The good and the less good… This is what emerges from an investigation conducted by Odoxa for France Vapotage on the occasion of “Tobacco Free Month”. Indeed, if the French feel badly informed about the e-cigarette, they still consider that it is effective in putting an end to tobacco!
65% OF FRENCH PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE NOT INFORMED ABOUT 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 conducted by Odoxa for France Vapotage shows that public opinion is confused when it comes to e-cigarettes.
Si 57% of French respondents believe that the vape is an effective way to reduce tobacco consumption, six out of ten French people 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 less than last May “, Say the authors of the survey. In addition, nearly ¾ of French people think that vaping is as, or even more, risky than tobacco.
Not surprisingly, the French consider themselves ill-informed about e-cigarettes 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 vaping have caused damage to general opinion. However, 57% of French people believe that the electronic cigarette is an effective way to “reduce” their tobacco consumption (-16 points since May) and 40% believe that it is an effective way to “stop” his tobacco consumption (-12 points since May). In addition, 39% of smokers plan to switch to vaping to replace tobacco, which places the French a little above the European average (36%), the Italians coming first (45%). But this does not prevent that in France the decline of "intentionists" has been significant since May with -19 points.