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Because they may contain nicotine and because they offer an alternative smoked tobacco, as a somewhat controversial consumer product, e-cigarettes are subject to tax in some countries around the world.

It is not unheard of for some governments to overtax vaping to dissuade consumers as much as possible.

Tax on vaping products

As they are a tool for quitting smoking, some countries have chosen to apply very low tax to e-cigarettes to encourage smokers to switch.

Conversely, other countries are making a choice that seems difficult to justify: to overtax vaping products to dissuade the population. Often, these are countries that rely on money generated by tobacco sales to keep their economies afloat.

Spanish Authorities Are Being Pressured to Introduce Vape Tax

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A general e-liquid tax at the EU average rate of €0.15 per ml, with an additional element for nicotine content at €0.006 per mg,...

Indiana Rejects Tax on Cigarettes But Passes One on Vaping Products 

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Indiana's vape tax will lead to “a measly one-tenth” of the state’s cigarette tax and is “arguably worse than no increase at all.”The State’s...

Canada Proposes New Federal Vape Tax From 2022 

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The new federal excise duty on vaping products is set to go into effect in 2022 on all e-liquids regardless of the level of...

Germany: New Vape Tax Will Triple E-Liquid Prices

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With the draft measure first released last February by the German Finance Ministry, the law which will go July 1st, 2022, will have updated...

Kazakhstan Announces Changes in Tobacco Excise Taxes

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An article on the World Bank Group pointed out that while the tobacco taxation policy practiced in Kazakhstan in 2003-2013 resulted in increased tobacco...

Canada: Saskatchewan Retailers Discuss New 20% Vape Tax

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The vapour products tax (VPT) on the retail price of all vapour liquids, products and devices will become effective September 1st. As of then,...

NNA Welcomes Estonia’s Decision to Suspend Excise Duty on E-Liquids

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NNA Smokefree Estonia is an affiliate organisation of the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA) network. It is a member of the International Network of Nicotine...

Malaysia Health Director-General About The Importance of Vape Laws

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Imposing a tax without any regulations in place will be difficult, said Dr Noor Hisham last month, in response to the 2021 Budget tobacco...

Baltimore City Leaders Propose a 30% Tax on E-cigarettes

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“The COVID-19 fiscal hit that we have taken, we have to be thinking about how we can generate revenue as a city,” said Scott....

Malaysia to Impose Excise Duty on Vaping and Tobacco Products

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The tax would be in place on cigarettes and tobacco products in all retail zones and outlets that sell duty free cigarettes, as of...