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Does Vaping Have Calories?

July 25, 2023

One of the best things about vaping compared to smoking is the variety of flavours available in the e-liquids. You can switch your flavour as often as you like and try as many as you can get your hands on.

But with fruity flavours comes sugar, and with sugar comes calories. Have you ever thought about just how many calories there might be in your favourite vapes? 

Here’s everything you need to know.

What Is a Calorie?

A calorie is aunit of measurement used to quantify the energy you consume when you eat or drink. In turn, this energy helps you to do everything from exercise to sleeping. 

If you consume more than you burn, you may put on weight; if you consume less than you burn, you may lose weight.

Generally, the nutrients that provide calories are carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Different factors help determine how many calories you’re advised to consume daily. Factors include your age, level of physical activity, and more. 

In general, a moderately active male aged 26-45 requires 2,600 calories per day, while a moderately active female of the same age group would require 2,000 calories per day.

How Many Calories Are in Vapes?

Vape e-liquids have a calorie count, but you might be surprised by how little there is.

Vape juices have ingredients, including propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin, which have a very small calorie count. In fact, 1 ml of propylene glycol contains roughly four calories. 

With 0.5-1ml of e-liquid in your average vape cartridge, the averagedisposable vape has 2-4 calories per cartridge. That means having five cartridges a week only amounts to 20 calories.

 As a basis for comparison, an apple contains about 95 calories. 

Going through five vape cartridges a week is comparable to ingesting the equivalent of half a cup of cooked cauliflower, one cup of arugula, or three kosher pickles. 

Can You Lose or Gain Weight From Vaping?

It’s unlikely that vaping will have an impact on your weight. While using vapes and e-cigarettes can result in other health effects, weight loss or gain isn’t one of them. 

When considering the calorie count in vaping, you must also take into account how your body absorbs its calories. Traditionally, we consume our calories, but when we vape, they go into our lungs.

There isn't enough research at this time to understand precisely how much of the calories we get via our lungs becomes usable energy.

For that reason, it's hard to say whether vaping may affect your weight, but even if we did absorb them, the calorie count is so low that it likely doesn’t make much of a difference.

Do E-Liquids Contain Calories?

The e-liquids you browse, like our collections at WAKA Vape, contain calories because one of the main ingredients is propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin. Both of these ingredients are sugars and therefore have a calorie count, but it’s not very high. A single millilitre of propylene glycol has around four calories.

All the calories included in e-liquids only add up to around 2-4 calories in your average cartridge, which is extremely low. That’s similar to the amount you’d ingest by drinking 2-4 cups of coffee. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Gain Weight From Vaping?

While there are calories in the ingredients of e-liquids, it's unlikely you’ll gain weight from vaping due to two variables. The first is that the calorie count is so low, and the second is that when you vape, the calories go into your lungs, which isn’t typically where you absorb calories.

How Many Calories Are in a Vape?

The average disposable vape cartridge has about 2-4 calories. That’s incredibly low and, therefore, unlikely to affect your weight significantly. Even so, more research is needed on whether you absorb calories the same way via your lungs as you do via your gut.

How Many Calories Are in Each Puff of a Vape?

The average disposable vape cartridge will offer several hundred puffs, but the average cartridge only has around 2-4 calories total. That means that each puff has far lower than even one calorie, so it’s quite negligible and unlikely to have much of an impact in terms of calorie consumption. 

Can I Vape and Lose Weight?

Due to the incredibly low-calorie count of vapes, your weight is unlikely to be affected by vaping. There’s also the fact that more research is needed to understand how the body absorbs energy from a calorie via the lungs instead of via the gut. Both of those things mean you’re definitely able to lose weight while continuing to vape.

Time for a New Disposable Vape? Try WAKA Vape!

The calorie count of vape e-liquids can be so low that each puff doesn't even come close to having one calorie. Even so, there's much more research needed to understand how the body absorbs calories from vaping.

Because of that, it's generally accepted that vaping is very unlikely to affect your weight. 

Need to stock up on new disposable vapes? For all your vaping needs, visitWAKA Vape today for a wide range of flavours and options!

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