Stop Before you start

Welcome to our cause. We are the Borrego brothers, Juan D. Borrego and Marco A. Borrego. Vaping-Attention To Prevention is a nonprofit organization bringing awareness and improving public health. We have no paid employees and 100% of all donations and proceeds of any sales made by this organization are used to fund schooleducation programs, awareness campaigns, research, and legislation concerning vaping and juul use. It is our mission to educate and prevent future use of e-cigarettes in teenagers and adolescents. Vaping and juul use is an incredibly important future public health issue. We do not know the long term harmful effects of these products. Adolescents and teens, specifically, are especially susceptible to the harmful effects of these products because they are undergoing brain and body development. Use of these products and exposure to its carcinogenic chemicals during growth and development could cause detrimental effects on a teens cell lines, genes, and organs. They can also develop addictive behaviors that can open the door to cigarettes and drug use. We as an advanced society should not be willfully advertising and supplying these products to the youth of today.

We have developed a curriculum for middle and high school students based on current epidemiological research and current law to educate teenagers and adolescents on the detrimental effects of these products. We have this curriculum available online for personal and school use through our website. We will be conducting research on the effects of chemicals found in e-juice on certain cell types. We hope to begin this research in June 2020 using bronchial epithelial cells and endothelial cells that are found in arteries and veins. This research will help illuminate the unknown hazards of vaping on the bronchial tree and the circulatory system. This summer we are conducting research on how e-juice affects living organisms. We hope to demonstrate the strong toxicity in e-juice and in turn help government agencies decide which products to regulate or ban. Our research will help illuminate the unknown hazards of vaping and help manufacturers create safer vape products. With this knowledge we will draft a piece of legislation for our county and state related to the use of vaping/juul use in teens and adolescents to help stop this epidemic.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN CONTRIBUTING TO THIS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, PLEASE GO TO OUR STORE TO PURCHASE OUR BRINGING AWARENESS T-SHIRT AND HOODIE OR TO DONATE. 100% OF ALL SALES AND DONATIONS WILL GO TOWARDS EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL PROGRAMS, RAISING AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS IN SCHOOLS ACROSS THE NATION, RESEARCH, AND THE FIGHT AGAINST TEEN VAPING.

BECOME A LEADER AT YOUR SCHOOL AND BE PART OF THE VAPING-ATTENTION TO PREVENTION TEAM AS AN AMBASSADOR. AMBASSADORS WILL LEAD AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS, REPRESENT THIS NONPROFIT AT YOUR SCHOOL, AND MEET WITH ADMINISTRATION TO INCORPORATE OUR CURRICULUM AT YOUR RESPECTIVE SCHOOL SYSTEMS. BECOMING AN AMBASSADOR IS A GREAT WAY TO SHOW YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS. TIME SPENT IN EDUCATION AND AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS ABOUT THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF VAPING MAY BE USED AS SERVICE HOURS IF YOUR SCHOOL APPROVES IT.



 
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Vape flavors can make nasty new chemicals in your e-liquid

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/18/17996706/vape-juice-flavoring-electronic-cigarettes-chemicals-ingredients-irritating-e-liquid

 
It is difficult for the consumer to control exposure to flavor chemicals....Manufacturers do not list the flavor chemicals and their concentrations on products, so consumers do not have a simple way to identify products they might choose not to use if they had more information on their contents.
— Prue Talbot a molecular biology researcher at the University of California Riverside. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-heart-vaping-flavors/e-cigarette-flavorings-may-damage-blood-vessels-and-heart-idUSKBN1K12WY