E-Cigarettes Without Nicotine

E-Cigarettes Without NicotineThere’s plenty of reasons why people choose to ditch their cigarettes and start e-smoking with e-cigarettes. Some people want an experience that simulates smoking as closely as possible without the fumes, nasty smell and irritating chemicals that a cigarette can throw into the air. Some hope for the possibility that e-cigarettes don’t carry the same carcinogenic risk as tobacco cigarettes.

Some people, though, recognize the fact that e-cigarettes allow you to taper off on your nicotine intake as slowly as you like. Many e-cigarette companies offer refill cartridges at various nicotine strengths, and you can give yourself even finer control by buying e-liquid by the bottle in different strengths and mixing them yourself — this way, you can step down just a fraction of a milligram at a time if you like. What is it like to use e-cigarettes without nicotine, though? In this article, we’ll explain what you can expect and describe how you can make e-cigarettes without nicotine as pleasurable as possible to use.

How Does Nicotine Play Into Flavor?

When you choose an e-liquid that contains nicotine, you have to realize that the taste you perceive is made up of the flavor added to the e-liquid and the nicotine itself. That’s why an e-liquid with a higher nicotine concentration may taste differently from one of the same flavor with a lower concentration. This is part of the reason as to why companies like V2 Cigs produce e-liquids with varying levels of nicotine added to their e-liquids. The flavor may be the same on the label, but what you taste during an e-smoking session may taste completely different due to the concentration of nicotine.

How Does Nicotine Contribute to the E-Smoking Experience?

As stated before, nicotine affects the flavor you taste during an e-smoke. It also affects the throat hit, which can be analogous to the texture you perceive of your cigarette. It’s not quite the taste of the vapor, but it’s something that’s still there.

The nicotine used in e-cigarettes is generally around 99-percent pure. That means it tastes nothing like the impure nicotine contained within cigarettes.

It’s the right flavors used in conjunction with nicotine that makes e-cigarettes taste similar to regular cigarettes. The flavor, the smell and the “throat hit” sensation the vapor brings in the form of an irritation to the throat and lungs are all things that we take into account when we e-smoke.

With all that being said, pure nicotine itself does have a distinct taste. We think the best way to describe it is a taste similar to black pepper.

What About E-Cigarettes Without Nicotine?

The tricky thing about e-cigarettes without nicotine is the fact that you can’t just remove the nicotine from any e-liquid. You’ll end up losing the throat hit effect and that subtle but vital peppery aftertaste, which can make it quite evident just how unpleasant some e-liquids can taste. If you ever want to see what we mean, try using one of the cheaper Chinese-made e-liquids without nicotine. You’ll get a nasty taste that will give you a full taste of just how bad some e-liquid really is.

We don’t recommend you do this if you want to keep e-smoking, because there are nicotine-free e-liquids that taste magnificent.

How to Do Nicotine-Free E-Cigarettes Right

It’s our personal recommendation that you invest in an e-liquid designed from the ground up to taste good without the addition of nicotine. These are the kinds of liquids engineered to have a rich, satisfying and complex mixture of flavors that ultimately leaves you with the best nicotine-free e-smoking experience possible.

Quality e-liquids can even recreate the throat hit effect by using certain additives. There’s three major additives that companies like to use to accomplish this: menthol, grain alcohol and capsaicin.

Grain alcohol won’t add that much flavor to your liquid, but it will give you the same scratchy impact that regular cigarettes might. Capsaicin, the active ingredient that makes hot chili peppers hot, creates a slight burning sensation in the throat and lungs. Menthol gives you the same sensation and taste that many cough drops do.

The unfortunate fact is that none of these ingredients will give you the same effect as nicotine, but if you pick a quality e-liquid and carefully apply a throat hit-enhancing additive, you can taper your nicotine intake as much as you like without greatly sacrificing the quality of the e-smoking experience.

Author: eCig One Staff

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  1. Does Vogue electronic cigarette contain nicotine

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    • Hi Lawrence,

      Unfortunately, we don’t have any information about that brand. It looks like it originates from China, and the website is not loading for us. Most likely, it does contain nicotine. You could get more information, though, by asking the company that’s reselling it.

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  2. Can I get a vuse vibe with less nicotine?

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  3. I smoked for 44 years and decided the best way to quit was vaping decreasing the nicotine on my terms. I started out at 18 mg. I ordered 3 bottles each time of the OFE brand using 2 Bold & 1 Classic Light. It lasted me 1 month. I definitely felt the difference between Virginia Slim & VS Light my crutch for most of those years. After the 1st month I swapped to 2 bottles of Classic light & 1 Bold because it was a bit strong but decreased the nicotine mg down to the next level. I did this for a year. I am now down to (2) bottles of 3mg Classic Light & 1bottle of zero nicotine. OFE I was told only goes as low as 1.5 mg on OFE juice. Starting with the shipment I received this weekend I am.at 1.5 mg of nicotine and I mix my own juice. 1/2 and 1/2. I have one more step to go 1.5 mg + 0 nicotine & I plan on not vaping anymore. I’m allergic to adhesive and the patches made me really jittery. I was able to undue a habit I joking say, “I’ve quit smoking….about 40 times!”. For the past year my hair, clothes, house when I kiss my husband doesn’t smell like cigarettes anymore. I NEVER really knew having smoked for so long just how pungent or stinky cigarettes smell to non-smokers. I am able to FINALLY going to be able to say at the end of August I am nicotine free. My health insurance will drop, my life insurance will drop,and the $60+ a month I spend on juice will end not counting the thousands of dollars I spent on cigarettes all those years. I want people to know who are wanting to quit to maybe do what I did. The first thing I did for 3 months was switch brands of cigarettes to American Spirit lights in the hold pack. It begins to reduce the amount of carcenagenic chemicals & changed your taste buds from your normal brand.AND they’re a lot more expensive which is a good determent. Then I began the process I mentioned above. I have an addictive personality and this is my final vice! I will be a non-smoking, non-drinker for the first time in my adult life. I can’t tell you how happy and proud of myself I am for trying this process & the slow decreased nicotine was my answer. So there’s hope everyone who wants to quit smoking via the vaping process. I hope my story helps at least one person quit if that’s what you want to do. Good luck! Lastly, my doctor showed me a picture of my lungs from January 2016 untill July 2017. I was flooded by the difference in the clarity of my lungs which makes me ready to leap into my final stage. He told me for the first time in my 24 years of him being my primary care physician I have no wheezing at all. My husband has noticed but didn’t say anything until this appointment in July 2017 that I don’t cough any.ore or have mucus come up! So moderation worked! I lost my father to lung cancer in 2013 & he was a non-smoker & my mom in 2011 to a stroke unrelated to smoking & she smoked all her life. I found that very odd. I had a brain aneurysm 4/1/13 & literally died on the table. It took the death of my father and my aneurysm to begin my journey of becoming a non-smoker! I not only feel better I broke a habit I thought was impossible to break! NEVER say never! I’m proof that if I can do it…. anyone else that really wants to can through vaping at your own speed. Even if you continue to Vap you’re still removed over 6,996 chemicals from your body! Namaste! Namaste! Thank you for reading my long testimonial on how I’ve all but shown nicotine I’m stronger than it is! I have 10 free fingers now! I can’t wait to see what I do with the 2 that held my cigarettes and vap! 😎

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    • You have given me so much confidence, courage, determination and inspiration. Thank you so much. I can tell by the story how excited and proud you are. All the very best to you. Kim Anderson – Glasgow, Scotland

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  4. My brother smokes something with the label: iFresh 0 mg/ml (0%)Nicotine 10mL/Nicotine per dose 0mcg which makes it sound like it has 0 nicotine in it even though the bottle also states, “THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS NICOTINE WHICH IS A HUGHLE ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCE”. He says there’s no nicotine, I say there is, which is it?

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