Nearly half of German vape retailers fear being taxed out of business, survey finds

The new vaping tax scheme due to come into effect in July 2022 is already causing concern within the German e-cigarette industry, with some vape stores fearing it will put them out of business.

A survey conducted by the German Alliance for Tobacco-free Pleasure (BfTG) found that 96% of respondents were worried about the likely negative impact of the Tobacco Tax Modernization Act (Tabaksteuermodernisierungsgesetz, TabStMoG), which will tax e-liquids at €0.16 per ml from next year.

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