This is news that could have a quick impact on most European policies. Friday morning, in Germany, the Bundestag adopted a law aiming to make tobacco products and vaping more expensive from 2022. The higher price increase than initially expected will strongly impact e-liquids and anger professionals of the sector.
In Germany, the Bundestag has just taken a serious decision that will strongly impact the vaping market. Indeed, from next year, a 10 milliliter vial of e-liquid that costs around 5 euros will suffer additional tax €1,60. In 2026, it will be the coup de bamboo because the tax will double thus passing to €3,20.
The new law has been greeted with dismay by manufacturers of electronic cigarettes who claim that their products contain far fewer harmful substances than conventional cigarettes and therefore should not be subject to the same levels of taxation. L'Electronic Cigarette Trade Association (VdeH) warned that the move could cause vapers to start smoking tobacco cigarettes again. The Alliance for tobacco-free fun, a body representative of the vaping industry said it intends to take the Federal Constitutional Court to lodge a complaint against what it sees as a disproportionate tax increase.