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Spain: oral tobacco and nicotine pouch regulation, October 2022

Oral tobacco products (such as snus) are banned in Spain, but chewing tobacco is legal. Nicotine pouches are not covered by any product-specific regulation and their legal classification has been open to interpretation for some time. The future of the Spanish regulatory framework is also highly dependent on the upcoming elections – as shown in our Policy Radar – as there is a sharp contrast in policies between the ruling and opposition parties towards nicotine and tobacco products.

This report provides a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework for oral tobacco and nicotine pouches in Spain, covering all policy areas.


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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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