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Poll: Do you think there should be a tax on e-cigarettes?

The fact that e-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco or tar is one of the arguments as to why they should not be taxed as heavily as normal cigarettes.

Image: Shutterstock/Diego Cervo

EARLIER THIS YEAR there were reports that the European Commission was considering introducing a tax on electronic cigarettes on top of VAT.

However, finance officials have played down the likelihood of introducing a new tax -saying it would be too difficult to enforce.

Pre-budget tax documents published by the Department of Finance stated that the tax would have to be applied on a self-assessment basis to suppliers in the same way as solid fuel carbon tax.

It added that implementation and collection of such a tax “would be difficult given the wide variety of ways in which these products are supplied to the consumer”.

So today we’re asking, do you think there should be a tax on e-cigarettes? 

Poll Results:

No  (8543)
Yes  (5911)
I don't know (471)

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