Court says 'super tax' on e-cigarettes unconstitutional

Cites lack of substances 'seriously toxic for health'

(ANSA) - Rome, May 15 - Italy's Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that a 'super tax' on electronic cigarettes is unconstitutional.
    In its ruling the Court said a law that went into effect on January 1, 2014 placing a 58.5% tax on electronic cigarettes is unconstitutional because it doesn't meet the same parameters as the tax placed on regular cigarettes.
    The Court said the tax on cigarettes is justified because cigarettes are recognized as "seriously toxic for health" while the "same supposition isn't apparent with relation to the sale of products containing 'other substances'" different from nicotine.


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