Israel tax policy for heated tobacco products

May 2017: Israel

Letter on tobacco policy in Israel to Minister of Finance and Director of Tax Authority from Clive Bates, Mark Kleiman, David Levy, Sally Satel, Jeff Stier, David Sweanor. From the covering email:

To summarise, we hope that Israel will adopt a tobacco tax philosophy that reflects the very different degree of risk associated with different tobacco and nicotine products – notably between those that involve combustion and those that do not. This would provide a fiscal incentive to encourage consumers to switch from high-risk to low-risk products, with a commensurate benefit for public health.

Full letter:  Policy on taxation of tobacco and nicotine products.  See interview with Clive Bates in Maariv (Hebrew language Israeli newspaper)

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