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About us

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.

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. Save them to your phone or hard drive and share.

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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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Basic Vaping Info

Basic Vaping Info

Basic vaping information

The facts will surprise you

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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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Cigarettes

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

Quitting smoking

Vaping satisfies the habit of smoking without the devastating consequences.

Vaping

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

Outcomes

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

Flavours

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

Nicotine

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

Flavours

Flavours

Flavours

Adults like flavours

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Essential to success

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Harm promotion

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Nonprofits benefit from smoking-related diseases

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Youth and flavours

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Youth are seeking a head buzz from abusing JUULs by inhaling too much nicotine. Teens call it a “heady” and 8.3% of grade 8-12 students are “JUULing” to get high. JUUL has less than 5 flavours. Banning 1000’s of eliquid flavours will make harm reduction unattractive to adult smokers.

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Outcomes

Outcomes

Outcomes

Reducing harm improves health.

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Smokers are profitable for pharmaceuticle companies

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Health improvements

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Cancer

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Junk science

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Youth and industry

Commercial industries aren’t responsible to the stupid stuff youth do. Youth abuse alcohol & drugs. Yet, alcohol and pharmaceutical industries aren’t being held responsible for teen alcohol and drug abuse. Youth are also abusing vaping. The vaping industry aren’t responsible for teens abusing vaping.

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Mom and Pop vape shops were started by people who quit smoking with vaping. They quit their careers and invested their savings into their own businesses to help smokers in their communities. The are small businesses employing local people,  NOT tobacco companies. Misinformation from media & authority have demonized them and turned their communities against them.

Nicotine

Nicotine

Nicotine

A mild stimulant, much like caffeine

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More on nicotine

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Nicotine and fear

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Tobacco smoke has 7000 chemicals in it, many of which cause damage to the body. This fear-provoking message from Health Canada suggests that all smokers have some kind of brain damage. How is it that they can identify nicotine as the cause and not the 7000 toxins found in cigarette smoke?

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Quitting smoking

Quitting smoking

Quitting smoking

Vaping makes it easier

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Using vaping to quit smoking

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How vaping works

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Why are people vaping?

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Medical smoking cessation

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Youth and smoking uptake

Eliquid contains 4 ingredients and only the nicotine can cause dependence. The chances of a youth becoming a smoker is 20 times higher if they start their experimentation with smoking verses with vaping. Vaping is interrupting the historical process of creating smokers.

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Vaping

Vaping

Vaping

Less than 5% the risk of smoking

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Harm reduction

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Government oversight

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Indoor vaping

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Youth and vaping

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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To compare statistical data from year to year, the parameters of that data must remain the same. The Government of Canada changed the parameters of youth vaping data which falsely inflates the numbers and perpetuates the fear-provoking narrative.

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This documentary investigated vaping during the height of the media frenzy to demonize vaping. It offers a comprehensive, indepth look at tobacco harm reduction.

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This documentary investigated vaping during the height of the media frenzy to demonize vaping. It offers a comprehensive, indepth look at tobacco harm reduction.

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