On September 8, after French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced plans to ban the sale of single-use e-cigarettes, Two supremes conducted a telephone survey of 10 e-cigarette shops in Paris, France.
After ruling out language communication problems at two of the stores, staff at only four of the stores explicitly stated that they had heard about it.
However, the prevailing view among these stores is that banning single-use e-cigarettes will not have a significant impact on their business.
Among them, Jwell e-cigarette shop said that the policy is “very, very bad”, but when asked whether consumers have made any reaction, the other party said that it has not yet. Employees at the No smoking club, an e-cigarette shop, said business was not affected.
Although single-use e-cigarettes have taken a share of the French e-cigarette market, many shopkeepers seem wary of the potential ban. They generally agree that there is no hoarding of e-cigarettes at present.
In the past few years, the French government has been strengthening the regulation of e-cigarettes to protect teenagers from the attraction of e-cigarettes. While the plan to ban single-use e-cigarettes has yet to be officially implemented, the proposal seems to have caused some mild reactions in French vape shops.
Staff at some shops said they would pay close attention to the government’s decision and adjust their business models according to changes in regulations. They stressed that maintaining compliance with laws and regulations is critical to their business and said they will actively participate in working with regulators to ensure the continued healthy development of the e-cigarette industry.
Previously, after the news of “France plans to ban the sale of disposable electronic cigarettes” was released, half of the netizens in the comment area of the social network platform X (formerly Twitter) opposed the ban.
Overseas netizens who hold favorable opinions mainly consider the attraction of disposable e-cigarette taste to minors and the environmental pollution of used disposable e-cigarettes; Overseas netizens with opposing opinions believe that disposable e-cigarettes are less harmful than traditional cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, and some believe that disposable e-cigarettes can help quit traditional cigarettes.