The Spanish Government is toughening up tobacco regulations which will see more taxes, fines and restrictions. THE Ministries of Finance and Health are working on two different tracks with the ultimate aim of reducing consumption in Spain. According to La Información, the Executive plans to create a new Law for the Regulation of the Tobacco Market and Taxation Regulations to replace outdated legislation which has not been amended since 1998. The Health Department wants to raise the tax in order to reduce consumption. Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, wants to increase taxation and bring taxes for different types of tobacco on an equal footing. For example, cigarettes are currently more heavily taxed than roll-your-own tobacco.