VAEP makes it easy to understand vaping science

Our work is based on scientific evidence yet written in a way that’s simple to understand.

We aim to help people learn about vaping from a harm reduction perspective.

Vaping (electronic cigarette use) the Truth

This paper is based on scientific evidence. In a short read, you can learn the basic knowledge to understand vaping as a viable alternative for smoking. It provides the reader with information to make an informed decision about vaping as a harm reduction strategy.

Bree Gillis improved the formatting of the original version released in 2015. The new format has many colourful graphs throughout; side columns of quotes; and fifty-two references listed in the back.

Le vapotage (L’utilisation de la cigarette électronique) La vérité


Nous prévoyons desservir la communauté québécoise. VAEP incorporé en français et en anglais.

Ce document est basé sur des preuves scientifiques. Dans une courte lecture, vous pouvez apprendre les connaissances de base pour comprendre vaping comme une alternative viable pour le tabagisme. Il fournit au lecteur des informations pour prendre une décision éclairée sur le vapotage en tant que stratégie de réduction des risques.

Outlawing Vaping in Public

This paper discusses the social issue of public vaping. It looks at the contexts of current public risks; effective transition to vaping and adolescent experimentation.

A quick read to start critical thinking about society’s role in promoting harm reduction. Smoking is a social issue with very high costs. We should be looking at all the options to reduce the suffering caused from inhaling smoke from burning, chemically laden tobacco.

Vaping VS Smoking Chart

Harm reduction means to reduce the negative consequences of the things people do. Examples would be seat belts, condoms and helmets.

To understand if a new thing will reduce harm; it must first be compared to the thing it is replacing. This chart makes a direct comparison of vaping to smoking in several areas: ingredients, what’s inhaled, bystanders, addiction, health effects and costs.


The Facts in Five Minutes

Vaping in 5 Minutes




This is a five minute slide show explaining the basics of vaping, complete with narrative. It is designed to fit into the presentation time allowed by a committee or city council. The information is based on ‘Vaping, the Truth’ and we HIGHLY recommend  you  study this paper and the slideshow prior to your presentation to ensure your knowledge base!

It features an additional 16 slides that provide more information on vaping to expand the audience’s knowledge. Use these to add to the presentation if the time allotment is more than 5 minutes or to answer questions or if more information is requested .

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