A vape tax would make a mockery of Sunak’s smoke-free ambition

February 28, 2024 by capx.co

A vape tax would make a mockery of Sunak’s smoke-free ambition

Jeremy Hunt is reportedly planning to introduce a tax on vape fluid. Critics argue this punishes consumers for not smoking, contradicting the UK's previous evidence-based vaping policy. Taxing e-cigarettes could lead to an increase in cigarette sales, undermining public health and contradicting the government's anti-smoking efforts. While Hunt aims to discourage smoking by raising tobacco taxes, the illicit tobacco trade is flourishing due to high prices. Public opinion on vaping and tobacco policies could impact future elections. The proposal to tax vapes may further alienate voters.

12.90% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 7.2 million current smokers in United Kingdom 14.60% of men are current smokers but only 11.20% of women.



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