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You’ve been played

You’ve been played

If health authorities, nonprofits, and governments are saying the same thing, it must be true…

…or is it?

After years of begging these agencies to support harm reduction for smokers, they have made it clear that their objective is to regulate vaping out of existence.

A misinformed public supports eliquid flavour bans, vaping taxes and nicotine caps.

Because they control the narrative about vaping through media and official channels, the public is anti-vaping.

We believe an informed public will support harm reduction.

All we have to do is get them to the truth and we can turn anti-vapers into supporters!

We have a plan!

VAEP has designed simple things that anyone can do to direct people to our website where they quickly and easily learn the truth about vaping.

Choose your group: vapers, vape shops or manufactures.

New to vaping?

If you are not part of the vaping community or just starting vaping, we suggest you visit our Basic Vaping Information section and learn what everyone should know.

Learn the basics

What vapers can do

What vapers can do

What vapers can do

Change public opinion

It’s simple! All we need to do is utilize the millions of vapers out there to display our QR code everywhere!

As with all marketing, if people see our advertising everywhere, they will eventually visit our website where they will quickly learn the truth about vaping.

3 simple things every vaper can do to invite their people to learn the truth about vaping: uploads, sharing and VAEPmail.

1. Uploads

Promote the truth about vaping 24/7 with images.

Change your profile pictures and banners on multiple social media platforms.

Explore the wide selection we have designed for you. Help us get around censorship and get people to our website. Add a description to the images explaining why you are promoting VAEP and a link to our website.

Make your comments in social media stand out!

Use our Shareables to prove your points by adding them as an image to your comment. Each Shareable has our web address which invites readers to visit and learn the truth about vaping.

Right mouse click on the QR code and save it to your phone.

If people ask you about vaping, just pull up the image and have them follow the link. Email or message it to people in your life who need to learn the truth about vaping.

2. Sharing

Spread the truth about vaping by sharing our information with the people in your life.

Shareables gallery

Visit our Shareables gallery and search our 189 Shareables by categories or by words in the description. Then, share the Shareable directly to your social media platforms. Sharing from our gallery provides link to the back to the gallery where people can learn the truth about vaping.

VAEP.info

Invite the people in your life to learn the truth about vaping by linking them to our Basic Vaping Information section. This section provides all the key information about vaping. It features our Shareables and consists of 6 pages: Cigarettes, Quitting Smoking, Vaping, Outcomes, Flavours and Nicotine. Everything is in conversational English and links to the references are provided.

Social media

Find us on your favourite social media platforms under VAEPinfo. Set the settings to favorites and check back often to make sure you get our posts and share them to your feed. Every post you share to your feed has a link to our website so your followers can learn the truth about vaping.

Subscribe

Every vaper knows about the censorship, such as shaddow banning, on social media platforms. Sign up to our text and email list to make sure you are up to date on what we are doing. Forward the emails/text to people in your life that are misinformed and help them learn the truth about vaping.

3. VAEPmail

Spread the truth about vaping with our products sold in our store, VAEPmail.

Decals

Provoke curiousity everywhere you park your vehicle and invite the public to our website to learn the truth about vaping. Put these decals on the passenger side rear widow so those walking on the sidewalk will see it.

Stickers

Turn any surface into an invite to visit our website!

VAEP signature tees

Our new tees feature our web address and our QR code! Send us a photo of yourself in our new signature tee to YBP@VAEP.info and if we post it to our social media, we will send you a coupon for 10% off your next purchase at VAEPmail, our online store!

Vintage merchandise

Our retired URL, VAEPworld.com, will always direct you to our new website. We have a whole bunch of merchandise with our retired URL. We are selling it at 50% off! You can buy more attire to promote your community learning the truth about vaping.

Perspective vapers

Perspective vapers

Vapers

It’s simple! All we need to do is utilize the millions of vapers out there to display our QR code everywhere!

As with all marketing, if people see our advertising everywhere, they will eventually visit our website where they will quickly learn the truth about vaping.

Change public opinion

After years of begging authority to support harm reduction for smokers, they have made it clear that their objective is to regulate vaping out of existence. Because they control the narrative about vaping through media and official channels, the public is anti-vaping.

A misinformed public supports eliquid flavour bans, vaping taxes and nicotine caps. We believe an informed public will support harm reduction. All we have to do is get them to the truth and we can turn anti-vapers into supporters.

Uploads

Change your profile pictures and banners on multiple social media platforms to a wide selection we have designed for you. Help us get around censorship and get people to our website. Add a description to the images explaining why you are promoting VAEP and a link to our website.

Make your comments in social media stand out! Use our Shareables to prove your points by adding them as an image to your comment. Each Shareable has our web address which invites them to visit and learn more.

Upload our QR code to your phone and share it with others.

Right mouse click on QR code and save. If people ask you about vaping, just pull up the image and have them follow the link. Email or message it to people in your life who need to learn the truth about vaping.

Uploads

Shareables gallery

Explore our Basic Vaping Information section. Find something that will resinate with someone who is anti-vaping in your life.  Share the link via text, email, social media or messenging.

VAEP.info

Explore our Basic Vaping Information section. Find something that will resinate with someone who is anti-vaping in your life.  Share the link via text, email, social media or messenging.

Social media

Explore our Basic Vaping Information section. Find something that will resinate with someone who is anti-vaping in your life.  Share the link via text, email, social media or messenging.

Subscribe

Explore our Basic Vaping Information section. Find something that will resinate with someone who is anti-vaping in your life.  Share the link via text, email, social media or messenging.

Sharing

Spread the truth about vaping by sharing our information with the people in your life.

Shareables gallery

Visit our Shareables gallery and search our 189 Shareables by categories or words in the description. Then, share directly to your social media platforms.

Website links

Explore our Basic Vaping Information section. Find something that will resinate with someone who is anti-vaping in your life.  Share the link via text, email, social media or messenging.

Social media

Find us on your favourite social media platforms under VAEPinfo. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Set our setting to favorites to make sure you get our posts and share them to your feed.

Subscribe

Subscribe to our email or text updates. It’s possible that VAEP could get cancelled or deleted from social media because, let’s face it, it happens to organizations that challenge the official narratives.

Perspective vapers

Perspective YouTube

YouTube digital downloads

Create awarness about our campaign to everyone who goes to your profile or sees your profile photo in their feed.

Just right click the image, download and then upload to your YouTube profile.

Profile photo

YouTube banner

More platforms

Perspective vapers

Perspective Instagram

Instagram digital downloads

Create awarness about our campaign to everyone who goes to your profile or sees your profile photo in their feed.

Just right click the image, download and then upload to your Instagram profile.

Profile photo

More platforms

Perspective vapers

Perspective LinkedIn

Twitter digital downloads

Create awarness about our campaign to everyone who goes to your profile or sees your profile photo in their feed.

Just right click the image, download and then upload to your Twitter profile.

Profile photo

LinkedIn header

More platforms

Perspective vapers

Perspective Facebook

Facebook digital downloads

Create awarness about our campaign to everyone who goes to your profile or sees your profile photo in their feed.

Just right click the image, download and then upload to your Facebook profile.

Profile photo

Facebook group cover photo

Facebook personal profile cover photo

This image is a little larger than recommended but it shows the logo on mobile.

Facebook business page cover photo

More platforms

Perspective vapers

Perspective Digital Resources

Digital downloads

Get around the censorship and promote learning the truth about vaping!

Spread the word 24/7 by uploading our social media banners and profile pictures to your accounts. We have several designs for you to choose from.

Choose your social media platform.

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

LinkedIn

YouTube

Perspective vapers

Perspective Twitter

Twitter digital downloads

Create awarness about our campaign to everyone who goes to your profile or sees your profile photo in their feed.

Just right click the image, download and then upload to your Twitter profile.

Profile photo

Twitter header

More platforms

Perspective vapers

Perspective

The lenses we look through determine our perspective on the world around us.

The lenses are made of the information we come across like what’s said on the news or what’s on a government poster or what our friends say.

The public’s perspective about vaping has been formed through lenses that are:

clouded with fear-mongering,

obscured with deception,

and smudged with half-truths.

For 6 years, VAEP has been helping people form their perspective on vaping through the clear lens of truth.

All of our information is based on credible sources such as studies, statistics and surveys. Plus, we link to those sources so you can read them for yourself!

We make it easy for you to spread the truth about vaping!

Vape shops
Manufacturers

Rectangle Shareables

Rectangle Shareables

Rectangle Shareables Gallery

VAEP Shareables are images utilizing graphics, colour and text to quickly teach people about vaping. Each Shareable provides the reference on the bottom. Save them to your phone or hard drive and share.

If you are sharing to Facebook or Instagram, you may want to use our square Shareables.

Search our 189 VAEP Shareables by category or for words in the descriptions. You can share directly from the gallery to several social media platforms.

Rectangle Shareables

Shareables

Shareables

VAEP makes it easy to share vaping truths

VAEP Shareables are images utilizing graphics, colour and text to quickly teach people about vaping. Each Shareable provides the reference on the bottom. Save them to your phone or hard drive and share.

We have 2 Shareable shapes to choose from!

This square shape works best on Facebook, Instagram and Tumbler.

This rectangle shape works best on Twitter, LinkedIn and Snapchat.

Rectangle Shareables

Square Shareables

Square Shareables gallery

VAEP Shareables are images utilizing graphics, colour and text to quickly teach people about vaping. Each Shareable provides the reference on the bottom. Save them to your phone or hard drive and share.

If you are sharing to LinkedIn or Twitter, you may want to use our rectangle Shareables.

Search our 189 VAEP Shareables by category or for words in the descriptions. You can share directly from the gallery to several social media platforms.

Rectangle Shareables

Kellie Ann

Kellie Ann

Our founding member

I started smoking before my teens. I didn’t enjoy smoking. It harmed my health, made me stink, but what bothered me most was I was powerless over my addiction.

I tried everything to quit. Sometimes, I would quit for a few months or even a few years, but one drag and I was a pack-a-day smoker within a week.

I bought a $30 vaporizer online and I haven’t had a single urge to smoke since. Vaping freed me from the grip of tobacco addiction!

 

 I wanted to understand what I was inhaling, so I accessed a medical data base and read hundreds of published articles on vaping. As a result of my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, I am trained to conduct research to form an educated opinion. I am satisfied that vaping is not only exceedingly less harmful than smoking but it is an appealing alternative to current smokers for very sound reasons.

After talking with people about vaping, it became clear that what they thought they knew about vaping was either incomplete or just outright incorrect. They were learning misinformation, half truths or information out of context. I became concerned that the public and my colleagues lacked the facts to make informed decisions about the health improving potential of tobacco harm reduction.

During my years as a hospital RN, I have provided care, including palliative, to hundreds of patients with smoking-related diseases. These diseases destroy the patients’ of quality of life. The consequences of these diseases adversely effects their friends, family and society.

 

Smoking-related diseases are 100% preventable.

I formed VAEP to help people learn about vaping as an effective harm reduction option for smokers and future smokers. Smokers have a right to know the truth, and so do you.

 

 

Kellie Ann BScN

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Education

Education

You have a right to make informed decisions

Learning sections

Quickly gain comprehensive understanding of the major areas in vaping. Sections consist of several pages, each on a  specific topic. You choose which topics you want to learn about.

Basic Vaping Info

Learn from the science, everything you need to know about vaping as a harm reduction strategy. This section covers cigarettes, quitting smoking , tobacco harm reduction, vaping outcomes, flavours and nicotine.

Vaping & Lung Injuries

From August to September 2019, an outbreak of vaping related lung injuries occurred in the USA. The cause was illegal THC cartridges and had nothing to do with vaping nicotine. Authority and media did not tell the truth.

Shareables

Dozens of images on key concepts to share on social media.
Explore

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About us

About us

We are driven by ethics
Our vision

To make the truth about vaping common knowledge throughout the general population

Our vision

To make the truth about vaping common knowledge throughout the general population

VAEP is a grass roots nonprofit founded by a registered nurse to help people learn the truth about vaping.

After reviewing the scientific evidence, we format the information in a way that anyone can understand it.

VAEP is founded on nursing principles such as:

    • self-directed learning from credible resources.

    • teaching others so they can make informed decisions.

    • respecting a person’s right to make their own decisions.

Our Mission

Through advocacy and education, disseminate to the general population accurate and comprehensive information about vaping. Ensure smokers can make an informed decision about vaping as a smoking alternative.

Our objectives

Unify the growing numbers of knowledgeable vapers and their passion for vaping by engaging them in the development and implementation of a population education campaign.

Create support for the effective utilization of vaping within non-vaping populations such as government, non-profit organizations and healthcare agencies by providing access to vaping information and facilitating informed decision making within those  groups.

Our Mission

Through advocacy and education, disseminate to the general population accurate and comprehensive information about vaping. Ensure smokers can make an informed decision about vaping as a smoking alternative.

Our objectives

Unify the growing numbers of knowledgeable vapers and their passion for vaping by engaging them in the development and implementation of a population education campaign.

Create support for the effective utilization of vaping within non-vaping populations such as government, non-profit organizations and healthcare agencies by providing access to vaping information and facilitating informed decision making within those  groups.

Our team

 

Mark Prociuk DC, BN
Vice chairman

Rick Siba
Secretary

Alan Fox
Consultant

Bio

In 2009 I purchased my first electronic cigarette and stopped a 2 pack a day habit overnight, I knew then that this was the future of smoking as we know it. After months of research I was convinced and got into what was then the fledgling beginnings of the vape industry and opened a store. VAEP, based on the tireless work of Kellie Ann has been one of the best sources of plain language information for answering the questions of people that come to my store looking for a reduced harm alternative to smoking and also an invaluable aid to dispelling the misinformation surrounding electronic cigarettes.

Jon Moreau
Consultant

Bio

I began smoking at age 15. I found my first vape in a gas station in 2010 and became a dual-user, both vaping and smoking – every less cigarette you have is a victory.
In February 2015 I found the device and liquid combinations that really worked for me(the technology kept improving)and just a few months later became a regional business development manager for Canada’s largest vape wholesaler. Fast forward seven years and I’ve visited hundreds of vape shops across multiple provinces and heard countless stories from people who have taken control of their addictions and vastly improved their health.

In keeping with nursing principles, our corporate code of ethics is based on medical bioethics.

Nonmaleficence

to not cause harm or minimizing the possible harm to reach a beneficial outcome. It prohibits causing offence, suffering, or deprivation. Nonmaleficence includes respect for confidentiality and privacy. VAEP considers potential harm and its effects in the decision-making process and in the outcomes of its actions.

Beneficence

to act in a way that aims to benefit others. Examples would be preventing harm, reducing harm, protecting rights or improving a situation for others. Beneficence also means to create a safe, inclusive and supportive environment on our social media. Beneficence is the objective of all of VAEP planning and actions.

Autonomy

to respect a person’s right to make their own decisions and support their decisions. This prohibits manipulation and coercion. Autonomy includes giving people all of the information they need to make an informed decision. Promoting autonomy requires VAEP to stay current in credible evidence and providing that evidence without bias.

Justice

to treat people fairly without discrimination or prejudice. It’s a respect for people’s rights and distribution of resources evenly. Justice prohibits favoritism towards individuals or groups; bullying of anyone at any time; and abuse of any nature. We at VAEP are mindful to communicate respectfully and to facilitate inclusiveness whenever possible.

Cigarettes

Cigarettes

Cigarettes

The most deadly form of nicotine

VAEP Shareables are images utilizing graphics, colour and text to quickly teach people about vaping. Each Shareable provides the reference on the bottom.

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The reality

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Smoking kills

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Smoking is everyone’s problem

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Youth and smoking

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For more information on youth and vaping, please visit our VAEP Shareables gallery and choose the “Youth” category.

Gov’t and MSA payments

Gov’t and MSA payments

State governments & the MSA

On November 23, 1998, all but four state governments entered into the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with the 4 big tobacco giants.

 

These tobacco companies committed to pay out around $200 billion over twenty years to the state governments. Payment amounts are based on annual cigarette sales.

Money.

Vaping nicotine is proven to help smokers off of cigarettes and keep them off.

If smoking rates drop because of vaping then the states get less money from the MSA. Therefore, successful uptake of vaping threatens to reduce the amount of the MSA payments.

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In the first section of the MSA, this agreement was made “to avoid the further expense, delay , inconvenience, burden and uncertainty of continued litigation” by the state against the tobacco industry for expenses occurred to Medicaid as a result of smoking.

Unfortunately, the MSA did not make clear provisions for how the MSA money is to be spent and very little of it is being spent on the intended purpose.

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Since the 4 tobacco giants entered an agreement to pay the state though the MSA, other tobacco companies are to be penalized by the state for doing business because the state doesn’t get a cut of their sales. So, since vaping helps smokers get off of cigarettes (which would lower MSA payments) the FDA catigorized vaping as tobacco and the states can ‘dilligently enforce’ laws against them.

It’s important to note that vaping is no more tobacco than vitamin C is an orange.

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Some of the state governments issued bonds based on the projections for future MSA payments. Unfortunately, they underestimated the rate at which smokers would stop smoking which means the payments were lower than they banked on. The actual payments were too insufficient to pay the bonds when due.

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S&P bond ratings sound alarm

The S&P Global Ratings rates publically trading securities such as bonds. Ratings range from AAA to D which indicates the reliablility of the security to pay out when due. They assessed the immerging vaping industry as reducing the amount of smokers and therefore the ability of what is backing the bonds (MSA payments) to cover the pay out. This means the governments that issued the bonds have to find money elsewhere to pay the bonds out when due.

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What went wrong in the USA

What went wrong in the USA

Governments, health authorities, medical professionals, anti-smoking groups and health-related nonprofits utilized mainstream media to repeatedly claimed that vaping was injuring people without specifying that the injuries were caused from illegal THC cartridges.

Over and over again, they included vaping nicotine in their conversations, statements and announcements. A false narrative that blamed vaping nicotine for the lung injuries spread throughout the public and the health community. 

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For over 20 years, RealClearPolicy has been reviewing US domestic policy and analyzes “the most pivotal information on the day’s need-to-know issues”. They reviewed how the CDC handled EVALI in their article titled, Heads Should Roll at CDC after Botched Vaping Investigation.

Filter is a nonprofit, their mission is to …”advocate through journalism for rational and compassionate approaches to drug use, drug policy and human rights”. Their critique of how CDC handled EVALI is titled, Vapes and Lung Disease: The CDC’s Lesson in How Not to Handle an Illness Outbreak.

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Expert warnings

Expert warnings from the UK

Since the 2016 publication of ‘Nicotine Without Smoke‘, UK health authorities have been promoting vaping as a smoking cessation aid for their citizens.

 

The UK health community understood that the cause of the 2019 vaping-related lung injuries (EVALI) was not from vaping nicotine. Yet, North American experts were saying it was. Scientists, health authorities and doctors in the UK issued statements and reports to help people learn the truth.

“Complete madness”

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Quotes from experts

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Repeated fear provoking narrative

The pervasive message in North America is that we have to ban vaping because their is a ‘youth vaping epidemic’.

In Great Britain, vaping is recognized as a significant harm reduction strategy and is promoted by their public health. Yet, less than 2% of 11-18 year olds vape more than once a week.

WHERE is the youth vaping epidemic in Great Britain?

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Youth experiment with adult activities, this is why 52% vaped “to give it a try”. Cigarette smoke is far more addictive than nicotine vapour and far more harmful. Since smoking tastes gross, perhaps the flavours in eliquid are preventing youth from becoming smokers.

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CALL TO ACTION

Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs wrote a referenced paper about EVALI. It is the perfect document to enlighten health professionals about how they have been deceived about EVALI and vaping.

Gov’t and MSA payments

Canada gov’t THC cartridges

Canadian government & THC cartridges

The Canadian federal government controls the sale of cannabis products and makes revenue through a cannabis federal excise duty.

 

On October 19, 2019, during the EVALI outbreak, THC cartridges were approved for sale in Canada. Remember, the lung injuries were caused from illegal THC cartridges. 

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Due to the deception that vaping nicotine was the cause of EVALI, sales of the new cannabis products were not interrupted but how many vapers switched back to the most lethal form of nicotine: tobacco cigarettes?

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Gov’t and MSA payments

What went wrong in Canada

What went wrong in Canada

Governments, health authorities, medical professionals, anti-smoking groups and health-related nonprofits utilized mainstream media to repeatedly warn the public that vaping was injuring people without specifying that the injuries were caused from illegal THC cartridges.

Over and over again, they included vaping nicotine in their conversations, statements and announcements. A false narrative that blamed vaping nicotine for the lung injuries spread throughout the public and the health community. 

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What happened

What happened

Suddenly, there were hundreds of cases of severe lung injuries in areas around the USA. All the patients had vaped.

Yet, millions of smokers had been vaping nicotine for more than a decade without any cases of severe lung injuries.

In August of 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced they were investigating an outbreak of lung injuries.

Over 2800 cases were identified, causing 68 deaths in the USA; in Canada there were 19 cases and no deaths.

76% of the patients were under 35 and 66% were male.

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The investigation and resolution

Vaping nicotine is a harm reduction strategy used by millions of smokers all over the world. Since the injuries only occurred in North America, it was clear the injuries were being caused by something other than standard nicotine eliquid.

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Almost 100% of the injured patients reported using illegal THC cartridges. Despite the evidence, the injury was named EVALI (E-cigarette or Vaping product use-Associated Lung Injury) implying the cause was vaping nicotine.

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To identify the substance causing the injuries, lung samples from the patients were analyzed. The fat-based substance, vitamin E acetate, was identified as causing the injuries. This substance can not be dissolved in water-based nicotine eliquid; they would separate in the container.

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Vaping products used were analyzed

The patients surrendered the products they were vaping to help identify the cause of the injuries. Nicotine eliquids contained no unexpected or harmful chemicals but 9 out of 10 illegal THC carts contained vitamin E acetate which is used as a cutting agent.

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More on what happened

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Cigarettes

Basic Vaping Info

Basic vaping information

The facts will surprise you

In a nutshell:

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This 30 second video explains the epidemic that is related to vaping.

Learn how vaping compares to smoking in this two minute video.

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Pages in this section:

Smoking is the most preventable cause of disease and death in North America.

Vaping satisfies the habit of smoking without the devastating consequences.

The simple ingredients in eliquid have been thoroughly analyzed for safety.

By reducing the toxins that enter the body, health has been shown to improve.

The transition to harm reduction is easier if it is pleasurable.

Nicotine is a stimulant that can cause dependency but does not cause disease.

Start here: