Kellie AnnOur founding member
I started smoking before my teens. I didn’t enjoy smoking. It harmed my health and 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.
In 2013, bought a vape online and I haven’t had a single urge to smoke since. Vaping freed me from the grip of tobacco addiction when all else failed!
I wanted to understand what I was inhaling, so I read hundreds of scientific articles on vaping. As a result of my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, I am trained to interpret science and 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 and is preventing future smokers.
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, information out of context, and worse, they didn’t know very important information. I became concerned that the public and my colleagues lacked the facts to make informed decisions about vaping.
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 patient’s quality of life and negatively affect their friends, family and society.
Smoking-related diseases are 100% preventable.
I formed VAEP to help people learn the truth about vaping. Smokers have a right to know, and so does the public.