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Are Caffeine Vapes Safe? (In-Depth Look)

As the vaping market continues to expand, vaping has transformed from what was originally a smoking cessation product to an industry in its own right. One of the newest vaping products to reach the market is caffeine vapes, an alternative to your morning coffee for an energy boost. But, as the popularity of caffeine vaping grows, so do concerns about its safety — are caffeine vapes safe?

Are Caffeine Vapes Safe?

The safety of vaping is up for debate, and over the past few years, numerous studies have been conducted into the long-term effects of vaping, both for nicotine-containing and nicotine-free vaping products. Many studies are still inconclusive or ongoing — however, it’s widely thought that vaping is likely a healthier alternative to smoking.

All vapes produced by MELO — including HELO Air our newer caffeine vapes — are subject to the strictest testing to ensure they contain no contaminants.

While the safety of vaping is still being studied, avoiding tobacco – a carcinogen – is known to lower your risk of a range of different cancers and other health problems. But what do we know about caffeine vaping, and is it safe to vape caffeine?

Simply put, a caffeine vape is like regular vaping — just with added caffeine. Traditionally, caffeine is consumed in drinks or with pills; however, caffeine vaping allows vapers to get their caffeine hit from their vape.

By adding caffeine to e-liquids or vape pens, the vapor produced will contain caffeine. It is thought that nicotine vapor can be absorbed into the body much more rapidly than through traditional methods, potentially providing a quicker energy boost.

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Can You Vape Caffeine and How Does it Work?

All vaping products work by heating a liquid to produce vapor that can be inhaled. E-liquid is usually made up of a base fluid, often PG/VG (propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin), with water and an added flavor.

The difference between caffeine vaping and regular vaping is simply the addition of a caffeine extract to the e-liquid, in the same way nicotine, melatonin, or CBD is added to other vape types.

Your lungs are made up of an extensive network of blood vessels, and it is thought that this allows the caffeine in the vapor to be absorbed much more quickly than through traditional methods such as pills or your morning coffee.

While caffeine vaping is thought to be a much quicker way to get an energy boost, it also poses questions about the overall safety of inhaling caffeine rather than consuming it.

So, are caffeine vapes safe?

What Are the Side Effects & Risks of Caffeine Vapes?

Like with most things, all vaping has potential risks and side effects. If you’re thinking about trying caffeine vaping, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the potential risks involved.

While the long term risks of vaping caffeine are still unknown, it’s a good idea to learn about the potential and possible side effects so you can make an informed decision when it comes to choosing your next vape product.

Respiratory Concerns

Inhaling any substance can present a number of risks, and caffeine is no different. Due to how delicate your lungs are, introducing any type of foreign particles into the lungs is probably not the healthiest choice. However, it’s important to note these risks are also present with all other types of vaping and are not confined to vaping caffeine.

Dosage Control

When you have your morning cup of coffee (or two), you know how much coffee to consume without accidentally having too much caffeine.

If you’re new to caffeine vaping, it can be difficult to regulate just how much caffeine you’re inhaling. Be careful that you’re not continuously puffing on your vape, and keep an eye on how much you’re consuming in total throughout the day.

Overconsumption of caffeine can cause a handful of unpleasant side effects, from insomnia to an increased heart rate, as well as unpleasant stomach side effects.

Limited Regulation

While all good vape producers will self-regulate and test their products, that can’t be said for the entire vaping market. There is a huge lack of comprehensive regulations in the vaping industry — especially with products produced outside the USA and EU — so stick to a local brand.

Again, while this is a blanket risk for all vapes rather than just vaping caffeine, it does raise concerns about the quality and safety of some vaping products on the market. To lower your risk of exposure to harmful or inconsistent vaping products, always choose a reputable brand.

Limited Research

The first vape only entered the market around 20 years ago, and it didn’t become popular until the last decade. Now vaping is one of the most popular ways to consume nicotine, and a replacement for smoking.

With such a huge jump in popularity, research is yet to catch up, especially when it comes to newer, non-traditional vapes, such as caffeine vapes. Limited studies into caffeine vaping and vaping overall make it difficult to definitively assess safety.

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Reasons Why You Might Consider Caffeine Vapes

Despite being new to the market, vaping caffeine is becoming increasingly popular, with a variety of leading brands now producing vape pens for caffeine consumption. If you’re thinking of making the switch to caffeine vaping, there are plenty of great reasons to give it a try, whether it’s your first time vaping or you’ve been vaping for a while.

Quick Energy Boost

One of the biggest benefits of caffeine consumption through vaping is how quickly you can feel the effects. If you’re someone who struggles to wake up in the morning and finds an energy drink takes too long, inhaling caffeine is thought to be a lot quicker than traditional caffeine consumption. With much quicker absorption through the lungs compared to the stomach, an electric cigarette with caffeine inside could be the answer to that midday slump in the office.

Variety of Flavors

If you’re looking for a caffeine fix that tastes delicious too, caffeine vaping comes in a variety of great flavors – meaning you can get the energy hit even if you hate the taste of coffee and energy drinks like Red Bull.


Electric cigarettes and vape pens are small, portable devices that will fit in your pocket or purse, making them one of the most convenient ways to consume caffeine when you’re on the go. Unlike coffee, there’s no spillage risk. Unlike energy drinks, they don’t need to be kept chilled. And unlike pills, they won’t deliver a super strong dose that may lead to jitters.

Being the First

Vaping caffeine is a relatively new way to consume caffeine, and if you’re someone who enjoys being a step ahead of the crowd, vaping caffeine might just be the new way to get your morning energy boost.

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The vaping market is always changing, and with the introduction of new products such as vitamins, melatonin, and caffeine vapes, there are more and more options becoming available across the industry (as we cover in our post on the top nicotine free vapes). Caffeine vaping offers several potential benefits, including faster absorption, better flavors, and convenience of use.

That said, it’s important to weigh up the benefits against the possible risks with newer, lesser-known products on the market. At MELO, we’re passionate about the safety of caffeine and understand vaping is an evolving topic. We will always be honest and forthcoming about the products we offer.

We are committed to providing a reliable and high-quality vaping experience, including our caffeine vaping products, and will continue to inform our customers of both the benefits and potential risks of our vaping products.

As research continues into the safety of vaping nicotine, non-nicotine, caffeine, melatonin, and vitamin products, we will continue to follow the latest developments.

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