Good and bad ... This is the result of a survey conducted by Odoxa for France Vapotage on the occasion of the "No Smoking Month". Indeed, if the French consider themselves poorly informed about the e-cigarette, they still consider that it is effective in ending tobacco!
65% OF FRENCH STRIKES ARE UNCONDITIONALLY INFORMED ON THE E-CIGARETTE
To France Vapotage, is necessary to act! In a recent tweet, the Professional Federation calls for the launch of information campaigns on vaping in order to educate adult smokers. And indeed, the latest poll by Odoxa for France Vapotage shows that public opinion is disoriented when it comes to e-cigarettes.
Si 57% of French respondents believe that the vape is an effective way to reduce tobacco consumption, six in ten think that consumers should not favor e-cigarettes over tobacco. " The proportion of smokers who would like to switch to electronic cigarettes in the coming months is only 39% in France, 19 points lower than last May ", Say the authors of the survey. In addition, nearly ¾ of French people think that vaping is as, if not more, risky than tobacco.
Unsurprisingly, the French feel poorly informed about the e-cigarette at 65%, a figure higher than other European countries. " It is necessary to reinforce the safety of the users by the setting up of an adapted regulatory framework ensuring the control and the traceability of all the products and e-liquids sold in France ", Add the authors of the survey.
The recent "health crisis" in the United States and the many debates on the vape have wreaked havoc on the general opinion. Yet, 57% of French people believe that the electronic cigarette is an effective way to "reduce" tobacco consumption (-16 points since May) and 40% believe that it is an effective way to "stop" his tobacco consumption (-12 points since May). Moreover, 39% of smokers plan to switch to vaping to replace tobacco, which places the French a little above the European average (36%), the Italians leading (45%). But it does not prevent that in France the decline of "intentionalists" is important since the month of May with -19 points.