Cyprus Passes a Tax on E-Liquid

    The Mediterranean island nation also will tax heat-not-burn products

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    Cyprus has passed a tax on vaping e-liquid of €0.12 per mL. The law creates a new taxable product category called “liquid for electronic cigarette use.”

    The bill also includes a tax on heat-not-burn (HNB) products, like Philip Morris International’s IQOS. HNB devices are not yet being sold in Cyprus, according to the Cyprus Mail.

    The Mediterranean island nation is a member of the European Union. Cyprus’s 31 percent smoking rate is among the highest in the EU, according to official Eurostat numbers.

    Laws on e-cigarettes and vaping in Cyprus are not especially strict. As a member of the EU, the country enforces its version of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). The usual TPD rules apply, including the limit on e-liquid nicotine strength of 20 mg/mL, and the size limits on bottles (10 mL) and tanks (2 mL).

    Jim McDonald
    Smokers created vaping without any help from the tobacco industry or anti-smoking crusaders, and vapers have the right to keep innovating to help themselves. My goal is to provide clear, honest information about the challenges vaping faces from lawmakers, regulators, and brokers of disinformation. I recently joined the CASAA board, but my opinions aren’t necessarily CASAA’s, and vice versa. You can find me on Twitter @whycherrywhy