Nearly 30 people from Sigelei and its Snowwolf team led many vape brands to participate in the hearing in Los Angeles on 24th September. They strongly expressed that “banning flavored e-cigarettes is unreasonable, and the right to choose should be given to the adult consumers”. The American media called the hearing a fight.
In the report picture, users hold electronic cigarettes similar to SnowWolf brand, saying that “electronic cigarette supporters rise up and resolutely protect the position of electronic cigarettes”. It is understood that SnowWolf is a brand owned by Sigelei, chairman of the Electronic Cigarette Industry Committee of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. It has been the top three best-selling brand in the United States. AFeng, HUMVEE 215, ZEPHYR and glori have all been listed on the market in the United States.
Fight the ban, force the authority to delay it from a 90-day to 180 days, or to 210 days.
It is reported that on the scene of the Los Angeles flavored e-cig hearing, representatives of Sigelei, market merchants, e-cigarette enthusiasts and social figures expressed their opinions, which forced the Los Angeles government to extend the flavor ban, which was originally planned to be launched 90 days later throughout the territory, to 180 days before it came into effect. During this period, the government of Los Angeles allows buying and selling flavored electronic cigarette products without restriction. According to reliable sources, the Los Angeles government may increase the extension period to 210 days due to the follow-up of the hearing and the results of a 30-day e-cigarette lethality investigation.
The Los Angeles Hearing Campaign has allowed more than 90% of the region to continue selling e-cigarettes.
Before the start of the Los Angeles hearing, 100% of the original Los Angeles electronic cigarette products were banned from sale. After the battle of the hearing, the restricted area was changed to “prohibit only in the Unincorporated area, and the Incorporated area was decided by the local city council separately”. It is understood that the population of the prohibited areas only accounts for about 10% of the total population of Los Angeles.
The Incorporated area in Los Angeles is a urban area, accounting for more than 90% of the population of Los Angeles, which means that the resolution will ultimately restrict the rural areas, which only account for 10% of the population of Los Angeles. In fact, it is a great concede from the ban on vapes. Perhaps the biggest impact is only on users and businesses in the Unincorporated area. It’s only necessary to move to urban areas for trading.
The Los Angeles Hearing Campaign looks like a losing fight, but this good news may change the global situation of e-cigarettes
“90% of Los Angeles lifts restrictions”, “180-day buffer period” and “30-day delayed implementation”. According to the analysis of the American industry, for the electronic cigarette industry, it is not a defeat, but a great victory! Although the U.S. government is under some pressure to make the corresponding decision, after a thorough interpretation of the policy’s resolution, it is found that the Los Angeles Flavored Vape Campaign has greatly increased the confidence of the U.S. vapers to fight on.
According to people familiar with the situation, the implementation of this policy in Los Angeles is a good news, which is just to let users of electronic cigarettes in the Los Angeles market move to some areas not prohibited. It may guide the global trend of electronic cigarettes.
“Global e-cigarettes relies on the United States, American e-cigarettes relies on California, and California e-cigarettes relies on Los Angeles.” It can be seen that Los Angeles has a pivotal position in the global e-cigarette market, and its political, economic and cultural influence ranks first in the United States. Los Angeles is a city with a clear flag, and its hearings may be followed by other states in the United States. As an important battlefield of electronic cigarettes, the United States is the world’s largest economy. Its attitude affects the attitude of other countries and even the world to electronic cigarettes. If we correctly interpret the Battle Paper results of the Los Angeles Flavored Vape Campaign, it will be the ultimate victory of the global electronic cigarette industry.