Crackdown on smoking and vaping in Spain: These are the new measures being taken by the government

April 09, 2024 by theolivepress.es

Crackdown on smoking and vaping in Spain: These are the new measures being taken by the government

Spain has initiated a new anti-smoking plan via public consultation for plain cigarette packets and banning vape flavors in the 2024-2027 policy. The Health Ministry collaborated with 17 regions on this plan. The proposal aims to prevent youth tobacco initiation, involves neutral tobacco packets, and flavored vape prohibition. Health Minister Monica Garcia plans to discuss tobacco tax levels with the Finance Ministry. The plan also includes smoke-free outdoor spaces, pending specific terms. Despite overall regional support, some regions may have differing opinions, particularly concerning hospitality terrace smoking.


24.50% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 9.7 million current smokers in Spain.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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