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UK vaping tax proposal draws criticism from pro-vaping public health sector

The new proposed UK vaping tax may have unintended consequences, according to commentators.

Although the new tax may achieve its aim of making vaping products unaffordable for youth and non-smokers, there are concerns that it will also impact on the ability of vaping products to work as smoking-cessation tools – despite the one-off rise in tobacco duty intended to keep vaping as a proportionally more attractive financial option – while also continuing to worsen already falling levels of public harm perception.

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Freddie Dawson

Managing editor, news
Freddie studied at King’s College, London and City University and worked for publications including The Times, The Malay Mail, PathfinderBuzz and Solar Summary before joining the ECigIntelligence team. He has extensive experience in covering fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), manufacturing and technological innovation.

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