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Italy reduces e-cigarette and heat-not-burn tax burden by up to 80%

14th December 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Italy
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The Italian Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati) passed Legislative Decree No. 119 on urgent financial matters that includes a significant reduction in e-liquid taxation and halving excise duties for heated tobacco.
The long-awaited decree, which was approved with 310 votes in favour and 228 against, includes a decrease in the excise duties of nicotine containing e-liquids by reducing the equivalence to traditional cigarette tax from 50% to 10%.

No softening likely in WHO’s antagonism to e-cigs and HnB

4th October 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Switzerland
World
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The rhetoric coming out of the eighth Conference of the Parties (COP8) in Geneva suggests the World Health Organization is unlikely to give vaping products or HnB a role in its anti-tobacco policies any time soon

EU urges WHO to focus on heated tobacco, suggests advertising bans

3rd October 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

Asia
EU
Europe
Kuwait
Russia
South Korea
Ukraine
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The EU is calling on the World Health Organization to become more involved in regulating heated tobacco – and is urging tight advertising restrictions on the category, ECigIntelligence has learned

ENDS and means up for debate at WHO’s COP8 gathering

27th September 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Switzerland
World
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The role of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco will again be discussed next week at the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

European Commission told: we don’t want an EU e-cig tax

25th September 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Most respondents to the European Commission’s consultation on tobacco excise duties do not want a European tax on e-cigarettes. Almost 70% said the best level of tax on e-cigarettes would be no more than the VAT in each country

THR regulations: a global perspective

24th September 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

England
Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Earlier this month ECigIntelligence managing director Tim Phillips spoke at the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, looking at Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) regulations and whether legislation was advancing or holding back THR