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Taking place at the latest Vaping Conversations diginar of 2020, the discussion around the repercussions of a vape tax followed an announcement by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, that e-cigarettes and vaping products will be taxed from 2021. Now that the impending Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (COTPENDS) Bill is fast approaching, concerns around it are on the rise. VPASA, has naturally together with tobacco harm-reduction experts, been long explaining to local authorities that a tax on this product category would be counterproductive to local smoking rates and therefore public health.