Keep price of e-cigarettes low, PJ Carroll tells government
The company said the state’s failure to support the use of e-cigarettes is part of the reason 'Ireland’s smoking prevalence rate is 22 per cent'
Giant cigarette maker British American Tobacco, through its Irish subsidiary PJ Carroll, is the latest tobacco company to urge the government not to tax e-cigarettes, despite massive objections from health organisations.
In a series of emails to Irish politicians, the company wrote that “it is vital that the government does not make e-cigarettes prohibitively expensive”. The company said the state’s failure to support the use of e-cigarettes is part of the reason “Ireland’s smoking prevalence...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month, €19.99 Monthly thereafter
*New subscribers only
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Unlimited Access for 2 Years
Get a Business Account for you and your team
Emer McLysaght: Dazed and confused in a new age of A&E
Our columnist takes a rather thrilling trip to hospital for a headache that just won’t go away
Nadine O’Regan: Will the pandemic finally deliver a revolution in comfort dressing?
Feminism has spent decades telling us to ditch the bra and six-inch heels. But is it possible that change is coming at last?
Brian Keegan: A solidarity tax would be a step backwards
A move to tax those who’ve done well financially during the pandemic has been mooted, but there are good reasons not to touch it
Tony O’Brien: Our quarantine approach seems designed with failure in mind
The government needs to follow Britain’s example on border health measures, and to face down disgruntled EU states