Ireland Discards Proposed Vape Tax in the Name of Tobacco Harm Reduction

January 22, 2024 by vapingpost.com

Ireland Discards Proposed Vape Tax in the Name of Tobacco Harm Reduction

The Irish Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath, has decided to postpone the implementation of an imminent vape tax due to concerns that it might discourage smokers from using e-cigarettes as a tool to quit smoking. Officials from the Department of Finance and the Department of Health expressed the need to strike a balance, discouraging young people from vaping while supporting existing smokers using vapes to transition away from traditional cigarettes.


18.00% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 717,042 current smokers in Ireland 21.00% of men are current smokers but only 15.00% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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