After the hype launched yesterday by TF1 announcing that according to a study of the suppression of 90 fraud% of liquids and electronic cigarette chargers were non-compliant, La Fivape et the Aiduce wanted to react on the show " Bourdin Direct".
FIVAPE: A SENSE OF TREATMENT AND INCOMPRESSION! "
Jean Moiroud, president of the interprofessional federation of the Vape (Fivape), which represents the French manufacturers of electronic cigarettes, qualifies this study " of distressing". " When we saw the document, we felt a feeling of betrayal and misunderstanding. We have been working with the DGCRFF for more than two years to clarify things and try to understand how to standardize our labeling to have consistent products in good standing. We ask (their help) because we are small companies trying to understand complex European legislation". As for refills that are badly labeled? Jean Moiroud answers on RMC: " It is practically impossible to properly label the products in the eyes of the DGCCRF. The regulations are too complex and illegible. The NF standard is us who made it, it is our initiative (Standard Afnor). The DGCCRF participated in this work and they did not speak at any time. So take out a document like this one in the middle of the debate on the electronic cigarette, it's a low blow and we take it very badly". The president of Fivape ends his speech with some figures There are 78.000 tobacco deaths every year, we have an innovation that is a chance to reduce this number of deaths and what do we do? We send a press release to return the French opinion on a fantastic product".
AIDUCE: "DO NOT FEAR CONSUMERS! "
For Brice Lepoutre, president of the Independent Association of Electronic Cigarette Users, there is really nothing to worry about. " If we want to abide by the law, today we have to put on all the bottles of liquid that we have to put on a safety suit to handle them because there is nicotine in them. Except that there is no need to put an integral safety suit to handle your electronic cigarette". " Do not scare consumers "Believes Brice Lepoutre. " There may be products that are not recommended, but most of the products that are on the French market today are of good quality and consumers do not take any risk by vaping these products. »
J. LE HOUEZEC: "EVEN THE DGCCRF DOES NOT VALIDATE THIS MEDIA BATTAGE"
If the Fivape et the Aiduce are on the rise they are not the only ones! Jacques le Houezec was quick to publish an article on his blog and denounces the fact that one denigrates the vape at 20 hours on TF1. Moreover, he is launching today a reminder of the regulation on e-liquids at the e-cigarette shops. Finally, he announced a few minutes ago that " according to reliable sources, even the DGCCRF does not validate this hype "At the same time launching the polemic of knowing where these famous information can come from. The Ministry of Health? Bercy? Jean Yves Nau, doctor and science journalist also published an article on his blog denouncing " a good example of inversion of health priorities".