of research papers and millions of doctors across the world have agreed that the potential benefits of e-cigarettes are far reaching and many. Yet, there has been a growing concern among many people about the key ingredient in many vaping fluids – nicotine. “After all, it is the same ingredient that is present in the cigarettes,” they declare.
Spurred by the public momentum against the nicotine-based vaping fluids, many European governments have banned vaping fluids with concentrations more than 20mg/ml. In Australia, nicotine-based vaping fluids are illegal now. So, this begs the question – Is it worth it to vape without any nicotine? Also, is it, in fact, safe to vape fluids that don’t have any nicotine in them? Let’s take a closer look at them.
Is there Any Point to Vaping Without Nicotine?
After smoking for years, your body is used to having a certain level of nicotine in it. If the nicotine in your body drops below those levels, you begin to get strong cravings to smoke cigarettes, which are proven to give you cancer. So, if you care about your health, then it is important that you stave off smoking cigarettes in any way you can, and vaping is the most effective way to do it.
You start vaping with fluids that have higher concentrations of nicotine in the range of 20mg/ml. Then, you slowly reduce that over the course of months. You have to train your body to get used to lower and lower concentrations of nicotine in your body. Any abrupt attempts to do that will result in powerful cravings and you are back to smoking 20 cigs a day. Many smokers, in one bout of extreme motivation, decide to quit smoking immediately and end up where they were before in a matter of weeks, if not days. Patience is the key here.
So, if you are an ex-smoker or smoker who is planning to quit smoking, then it is imperative that you start with a nicotine-based vaping fluid. Otherwise, in all probability, you will be back where you started in the first place.
Is It Safe To Vape Without Nicotine?
First of all, vaping is a highly functional exercise. It has a very specific purpose – to help give smokers an alternative to smoking. If you want to get into vaping because you watched a cool dude perform some sick tricks with smoke on YouTube, then you are going to be disappointed big time. Vaping doesn’t make you cool. It certainly does not offer any benefits to you.
On the other hand, the amount of practice you need to get good enough to perform tricks at vaping can be dangerous in the long run. Anything can be harmful to you if you do it excessively. Even the healthiest thing that this generation has been smitten by – physical exercise – can be dangerous if done excessively. There are many instances of deaths caused by overexertion due to heavy workouts. So, when done excessively, even nicotine-free vaping can hurt you in the long run. So, why take the risk, just to get a few likes on Facebook, a few views on YouTube, and some popularity among your group?
It’s just not worth it.