Smokers buying e-cigarette products in Germany could face higher taxes under a new proposal.
The German Finance Ministry on Tuesday released a draft lawthat would update tobacco taxes for the first time in a decade.
- Under the proposal, e-cigarette substances containing nicotine would be taxed like tobacco starting July 1, 2022.
- For 2022 and 2023, substances containing nicotine would be taxed at 0.02 euros per milligram of nicotine alkaloids. That would rise to 0.04 euros per milligram in 2024.
- An additional tax on heat-not-burn products would also be introduced on Jan 1, 2022, to ensure a similar rate as...