There were reports of a 70% increase in teen ‘ever tried’ vaping leading to calls for flavour bans and to treat vaping like smoking with the smoke-free environment laws.
The new tax, to begin from January 1 2021, is on two levels. Eliquids up to 15mg/ml in strength will be taxed at 2 Krona per millilitre (17.5p), liquids over 15mg/ml will be taxed at 4 Krona (35p). This means a 10ml bottle is going to cost £1.75 and £3.50 more leading to a huge rise in cost for heavy users and a deterrent for smokers considering switching.
Vejpkollen.se reports, “higher concentration eliquids have been a concern for the Ministry of Finance since e-liquid was regulated in accordance with the European Tobacco Directive”.
News of this toxicity will come as a surprise to all of those currently licking spilt liquid off their hands after refilling.
“Since we can no longer rule out that consumers can legally buy the products, we propose taxation. In order not to steer consumers towards buying them to mix in other e-liquid, we propose a higher tax for other nicotine liquids.”