EscapeVape is a social enterprise founded by three students in Western Massachusetts. The aim of EscapeVape is to help teenagers manage and eradicate nicotine addictions borne from vaping. Through the usage of app-based management tools, EscapeVape utilizes supportive, incentive-based strategies to curb addiction.
EscapeVape is in the research and testing phase. So far, the creators of EscapeVape have dedicated much of the development time to gathering information on the most effective strategies toward app-based addiction rehabilitation. We are in the process of answering the important questions: how effective can an app be toward fighting addiction? What are the most effective approaches to curbing addiction? How can we help our users manage their addictions while also uplifting and empowering them as people? EscapeVape has accomplished much of the research needed to answer these questions – we just need to lay the groundwork.
As an organization, we are currently working on contacting experts on addiction and addiction psychology. Moving forward, it is important to gather as much information as possible from experts to better inform the direction EscapeVape should take. We are currently working to contact addiction research centers in Massachusetts and eventually hope to expand beyond the state to encompass all the available knowledge we can. Additionally, the creators of EscapeVape are discussing the most effective designs to implement to ensure that the app is as effective as it can be in practice.
“One of the biggest concerns of vaping is the deaths that are increasing at a relatively fast pace. In the course of two weeks from September 13 to September 29, vape-related deaths increased by 43% from 9 to 13. In order to tackle this increase in death, President Trump has banned the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes. President Trump acknowledged that there was a vaping problem and said: ‘We can’t allow people to get sick. And we can’t have our kids be so affected.’ Source
Information along these lines that is consistently updated is the route that EscapeVape is looking to take. We want to make sure that teenagers who are looking to quit are well-educated on the news that surrounds the vaping epidemic.