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30th May 2023
Slovenia: Ahead of tomorrow’s World No Tobacco Day (31st May), the Ministry of Health has published a statement on progress toward a “Slovenia free of tobacco and nicotine 2040” envisaged in the national tobacco strategy 2022-2030. The ministry warns against new tobacco and nicotine products, and cites the proposal, currently being discussed at ministerial level, to ban the sale of non-tobacco-flavoured vaping products and to include nicotine-free vaping products under the tobacco law.
22nd May 2023
2nd May 2023
Slovenia: Excise duty on e-liquids rose yesterday to €0.21 per ml for nicotine-containing and €0.10 per ml for nicotine-free liquids, as laid out last December. Those rates will apply until 1st November, when they will rise again to €0.23 per ml per nicotine-containing and €0.11 for nicotine-free e-liquids.
30th March 2023
Slovenia: A 30-day public consultation on a Ministry of Health bill to ban the sale of non-tobacco-flavoured vaping products ends today. The bill would also bring nicotine-free vaping products under the Tobacco Law, making them subject to the same product restrictions and notification requirements as tobacco products.
14th March 2023
Slovenia: The National Institute of Public Health has supported a Ministry of Health bill which seeks to ban the sale of vaping products with any flavour other than tobacco and to bring nicotine-free vaping products under the legal framework for tobacco. The institute also proposes limiting the number of sales points for vaping products.
2nd March 2023
Slovenia: The Ministry of Health has put forward a bill to ban the sale of vaping products with any flavour other than tobacco. The bill would also bring nicotine-free vaping products under the Tobacco Law, making them subject to the same product restrictions and notification requirements as tobacco products.
15th February 2023
Slovenia: The Ministry of Finance has told ECigIntelligence that approximately €1.83m was raised in tax revenue on nicotine-containing e-liquids in 2022, up from €120,000 the previous year. Revenue from nicotine-free e-liquids in 2022 was approximately €360,000, up from just €30,000 in 2021.
30th January 2023
10th January 2023
Slovenia: The new excise duty now in force, until 30th April, for nicotine-containing e-liquids is €0.19 per ml. The tax on nicotine-free e-liquids has increased to €0.09 per ml.
13th December 2022
Slovenia: A regulation setting new excise duties on e-liquids has been published in the Official Gazette. The tax on nicotine-containing liquids will rise to €0.19 per ml from 1st January, then again to €0.21 per ml from 1st May, and to €0.2€ per ml from 1st November 2023. Duty on nicotine-free e-liquids will rise to €0.09 per ml from 1st January, then €0.10 per ml from 1st May, and to €0.11 per ml on 1st November 2023.
7th December 2022
Slovenia: The government has announced that the Health Inspectorate is planning to step up action against the use of e-cigarettes in public places. Since the Covid pandemic, the inspectorate has found that people were under a false impression that the public smoking ban did not apply to novel products. Vaping in enclosed public spaces is punishable by a fine ranging from €4,000 to €33,000 for a business and €125 for an individual.
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