"Vaping safety" campaign
From 1 July 2022, e-cigarettes and liquids will also be subject to tobacco tax. The background is the Tobacco Tax Modernisation Act. According to this law, vaporisers will have to pay 16 cents/ml more on these products from July.
E-cigarettes are considered substitute products for tobacco products and will therefore be subject to tobacco tax for the first time. Both liquids with nicotine and without nicotine will be taxed. Not only the traded finished products, but also liquid basic substances/bases such as propylene glycol (PG) and glycerine (VG), as well as flavours are subject to a fixed (specific) tax rate. In 2022 and 2023, this will be 16 cents/ml, before a gradual increase is planned from 2024 (20 cents/ml in 2024, 26 cents/ml in 2025 and 32 cents/ml in 2026).
The aim of our campaign "I vape - but play it safe" is to raise awareness among consumers that only taxed products from specialist retailers are safe, tested and certified. Despite the price increase due to the new tobacco tax on eLiquids, every steamer should avoid risky experiments with non-certified products and only buy quality goods from specialist retailers.
The tax band is the sure sign of certified products.