The American Vaping Association is proud to announce its support of the Vape a Vet Project, which strives to help veterans and their families quit smoking by providing them with e-cigarette starter kits and liquid at no cost. We feel this is an excellent project that is worthy of support from vendors and consumers in the vaping community and beyond.
Formed in July 2013, the Vape a Vet Project recently was granted status as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the IRS. This makes the Vape a Vet Project the first and only such organization in the vaping community.
According to a Stars and Stripes, a recent Department of Defense memo concluded that 175,000 current active duty service members will die from smoking-related diseases if action is not taken. The same article notes that the military smoking rate is approximately 30%, a rate far higher than the general adult population. Such stats underscore the need for innovative solutions to America’s longstanding epidemic of smoking-relating diseases and deaths.