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8th March 2023
Spain: The Spanish Association of Establishments with Vending Machines (AEPVR) has sued the Commissioner for Tobacco Markets for an alleged campaign of harassment, press reports. Many bars that sell tobacco products via vending machines have been fined in recent months for not getting their supplies from one of the three nearest tobacconists, as the law requires. This has led a number of bars to withdraw the machines and stop selling tobacco. The AEPVR claims that since 2016 more than 50,000 tobacco vending machines have been withdrawn, removing “a natural barrier to smuggling”.
27th January 2023
28th October 2022
23rd September 2022
21st September 2022
Spain: The largest anti-tobacco organisation in Spain, the Smoking Prevention Committee (CNPT), has launched a campaign against tobacco and nicotine products with the hashtag #stophumotabaconicotina (stop smoke, tobacco, and nicotine). The CNPT is urging the government to pass the regulations on tobacco and vaping products that it announced several months ago.
12th September 2022
25th August 2022
Spain: The Smoking Prevention Committee (CNPT) – the largest anti-tobacco organisation in Spain, representing several medical and anti-tobacco bodies – has criticised the government’s proposal in the Tobacco Market Bill to open 203 new tobacco shops. The CNPT says that instead of increasing the number of tobacconists, the current number should be cut by half. The CNPT also criticised the delaying of the Tobacco Control and Prevention Plan 2021-2025, which was meant to be approved eight months ago and has not yet even been presented. CNPT president Andrés Zamorano said he fears neither the Tobacco Plan nor the amendment to the tobacco laws that the government announced will take place before the elections that are due in November 2023.
13th July 2022
12th July 2022
Spain: The Ministry of Health has decided not to continue with its planned amendment to the Tobacco Act, press reports. The government has decided there is not enough time before its term ends at the end of 2023 to undertake the reform, which would have banned smoking on open-air terraces, in cars with children or pregnant women present, and in open-air stadiums. It would also have established neutral packaging and further restricted the advertising of tobacco and vaping products. The amendment was framed within the Comprehensive Plan for the Prevention and Control of Smoking 2021-2025, which was meant to be approved by June 2022 and now presumably will not be approved.
1st June 2022
1st June 2022
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