Charity Group Provides Ecigs to Homeless Smokers Battling Addiction Charity Group Provides Ecigs to Homeless Smokers Battling Addiction

No one ever plans to be homeless and live on the streets, but it happens all too often. In fact, more than 633,000 Americans are homeless and that number is only growing with each passing year. That’s why the Dao Group is taking action to help those living in poverty in their community. The Comex Valley area is home to many poor people and this charity organization is doing everything in their power to help those in need. They are working with area businesses to help local homeless individuals open bank accounts, find safe shelter, and find freedom from addictions. But one of their most creative endeavors is helping people kick the smoking habit by providing them with electronic cigarettes.

According to BC Local News, cigarettes cost around $100 per carton in Comex Valley. But the Bao Group said that people could purchase the equivalent amount of ecigs for around five dollars. That’s why they are providing ecigs to smokers in the homeless population. Not only will it help them save money to use for clothes and housing, but it will also help them improve their health.

This is the first time we have seen a charity group stand in support of electronic cigarettes and it seems that their creative strategies are paying off. Ecigs are a great way for people to stop smoking and beat a lifelong tobacco addiction. By conquering this one addiction, individuals gain a much needed confidence boost to take another step towards bettering their lifestyle and circumstances.

The Comex Valley charity is setting a great example for other groups working with the homeless population. Sometimes a little creativity can go a long way towards making a lifelong difference for people that are living on the streets. We want to say a big thank you to the Bao individuals who are using e-cigs in such a positive way!


Katie Bercham - CocktailNerd Editor

Katie actually had a negative first experience of electronic cigarettes, picking up a cheap and horrible model from my local mall. Thanks to a chance meeting with co-editor David, she hasn’t had a tobacco cigarette in over 5 years. She brings a strong female voice to the e-cig community.