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Spain: heated tobacco regulation, February 2024

Heated tobacco products are defined in Spain as novel tobacco products that are heated in order to produce an emission that contains nicotine and other chemical substances which are inhaled and that depending on their characteristics may be considered a non-combustible tobacco product or a smoking tobacco product.

In the next few years, the framework for heated tobacco will shift closer towards cigarettes. This is because the ruling parties, which recently secured their second term in office, hold a negative view of novel tobacco products.

This report provides a detailed analysis of the regulatory framework in place in Spain for heated tobacco products, covering all policy areas from advertising and taxation to notification and labelling requirements.

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Laura Garay Gómez

Legal analyst
Laura holds a Master’s degree in Public Law from the University of Seville, Spain, where she mainly specialised in International Law and Administrative Law and a Master's degree in Law and Legal Practice from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She has also studied International and European Law at the University of Helsinki, Finland, under the Erasmus Programme. She has worked as an intern at the ACO Office of Legal Affairs for NATO in Mons, Belgium; as international entity management coordinator for a multinational in Warsaw, Poland; and as legal assistant in a law firm in Seville. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Roman law in modern European legal history at the University of Seville.

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