To tax or not to tax: will coalition give green light to cut e-cig tax in Germany?

German politicians are at odds over whether – and how – to tackle taxation of e-cigarettes.

The previous government set the tax on e-liquids at €0.16/ml, which by 2026 will have risen to €0.32/ml – doubling in four years. But since the so-called “traffic light coalition” came to power at the end of 2021, there have been calls to amend the tax regulations, and some members of Germany’s federal parliament, the Bundestag, are discussing possibly reversing or at least cutting these taxes.

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