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Kellie Ann

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

Kellie Ann

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

Chrissy Marshall
Facebook group host

Luke Marshall
IT consultant

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.