EU Commission states its preferences on taxation of e-cigs and tobacco products

Taxes on tobacco will increase across Europe and be extended to novel products, according to a draft of the impact assessment for the new Tobacco Excise Directive (TED) which the European Commission is expected to present in December for debate by the European Council and Parliament.

ECigIntelligence has seen the European Commission’s impact assessment report, which is a part of the law-making process that may eventually lead to the TED. The document outlines several options for the taxation of novel and traditional tobacco products, with the Commission suggesting preferred options.

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Tiziana Cauli

Senior reporter/health & science editor
Tiziana is an Italian journalist from Sardinia. She has worked for both international and local media in Italy, South Africa, France, Spain, the UK, Lebanon and Belgium. She also worked as a communications manager for several international NGOs in the humanitarian sector. Tiziana holds a degree in Political Science and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Cagliari and she’s a graduate of the Carlo De Martino school of journalism in Milan.

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