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. [...]