Kellie AnnOur 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.