Excise duties on cigarettes in Italy will increase from 1st January, while those on heated tobacco and e-liquids will not rise at the rate previously laid out, under the new Italian government’s 2023 Budget Bill. The newly formed right-wing coalition government introduced the budget bill in late November. Its approval by Parliament is expected before the end of the year. Italy’s General State Accounting » Continue Reading.
A wider range of businesses in Italy will now be able to sell e-liquids and other tobacco products, including heated tobacco products, following a circular issued by the country’s Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM)
New fees on liquid products could hit Italy’s entire vaping supply chain – and a retroactive application of the fees, coupled with a short due date for payment, could cripple companies if no resolution is found
A growth in battery power and tank size among disposables headlines three main trends that have impacted the technical features of vape hardware kits sold by online retailers over the past three years. More research and data can be found in ECigIntelligence’s newly launched Hardware Tracker
Italian vape retailers must wait for a second ruling in mid-April to see if they are permitted to sell e-liquids without a tax stamp, though they have at least been buoyed by an initial ruling that they do not need to destroy them outright
A study that recently drew attention for concluding that vaping was a less successful cessation method than nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or even going cold turkey may be undermined by potential flaws
The Lega party, part of the ruling coalition in Italy, has tabled an amendment to the Budget Bill 2022 aiming to increase the e-liquid excise duty each year until 2023 but with lower rates than those established by last year’s proposal
The decline in the use of traditional tobacco products across Europe is expected to accelerate in the next four years, while vape sales continue to grow in the five largest EU markets – France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain
The Italian Senate is close to considering temporary tax relief for e-cigarettes in the country – a move financial experts do not expect to cause any significant drop in the overall volume of tax collected
World No Tobacco Day provides an opportunity to consider the approach that public health authorities, policymakers, and advocates around the world have towards the role of tobacco-alternatives products
Widely publicised linkages with the coronavirus are just the latest manifestation of distrust of vaping, in the public-health community as well as the media. So how does that “95% safer than smoking” view hold up?