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Russia: Tax on e-cigarette devices has increased to RUB64 (€0.86) each and the e-liquid tax to RUB18 (€0.24) per ml from 1st January.
Indonesia: A new excise duty of IDR532 ($0.034) per ml of e-liquid in open-system e-cigarettes now applies, as of 1st January, while closed-system e-cigarettes are now
Netherlands: A Ministry of Health regulation on banned flavours in e-cigarettes came into force on 1st January, providing a list of flavouring additives
Belarus: Under a December 2022 amendment to the Tax Law, e-liquids will be taxed throughout 2023 at a rate of BYN0.77 (€0.29) per
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
Hungary: From 1st January the new excise duty on e-liquids, regardless of nicotine content, is HUF33 (€0.083) per ml.
Philippines: As of 1st January 2023, e-liquid taxes increased to PHP60 (€1.02) per 10 ml or a fraction thereof. Nicotine salt product taxes
Portugal: As of 1st January 2023, e-liquid tax increased to €0.336 per ml.
Portugal: Ordinance 154/2022 entered into force on 1st January 2023. It sets new rules for smoking rooms, such as size, ventilation and signage.
Albania: As of 1st January 2023, nicotine-containing e-liquids tax increased to ALL14 (€0.12) per ml.
Morocco: Law No. 50.22/2023 regarding budget law for the year 2023 entered into force in January 2023, stipulating a tax increase on e-liquids
Israel: The Ministry of Health has issued a warning against the use of e-cigs containing synthetic cannabinoids (ADB-BUTINACA and MDMB-4en-Pinaca) known as “Nice
UK: Supermarket chain Waitrose has decided to stop selling disposable e-cigarettes due to health and environmental concerns. In the past year, we have reported
Estonia: As of 1st January 2023, following the two-year suspension, the excise duty on e-liquids amounting to €0.20/ml has been reintroduced.
Jordan: Representative Talal El-Nesour has called on a parliamentary session to increase the taxes on tobacco to finance costly gas and fuel bills,
Lithuania: As of 1st January 2023, the excise duty levied on e-liquids has increased from €0.15/ml to €0.19/ml, as planned.
Egypt: A member of the House of Representatives, Ghada Ali, requested a briefing from the Ministers of Health and Supply regarding the negligence
UK: Nottinghamshire Trading Standards will receive additional funding to raise its inspection capacities specifically for shops selling age-restricted products like e-cigarettes. Trading Standards
UK: A shop in Taunton has been closed following a seizure of 119 pouches and a large amount of illegal e-cigarettes, in addition to
Serbia: As of 1st January 2023, e-liquid tax has increased from RSD7 (€0.06) to RSD8 (€0.07) per ml, as planned.
Indonesia: On 23rd December 2022, president Joko Widodo issued the list of planned governmental regulations for 2023. Among the proposed regulations, the president
Romania: Following the amendment to the Excise Duty Act that was implemented in July 2022, as of 1st January 2023, the excise duty on
Maine: A statewide flavour ban has been proposed in the legislative session in Maine, which would ban flavoured tobacco products including e-cigarettes if
Italy: Parliament approved the 2023 Budget Law on 29th December 2022, which maintains the same level of taxation as in 2022. The Customs and Monopolies
Ukraine: As of 1st January 2023, the excise tax rate for e-liquids has been raised to UAH10,000 (€254) per l. The rate is
Uzbekistan: At the end of December 2022, the Senate approved a new version of the law “On restricting the distribution and consumption of
Philippines: The Department of Trade and Industry published the Rules and Regulations of the Vaporised Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products Regulation Act in December
Vietnam: At a workshop held on 23rd December 2022, representatives from the Ministry of Trade and Industry said they were gathering opinions from
US - Maine: Yesterday, 20th December, the South Portland City Council approved a ban on the sale of flavoured tobacco products including e-cigarettes and
21st December 2022 - Europe |
EU: Organisers of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Call to achieve a tobacco-free environment and the first European tobacco-free generation by 2030” have set 16th January 2023
21st December 2022 - Europe |
EU: Yesterday, 20th December, we published an alert about the delegated regulation amending Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 (CLP regulation) adopted by the European Commission
Paraguay: The Ministry of Health warned yesterday (20th December) about the health risks associated with vaping and the supposed gateway effect of e-cigarettes
Switzerland: As part of "Free. Fair. Futures", the smoking and vaping prevention campaign aimed at children and young people, the Tobacco Prevention Fund
UK: Authorities have seized more than 100 non-compliant e-cigarettes in Southend following test purchases in 11 shops, media reports.
20th December 2022 - Europe |
EU: Yesterday, 19th December, the European Commission (EC) adopted a draft delegated regulation amending Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on hazard classes and criteria for
Portugal: Parliament has published the final text of the State Budget 2023, which increases the e-liquid tax from €0.323 to €0.336 per ml.
Bangladesh: The Ministry of Health intends to ban vaping products and heated tobacco by amending the Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products (Control)