Traditional smoke detectors, which utilize photoionization or photoelectric technologies, are not adequately equipped to detect vaping. Without reliable sensor technology for detecting vaping, some schools have adopted alternative strategies, including limiting access to bathrooms or stationing teachers and administrators at the restroom entrance, in an effort to address the issue of vaping among students. Facing tight budgets and many responsibilities, school staff continue to face the challenges of vaping in their schools. Their preference leans towards an affordable sensor system that provides precise and useful data, aiding them in effectively addressing and reducing vaping in their schools. A Zeptive vape detector is hundreds of times more sensitive than a smoke detector, and is still able to tell the difference between vape and other airborne contaminants.