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How Many Calories Are in a Disposable Vape & Does It Matter?

April 26, 2023

There's a lot to think about before choosing to vape: what type of vape you want to use, what type of e-juice, and so on. You might not be thinking about the consequences or advantages of vaping on your weight. Should you?

In the following guide, we'll break down everything you need to know about the caloric intake of vapes, how vaping can affect your weight, and more.

How Many Calories Are in a Disposable Vape?

Before we dive into the calorie content of disposable vapes, it's important to clarify one thing. Calorie count isn't a perfect indicator of something's impact on your weight and health. 

Recent research has shown that digestion is far too complex a process to reduce merely to calorie count.Other factors include:

  • The type of bacteria in our gut biomes
  • How what's being ingested was cooked
  • Whether they contain inorganic chemicals and processed ingredients

That aside, calories do count for something, and vaping isn't a calorie-free consumption party. Because vapes contain e-liquid, you are ingesting calories when you use your vape. It won't feel as immediate as drinking a liquid or eating a solid, but we still ingest gas, even if we exhale most of it when vaping.

Vape juices contain propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin, which have a tiny amount of calories. One millilitre of propylene glycol is equal to about four calories. The average vape cartridge contains 0.5-1 mL of e-liquid, so that's 2-4 calories per cartridge.

That means if you go through five cartridges in a week, you will have ingested the equivalent of:

  • One cup of arugula
  • Half a cup of cooked cauliflower
  • 237 ml of miso soup
  • 3 kosher pickles
  • 20 cups of coffee

Where Do Vaping Calories Go?

The tricky thing about vape calories is that it's not quite known how much we absorb via the lungs. Solids and liquids are ingested orally and taken into the stomach, where they're broken down by enzymes and digested. During that process, the calories convert into energy that we use to get through our days.

Whether or not all of the calories in vapes are truly digested and converted into energy is not yet known. But even if they are, it's such a small amount, you probably wouldn't notice it. 

Will E-Cigarettes Affect Your Weight?

Using e-cigarettes and vapes will most likely not affect your weight. E-cigarette and vape use can have other health effects, but weight gain or loss isn't one of them. 

Some people attempt to use traditional cigarettes as appetite suppressants. Instead of eating balanced meals or as snack substitutes, they will smoke a cigarette. While occasional fasting doesn't have a universally negative impact on your health, skipping meals is, for the most part, not healthy. Negative health impacts include:

  • Interrupted digestion
  • Constipation or irregular bowel movements
  • Dulled and dry skin
  • Decreased lustre in hair and nails

Using vapes or e-cigarettes in conjunction with a crash diet will only be bad for your health. So practice self-care by using e-cigarettes and vapes for purely recreational purposes, eating balanced meals packed with leafy greens and fibre, and loving the skin you're in.

Final Thoughts

If you're interested in trying out a disposable vape, try WAKA Vape's online shop. Choose from a wide variety of styles, sizes, and colors. Find the perfect vape for you and your lifestyle; no matter your preference, you'll choose relaxation and peace of mind with WAKA Vape.

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