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Rising ‘sin tax’ delivers fresh blow to struggling Philippines e-cig trade

12th February 2020 | News analysis |

President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to increase annually the “sin” taxes on e-cigarettes, vapour products, and alcoholic drinks in the Philippines goes on. The Republic Act 11467, signed by Duterte on 22nd January, combines House Bill 1026 and Senate Bill 1074, modifies the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 and taxes vapour products based on their content. Nicotine salt products will » Continue Reading.