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Just vaping education

VAEP is a Canadian nonprofit dedicated to helping people learn about vaping as a harm reduction strategy.
We review the scientific evidence and provided free learning resources that are easy to understand.

Start here to learn about tobacco harm reduction

Our vision: make the truth about vaping common knowledge throughout the general population.

Vaping Advocacy and Education Project (VAEP)

Our project was founded in April 2016 by Kellie Ann while she was working as a registered nurse in a rural hospital. After many failed attempts to stop a 30 year smoking addiction, she, like millions of other smokers, finally achieved cessation with vaping in 2013. With the research skills acquired in her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (dist.), Context Based Learning program she reviewed the credible evidence on vaping through a medical data base. She acquired a strong knowledge base of cigarette addiction, traditional smoking cessation methods, tobacco harm reduction history and the efficacy of vaping for cessation and reduction.

As a frontline nurse, Kellie Ann became aware that the public and her colleagues are misinformed about tobacco harm reduction. In 2015, she copyrighted the paper: “Vaping (electronic cigarette use), the Truth” which clearly illustrates the harm reduction potential of vaping. Kellie Ann has remained smoke-free and invested thousands of hours interpreting findings from credible evidence and designing learning resources that are ease to understand.

External resources

further your vaping knowledge

We have carefully selected credible sources of vaping information from the best experts in the world. Learn from the experts in science, smoking, policy and tobacco harm reduction.

 Lung injuries

Questionable reporting

After 15 years and millions of smokers transitioning to tobacco harm reduction without serious adverse effects, an outbreak of “vaping-related” lung injuries occurred in the USA. Harm reduction was blamed.   

CDC deceived the public

Media spread it around

Health professionals have been trained to trust health regulatory bodies without question. Recent history shows us this may be a problem.  

Health related nonprofits

Questionable credibility

Health professionals, authority and media rely on unbiased, benevolent recommendations from specialized nonprofits. Recent history suggests they are not following bioethics. 

 The current narrative

Rampant misinformation

The information circulating about tobacco harm reduction is leaving out significant data such as: youth smoking rates are plummetting; vaping is a fraction the harm of smoking; vaping is the most effective cessation strategy ever conceived; and nicotine does not cause disease. 

Flavours are THE essential aspect

Fear rhetoric is working

Media, particularly the CBC, are trusted to report the truth so the population can make informed decisions. They have continuously spread fear-based misinformation about tobacco harm reduction.  

Harm reduction for smokers

Gov’t are shutting it down

Pressure from the misinformed public and health community have resulted in the federal government authorizing the provinces place restrictions on harm reduction.  

Testimonials

“Great information

on vaping advocacy offering helpful facts and education for all.”

Kerwin Unger

“VAEP shares some of the

best content for vaping advocacy. I check here daily for information. Thank you for doing what you guys do.”

Charles M. Hutsell

“Here it is!”

“It’s been too long in the history of vaping that a one stop unbiased collection of vaping facts and science be presented in such a well thought out and organized platform.”

Alan Fox

“The VAEP team

does some AMAZING work to properly share the science and facts about Ecigs as a valid and highly successful method of THR for all to easily understand.”

Clinton Laderoute

“Great information

on vaping advocacy offering helpful facts and education for all.”

Kerwin Unger

 

“VAEP shares some of the

best content for vaping advocacy. I check here daily for information. Thank you for doing what you guys do.”

Charles M. Hutsell

“Here it is!”

“It’s been too long in the history of vaping that a one stop unbiased collection of vaping facts and science be presented in such a well thought out and organized platform.”

Alan Fox

“The VAEP team

does some AMAZING work to properly share the science and facts about Ecigs as a valid and highly successful method of THR for all to easily understand.”

Clinton Laderoute

Learning Resources

Further your knowledge

These resources are designed to teach the average person but provide the references required by health professionials. Utilize these sections to educate your patients and to find more credible evidence.

Downloads

Our learning resources are 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. Posters You are being deceived Most vapers are aware that there is rampant...

Youth

Over 90% of smokers start before they are 20 years old. 1 Considering that every year, only 2.5% of smokers quit long term 2, smokers are very profitable for those corporations that make tobacco cigarettes and treat smoking related diseases. Making a smoker What about...

VAEP Shareables

VAEP Shareables instantly engage the reader and help them quickly learn accurate information about vaping. Each Shareable teaches one key concept about vaping using graphics, colour and text. The reference for the information is provided on the bottom of each one. The...

Downloads

Our learning resources are 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. Posters You are being deceived Most vapers are aware that there is rampant...

Youth

Over 90% of smokers start before they are 20 years old. 1 Considering that every year, only 2.5% of smokers quit long term 2, smokers are very profitable for those corporations that make tobacco cigarettes and treat smoking related diseases. Making a smoker What about...

VAEP Shareables

VAEP Shareables instantly engage the reader and help them quickly learn accurate information about vaping. Each Shareable teaches one key concept about vaping using graphics, colour and text. The reference for the information is provided on the bottom of each one. The...