Some teenagers love their fruity, tangy, or fruity flavor. They also like their cheap price, disposable electronic cigarettes. This is a worrying trend for doctors and health officials.
The French introduced this small-sized, inhaled color tube at the end 2021. They are available in various flavors, including strawberry ice cream and cola sparkling. These cigarettes can be smoked for between 0 to 20 mg/ml.
According to the Confederation of tobacconists, the electronic cigarettes were imported straight from the United States. This product is popular with people who are looking for an alternative to traditional electronic cigarettes. Tobacconists state that this product is well-known among youth because of its marketing power. Influencers have promoted it on networks such as TikTok, which has contributed to its popularity.
They promise "double vigilance" to ensure that teens do not have access, as they are illegally sold to minors.
This message is not being heard at the moment. Constance in Terminale, a high school located in Paris' 16th arrondissement, says that everyone smokes. Jules, a fifth grader in Boulogne-Billancourt in Hauts-de-Seine, stated that several students had smoked the product. He made sure that it was free of nicotine.
This ministry advised against the promotion of these cigarettes via social media to minors. He was also concerned by the availability of online products that contain nicotine levels higher than the permitted thresholds. Public health professor and president, Alliance Against Tobacco Loic Josseran, warned that two days before World No Tobacco Day, a young brain exposed to nicotine can become addicted. This is a gateway to smoking.
He is especially concerned about the evolution of the product offering, on sale products that offer a greater number of puffs or nicotine levels. He fears that the product is attractive, concealable, and easily concealed in class or at home.
The French Observatory of Drugs and Addictive Trends conducted a survey among Third Year students and found that electronic cigarettes are becoming more popular among adolescents.
The subject of vaping is delicate for the Fivape interprofessional federation. Jean Moiroud, its president, stated that it is concerned about the "accidental ingestion" of electronic cigarettes.