Spain moves towards 'outright ban' with heavier fines for UK tourists who break rules

May 06, 2024 by birminghammail.co.uk

Spain moves towards 'outright ban' with heavier fines for UK tourists who break rules

Spain approved a new anti-smoking plan focusing on more smoke-free areas, higher cigarette prices, and stricter vaping regulations. The plan aims to increase cigarette prices, expand smoke-free zones, and tighten vaping rules to align with tobacco products. The Ministry of Health plans to ban single-use vapes and increase fines for littering, while also introducing plain packaging for tobacco and e-cigarettes. The laws will reform smoking regulations with some changes expected to take effect by the end of the year. The plan does not ban smoking on terraces, campuses, or beaches yet, but it lays the groundwork for potential future restrictions.


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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