For proud owners of zero-nicotine vape devices such as the Cyclone Pods Thunder, it won’t be long before conscientious users start to wonder about how to care for their vape products the proper way.

It’s not a concern for disposable vapes – you just toss them when they’re done. But what about vape mods and traditional e-cigs or vape pens that are rechargeable? You want to get your money’s worth, don’t you?

Fortunately, pretty much all of the tips for care that apply to standard vapes also apply to zero nicotine vapes. Here’s what you need to know about maintenance and care for a reusable pod-based system like the Thunder.

Don’t Dry Burn the Vape

First, even though the Thunder takes pre-filled pods, it’s still not a good idea to burn the pod all the way down to the bottom. If you do vape your pods till they’re basically empty, that’s fine, but don’t overdo it.

Once you burn through all the vape juice in the pod you will start to “dry burn” the vape, which means the heating element will be exposed and runs the risk of overheating.

Dry burning any vape can damage the coil, the atomizer, or both. The best practice is just not to do it. New pods are cheaper than a new vape device. In the case of vapes that have a separate, removable vape tank, it’s even more important not to burn all the way through your e-liquid.

Don’t Completely Drain the Battery (or Overcharge)

Running your batteries till they are stone dead, and storing them dead, will seriously impact their lifespan.

Never store your batteries dead, and as a hedge against this, don’t run them down all the way. Try to always keep a little bit of charge in the battery to extend its lifespan.

However, don’t leave them on the charger all the time, either. That’s one of the quickest paths to a ruined battery.

Whenever you charge your batteries, set a timer for yourself to remind you to take them off of the charger after a set amount of time. Leaving a fully charged battery connected to the charger is not good for battery health.

Keep Your Mouthpiece Clear

This piece of advice is more critical for vape mods that have removable mouthpieces, but it is still important for e-cigarettes and other vape devices styled after them, too.

Dust and other unpleasant things can accumulate in the mouthpiece of a vape, obstructing the airflow through the device. This can make it harder to create big clouds or get a satisfying hit through the device. A tighter draw can also potentially make the device work harder, resulting in inefficient vapor production and draining the battery faster.

Keeping your vape device’s mouthpiece clear will only take you a few seconds and can be done with a piece of paper towel or a pipe cleaner.

Storing Vapes Properly: Keeping Your Zero Nicotine Vape Protected

Storing your zero nicotine vape properly is just as important as these other care tips. Storing your vape improperly or exposing it to extreme conditions can damage it and have a noticeable adverse effect on longevity.

While it won’t damage your vape to store it flat or upside down for a short period of time, whenever you’re at home or resting for a prolonged period of time, store the vape upright. This will help minimize the risk of leaks.

As an added precaution, store your zero nicotine vape away from water, to prevent incidental contact. Do not allow it to freeze and do not store it exposed to direct sunlight. Protect it from extreme temperatures on both ends of the spectrum.

While some of you might carry your vapes in your pockets, it’s a better idea to invest in a high-quality case and carry it in that. Traditional e-cigarette-styled vapes can easily be lost or damaged, the latter especially when stored in pants pockets; instead, store them in a protective case.

Pro Tip: Store E-Liquid Properly, Too

As for your e-liquid, (or in the case of the Thunder, your pods) did you know that these can also be damaged by improper storage?

You want your e-liquid to produce voluminous clouds and potent flavors, right? Then store them properly!

This means storing them out of direct light. Preferably, store them in the dark, in a cool, dry place. We recommend that you neither expose them to extremely hot nor cold temperatures. Chilled, dry, and dark is best – but freezing them is not necessary and can actually damage your e-liquid.

I Don’t Have a Zero Nicotine Vape Yet: Where Can I Get One?

Looking to invest in a zero nicotine vape that takes vape juice (pre-filled pods) that contain no nicotine, diacetyl, or vitamin E acetate – just propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and some natural and artificial flavors?

Visit Cyclone Pods at They carry a wide range of zero nicotine vapes including the Thunder as well as many nicotine-free disposable devices. Both novices and experienced vapers will love them.

And if you have any questions, just contact them.