Not So Nicotine-Free After All

Maybe there is no such thing as a Nicotine free Vape.

I had to write on this topic because I get so many questions about nicotine free products.

I hope this newsletter finds you ready to dive into some important information regarding vaping and nicotine. I’m writing this to shed light on a topic that has been making headlines lately: the hidden dangers of nicotine in vapes. It’s crucial that we, and young adults, stay informed about the potential risks associated with vaping, and how it can impact our health and well-being.

Nicotine-Free Vapes Not So Nicotine-Free After All

Recently, a shocking report from The Guardian revealed that some vapes marketed as “nicotine-free” were found to contain nicotine. This discovery is alarming because it means that even if you thought you were using a safe, nicotine-free vape, you might still be exposing yourself to this addictive substance.

Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical found in tobacco products, and it’s the primary reason why people get hooked on cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The presence of nicotine in supposedly nicotine-free vapes is a major cause for concern, especially among young people who may unknowingly be starting down a path to addiction.

The Dangers of Nicotine in Vapes

So, why should high school students, or anyone, be concerned about nicotine in vapes? Well, let’s break it down:

  1. Addictiveness: Nicotine is incredibly addictive. Using nicotine-containing vapes can lead to dependence, making it difficult to quit once you start. This can disrupt your daily life and have long-term consequences.
  2. Health Risks: Nicotine vapes are not harmless water vapor. They contain harmful chemicals that can damage your lungs and overall health. According to Insider, vaping can lead to lung problems, heart issues, and more.
  3. Brain Development: The adolescent brain is still developing, and nicotine can interfere with this process. It can affect memory, attention, and learning, which can impact your academic performance and future goals.
  4. Gateway to Smoking: Research has shown that young people who start with vaping are more likely to transition to smoking traditional cigarettes. This is a path we definitely want to avoid.

The Importance of Staying Informed

In our age of technology, it’s easy to be influenced by what we see on social media or hear from our peers. Vaping might seem cool or harmless because of the way it’s portrayed, but it’s crucial to look beyond the surface and consider the potential risks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has some eye-opening information about the risks of e-cigarettes for kids, teens, and young adults. They stress the importance of avoiding all forms of tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes.

Taking Action

Now that we know the truth about nicotine in vapes, what can we do to protect ourselves and our peers?

  1. Stay Informed: Keep educating yourself about the risks associated with vaping and nicotine. Knowledge is power, and being well-informed can help you make better decisions.
  2. Talk to Your Friends: If you have friends who vape, talk to them about the potential dangers. Let them know that you care about their health and well-being.
  3. Seek Support: If you or someone you know is struggling with nicotine addiction, seek support from trusted adults, school counselors, or healthcare professionals. There are resources available to help you quit.
  4. Be a Role Model: Set a positive example for your peers by making healthy choices. Avoid vaping and encourage others to do the same.

In Conclusion

The recent revelations about nicotine in “nicotine-free” vapes should serve as a wake-up call for all of us. Vaping is not a harmless activity, and the consequences can be severe. High school students have the power to make informed choices about their health and well-being.

Let’s stand together against the allure of nicotine and vaping. Let’s also, focus on leading healthy, fulfilling lives that don’t involve these harmful substances. Remember, your future is too bright to be clouded by the dangers of nicotine.


That’s it for today! We hope you found this information helpful and that it encourages open conversations about this important issue. If you have any questions or topics, you’d like us to cover in future blogs, let us know.

Stay safe, stay informed; take care of yourselves and each other!