Growing up in New York City, Erick saw a lot of teen substance use at school and in the streets. He saw the gradual growth and evolution of different substances and realized that there was an opportunity to help. Erick is currently pursuing his passion in business through higher education.
EscapeVape aims to raise awareness amongst teenagers about the detrimental health effects of vaping and decrease the use of vape devices amongst users of our application. We identify vaping as a trending issue and have created a solution to guide the adolescent community in their journey to move away from such a hazardous social activity. Because we are an organization founded by teens for teens, we believe our perspective is integral in fostering a solution to the current vaping epidemic.
The idea for the enterprise EscapeVape, was born through an emotional interaction between co-creator Erick Jara and his friend. His friend expressed a desire to move away from his dependency on juuling and explained how difficult that journey would be. Erick let the team know about this interaction and the work to try to help struggling vape users began.