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"We're killing a market": the vaping sector is up in arms against the executive's anti-smoking plan

2023-11-28T18:38:43.703Z

Highlights: Plain packaging, without a brand logo, will be extended to all tobacco and vaping products. Professionals still don't know what form this will take on e-cigarettes and heating tobacco. This is a real slap in the face for this sector, which has 4 million users and a turnover of around one billion euros.«We deeply regret that this national tobacco control plan treats vaping first and foremost as a threat and not as an opportunity," laments in a statement France Vapotage.


DECRYPTION - The government plans to extend plain packaging to electronic cigarettes.


Vaping professionals see red. As the government presented its anti-smoking plan on Tuesday morning, anger is rising in the e-cigarette sector. To make tobacco less attractive, plain packaging, without a brand logo, will be extended to all tobacco and vaping products. Professionals still don't know what form this will take on e-cigarettes and heating tobacco. This is a real slap in the face for this sector, which has 4 million users and a turnover of around one billion euros. Although the double-digit growth of 2000 and 2010 is no longer relevant, the market remains dynamic (more than 5% growth per year), boosted by product launches, the opening of new stores and the expansion of online sales.

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We deeply regret that this national tobacco control plan treats vaping first and foremost as a threat and not as an opportunity," laments in a statement France Vapotage which represents...

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