ConsEUmer podcast / EP25: Fake smokes, Amazon win, and the Nanny State Index (w/ Chris Snowdon)

The last episode of ConsEUmer before a two-week break. In this week’s episode: 🚬 Fake cigarettes are a threat 📦 Amazon wins appeal in tax case 👶 Chris Snowdon presents the Nanny State Index 2021 You can follow Chris Snowdon @cjsnowdon. May 14, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: podcasts:

Brüssel will Raucher und Dampfer wieder zur Kasse bitten

Die EU-weite Tabakmindeststeuer soll erhöht werden, auch das ‚Dampfen‘ betreffend. Geht gegen Einkaufstourismus, der durch noch höhere Steuern aber höchstens auf den Schwarzmarkt abgedrängt würde. Im Juni billigte der Europäische Rat einen neuen Konsens über Verbrauchssteuern auf Tabakwaren. Die Mitgliedstaaten schlagen Änderungen vor, die den Tabakpreis erhöhen und auch Nicht-Tabakprodukte wie E-Zigaretten betreffen würden. Seit 2011 gibt […]

Blatant Tobacco Sales Bans are Terrible for Public Health

Al Capone is one of the most infamous criminals in history. Countless books and movies have elevated his name to a level that even during his lifetime, few imagined possible. His crime-syndicate, the “Chicago Outfit” fought bloody gang wars over the production and supply of illegal alcohol. The United States was in the midst of […]

New EU rule changes would mean bad news for Smokers and Vapers alike

In its conclusions in June, the European Council approved a new consensus on excise duties on tobacco. The member states suggest rule changes that would increase the price of tobacco, and equally affect non-tobacco products such as e-cigarettes. Since 2011, the European Union has had a common minimum excise duty on tobacco products, which notably increased the […]

[Video] World Vape Day 2020

Click below to watch the day-long coverage by the World Vapers Alliance of World Vape Day 2020, in which I took part as well. My panel starts on the time stamp 2:26:32.

Les enfants d’abord !

Alors que la chloroquine a relancé le débat sur les protocoles et les publications médicales, une prestigieuse revue scientifique s’intéresse à tout autre chose… Un récent rapport de la revue scientifique The Lancet, « A Future for the World’s Children? » [« Un avenir pour les enfants du monde ? », NDLR.], est une fois de plus une apologie en faveur de […]