Two Supremes conducted a telephone survey of 10 Paris-based vaping shops on Sept. 8, after French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced plans to ban the sale of disposable e-cigarettes.
After excluding the language communication problems in the two stores, the staff of only 4 of them made it clear that they had heard the news.
However, the prevailing perception among these outlets is that a ban on disposable e-cigarettes will not have a significant impact on their business.
Among them, the Jwell electronic cigarette shop said that this policy is "very, very bad", but when asked if consumers have responded, the other party said that it has not yet. The clerk of No smoking club, an electronic cigarette shop, mentioned that the business in the store has not been affected.
Although disposable e-cigarettes have a share of the French vaping market, many shopkeepers appear wary of the potential ban. They generally believe that there is currently no hoarding of e-cigarettes.
Over the past few years, the French government has been stepping up regulation of e-cigarettes to protect teenagers from vaping. While plans to ban disposable e-cigarettes have yet to be formally implemented, the proposal appears to have caused some mild reaction in French vape shops.
Some shop workers said they would closely monitor the government's decision and adjust their business models in light of changes in regulations. They emphasized 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 health of the vaping industry.
Previously, after the news that "France plans to ban the sale of disposable e-cigarettes" was released, half of the netizens in the comment area of the news on the social networking platform X (formerly Twitter) opposed the ban.
Overseas netizens who are in favor mainly consider the appeal of disposable electronic cigarettes to minors and the environmental pollution caused by waste disposable electronic cigarettes; overseas netizens who hold opposing opinions think that disposable electronic cigarettes are more effective than traditional cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana. They are less harmful. Some people think that disposable e-cigarettes can help quit traditional cigarettes.