The Freedom Association's 'Freedom to Vape' campaign has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Health Secretary urging them to abandon plans to introduce a vape tax.
In a joint letter to Philip Hammond and Matt Hancock signed by the Institute of Economic Affairs, TaxPayers' Alliance, Centre for Policy Studies, Adam Smith Institute, New Nicotine Alliance, UK Vaping Industry Association, and The Freedom Association, the Government was reminded that it "must continue to be an international standard-bearer for harm reduction public health policy".
Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns at The Freedom Association, commented:
"Public Health England has described e-cigarettes as the number one quit aid in the UK. A vape tax would therefore be counterproductive. It would send out all the wrong messages, making the public think that vaping was as harmful to health as smoking combustible cigarettes. This would fly in the face of Government policy as outlined in the Tobacco Control Plan".
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