Putting an end
to the vaping epidemic

VapeGuardian is on a mission to protect young individuals from the harms of vaping. To achieve this, we’ve developed a clear 5-point strategy aimed at addressing and preventing vaping within school settings.

Trusted by hundreds of UK schools

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    The VapeGuardian System

    Clear the air with smart vape detection

    Educational Materials

    Lesson plans, parent guidance and supporting documentation: Created in conjunction with LifeLab at Univeristy of Southampton Hospital.

    Safeguarding Proceedures

    An organic document created from learnings at almost 300 schools on how to deal with vaping incidents and support those effected

    Vape Recycling

    Coming soon. VapeGuardian bins provided and collected to properly dispose of vape pens with the least damage to the environment possible

    Specialist Support

    Phone & online support from our UK based team of specialists, developers and engineers

    Smart Vape Sensors

    Detect vaping in difficult to police areas and get alerts in seconds, via SMS, email or our app. Proven to reduce vaping incidents by ~93% in under 5 weeks

    Vaping is rising at an alarming rate across the UK

    Vaping, the use of electronic cigarettes, has become increasingly widespread in the UK in recent years. According to a survey conducted by Action on Smoking and Health, the number of people who use e-cigarettes in the UK has risen from an estimated 700,000 in 2012 to approximately 3.6 million in 2019. This represents a staggering increase of over 400% in just seven years.

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    Since 2021 the proportion of current vaping has been greater than that of current smoking (7.6% compared to 3.6% in 2023)

    In 2023 20.5% of children had tried vaping, up from 15.8% in 2022 and 13.9% in 2020 before the first COVID lockdown.

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    There has been a significant growth in awareness of e-cigarette promotion between 2022 and 2023 with more than half all children (53%) aware of promotion in shops, and nearly a third (32%) online.

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    The 50% growth in experimentation (trying once or twice) from 7.7% in 2022 to 11.6% in 2023 was significant.

    Information provided by Action on Smoking and Health

    The VapeGuardian System

    The innovative VapeGuardian vaping detection system consists of both hardware and software, designed to provide easy and efficient monitoring of indoor spaces. With its simple installation process, this device can be placed anywhere, allowing users to experience the benefits of 24/7 protection.

    VapeGuardian’s vaping detection system is highly sensitive and has been specifically designed not to detect any other air pollutants, eliminating false alarms and providing only accurate alerts to users.

    This cutting-edge system also provides near-instant notifications through SMS, email, or push notifications within 5 seconds of detecting vaping, giving users the ability to act quickly and effectively. Its portal, available on web, iOS & Android, allows managers to add staff, create rooms, manage sensors and much more, providing multiple users access to the system with ease.

    * Notification speeds depend on room size, ventilation and wifi speed

    Laser technology to detect vaping

    The system checks for 9 changes in the air to detect vaping. Developed by PHD scientists

    Safe & secure VapeGuardian software and apps

    Made, maintained and supported by our dedicated team of developers

    Dedicated UK support team

    Based in Southampton, we offer support from help you order the right system for your needs, set-up to on-going maintenance

    Monitor Any Indoor Spaces

    Our highly sensitive sensors can detect vaping in any number or situations with a range of around 30m³.

    Our sensors have been designed to not mistake any other air pollutants for e-cigarette vapour. In addition, our always developing research and ability to remotely change what sensors detect for, means that VapeGuardian sensors are future proofed against changes in vaping technology.

    Trusted Worldwide

    Our sensors are trusted by a growing number of schools and other organisations all over the world.

    VapeGuardian is also the UK’s number one choice for vape detectors.

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    Available on iOS, Android and any web browser

    Smart Cloud Admin Control

    Flexible and timely access to the VapeGuardian system via most web-enable devices.

    Manage Sensors

    Add, edit and remove sensors

    Room Management

    Add, edit and remove rooms for improved vape detection in an organisation

    Staff Management

    Users with ‘Manager’ level permissions can add, edit and remove staff members

    Alert History

    See historic alerts to better understand vaping trends

    Receive Notifications

    Alerts detailing exactly where and vaping is detected

    Profile Management

    Change alert types and organisational information 

    Clear the air with smart vape detection

    Who Are VapeGuardian?

    VapeGuardian is based in Southampton, UK with offices and a presence all over the world. Founded by husband and wife, Simon & Jean Hassett, in June 2022 and the first device being sold in October 2022, VapeGuardian has quickly become the leading choice in vape detection.

    Parents of 4 young children, Simon & Jean became truly aware of the scale and seriousness of the vaping epidemic as they began to supply their smart vape sensors to more and more organisations.

    The couple vowed to make a difference and work to protect young people against the dangers of vaping by adapting the business from a cutting-edge technology company to an all encompassing solution for helping organisations to tackle vaping.

    VapeGuardian does this through offering a holistic approach to combating vaping, working with policy makers on bringing about regulatory change, listening to and helping medical professionals and supporting other stakeholders in devolving vaping to its original purpose of smoking cessation.

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      Learn About Vaping

      Vaping, a form of inhaling vaporized nicotine or other substances through e-cigarettes or vape pens, has taken the world by storm. While some proponents argue that it’s a safer alternative to traditional smoking, the negative implications of vaping cannot be ignored. The surge in popularity among the youth has raised serious concerns about addiction and potential long-term health risks.

      Vaping, the act of inhaling vaporized substances through electronic cigarettes or vape pens, poses significant risks to one’s health. As vapor enters the lungs, it exposes the delicate tissues to harmful chemicals and toxins, leading to potential respiratory issues. The aerosol produced by vaping can irritate the lungs and exacerbate pre-existing conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Moreover, the high nicotine content in vape products can lead to addiction, causing adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, elevating blood pressure, and increasing the risk of heart-related ailments. Additionally, the heating process of vaping devices can release harmful particles and heavy metals, which may contribute to long-term lung damage and even the development of severe lung diseases. In sum, vaping’s negative impact on the body is concerning, making it crucial for individuals to understand the potential risks and make informed decisions about their health.

      Determining the exact equivalence between puffs of a vape and a cigarette is challenging due to variations in e-liquid strength and individual vaping habits. However, it is crucial to address the negative aspects of this comparison. The truth is, vaping can be deceptively dangerous, as it often leads to increased nicotine intake. Some studies suggest that a single vape pod or cartridge could contain nicotine equivalent to an entire pack of cigarettes. Moreover, the convenience and discreetness of vaping can lead to excessive use, potentially exacerbating addiction and health concerns. As the negative impact of vaping on lung health and overall well-being becomes more evident, users must be cautious not to underestimate its potential harm when drawing comparisons to traditional smoking.

      Vaping is legal in the UK for adults over the age of 18.

      37 countries have taken stricter stances due to concerns about its health implications, especially among young individuals. For instance, in countries like Brazil, Singapore, and Thailand, vaping is entirely banned, with severe penalties for offenders.

      This international response reflects the mounting global apprehension surrounding vaping’s potential adverse effects, and it serves as a cautionary example for nations where vaping is still legal. Despite its legality in the UK, it is crucial to remain vigilant about the health risks and potential long-term consequences associated with this controversial practice.

      Yes, vaping is indeed addictive, and its negative elements are a cause for concern. Vaping devices, such as e-cigarettes and vape pens, contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance that can lead to dependence and addiction. The pleasurable sensations experienced from nicotine intake can quickly develop into a habit, making it challenging for users to quit. Moreover, the marketing strategies employed by the vaping industry, including enticing flavors and sleek designs targeted at the youth, have contributed to a significant increase in teen vaping rates. This addictive nature of vaping raises serious health risks, as prolonged use can lead to adverse effects on the respiratory system and cardiovascular health, making it imperative to address the negative impact of vaping addiction on individuals and society as a whole.

      For more information about vaping, visit here: E-cigarettes and vaping