A nicotine-free vape contains the same base ingredients and flavorings as vapes with nicotine but without the addition of nicotine itself. Vape juices typically blend PG (Propylene Glycol) and VG (Vegetable Glycerin). PG provides a throat-hit sensation, while VG produces more vapor.
Vape juices often indicate their PG/VG ratio, with higher VG levels resulting in smoother vapor production upon exhaling. Some vape juices are labeled as "Max VG," indicating that they are composed entirely of VG.
Flavors in vape juices combine natural and artificial flavorings with a PG base designed to replicate the tastes of various foods or beverages. The flavoring concentrates used are food-grade and approved by FEMA (Flavor Extracts Manufacturers Association), although the full effects of inhaling them are not yet fully understood.
When vaping without nicotine, the experience is generally similar to vaping with nicotine, although you may notice a reduced throat hit without the presence of nicotine. Nicotine contributes to the harsh sensation in the throat, which some individuals may prefer for a smoking-like experience.
However, others may opt for a smoother experience without nicotine. If you desire a more pronounced throat hit without nicotine, you can explore vape juices with a higher PG ratio, which can help replicate a similar sensation.