The mission of escape the vape is to educate Idaho youth and communities about the dangers of underage vaping while supporting youth in making positive choices.
WHAT IS VAPING?
Vaping refers to inhaling and exhaling vapor (aerosol) from an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS). Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are devices that vaporize a solution the user then inhales. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems include vaporizers, vape pens, electronic cigarettes, e-pipes, and hookah pens. These devices are quite similar in function – they create an aerosol (gas) that can contain nicotine and other additives. These additives can include heavy metals, small particulates, and cancer causing agents. Read more
MYTHS: ISN’T VAPING BETTER THAN SMOKING?
MYTH 1: VAPING HELPS YOU QUIT SMOKING
Vaping is not an FDA approved quitting aid. In fact, research shows that teens who vape are 3-4 times MORE likely to smoke!
MYTH 2: IT’S ONLY WATER VAPOR
Vapor contains heavy metals and carcinogens. It even contains similar chemicals found in traditional cigarettes. Additionally, water vapor acts as an immunosuppressant, meaning users are more likely to suffer from serious respiratory illnesses. Humans do not breathe water for a reason!
MYTH 3: VAPING IS NICOTINE FREE
Tests performed by the FDA show nicotine in more than half of the popular E-Juice products. Even products labeled as “Nicotine Free” showed traceable amounts.
I HEARD IT ON THE RADIO! WHY WOULD COMPANIES LIE TO ME?
These companies are out to make money! The truth is, traditional cigarette sales are plummeting. Thus, companies are trying to find a way to stay in business. They advertise vaping as a healthy alternative so they can regain their lost customers. Remember, these companies want life-long customers, meaning they purposefully want you to become addicted to their products!
Additionally, companies get away with false advertising because vaping has not been FDA regulated. Check our New Generation: Same Tactics page to compare old cigarette ads with new vaping ads and learn how to spot false information. Don’t fall for false Advertising!
NEW GENERATION, OLD TACTICS: ADVERTISING THEN AND NOW
These may be different times, but things have not changed. These companies are still trying to use the same tactics to trap another generation in addiction. Click here to learn how to spot false information.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at Escapethevapeidaho@gmail.com or by using the contact form below.
This website’s purpose is to: Support Idaho youth in positive choices, and giving factual information on the effects of Vaping on youth.