E-cigs, including disposables, continue to avoid UK tax as tobacco rates are raised

UK smokers are facing a considerable hike in the price of all tobacco products following the Spring Budget outlined last week by chancellor (finance minister) Jeremy Hunt – but no tax on vaping products was included in the statement, leaving them much more affordable than other alternatives.

And while this was welcomed by health groups, there was some disappointment that Hunt did not seize the opportunity to tax disposables, both for environmental reasons and to discourage youngsters from using them.

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor/senior reporter
Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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