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Can You Get Addicted to Vaping Without Nicotine?

August 27, 2023

Want to give nicotine-free vaping a try and wondering if it's addictive? 

You've come to the right place. 

There are a lot of reasons someone might consider a nicotine-free vape. Whether you're looking to quit nicotine and use nicotine-free vapes to make the transition easier or want to try nicotine-free vapes rather than traditional smoking, or anything else, it's essential to understand a product's potential for addiction. 

In this article, we'll break down everything you need to know about nicotine-free vaping and potential addiction so you can decide whether or not it's right for you.

What Is Nicotine, and How Does It Affect the Brain?

Nicotine is the chemical that causes tobacco products to be addictive. The use of nicotine may lead to addiction, and it causes a wide range of health effects, including an increase in blood pressure and heart rate, causing blood vessels to constrict, resulting in a drop in temperature in your feet and hands. It also alters your brain waves and relaxes your muscles.

After first being introduced to nicotine, new users might feel dizzy and experience coughing and a dry, irritated throat. They could also feel symptoms including weakness, stomach cramps, nausea, headaches, and gagging. As users develop a tolerance, these symptoms may lessen.

Nicotine has effects on your brain, such as activating dopamine signals and creating a pleasurable sensation. With time, your brain starts to compensate for an increase in signalling activity by reducing how many acetylcholine receptors you have, which results in nicotine tolerance. 

By stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain, mimicking dopamine, your brain will begin to associate using nicotine with feeling good. 

As you can see, nicotine comes with a range of adverse health effects that you might be looking to avoid, or maybe you want to take up nicotine-free vaping as you transition from traditional cigarettes. While vaping certainly isn't without its own risks, many consider it to be a better alternative to cigarettes. 

When you consider the impacts nicotine can have on you, it's not surprising there are a lot of reasons someone would choose nicotine-free products instead. For those who already use nicotine, this alternative can help them transition away from the addictive substance. 

Is Nicotine-Free Vaping Addictive? 

Without the addictive chemical in nicotine-free vapes, you cannot develop a nicotine addiction. However, you should exercise caution to make sure you're really getting a nicotine-free vape — there have been reports of vapes that were supposedly nicotine-free actually still containing the addictive substance. 

Without nicotine, you can't develop a nicotine addiction. However, you can get addicted to anything — drugs, gambling, shopping, and even the internet. Keep in mind that nicotine-free vaping is no exception to this. 

Some have said that the flavours and chemicals — and associated lightheadedness — can become addictive too. But it's safe to say that you cannot develop a nicotine addiction from a nicotine-free vape as long as it's actually nicotine-free. 

Tips for Vapers Looking to Switch to Nicotine-Free Vaping

Are you a vaper looking to kick nicotine to the curb? 

There are many reasons you may want to do so, such as to reduce the negative health effects associated with nicotine. It's important to note that nicotine-free vaping isn't risk-free and comes with its own health risks and side effects. 

If you want to transition from traditional vapes to nicotine-free, here are some tips to help you succeed: 

Gradually Reduce the Strength of Your E-Liquid

Different strengths of nicotine are available depending on the type of vape or e-liquid you use. Especially if you currently use a high concentration of nicotine, the switch to none whatsoever may be jarring. 

Consider gradually reducing your nicotine consumption by trying lower strengths until you reach a 0% strength. Patience is key!

Make Sure You're Using a Device That Suits You

There are multiple different devices, colours, and flavours to choose from on the market. At RELX Vape, we offer several collections to choose from, so there's something for every vaper. 

Choose something that best suits you so you feel comfortable and more likely to stick to it rather than just reaching for your old nicotine version. 

Choose E-Liquids that Simulate a Nicotine Throat Hit

If you're used to vaping with nicotine, then you might feel yourself craving the throat hit that comes with nicotine e-liquid. To help yourself transition to nicotine-free vapes, consider opting for flavours that simulate that throat hit you're accustomed to.

Some flavours that may simulate this best include minty, citrus, or spicy flavours. 

Final Thoughts

There are many reasons why you might want to try vaping without nicotine. 

Whatever your reason, if you think nicotine-free vaping is right for you, the RELX Pod Pro just might be your perfect fit! It comes in a wide range of flavours, with something to suit every palate — and most importantly, it includes nicotine-free options. Check it out today!

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